Hello Kitty, SHOW BY ROCK!!, and more get the kuso manga treatment
The cuteness of Sanrio and the weirdness of Pop Team Epic are crossing paths once again, this time for exclusive Comic Market merchandise.
Attendees of Comic market 96 can stop by the Takeshobo booth to pick up some crazy mash-up goods, featuring Popuko and Pipimi cavorting with some of Sanrio's most beloved properties. It's not their first collaboration—they've teamed up for everything from cafés to product lines with lesser-known Sanrio characters. Each collab turns out a new brand of weirdness, though, and these are no exception.
Shirts, bags, and more depict Tol Girl and Smol Girl as bizarre Hello Kitty hybrids:
Some SHOW BY ROCK!!-themed madness:
And baby versions of Popuko and Pompompurin, who can't help it because they're babies:
The Takeshobo booth will also have goodies from Made in Abyss, Kaiji, and other popular titles. Plus, if you'd rather have your kuso-manga undiluted, there will be muffler towels printed with Pop Team Epic strips.
Source: Comic Natalie
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