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    Tuesday September 15, 2020
  • Kappa Reveals 2nd Lineup for Its Collaboration Items with One Piece featuring Luffy, Law & Hancock

    The new items will be available from September 18

    Following the first lineup introduced in March, the Italian sportswear brand Kappa has revealed the second item lineup for its collaboration line with Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular fantasy action manga series One Piece. In addition to Luffy wearing Kappa's iconic sportswear, Trafalgar Law and Boa Hancock are also featured in a special graphic for the collaboration. Check out the new lineup after the jump!

  • Monday March 16, 2020
  • Italian Sportswear Brand Kappa Launches New Collaboration Line with One Piece

    Items inspired by the One Piece story will go on sale on March 19

    Italian sportswear brand Kappa will launch a new collaboration line with Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular fantasy action manga series One Piece. The special collaboration items will be available at Kappa's directly-managed stores and online store, as well as at the One Piece Mugiwara stores across Japan. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday June 22, 2019
  • Sarazanmai Has Barely Scratched The Bizarre Surface Of The Kappa

    If you thought that THOSE scenes were weird, you haven’t seen anything yet

    Sarazanmai has quickly gained a reputation as a particularly weird anime about mythological Japanese creatures known as kappa. But while the show serves as a good introduction to the kappa, there are still many bizarre things about them that it leaves out. Hit the jump button to find out what they are.

  • Tuesday May 7, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Sarazanmai

    Check out the real-world locations of Sarazanmai

    Asakusa and Kappabashi are the perfect setting for a show as bizarre and surreal as Sarazanmai. In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, learn all about the famous temple district, as well as Tokyo’s number one kitchenware street, which is infested with kappas in real life. Hit the jump for more, dish!

  • Sunday April 9, 2017
  • Town of Fukusaki Traumatizes Tots with Realistic "Kappa Curry" Mascot

    Kappa character "Gajirou" trotted out to celebrate festival honoring Japanese folklorist Kunio Yanagita

    The town of Fukusaki in Hyoga Prefecture, Japan, recently gave its young residents more than a mouthful with a surprise guest at the Tsuji Square Folkore Festival, a local event celebrating the life of esteemed Japanese folklorist and Fukusaki native Kunio Yanagita. The suprise guest in question? A disturbingly realistic mascot character known as "Gajirou" that was shilling for a local delicacy called "Kappa Curry". Hit the jump to share the terror.

  • Monday July 27, 2015
  • FEATURE: Monster Mondays - The Kappa

    Check out our very first MONSTER MONDAY to learn about the elusive, scaly KAPPA!

    Today we're kicking off a new column called Monster Mondays, where we'll showcase a specific youkai, ghost or piece of Japanese folklore and where it appears in anime and manga. This week we dive into the world of the Kappa - this shelled, scaly creature is the most famous youkai, even with its "questionable" food preferences. Learn all about the Kappa in today's MONSTER MONDAYS!

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