"Chargeman Ken!" Goes Vintage in New T-Shirts

Retro anime gets a stylish makeover from Hardcore Chocolate


The older your favorite show is, the harder it can be to find cool merch for it. Fortunately, Hardcore Chocolate has fans of 1970s short subject Chargeman Ken! covered with a vintage design.


The apparel company trades in a mix of pro-wrestling, horror, and cult entertainment wear. Their latest throwback features the star of the 1974 series, which ran for a total of 65 short episodes in 1974.



The shirt features an artificially weathered monochrome design, with yellow accents both for the show's title and for the apparel brand.


The shirts are available from the Hardcore Chocolate website for 4,100 yen. It joins their collection of vintage anime wear, including tributes to Tekkaman, Hurricane Polimar, Yatterman, and others.


>> Hardcore Chocolate Chargeman Ken! Product Page

Source: Anime! Anime!




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her work can currently be read in Stranger Tales of the City from Obverse Books.

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