Anime-Inspired Whisky Bottles (WTF?)

Cutie Honey whisky bottle

Cutie Honey whisky bottle

Space Adventure Cobra whisky bottle

Space Adventure Cobra whisky bottle

The Internets led me to this link on the Anime News Network: Cutie Honey, Space Adventure Cobra to Pitch Whiskey (sic). I have no idea what any of this means, but it seems important. Extensive block quotes from the article below:

Office Cosmo Elephant company is offering pre-orders for Cutie Honey The Live whiskey bottles and Cobra Whiskey 30th Anniversary sets on its online Charassyu store.

Cutie Honey The Live was last year’s live-action adaptation of Go Nagai‘s original magical girl manga. The Cutie Honey bottle … is shaped like the title character, complete with the series logo and a red heart mark on the rear.

The Cobra set marks the 30th anniversary of Buichi Terasawa‘s Space Adventure Cobra pulp manga, which has spawned two new video series, another television series, and reportedly a Hollywood film offer. The logo-embossed bottle comes with an etched stainless-steel flask….

Charassyu already offers a porcelain whiskey bottle sculpted and painted like Nagai’s Mazinger Z robot.

Apparently scotch is big in Japan. How the demand demographic lines up here with persons of legal drinking age is anyone’s guess.

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~ by whisky1 on August 21, 2008.

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