Japanese Bike Shop Giving Away Harley-Davidson with Life-Sized Anime CharacterMon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Japanese shop Bike-O is holding a draw with a rather unique grand prize: a used 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide with a life-sized figure of anime character Fujiko Mine from the long-running anime and manga series “Lupin III“.
We’re not sure whether the motorcycle or the statue is supposed to be the bigger prize here, to be honest. Obviously, we’d rather have an actual road-worthy Harley-Davidson Electra Glide with a custom “champagne pink” paint job.
But you have to figure there’s a segment of the Japanese population that is more interested in the one-of-a-kind Fujiko statue.
The character is an anti-hero in the vein of Batman’s Catwoman. Fujiko is a professional thief and rival/love interest of the series’ main character, Arsène Lupin III. Both the characters and the series have been around since 1967, and they’ve developed quite a following in Japan. Fujiko even got her own spin-off anime series in 2012 called “Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine”. According to Wikipedia, the character’s name means “mountain peaks of Fuji” in reference to her … ample assets, which are prominently displayed with this statue.
Another 100 winners will receive Quo prepaid gift cards bearing the likenesses of Fujiko, Lupin, and other characters from the series worth 2500 yen (or about US$25.75. The contest runs until June 16.
[Source: Bike-O via CrunchyRoll]
By Dennis Chung
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