Japan, I love you for being a society of closet perverts.
Recently, a live action adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato, a beloved anime franchise (familiar to some anime fans as the dubbed Star Blazers in the US) in the works.
A separate, animated theatrical film is scheduled to be released on December 12 in Japan.
As one would expect, a event this big this will involve a shitton of merchandise tie-ins.
One such Tie-in from the Aeon Group, is a line of underwear featuring iconic images of the series, such as the title logo.
The attention grabber is the pair of underoos that feature a silhouette of the ship with its main weapon strategically placed in a certain area, and the weapon name emblazoned across in red or gold.
And yes, these are for real.
Hey, at least, they’re not Fal-Tor-Pan Cups.
Original Source (JP)
Original Source 2 (US)
In other news, Gundam 00 SEI is a top seller (Number 6 in animated works, Blu-Ray sales, Nov. 9-15).
According to Soundscan Japan, at least.