I like to drink bottled lemon tea called Limone（リモーネ）, and sometimes they sell it with small toys you can use as accesarries for cell phones.
But unfortunately, the items they give are not my taste, and the goods can only be junksm which means they straight go to the trash can without popping out from the bags. amen.
I always think it’s just a waste of resorces, and I feel good when they sell drink itself only.
Now they seem to be more serious about the promotional items. They give away their original toys, and use some popular characters from Manga and Anime.
The other day when I went and bought Limone which no such items attached, at the cahsier the young man at the counter told me I could choose one phone strap.
He showed me a full of small anime figures in a box and asked, “Which one do you like?”
I was surprised a bit and could not answer for a second.
He picked three or four figures randomly and again smiled at me.
Then he noticed I was speechless, and he might think I didn’t like them, and….
he dug out a red one from the bottom of the box.
“How about this?” On his face I could read his mind “You must like it!”
It was The Red Comet.
I just nod.
I don’t know what he actually thought at that time, but I guess he thought I was the age of Gundom.
Well…., he was not too far but I’m not such a Gundom fan, and if I have to choose one character from it, I would pick up Kai Shiden. ha,ha.
At the other convinient store, I’ve got “The Pirate”, Luffy. Again, he’s not my type, I prefer Zoro.
I don’t know if their sales are going up thanks to the popular anime figures.
After all I buy and drink Limone because I like it, it doesn’t matter it has giveaways or not.
But if they relly want to sell with anime figures, give me Kai-san and Zoro-chan and Sanji-kun, please.
(And Monokuma for Koyami and Jeremy, please)