From Scott Green/AICN on Twitter comes word of this awesome pop-up retail location for merch from the upcoming BECK animated movie, based on the manga by Harold Sakuishi. It’ll be in operation from September 1st to September 26th inside the PARCO Department Store complex in Shibuya.
Originally published in English by Tokyopop before being put on hiatus about a third of the way through the series (with the rights eventually reclaimed by Kodansha), BECK is a really great seinen (manga for dudes in their late teens and early 20s) about an average kid moved by rock ‘n’ roll to start a band and make it big. It’s the exact sort of thing that I think would speak to a lot of people who’ve ever wanted to become a rockstar, and the anime actually aired in primetime on MuchMusic here in Canada a few years back. I know Mal’s a huge fan of the manga too, and I think that’s a good indication that Scott Pilgrim fans would probably dig it :)
For the official pop-up store website (heh) with directions click here.
For the official movie website click here.
I love love love these sorts of stores when I stumble across them in Japan… You may have noticed my near-obsession with Japanese retail spaces, and seeing something like this, a dedicated (and well-promoted) merch store for an upcoming movie release is pretty-much genius. Wish I could visit!