April Fools Jokes coming out of Japan have a track record of becoming reality.
The largest example in recent years was the combining of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Shin Godzilla after both franchises shared director Hideaki Anno. One illustration led to over a year’s worth of art and crossover goods, and concerts enlisting the likes of Takashi Murakami and Yoji Shinkawa. This year’s monster joke was an unreasonably cumbersome Godzilla cellphone.
スマホ・ニュース (@smahokun) March 31, 2017
Well, wouldn’t you know it, but that’s real too. The released design is tweaked from the original joke, but fans can carry their smartphones inside a stuffed Godzilla case. The product was prompted by the overwhelmingly positive response to the film staff’s joke back in April.
Pre-orders open on Saturday and the item is expected to ship in October. The case is not waterproof, but since it is a stuffed animal, it will dry if it gets wet. The case costs 2,800 yen (US$25).
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