“Rurouni Kenshin” Niigata’s first collaboration Japanese sake released!

On December 1st, Harasho will release sake using the main character of “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-“, which was originally written by Nobuhiro Watsuki, who is from the local area of Niigata. This will be the first collaboration product with the manga for Niigata sake.

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1. Sake labeled with the main character of the popular manga “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-” with over 72 million copies sold

2. The first sake in Niigata to have a collaboration product with “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-“.

3. Manufactured by multiple sake breweries from the author’s hometown, famous spots in the area behind the label
Popular manga “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-” Himura Kenshin Kamiya Kaoru’s label

“Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-” is a manga serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999, and the sequel “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-Hokkaido Edition-” is being serialized in “Jump Square” (Shueisha). This manga was a big hit with over 72 million copies, and many media mixes such as animation and live-action movie were made, and it has caught the hearts of many fans. We will release sake with the label design of Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya, the main characters of the popular manga.

The first sake brewery in Niigata that has collaboration project with “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-” 

Niigata Prefecture is one of Japan’s leading producers of sake, and is also the birthplace of the author, Nobuhiro Watsuki. Harasho plans and sells sake in Niigata prefecture, and since it deals with many sake breweries, he planned sake with a cartoon character as a background of local tourist attractions.
Manufactured by multiple sake breweries in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, the birthplace of the author, a famous spot in the area behind the label

This product will be manufactured at three sake breweries (Nakagawa Sake Brewery, Kawatada Sake Brewery, and Ofuku Sake Brewery) in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, which is the hometown of the author, Nobuhiro Watsuki. Each type of sake is a special high-class sake (specific name sake) that demonstrates the individuality of each sake brewery.

Many words derived from the place names of Nagaoka City appear in the work, but these famous places and spots are popular in this product. Specifically, in addition to “Yukyuyama” and “Aoshi Shrine”, which are the origins of the characters, the nationally famous “Sanshakutama” is used as the background for the sake label. The background photo was taken by Masayuki Wada, a photographer living in Niigata prefecture, and provided with images.

【Product Summary】

Rurouni Kenshin x Niigata Sake Series (released from 3 breweries in Nagaoka City)

Product name and price (720ml tax not included):

“Fukuogi Junmai Sake” 1,350 yen

“Koshino Shirogan Ginjo Sake” 1,500 yen

“Ofuku Masamune Junmai Ginjo Sake” 1,800 yen

Set of 3 in a special BOX: 4,650 yen

Scheduled release number: 2,000 of each type, will end as soon as the special BOX are sold

Reservation start date: November 11th

Product release date: December 1stSales network: The company’s sales site, Rakuten, our page in Yahoo shopping, liquor stores that are members of the Echigo Meimon Sake Association (planned to be announced on our sales site), and major tourist facilities in Niigata prefecture such as “Ponshukan”

・Harasho Online Shop: https://echigo.sake-harasho.com/

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