Attack of the Titan Rice Ball is as titanic as the Japanese anime

The onigiri convenience store has become much more colossal.

While Japan’s three major convenience store chains – Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven – are getting a lot of love from customers, new days is another pillar to visit.

Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), the chain has branches inside stations, including kiosks on station platforms, and these days it’s the place to go for a range of unusual rice balls called Sugo Oni.

This new range, which features a baby “oni” (“demon”) on its packaging, takes its name from the slang expression oni sugoi, which literally translates to “incredible demon” but is used to mean “hella incredible”. It’s an apt name for the series, which includes surprises like tonkotsu ramen, and this week they’re giving us another reason to breathe.”oni sugoidelighted, with the release of a new collaboration with The attack of the Titans.

▼ The slogan on the product reads: “To erase every bean!

A rapprochement with a giant animated series requires a giant rice ball, and that is what this one offers, for it contains neither one, nor two, nor even three, but FOUR rice dumplings, all slammed into a single titanic offering.

▼ The Attack on Titan Sugo Oni is priced at 350 yen (US$3.08) and is restricted to sale at stations in metropolitan Tokyo and Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

A treat this big is enough to stop a Titan tearing apart a human, with the four different rice balls containing: Salmon, chicken, leaf mustard, and walleye yellow place deer with Mayonnaise. New Days says it’s about three times the size of a normal rice ball, and it was created to celebrate the upcoming fourth and final season of the The attack of the Titans anime television series, which is set to debut on January 10.

Other The attack of the Titans products arriving in New Days stores to mark the long-awaited release include the “My Purpose Is To Eat This – Deluxe Seafood Rice Ball“(240 yen), a luxurious rice ball containing three types of ingredients – yellowfin tuna, herring roe and baby scallops.

▼ This rice ball is only available on New Days in Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Nagano, Akita, Niigata and Tohoku (excluding Aomori).

There is also a “Nine Titans Don“, a bowl of rice containing an array of nine meaty offerings, packaged in a bento box for 580 yen.

▼ This is a limited release in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Nagano.

No collaboration is complete without a special product, and New Days customers will be able to purchase badges for 500 yen each…

▼ …and key rings for 850 yen each.

Customers whose purchases are 600 yen or more and include a Suntory drink will receive a free gift on a first-come, first-served basis. Only while supplies last, however, and only in non-kiosk (non-platform station) locations.

▼ Eligible customers will be able to receive either a postcard or a multi-case, with randomly distributed designs.

Purchases of 600 yen or more, in accordance with the above rules, will also be eligible to enter a contest to win a The attack of the Titans displays, placing an entry via the QR code printed on their receipt.

The new range of The attack of the Titans food and merchandise will be available starting December 21. We personally can’t wait to try the giant four-in-one rice ball, to see how it compares to the first Sugo Oni onigiri we’ve ever tried – a giant in its own right as it was a full bento lunch you could hold in one hand.

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