While streetwear brand BAPE finds its origins in the backstreets of Harajuku, recent years have seen the brand go beyond the confines of Japan in an attempt to appease to a more international audience. With that being said, that doesn’t mean the brand can’t tap into its uniquely Japanese roots, and in doing so we’re offered the latest BAPE x Naruto Shippuden collaborative collection. Available as of November 17 at BAPE locations across Japan, it’ll be interesting to see just how long stock lasts.
A BATHING APE® is launching collaboration items with TV animation “NARUTO Shippūden” of the battle action manga “NARUTO” created by Masashi Kishimoto and its spin off, “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”. The main characters in the animation are featured in the original Baby Milo® style. Items will be available on Saturday, 17 November at A BATHING APE® locations. Collaboration items with BORUTO will be released on the same day at BAPEXCLUSIVE™ Aoyama, Kyoto, BAPE STORE® DSM Ginza and BAPE.COM WEB STORE.
These last few months have proven interesting for anime-related collaborations from BAPE and sub-brand AAPE. One of the most noteworthy that we’ve stumbled across recently is the Gundam x AAPE collaborative MG RX-78-2 model kit available at the Gundam Base in Odaiba, Tokyo. Each item in the collaboration comes in at your standard BAPE pricing, and those interested in checking out the full lineup can head over to BAPE’s official website.