Where Supergroupies excels is in creating clothing and accessories based on popular anime, manga and gaming properties that capture the series they’re collaborating with while looking fashionable and sensible enough that you could wear them with just about anything, even in formal situations. Supergroupies’ latest collection is a line of watches and accessories based on the NieR franchise, each of which are subtle enough while paying homage to the NieR franchise that I can’t help but want some of the items for myself.
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There are two different collections in this release, one being based on NieR, Kaine and Emil from NieR Gestalt and Replicant, with another set being based on 2B and 9S from NieR Automata. The NieR Gestalt and Replicant models of watch take a lot of inspiration from the designs of the characters and most particularly Grimoire Weiss. The design on the watch face is reminiscent of the cover of Grimoire Weiss that gives it the fantasy vibes that the game’s aesthetic leaned into. High quality materials are used for the face, with a leather strap completing the look.
This is the centerpiece for the NieR collection that also includes another watch inspired by the colors of Kaine’s outfit, a replica of Emil’s scarf, complete with a Lunar Tear pin that also allows it to be worn as a shawl and a crossbody bad. A larger shoulder bag is also available here.
For NieR: Automata, the items available are designed in stark contrast to the fantasy vibes of NieR Gestalt and Replicant with an attempt to capture the metallic, mechanical nature of the world of Automata. This is most pronounced in the watchface for the NieR: Automata watch, which has a design more reminiscent of machine circuitry with flourishes that take inspiration from 2B’s outfit. 9S’s watch is a silver chronograph affair, with small flourishes of gold on the design and a Yorha emblem on the strap buckle. The small shoulder bag also takes elements of 9S’s outfit, while the 2B-inspired stole with a stole pin based on her default sword is a great addition to the collection.
All of these items are available on open pre-order now until September 28th, and you can find out more over on their official website.