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I thought this was a joke, but the joke was on me :lol:

I mean... it's good to see Mana branching out and doing an entirely new theme for the first time in forever, but this seems like what I'd call highly situational fashion.
 

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The hat is clever, I like the lace inside the brim. But yeah, that shirt with the sleeves... ::meev::

It definitely seems like they're trying to get more creative at Moitie, for better or for worse.
 

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25th anniversary festivities:
https://moi-meme-moitie.com/25th_anniversary

4 artists drew pictures of Mana, the most notable of whom is Mitsukazu Mihara. But they're really pushing these 4 pictures hard. T-shirts, get your t-shirts!
 

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REVIEW: Cyber Flap Shoulder Bag
I picked up this bag on sale: https://www.wunderwelt.jp/en/products/a-00549?variant=44939590074528 (price paid: $132 + shipping)

First off, the elephant in the room: the online photos have a bit of a green tinge to them, and that is true of the real thing as well. Kind of an odd color choice.
The material is claimed to be 100% cotton, coated in polyurethane. While the bag itself comes with no care tags, I have no particular reason to doubt it. It does seem to be highly water-resistant - I splashed a bit of water on it and none of it soaked into the bag. However, since the top of the bag has no zip closure, just a fold-over flap that doesn't create a seal, you still won't want to take this out in the rain if you can avoid it. The bag overall is stiff and sturdy, so you could carry around books or papers without worrying about them getting banged up too much.
As far as sourcing goes, the bag was made in China for a Japanese company, WHY (the parent group of Artherapie).

There's not much in the way of trade dress beyond the Moitie logo blindstamped on the front, which will likely go unnoticed unless someone is looking for it. The handle ends and zipper pulls are vaguely coffin-shaped, but that seems to be true of the parent line as well:
https://artherapie-store.com/?pid=143050513
The interior lining, of course, is Mana-blue and there's a Moi-meme-Moitie logo patch sewn into the interior next to the Artherapie logo.

The interior itself is laid out very similarly to the Artherapie bag above - one zip pocket, and two pouches. The larger pouch is about the right size to hold a can of Moxie, or possibly other beverages if people drink them. The main selling point is the bag's size. Most fashionable bags are either the size of a credit card or the size of a Mini Cooper. This one will let you actually carry useful things - even a 14-inch laptop at a stretch.

Verdict: if you're looking for the ultimate in gothic lolita fantasywear, keep looking. But if you want a practical, hard-wearing bag that has a bit of Mana flair to it and sends a few ducats to the lord of darkness' bottom line, this might fit the bill. Given the current sales and exchange rates, the asking price isn't too bad right now.
 
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