Japanese anime accessory manufacturer Koubutsu-ya have unveiled a new line of aroma fragrances based on the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga. The new line of fragrances are supposed to resemble the scents of the main characters of the anime, so you can now smell ready to take on the titans.
A total of 7 fragrances are being sold based on the main characters of the series. Each purchase will come with one bottle containing 30ml of your desired fragrance, with one bottle is going for ¥5,500 (~ $46.10 USD) before tax.
The first fragrance is of the series’ main character Eren Jaeger. His aroma is a strong fresh citrus and passionate spice. This unique fragrance, which blends the spice of cardamom and Anise, and fresh citrus of lemon and grapefruit, defines the thoughts of Eren in his passion to eradicate the titans from the world.
The next fragrance is of Mikasa Ackerman, which captures her sweet cassis and rose bouquet aroma. The aroma works from its fruit cassis top before its scent mixes and moves on into the floral scents of rose, before finally getting the last hint of sweet raspberries. This captures Mikasa’s hidden feminine feelings towards Eren, which gives her strength and composure.
Moving on to the next product is Levi, a soft yet fresh soap with floral “noat” aroma. The fresh soap gives off the scent of cleanliness with the floral smell of lotus that changes into a scene of a calm cedar wood. In conjunction with Levi’s great combat career and being touted as the strongest man, his character is obsessed with being clean, something which may be attracting someone, somewhere…
The following fragrance is based on Armin Arlert, a tender vanilla aroma that expels willpower. The vanilla aroma brings out Armin’s strength of being kind and strong willed and is blended with a touch of acidity from citrus fruits, showcasing his coexistence in making tough decisions as a friendly young man.
The next fragrance is an aroma of a fresh green and youthful wood of Jean Kirstein. A combination of orange citrus, bergamot, lavender, sandalwood and a spicy wood scent. Jean is a young energetic man who has witnessed the harsh realities and chose to fight, even though he questions his actions.
Hanji Zoe is the next fragrance described as bitter and mysterious herb. This aroma combination describes Hanji’s passion with expanding the knowledge of the titans, a complex mix of wormwood, citrus and floral, and a vanilla scent, rounding off the weird titan loving character.
The final fragrance up for offer is of Erwin Smith, an aroma of a deep citrus and dandy note. This fragrance is of a deep woodlands scent, the smell of a strong adult, with deeper hints of rose, amber and spice. This expresses the depth of Erwin’s character and his coldheartedness.
The Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) series was created by Hajime Isayama. It started off as a manga in 2009 and is published in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. To date there has been 14 compiled volumes of the manga. A prequel light novel adaptation started in 2011, and two spin-off manga started serialization in 2012: Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall and Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou. In April 2013 the series was picked up for an anime adaptation. The anime series was produced by the newly formed Wit Studios. The series has grown in popularity since the anime’s debut, with the manga selling over 36 million copies as of April this year. Numerous game adaptations of the film were created following the anime, such as an online browser game and the Nintendo 3DS title Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, which was recently given a classification rating in Australia. Two live action film adaptations will be releasing in Japan this year with first images for the film being earlier released. The second season of the anime will be airing in 2016.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
The Attack on Titan aroma fragrances by Koubutsu-ya are currently available for purchase. Each purchase will come with one bottle containing 30ml of your desired fragrance, with one bottle is going for ¥5,500 (~ $46.10 USD) before tax. You can visit the fragrances’ website here: http://koubutsu-ya.com/singeki/
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