AND NOW: 20 Anime Soft Drink Scenes

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1. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – 01Ito-en Tea and Suntory BOSS

Welcome to the first of RABUJOI’s new “AND NOW…” Series, inspired by a similar segment on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

We begin with the common anime practice of having characters purchase, offer, and drink canned and bottled soft drinks — often spoofs on real brands — from the vending machines ubiquitous in Japan. Being in an anime is apparently thirsty work!

Here’s just a small sampling of the practice from our Fall 2014 shows:

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2-3. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – 02Pocari Sweat
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4. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – 03 – Spring Water
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5. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – 05 – More Suntory Boss
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de - 04
6. Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 04 – Clearly resembles Kirin Fire Black
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 05
7. Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 05 – Strawberry au Lait drink

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8-9. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji – 02

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10-11. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji – 04
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12. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji – 05
PSYCHO-PASS 2 - 02
13. PSYCHO-PASS 2 – 02
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14. PSYCHO-PASS 2 – 03 – Yes, even latent criminal professors in isolation facilities have access to a Keurig!
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15. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – 02 – Milk
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 05 - Something similar to Calpis
16. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – 05 – Something similar to Calpis

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Sora no Method - 01
17. Sora no Method – 01
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18. Sora no Method – 03 – Yuzuki going with unbranded tap water

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Sora no Method - 04
19. Sora no Method – 04 – The purple fruit water seems to be Souta’s go-to drink

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Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete - 01
20. Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – 01 – Low-sugar BOSS Green

This has been AND NOW…!