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Japanese Campus Notebooks Celebrate Mario’s 30th

Walk into a Japanese classroom and you will no doubt see this: a simple, lightweight notebook labeled Campus. Debuting 40 years ago, Kokuyo’s Campus notebooks are pretty much the standard in Japan for note takin’.

Now Campus have teamed up with Nintendo for a line of notebooks that celebrates the Super Mario Bros. series’ 30th anniversary.

The covers of the six commemorative notebooks each feature a pixel-perfect image from the original Super Mario Bros., along with the words “Thank you! Super Mario Bros. 30th Campus 40th.”

Time flies, huh?

The site also features a cool chart tracking the evolution both of Mario and Campus notebooks (I think they skipped a few iterations, but eh).

The notebooks will be released in mid-October, and you can bet collectors will be snapping those puppies up.

Source: Jean Snow


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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.

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