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McDonald’s Is Making WcDonald’s Real with Anime, Manga and Limited-Time Menu

McDonald’s is a chain that’s popular in both America and Japan, and in anime and manga, it sometimes gets referred to jokingly as WcDonald’s. Well, McDonald’s has taken note, and it’s going to offer a limited-time WcDonald’s experience for about 30 markets around the globe, including in the U.S.!

There’s an official WcDonald’s website here (and, yes, it’s in English). McDonald’s is working with anime studio Studio Pierrot and Japanese artist Acky Bright to create limited-edition packaging, WcDonald’s anime shorts and WcDonald’s manga. The WcDonald’s bags will have special codes you can scan to check out those anime shorts and manga chapters. Or you can just head over to the website.

There will be four anime shorts in all, launching on February 26, with a new one coming out each week.

February 26’s anime short is titled “The Race to WcDonald’s” and described as “A rivalry strong enough to withstand the test of time as our two heroes embark on an epic race to WcDonald’s.”

March 4’s anime short is called “Love from Across the Booth” and described as “Our two protagonists discover the WcDonald’s Sauce and WcNuggets aren’t the only perfect pairing.”

March 11’s anime short is titled “WcNuggets Space Frontier 3000” and described as “A team of WcDonald’s pilots must protect the last WcNugget against an ominous force.”

March 18’s anime short is called “The Wisdom of the Sauce” and described as “Three women are transported to a distant land to unravel the mystery surrounding the elusive sauce before it’s gone forever.”

You might have noticed these sound like plots for action, romance, mecha and fantasy, respectively. This was done on purpose as a nod to these popular anime/manga genres.

On March 9-10, there is even going to be a “multi-sensory dining experience” at WcDonald’s in Los Angeles. Because it’s bound to be popular, they’re taking reservations for this, beginning on February 28.

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Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.