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Friday, January 30, 2015

PR: Viz Media Brings Doraemon To Your Tofu Via House Foods

Nice to see that Viz Media is still rolling out Doraemon to the American audience, even with these wacky bits of promotion. I'm not sure how widely available House Foods products are but they seem mostly available in California and New York and related markets for now.

SoCal-Based Manufacturer Features Japan’s Beloved Gadget Cat From The Future On Special Tofu Products And Launches Nationwide Promotion With Special Sweepstakes

VIZ Media has announced that House Foods America Corporation is integrating Japan’s beloved cat-type robot character on the packaging of its tofu product line. VIZ Media is the North & Latin American master merchandise licensee for the celebrated anime property, overseeing the licensing and development of a range of products across a variety of consumer categories.

Specializing in Tofu manufacturing since 1983, Garden Grove, CA-based House Foods America Corporation provides an affordable, high quality and comprehensive range of fresh Tofu products. The House Foods DORAEMON campaign will be featured prominently across 7 of the company’s Premium Tofu brands running until March 20th, 2015, and the Doraemon character Premium Tofu will be available at top retailers nationwide. For more information about House Foods products, please visit www.house-foods.com.

A special Lunar Chinese New Year sweepstakes set to be promoted through the House Foods website (www.house-foods.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/housefoodsamerica) will run from February 1, 2015 through March 15, 2015. Consumers and DORAEMON fans are invited to enter to win the Grand Prize: one of five Amazon Kindles; thirty First Place winners will receive an official DORAEMON t-shirt.


House Foods Tofu brands featuring DORAEMON are currently posted in prominent outdoor billboards, bus wraps and subway advertisements running in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The DORAEMON mascot character and House Foods DORAEMON Premium Tofu also will be featured during Japan Week, NYC, taking place at Grand Central Terminal Feb. 18th-20th. House Foods will be a featured exhibitor and will offer attendees DORAEMON Tofu samples and giveaways including colorful DOREMON stickers, keychains and magnets. More details on Japan Week NYC available at: http://japanweek.us/.

House Foods’ portfolio of tofu products includes: Organic Tofu, Premium Tofu, Bulk Tofu and Tofu Shirataki noodle substitute. Made exclusively with 100% U.S. grown soybeans, all products are non-GMO Project Verified and gluten-free certified.

DORAEMON is one of the most beloved character properties worldwide and started as a manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1970. It later became a popular anime series and product franchise in Japan that continues to be a smash hit worldwide, especially in Asia. The comedy series depicts the adventures of Doraemon, a blue cat-type robot from the 22nd century, who travels back in time to help a boy named Noby using various secret gadgets procured from his Four-Dimensional Pocket. Episodes often offer lessons for young viewers about honesty, cooperation, courage, and respect.

DORAEMON marks its 45th Anniversary in 2015 and continues to be a major worldwide franchise with over $500 million in annual global retail sales and over 600 active licensees. Over 140 million copies of the manga have been published. DORAEMON also holds the largest box office attendance record in Japan of any movie franchise, toppling Godzilla, with 34 feature films released to-date and over 100 million tickets sold last year alone. The property’s first 3D feature film, Stand By Me Doraemon, was released in Japan last August. The Doraemon character is also Tokyo’s bid to act as its Special Ambassador for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Visit the official DORAEMON web site at: doraemon.com or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DoraemonUS.


Additional information on DORAEMON and other titles and properties available can be found here: http://www.viz.com/.