The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

There's a new Saint Seiya movie. And a new movie means a new movie poster. Well, two new movie posters, one of which apparently keeps getting swiped.

Here is the standard Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary poster.

The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

[Photo: HiroKobaP]

Pretty cool!

The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

And here is the special Legend of Sanctuary poster, with a background drawn by Saint Seiya creator Masami Kurumada.

The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

[Photo: yamachan_pentax]

The posters are printed on fancy shiny paper!

The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

[Photo: seRina]

So shiny.

The poster was put up at forty Japan Rail stations across the country, initially only for a limited time (a week, I believe). But the reaction was so strong online to the poster, they brought it back. And people stole it!

But, according to Oricon (via Yahoo News Japan), people have stolen the poster in Tokyo at Shinbashi Station, Roppongi Station, and Ebisu Station. This kind of theft, obviously, is somewhat rare in Japan, hence it making the news. Yes, stealing a special anime poster. News. Deal with it.

It's a nice poster, but don't steal it!

映画『聖闘士星矢』、黄金ポスターの盗難相次ぐ [Yahoo News Japan]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.