Get ready to buy all your anime needs with this new stylish credit card. Japanese credit card company Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS have announced that they will be producing a special line of credit cards themed after Sunrise’s popular idol anime Love Live! School Idol Project. The new cards are part of their Viaso campaign and will be issued from January 22nd.
The brand new card is part of Mitsubishi’s Viaso brand and utilises the MasterCard service to handle transactions, which can be used in over 430 online stores in Japan and overseas. There is only one design for the campaign for now, which features the main characters for the anime from the Opening to the second season of the Love Live! School Idol Project anime. The cards will be part of Mitsubishi’s Viaso campaign, which aims to attract new young customers with a host of benefits for utilising their card, such as earning points for every ¥1,000 (~ $8.43 USD) spent at selected stores.
Additionally, members who join the campaign will receive the following special sticker, among other gifts.
Love Live! School Idol Project is an original anime produced by Sunrise studios that aired in January 2013. The conception of the anime project started in 2010 by Dengeki G’s Magazine. The editors wanted the project to be heavily influenced by fans, such as the costumes, hairstyles and names. Throughout this process, a manga of the project simply called Love Live! began in early 2012 by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita. The next part in the project was the anime series, followed by an app and an OVA. The second season titled Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season started began airing from April 6, 2014 to June 29, 2014 with a total of 13 episodes.
Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that’s evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.
With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do… become pop stars!”
The new line of Love Live! School Idol Project credit cards will require registration with Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS, where you can join from January 22nd. For more information, visit the official page of the cards here: http://www.cr.mufg.jp/landing/nicos/apply/viaso_ll/index.html