The people behind Himouto! Umaru-chan have teamed up with Cospa, a Japanese clothing company specializing in the production of cosplay costumes and other apparel for the otaku fan base to bring you the “The Thing Which Umaru Wears At Home” that is a fleece hamster-cape worn by Umaru in the series. The cape measures 115cm in length and will be sold for 4,860 ($39.4) yen with tax and due for an October release.
Pre-orders are currently open on AmiAmi for a new T-Shirt based on Umaru Doma for a total of 3,132 yen ($25.5).
A cell strap selling for 864 ($7) yen will also go on sale.
A UMR carabiner for 1,080 ($8.7) yen.
A mug coming in September for 864 ($7) yen.
Himouto! Umaru-chan is a Japanese manga series by Sankaku Head. It began serialization in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump from 2013. It has been collected in six tankobon volumes. An alternative version was serialized for two chapters in Shueisha’s monthly magazine Miracle Jump in 2012. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo began airing in Japan from July 8, 2015. The “himouto” in the title is a pormanteau of himono (干物?, “dried fish”) and imouto (妹?, “little sister”).
Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that’s almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.
Her camouflage is so perfect that when one of her classmates visits her home by surprise and witnesses “true Umaru,” she pretends as if she is Umaru’s younger sister. Taihei is always swayed by Umaru’s gap between ostensible face and spoiled life, but he cannot hate his comical and somehow lovable cute little sister!