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Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

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Staff Writer

Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday.

About two years after the last Gundam tofu hit the market, the Gunma Prefecture-based tofu-maker on Thursday unveiled its new tofu whose shape is modeled on Dom, a gigantic robot that appears in several Gundam anime series.

The firm introduced three chocolate flavors of the Dom — tofu—mild, bitter and milk — as Doms are piloted by a trio called Kuroi Sanrensei who fight Gundams with their mobile suits.

Each flavor features a slightly different shape, but they all come in black plastic packages that realistically reproduce the robots.

“This is no longer a tofu package,” Sagamiya Foods President Junji Torigoe joked at a Tokyo event.

Chocolate tofu looks and tastes like chocolate mousse but with a clear tofu flavor, too.

The Dom tofu, priced at about ¥200 each, will be on sale starting Friday at stores in the Kanto, Kansai, Tohoku and Chugoku regions. The product will also be available at Sagamiya’s online store.

Sagamiya’s first Gundam tofu series debuted in 2012, modeled after another robot from the series called Zaku. The unusual looking tofu created a buzz and became a hit product that saw cumulative sales of over 4.6 million units.