Bananya Gucci
Photo: TMS Entertainment; design: Zineb Bektachi

Gucci's new collaboration with Japanese anime Bananya is out now

The collection of shirts, hoodies, jewellery and more featuring tiny cats in banana peels is available worldwide

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase

After its unexpected collaboration with Doraemon, fashion house Gucci is continuing to find inspiration in anime. 

The brand has released a new range of clothes and accessories featuring characters from Bananya, an anime series about tiny cats that live in banana peels (yes, really) that first aired back in 2016. The series name is a mix of the word ‘banana’ and nya (which means ‘meow’ in Japanese), and each character has the upper body of a cat, with its lower half inside a banana peel.

The collection includes four T-shirts (¥55,000 each) and three sweatshirts (from ¥121,000) for women that come in different colours, two pairs of women’s sneakers (from ¥92,400), one pair of women’s sandals and one pair of men’s sneakers, all of which are printed with Bananya, the main character of the show, or its friend Tora-Bananya. 

There are also two types of brooches and a gold necklace decorated with dazzling crystals. Get your wallet ready, though – the cheapest item in the whole range is one of the brooches, which goes for ¥53,900.

The Bananya collection is available online and at Gucci stores worldwide, but the necklace and Web Stripe sneakers are sold exclusively via Gucci's official website.

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