Japan-based Kensin co has announced its new licensing property Samurai Animals under its Art of War brand.
The brand combines the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac with elements with Samurai iconography and culture.
You can see designs of the Samurai Animals on a set of iPhone covers on the Art of War website.
Sakakibara added: “We are seeking licensing agents and licensees worldwide for Samurai Animals to expand the merchandise licensing program.
“Here at Art of War, we allow licensees a high level of freedom to explore the property’s creativity. Moreover, the Zodiac has a long tradition in Asian countries such as Japan, China, and Russia, thus increasing the appeal of the brand. Given these factors, Samurai Animals will surely become successful worldwide.”