Now, We’ve Seen Every Collaboration E.X. Troopers Has Real Life Eyeglasses

By Spencer . October 14, 2012 . 3:00pm


Collaborations are so common for video games in Japan it’s unusual to see a major title without some kind of tie up. E.X. Troopers could have had its hamburgers from Mos Burger or something like that, but instead Capcom choose to do a crossover with fashion eyeglasses maker Zoff.


E.X. Troopers will feature glasses from their Zoff Smart line, which are supposed to be lightweight and tough. Tough, perhaps. Akrid-proof? Doubtful. This is essentially the opposite of the Persona 4 fashion glasses which were modeled after in-game items. And the strangest thing about the collaboration is Luan (the guy in green) is the only character who usually wears glasses in the game. Bren, Teekee, Chris, and Julie either wear contact lenses or have perfect eyesight.


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  • Godmars

    Eye-wear is the new moe in anime/gaming?

    Wait. What?

    • puchinri

       I wouldn’t say new, given how popular megane characters are, I think people have gotten smart and taken the appeal to the next level though.

      • z_merquise

        I know someone who has a thing for ‘megane’ characters so I’m sure he’s going to like this.

        • puchinri

           Yeah, hehe. I thought of a number of people I know offline and online, and some I don’t even know but just come across that are mega megane fans, so it wasn’t a surprise to me. (Also, the fact that some people like fashionable frames, and hey! games meets glasses is awesome~!)

  • Curan_Altea

    Well Chris pulls those off very well.

  • I already have Luan’s frame style *points to icon* hehe. After reading the “lightweight and tough” I thought they’d be made of titanium, but it’s plastic and they don’t cost a lot. I would’ve loved to see this though: (in order because I only know Bren and Luan). 1) Browline. 2) Cats eye. Bren) I actually like those for him. 3) Half-eye.

    *goes back into hiding*

  • Solomon_Kano

    Everybody’s pulling them off but Bren…

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Megane Megane Megane.^_^

  • Clearly they went to the audition for P4 but got rejected. But now they got the chances to pull them out in their game. Those glasses are defin. anti-frost though.

    Now I can see Pink Hair do a glasses throw ala P4G OP style lol.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I wear glasses and I approve.
    A little off topic, but what always bothered me in many anime/manga/light novel/whatever if there is a glasses wearing male main character, 95% of the time he is a total loser (with or without character development).

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      While i kinda agree that glasses char is kinda discriminated, there are some good glasses M.C though.

      Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood, Takagi from Bakuman, Midou Ban from Getbackers, Aya from Ichigo 100%, and Clow Reed from Clamp Universe shows that glasses character also find lots of love there.^_^

      Edit: How can i forget about Nobita and Conan Edogawa lol.^_^

      • Ahem… Nobita is a loser lol. He can also be a jerk occasionally. Not to mention the various misuse of Doraemon gadget tht got him into trouble….

        Compare to Sunio and Giant though… he a good guy.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          …… Don’t want to spoil here…… All Doraemon movies makes Nobita like a boss lol.^_^

          Not to mention the ending also shows how great Nobita is.^_^ The fact Nobita is that bad is surely because of Doraemon there as he spoiled too much.^_^

          I treat you Dorayaki!!! Doraemon: Oki. Take this item!!!^_^

    • British_Otaku

      Well, many main lead characters in stories where glasses could be significant (say drama, romance, comedy and slice of life) have it to make their intelligence and fragility highlighted. Not a light novel thing as much as it is a tool or trope for getting a point to an audience. Like when the glasses girl lets down her hair and takes off the glasses or when Peter Parker gets rid of it.

      If you want to see someone break that balance outside of a combat based show (where glasses largely serve to make the character cooler, may as well not be there, or lead to silly “Can’t see without my-” sequences) , you could go for Ouran High School Host Club. It’s a bit of a crazy parody/satire, but it has enough of everything, including your quota of glasses wearing male lead with development.

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  • kylehyde

    I hope they have more succes than this

  • margherita mastropaolo

    i’ll get this on day,the art looks too good

  • Shadowman

    Look like a new Persona team.

  • Zonic505

    Little did they know, those were really the glasses from Persona 4!

    E.X. Troopersona!

  • I don’t even wear glasses, but I want them lol

  • Barrylocke89

    I don’t know anything about this game, but I just wanted to pop in to say that these glasses look more like something I’d buy for myself than the P4 glasses. The P4 glasses work for the characters, but I don’t think they’d work for my face.

  • vileBrenman

    why does bren need glasses he has goggles on his head

  • vileBrenman

    I like how me and the pink haired guy Bren share the same name.

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