Lenovo, big news, are you a fan of Demon Slayer? Lenovo Japan is targeting anime fans with its new gaming chair. Which features a katana next to one of the armrests.
Firstly, The company says it only made five of the unusual Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba-themed seats as part of a promotional giveaway in Japan. Secondly, the chair’s bright pattern resembles the kimono worn by Giyu Tomioka, one of the anime’s characters.
Lenovo isn’t a major player in the gaming chair scene, but its Demon Slayer-themed creation shows that it could easily dice up the competition if it chose to. Per Kotaku, the company has made a limited edition chair with a holstered katana built onto its side. But before you imagine spinning around in the chair with a sword out, there’s sadly no katana in the holster. Is it false advertising to make a Demon Slayer chair with which you can’t actually slay demons?
The company says it does not plan to sell the custom chairs in the future. And while the sword reflects the special Nichirin Blades used by the characters to slay demons, the sword on the chair cannot be removed from its sheath.
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It seems like an ideal place to sit and play games like Sekiro on Lenovo Demon Slayer. Shadows Die Twice, Ghostrunner, Overwatch (if you’re a Genji main), or even Cyberpunk 2077, you prefer swords to use guns. You won’t be able to remove the Nichirin Blade from its sheath and live out any samurai fantasies, sadly, at least not without using an actual blade to cut it off.
You can’t simply buy the Lenovo Demon Slayer chair, either. Lenovo only made five of them for a promotional giveaway in Japan. You never know, though. Perhaps one of the winners will try to flip it for a quick buck.
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The bottom Line
Lenovo says this is a customized version of a preexisting model, but it still looks cool. Its colorway matches the wardrobe of Giyu Tomioka of the Demon Slayer series, and perhaps this really could have been a hit here since Demon Slayer is coming to the US after a big box office launch in Japan.
Above all, what do you think about this gaming chair? Have you ever tried such an experience? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @9to5game to talk about all things gaming.