Japanese Shop Gives Away Harley-Davidson – and a Life-sized Anime Statue

Fujiko Mine Harley-Davidson

The man holding the oversized key was the lucky recipient of a 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and a life-sized statue of anime character Fujiko Mine. Only in Japan.

Motorcycle giveaways are always fun. We witnessed that ourselves last year when we gave away a brand new Honda Grom. But Japanese shop Bike-O took the motorcycle giveaway concept one bizarre step further, awarding a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and a life-sized statue of a cartoon character as the grand prize.

Perhaps a bit of context is in order here. The life-sized statue is of a character called Fujiko Mine from a long-running Japanese anime series “Lupin III.” The Lupin series of anime and manga comic book is extremely popular in Japan and Bike-O’s television ads often feature characters from the show.

We’d say the idea was unique – except Bike-O would later do it again, with another contest giving away a sidecar-equipped Yamaha SR400 and statues of not one, not two but three Lupin characters.