No flip through the old issue FRUiTS And you will see that young professionals go to the toe in all their favorite brands. Some wear whole milk, some wear all Takua Angel, some wear all W&LT. That loyalty transforms into a community. Those who dedicate themselves to the brand find devotees and worship together. The same thing is reflected The world ends with you.

Brands that are important for establishing trends and gameplay feel fashionable. Wear Wild Door 104 in the area of ​​Shibua where it is more popular and you will see a noticeable state buff while fighting the noise. Sometimes Neku isn’t cool enough to wear something out of Tigre Punks. However, the pins that Neku and the rest of the players use to fight the power and sound of mental abilities are associated with this clothing brand. It’s like bringing an enamel pin from the champion who gave you telekinesis, and by wearing one of their sweatshirts you also became super strong.

As Neku wears more specific brands and uses their corresponding pins in battle, the visual language of the surrounding youth changes more. More from NPC will wear the brand worn by Neku and find themselves a trendsetter. This lends itself to a general definition of street fashion: certain trends and styles are suggested not by advertisers but by the communities that wear them.

The developers originally planned to use all of Tokyo to create the scenery and backdrop for the Reaper game, but eventually just went with Shibuya. However, fashions from all over Tokyo are represented. Each in-game brand serves different denominations of Tokyo’s youth culture. Each of gyaru To punk young professionals, something can be found to wear in the game of Reaper.

In Shibuya 104, Wild Bore’s hip-hop-inspired como pants and graphic tees mimic BAPE’s style. D + B104 Satin Camisols and Girl-which is a bit-bit-bad style is like Egoist and Aurora. In the field of play, Cat Street, possibly a play on Harajuku’s takeshita-dori, comes in decorative and technical colors from DIY brands such as Sheep Heavenly 6% Doki Doki and Spunk. Kurakura also comes in the line of decoration style. The Molco area has Tigre Punks, which are all tartan and biker jackets like Sex Pot Revenge, and Neku looks like he could join the latest up-and-coming visual key band. The various muse retouches sprinkled on Shibuya are like if the team message and WEGO’s love is childish.

Waking up for the first time in the game Neku starts out as cold, loose and alone. His journey – realizing that he doesn’t have to be in front of the world, that he can open and care for others, and that he can work with others toward a common goal – works with a vision of alternative fashions.

Japanese street fashion, far removed from the ever-useless fast fashion equivalents of alternative fashions, allows for individual expression. Sometimes it’s not just about choosing a brand, it’s about how one can take a garment and transform it into something completely unique. It’s about keeping yourself apart from the pack but finding a community among people who express themselves using fashion like you do.

It will always be brand loyal. Those brands, such as Alba Rosa and Shibuya’s Santa Guys and Ganguro, are intertwined with a specific subculture identity. You may lose yourself in a collective, but these fashion brands are still optional and deviating from the norm. Community does not necessarily mean collective equality.

Neku and the rest of the players merge into the Shibuya crowd as they live in a parallel dimension and reality cannot see them. But through fashion and influencing the streets around them, their impact is felt and seen. They are still being pushed against social expectations and pressures by their found, fashionable families.