ASUS previously had its Gundam collaboration for its hardware. The Taiwanese company now has another collaboration going for another successful series of Japanese origin. This time it’s with the manga and anime series, Kimetsu no Yaiba, or Demon Slayer.
The first one, and probably the strangest of the lot, is an ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 laptop. It’s the only one in the list that’s not a component or peripheral. It features a 14-inch 2.8K (2880×1800) 90Hz OLED display, an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There’s no discreet graphics here, so it’s probably not something to get if gaming is mainly what you have in mind.
Moving on from there, we have a green mouse and headset from the ASUS TUF series featuring the lead of the Demon Slayer Series, Kamado Tanjiro. Similarly there is a pink headset and mousepad featuring the lead’s younger sister Nezuko. The headset is interesting because the mic takes the form on a bamboo muzzle that she has on her.
Going into components, these generally feature Agatsuma Zenitsu. There’s a TUF B560 PLUS WiFi motherboard, a TUF Gaming GT501 chassis, A TUF RTX3060 and a TUF Gaming 240 LC ARGB CPU cooler. And finally, we have routers, of which there are two. One, an RT-AX860U features Zenitsu again, while another, an RT-AX820U, features Hashibira Inosuke.
At the time of writing, there does not seem to be any pricing details on these Demon Slayer collaboration items. The exception is the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14, which is listed on Chinese e-commerce site JD as CNY5999 (~RM3894). No word on if they will be making their way to our shores either. But if they do, it may take a few months, the way the Gundam collaboration items did.