Japanese Candy Hi-Chew Says Hearty Ridiculous Farewell As It Gives Up Green Apple Flavor【Vid】 – SoraNews24 | Hot Mobile Press

The famous anime voice actor addresses a taste that’s stepping out of the limelight after 40 years.

Hi Chews Popularity in America is a relatively new thing, but fruit-flavored chewy candies have been one of Japan’s most popular snack foods since the 1970s. The pastry chef is partly responsible for the ongoing success Morinaga is constantly tinkering with the flavor palette, adding new strains and trimming those that have lost appeal, and unfortunately that means that A flavor that has existed for four decades is being withdrawn from solo circulation.

Morinaga announced on Tuesday that this is the case Discontinuation of the 12-piece Hi-Chew Green Apple packwhich was introduced in 1982. In addition, Morinaga announced that the production of the 12-piece Green Apple packs was already completed at the end of August.

In recognition of Green Apple’s service to the company and the joy it has brought to fans, Morinaga released a series of farewell videos giving Green Apple the opportunity to say goodbye to colleagues and fansstarting with one in which it delivers the message to veteran Hi-Chew flavor strawberry.

In addition to “Auld Lang Syne” (which has more of a generic farewell/end-of-the-day image in Japan), you hear the voice actor’s voice Tomokazu Sugita (Suzumiya Haruhi Kyon, gintamas Gintoki and JoJo’s bizarre adventures Joseph Joestar) representing Green Apple.

Green Apple: “Strawberry, the truth is, I’ve stopped producing.”
Strawberry: “What? For real?”
Green Apple: “Yes. Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me.”
Strawberry: “What are you saying? It’s not your way to come straight out and put it that way. I will miss you so much.”
Green Apple: “Strawberry…”
Strawberry: “Sorry, I can’t…”
Green Apple: “Strawberry!”

Such a touching exchange… that is, until we get it a zoom-in for Strawberry’s intended inner monologue (which she actually says out loud).

Strawberry: “Ahh, it’s just Green Apple retiring. Good. Hahaha!”
Green Apple: “Um…I can hear you.”

In Japan it is senpai/kohai The (Senior/Junior) relationship is an important part of the work environment, and following the news of his 12-person retirement, Green Apple also spoke to Umai-Chew, one of its Kohai (Junior), a spinoff line aoringo. Aoringo translates to “green apple,” and if you’re wondering why Aoringo is allowed to continue in its current capacity while Green Apple isn’t, then you’re not the only one.

Aoringo: “Hey Senpai, thanks for all your hard work for 40 years!”
Green Apple: “Who are you?”
Aoringo: “I’m Aoringo with this fresh new Umai Chew texture!”
Green Apple: “Umai-Chew Aoringo? What makes you different from me, Green Apple?!?”
Aoringo: “Well, you know, when you bite me, I have a crunchy outer layer, but then my taste in your mouth is like ‘heeyyyyy’. I mean, basically, I’m very different from you, Green Apple.”
Green Apple: “Hahahaha! … So you have jokes, huh.”

Aoringo: “Senpai, are you alright?”
Green Apple: You have jokes.
Aoringo: “You… you have a creepy expression on your face…”
Green Apple: “Let me have a bite of you, CHOMP.”

And in a recent video, Green Apple took a moment to address us directly.

Green Apple: “And so it’s time for everyone to say goodbye. I, Green Apple, am retiring. Thank you, thank you for these 40 years.”

Mom: The shop is closing. Hurry up and choose which flavor of Hi-Chew you want.”
Son: “Okay.”

Green apple: “Wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wait! let me finish what i am- AGHHHHH!

Tone aside, it is entirely in line with Japanese cultural values ​​for a company to take a moment to thank customers for supporting a product while it is being phased out, even if the reason for the discontinuation is lower demand lies. Those loyal to Green Apple who aren’t interested in that brash young upstart Aoringo will be happy to know that while Morinaga no longer makes the 12-piece Green Apple pack, Green Apple will still be available in a variety of flavor packs mixed with bits of grape and strawberry (although we have a feeling things will be awkward between green apple and strawberry).

Source: Oricon News via Livedoor News via Otakomu
Top image: YouTube/森永製菓
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