For years, anime fans have been making McDonald’s-inspired “WcDonald’s” restaurants a part of anime’s most memorable movies and shows. Now, in collaboration with some of the biggest names in anime, WcDonald’s will make the move from fiction to real life. Beginning Feb. 26 across the U.S. and in more than 30 markets around the globe, McDonald’s building on its fans’ vision and imagination by unleashing the WcDonald’s universe in restaurants and beyond, with a new sauce, manga-inspired packaging, episodic shorts and more.

A Sauce that Packs a Punch

Fans can animate their taste buds with new Savory Chili WcDonald’s Sauce, available for a limited time. The unique combination of ginger, garlic and soy with a slight heat from chili flakes packs an energetic blast of flavor in every bite.

Manga Packaging and More from Acky Bright

McDonald’s has teamed up with iconic Japanese manga artist/illustrator Acky Bright to design custom WcDonald’s packaging that will take fans deeper into the world of WcDonald’s with every meal. For a limited time, fans will receive manga-inspired packaging featuring WcDonald’s Crew characters, sketched by Acky himself.

The First-Ever Official WcDonald’s Anime

McDonald’s has partnered with legendary animation house studio pierrot to produce the first official WcDonald’s anime. Four episodic shorts will take fans into the flavorful world of WcDonald’s, where a story about the WcDonald’s Sauce and WcNuggets unfold each week.

Every Monday, from Feb. 26 until March 18, a new short will drop in tandem with new manga on, or by scanning the code on the WcDonald’s bag.