Hum they must be related no? Canta was created by MAMI/SCANDAL i think, i doubt that their management would steal this and be completely unrelated to Scandal. That being said it's weird i see nothing labeled Scandal on their site, just everything about Canta...
And there is nothing about Canta on the official Scandal webshop. It's a bit weird, wouldn't it be better to have everything on the official site?!
Talking about the official webshop...It isn't really sexy, looks a bit old/amateur (with that giant banner at the top!? uh). They sell a lot of different things but not Canta. Maybe they decided that Canta was only their mascot when they started as young school girls and now they don't want that anymore because they are adults? Do they still have him around or talk about it or something? I only saw him in old videos.
That may explain why it's separated like that because the official site is "kitty.co.jp" and Canta is managed by Kitty records.
Anyways........... I have to say i'm a bit disappointed they don't ship outside Japan at all, nowadays they should know that there are a lot of fans worldwide... Just make the shipment more expensive if that's an issue? There must be a reason they don't do it i guess (law? cost a LOOOOT more?) but it's still weird in 2013 IMHO.
I mean i'm not a marketing genius or seller but they could sell all their products (including Canta) internationally, just hire someone to manage this and raise the prices a little bit? To not lose money they could even have limited stocks and resupply after people ordered the items.
Ok this is longer that i expected sorry