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So here in this sentence below "との" was used 2 times. What does との standfor? Can someone please explain it to me?


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Generally speaking:

  〜と links to a following verb (or other predicate)
  〜との links to a following noun (or noun equivalent)

That's generally what の does—indicates a relationship to a following noun:

 海へ 行く  The particle へ links 海 to the following verb 行く
 海への道   The particle の links 海へ to the following noun

In English, we use word order instead of a particle:

 go [ to the sea ]
 the road [ to the sea ]

We can tell that the to-phrase relates to the verb go or to the noun road because they're next to each other. But that doesn't work in Japanese—you need to specify that it relates to a noun by adding の.

Likewise, in your example, 好きなアニメ needs to relate to the following noun, コラボ. In English we could just say "collaboration [ with 〜 ]", but in Japanese you need to add .

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