Saturday, February 13, 2010

Will Miss #124 - Anpanman

I should be clear that I'm not referring to Anpanman goods or collectibles. I have no interest in the multitude of items marketed with his round, happy face on them. The thing I like about Anpanman is the story that goes along with the character. The idea of a superhero who weakens when he gets dirty or wet really tickles my fancy. It seems like a sneaky way of getting kids, who the character is designed to appeal to, to stay clean lest they also weaken.

I'll miss remembering the back story of this character, and smiling, every time I happen across his image.