Saturday, June 13, 2009
via Pink Tentacle:
“Unko-san,” a new anime series about a brown turd-shaped fairy with lots of luck, is fast becoming the rage among high school girls in western Japan. Short episodes of the anime are now showing in the Osaka area on Kansai TV’s “Otoemon” music program. The stories revolve around Unko-san — whose name is a play on the Japanese words for “luck” (un) and “crap” (unko) — and his quest for happiness on Lucky Island, which is populated by a host of other poo fairies.
I am a bit speechless, as fastidious as the Japanese can be about hygiene and cleanliness every once in a while you encounter something that makes you just shake your head.