“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.
You can also play Step Mania with the Unko-san theme song.
For us collector types there are key-chains and plush toys, so you can hug your little brown fairy nice and close.
I'm always amazed at how creative people can be with the humble turd.
[Via Pink Tentacle and Tokyobling]