Manga toilet paper
There are those people in the American comics market and readership that says that the manga coming in from overseas is printed on cheap paper, the stories are incomprehensible, and they just keep churning out more and more of them so much that they’re clogging up the shelves.
TV Commentator and 4-panel manga artist Yakumi Tsuru (real name: Hatakeyama Hideki) announced on Friday that paper goods company Banbix will be selling toilet paper with his manga drawings and 4 panel comics printed on it. The toilet paper, called "Food Toipe", can be purchased in cases of 50 rolls from the Banbix website for 8,500 yen (approximately 80 US Dollars), and will be available as of March 2nd.
Yakumi Tsuru, who is also the self-proclaimed "biggest toilet paper collector in Japan", said in a statement that "Toilet paper is often confined to hidden places in the home. I made food the focus of the manga [on the toilet paper] when I thought about the paper sitting on the table instead of just in the bathroom."
And your parents thought you had a weird collection. If you want them (and can read Japanese) you can order them here — but really, you’re just flushing your money away.
(Via Fanboy.com. Hi, Mike!)
By the way, this isn’t the first time comics have been printed on toilet paper. An English-language Spider-Man vs. Hulk story appeared in this format about 20 years ago. We’re not aware of it being reprinted as of yet.