Sunday, January 31, 2010

Making money out of flying pantsu

If you're an avid anime watcher, perhaps you have read of the fanservice-filled anime called "Sora no Otoshimono". It's basically "boy meets girl", well actually "boy meets magical girl who happens to be a cybernetic angel that can grant him unlimited wishes" plus "hilarity ensues".

What is curious about this anime, is the ending theme, which features flying panties in what seems to be a touching piece of art about world peace... or something.




So far, so good, right?

Wrong. A guy took the design of those flapping paper planes and modified it so it would use pantsu-shaped paper. The result can be seen below:




But it seems that the idea was too great to stay as a single garage project. Just a few days ago we see a whole website announcing the mass sale of these "flying panties", selling for 1000 yen each. And behold, they will be holding an event this March 6th. Panties will come in two models: Colored stripes, and colored dots.

I can just imagine how many "flying pantsu" the guys will be able to sell. Knowing how Otakus are able to buy all the DVDs for Endless Eight, I can predict that the company will make millions of yens in only one day.

Sounds perfect for a mastercard commercial, don't you think?

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