Ages ago, a particular Pikachu bouncy house was noticed in Japan. The entrance looked like, for lack of a better word, a Pikachu vagina. Earlier today, it was reported that the "giant Pikachu" was once again making an appearance. Eager folks, climb right on in!
According to AnimeAnime, Inside Games, and numerous other Japanese sites, the now infamous Pikachu will be appearing at the 11th Sea Festival in Kyoto. That publicity is good for the festival (I guess?), but the Pikachu has been popping up at other events lately as well.
If you missed the Pikachu vagina meme the first time around, here are some recent photos:
The unusual thing is that there have been other Pikachu bouncy houses with less vaginal type entrances. Take this one, for example.
But other character bouncy houses in Japan (and abroad) also use the incredibly suggestive entrance—as if bouncy house designers thought this was a really, really good idea.
Here is an Anpanman one, which resembles the Pikachu one.
As does the Mario one:
[Photo: Video Game Memorabilia Museum]
The Chopper from One Piece bouncy house, however, avoids a character vagina door by putting space between Chopper and the entrance.
As does Astro Boy.
[Photo: Ad Room]
Not sure if this is better or worse.
Regardless, the giant Pikachu will be at the Sea Festival in Kyoto until August 3, vagina and all.
舞鶴に高さ9mの巨大ピカチュウ 「第11回海フェスタ京都」開催始まる [AnimeAnime]
Top photo: 26Amnos1228