A super hero who's head is made out of Anpan.
He is the main character of one the most popular children's shows here in Japan.
The story of Anpanman:
One day Uncle Jam was baking Anpan, when a shooting star came down from the heavens into his oven. The magic of the situation created Anpanman. He is very kind, and he always tries to help the people around him. If someone is hurt or hungry, Anpanman will offer them a piece of his head. Anpanman's weaknesses are water or anything that makes him dirty. If Anpanman gets dirty, or hurt Uncle Jam bakes him a new head. Once the new head is placed upon his shoulders, the old head flies off his shoulders, and Anpanman is revitalized.
|Anpanman and his nemesis Bakinman|
Nearly all the characters on the show are made of some sort of food. The show is very sweet, even as an adult I spend many evenings rooting for Anpanman. The stories are cute, and the characters are good role models for children. I like to watch the show, because it is my level of Japanese.