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Celebrate Kirby’s 25th by Biting Into His Face

Celebrate Kirby’s 25th by Biting Into His FaceKirby, one of Nintendo’s most popular characters, is turning 25, and if you’re in Japan, you can celebrate by biting into his face.

Starting November 21, convenience store Lawson is offering up a Chinese steamed bun in the shape of Kirby.

The bun comes in two variations, which we’d describe as “smiling” and, uh, “concerned to be eaten.”

The flavor is described as “maxim chicken tomato,” after the Maxim Tomato items used in the Kirby series.

Other limited-time Kirby items on offer include mugs, purses, plush toys, towels and more.

Kirby first appeared in the Game Boy game Kirby’s Dream Land in 1992, and is supposedly named after a lawyer named John Kirby, who defended Nintendo in a lawsuit brought by Universal Studios in 1984.

Source: Livedoor

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.