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Anpanman kid, with Anpanman sling bag

It seems like Anpanman is the most popular fictional character for Japanese kids since long time ago. However, I never heard of Anpanman when I was a kid. I don’t associate Japan with Anpanman.

I always associate Japan with Doraemon — another famous fictional character from Japan — perhaps because I saw it on TV. The show was (or still is?) aired every Sunday, 8AM. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid.

My question to you (who are not Japanese nor Indonesian), have you ever heard of Anpanman and Doraemon before?

*Yamato-shi, Kanagawa, Japan


12 responses

  1. Baju anak kecilnya lucu mister haha :D

    September 4, 2011 at 23:43

    • Yoih, paling top untuk anak-anak lah :D…

      September 5, 2011 at 09:09

  2. No idea who Anpanman is but the kid looks well cool.

    September 5, 2011 at 03:34

    • Wearing Anpanman shirt, he was one of the coolest kids in town :D…

      So, since you didn’t know Anpanman (nor Doraemon, I assume), who do you watch when you were a kid, Christakis?

      September 5, 2011 at 09:10

      • Classic Disney of course….

        September 5, 2011 at 20:40

        • Ah, I see :D… well, we have Classic Disney too in Indonesia… :D…

          September 5, 2011 at 20:46

          • AND, TMNT!

            September 6, 2011 at 17:56

            • Bwahahaha… cowabunga, dude!

              September 6, 2011 at 18:01

  3. Doraemon yes.. the other one.. never heard of it. :) Great pic! :)

    September 5, 2011 at 19:48

    • You’ve heard about Doraemon? How?
      Thanks :D…

      September 5, 2011 at 19:57

  4. I heard abt Doraemon but no idea about the Anpanman.. one interesting thing is I’m now watching Studio Ghibli movies as I have a good net connection of my own now.. :)

    September 7, 2011 at 19:33

    • So, when you visit Tokyo, you might want to visit the Ghibli museum. My friends told me that it was interesting. I never been there myself.

      September 7, 2011 at 20:01

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