Meet Anpaman: a crime fighting cartoon superhero made entirely of sweet red bean paste. Strengths: He can fly, kick and punch. Plus his head is made of bread so he can always bake himself a new one as needed. Arch Nemesis: Baikinman aka Bacteria Man. He wants to destroy Anpaman with powerful kitchen mold. Other super hero sidekicks include : Tendonman (his head is a donburi rice bowl with shrimp tempura poking out of the top) and Tenmusu-chan (her head is a rice ball with shrimp tempura). With a weekly cartoon show and hoards of merchandise, Japanese kids can’t seem to get enough of Anpaman and his legion of savory superheroes.
To sum up: things that aren’t American are really weird.