The Japanese capitulation to all things Kitty related needs no confirmation here, but not everyone it seems is sentimental about a pussy past its prime or one made redundant by a more up-to-date model. A point poignantly proved by a recent visit to one of Tokyo’s numerous Hard Off second hand goods shop, as tucked away in a corner between ten-year-old turntables was a kaput kitty.
The sorry sight was further enhanced by an apparent look of anger on Kitty-chan’s usually expressionless face. A rare glimpse of emotion probably brought on by a reflection from the shop’s lights, or alternatively it could have been an exceptionally lucky shot that exposes the inherent evil behind Sanrio’s phenomenally successful cash accumulating cat.
My money is on the latter.
(click image for full-sized feline fury)