Famous newspaper manga artist and TV Talent Yakumi Tsuru to launch line of manga toilet paper
Toilet paper will be joining an already extensive list of diverse anime and manga promotional products that have been produced over the years, including drinks, clothing, and kitchen utensils.
TV Commentator and 4-panel manga artist Yakumi Tsuru (real name: Hatakeyama Hideki) announced on Friday that paper goods company Banbix will be selling toilet paper with his manga drawings and 4 panel comics printed on it. The toilet paper, called "Food Toipe", can be purchased in cases of 50 rolls from the Banbix website for 8,500 yen (approximately 80 US Dollars), and will be available as of March 2nd.
Yakumi Tsuru, who is also the self-proclaimed "biggest toilet paper collector in Japan", said in a statement that "Toilet paper is often confined to hidden places in the home. I made food the focus of the manga [on the toilet paper] when I thought about the paper sitting on the table instead of just in the bathroom."
Images of the paper can be found here
on the Banbix website.