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Twitter Users Note Sharp's Gun-like Cordless Vacuum is Ripe for Meme Status

posted on by Eric Stimson
Anime, manga, game memes aplenty generated

Sharp's new cordless vacuum cleaner helps users suck up dirt and debris in high, hard-to-reach places, and it's portable and easy to carry. It also looks quite a bit like a gun.

Sharp itself did not fail to notice this, posting on its official Twitter account "if everyone says it just looks like a gunblade, or a sniper [rifle], we wouldn't say a peep."

This follow-up tweet pushes the comparison further by mimicking a menu from Splatoon: "Main: Splat Cleaner. Sub: Plasma Cluster Trap. Special: Cyclone Bomb."

Sharp then posted these pictures of its various models and encouraged others to use them as it saw fit: "Railguns, Gunslash, gunblades, laser guns, sniper [rifles], airsoft [guns]... now even I can only see our company's new vacuum cleaner model as a weapon."

Naturally, Japanese Twitter users obliged, starting a cordless vacuum cleaner meme.

@_AjutA_ continued with the Splatoon theme, presenting the "Splat Cleaner" as a vacuum that sucks up ink and restores allies' ink in its sub and special forms.

But other users took the meme in different directions, interposing it in Bloodborne...

... Kantai Collection...

... Chappie...

... Gundam...

... a loris...

... Higanjima...

... Predator...

... Freddie Mercury...

... Puella Magi Madoka Magica...

... Yu-Gi-Oh! cards...

... and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.

@KAZE also contributed this image of a robot made out of 184 Sharp vacuum cleaners.

[Via Kai-You]


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