Back in Aug 2010, Japan experienced a very hot summer and adult goods store M’s Tower in Akihabara help people battle the heat with their special “chilled pantsu“. If you had been following the news recently, you would know that many countries including Japan are now facing a chilly extended winter. So once again the store has decided to released their latest innovation – warm pantsu to help the ronery otakus battle the chill.
In case you get the wrong idea that the warm pantsu comes straight off the kawaii sales assistant then you might be disappointed because these warm pantsu are being kept warm in the same heater that is used to keep food warm in convenience stores. The sales assistant, however, does help to serve you those warm pantsu that retail 800yen just like anyone would serve you a steam bun. Of course, you can choose your favorite colored shimapan from: Blue Stripes, Pink Stripes and Green Stripes.
I’m quite at a loss for words as to anyone who would buy such things. But I would like to find out what one actually does with the warm pantsu – Wear it over your head while you walk home under the snow?