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Whether it’s a ploy to improve sales figures or a means to satisfy their own creative urges, these Japanese bakeries have a thing for character-inspired breads. They’ll produce pastries of any given shape, from Pokemon to pandas and even the famous Mt. Fuji! However, some shops exhibit a bit more skill than others. Here’s a look at some of Japan’s more unfortunate attempts at baking character bread.

▼ First up, my “special” neighbor, Totoro!

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▼ At least this “spirit of the forest bread” is a little less cross-eyed.

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▼ We assume this is an attempt at the amazing robo-cat, Doraemon.

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▼ Is it really so hard to align the eyeballs?

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▼ We think this visage of Funasshi was drawn on with a ball-point pen.

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▼ This chocolate bread calls itself Hello Kitty. We find its execution a little half-baked.

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▼ This Pikachu bread appears to have been sat on my a Snorlax. Anpanman in the background isn’t doing too well either…

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▼ Okay, to be honest, this Kobito bread is actually pretty accurate but in no way appealing to our taste buds!

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▼ Good luck guessing what animal this bread was meant to be.
Hint: It’s not Miley Cyrus, but close.

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▼ These lopsided cone-heads are actually bread-ifications of Mt. Fuji.

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▼ It’s an infestation of turds! No wait. Actually it’s a pile of stag beetle bread.

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▼ Be sure to eat it while it’s still warm.

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Source: Naver Matome (Japanese)
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