Tuesday, August 23, 2016

(1138) Noir isn't what it used to be

This series of children's books is one of the most popular recently. The main character is detective Oshiri (Oshiri Tantei/おしり探偵) whose name translates to "detective ass" (or at least "detective butt") because, as you can see in the picture, his head is exactly what his name means. His catchphrase is "I smell trouble" (jiken no nioi ga shimasu/事件のにおいがします). 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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