The magic of “Gijinka”

As you know, there are millions of genres in dōjin world, from Weekly Shōnen Jump’s manga to Vocaloid characters. But you may not know, there is an unique genre, “Gijinka (擬人化)”.

Gijinka means personification. In the gijinka genre as the name suggests, characters who are not human in the original piece are described as ikemen (イケメン, handsome boy) and bishojo (美少女, pretty girl). And the genre composed of many genres.

This is one of gijinka. Guess what characters are personified?

The answer is…Anpanman!

By personifying, we can imagine various stories which are different from original one. Pokemon characters are personified officially in the website.

Why don’t you transform your favorite character into ikemen?

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