Detective Pikachu's Face Is Spawning Endless Fan Art In Japan

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The latest Detective Pikachu trailer shows a rather down-in-the-dumps electric rodent sleuth. Online in Japan, people have fallen in love with this shiwa-shiwa (しわしわ or wrinkly) Pikachu, calling the character cute and creating fan art.

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Here are some images of the wrinkly Pikachu.

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One Twitter user called the movie’s version “Shiwachu” (Wrinkle-chu). Everyone seems to agree that Detective Pikachu is very cute.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Right, these are all fantastic, but the “battle” pose (second to last image in the article) made me laugh so hard I teared up.  The Boozachu images are pretty damn funny, too.

That coffee art, by the way, is mind-blowing.