Pikachu (And Friends) with No Ears

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You've seen a Pikachu numerous times, but have you ever seen the character without ears?

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Online in Japan recently, a thread on 2ch, the country's largest forum, popped up with people contributing altered photos of iconic characters sans ears.

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Like this.

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And here's the Miffy we all know and love.

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Here's Miffy without ears.

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Rilakkuma, the relaxing bear, relaxing with ears.

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Now relaxing without them.

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Mickey Mouse.

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Mickey Mouse minus ears, feet bits, and finger tips. Blame a bad source image for that!

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And Hello Kitty.

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On second thought, Kitty-chan needs ears. Badly.

色んなキャラクターの耳消そうぜwww [2ch]

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If you remove certain body parts, pikachu resembles another body part