Japan Is Obsessed With Pokémon Go's Professor Willow

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Professor Willow sure is spawning a lot of Japanese fan art.

Earlier this month, the character made waves in the West, where folks noticed his shoes and his, ahem, pick-up lines.

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But it’s been in Japan where Professor Willow’s fan art, much of it boys’ love influenced, has really been taking off.

Some of the images below of the hunky professor have been retweeted thousands of times.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.