Yesterday I learned about a new Sanrio character, Gudetama, and it is everything. According to the LA Times, Gudetama was created last year as part of a contest to create a new Sanrio character. Gudetama won second place to a salmon named Kimiri-chan.
Sanrio developed a short animation series for Gudetama that you can watch on Youtube.
In this episode, a girl uses Gudetama to make cupcakes.
In the next episode, we learn that the cupcake is for the girl's crush. Gudetama is supposed to read her love note, but he gives up instead. Oh, Gudetama!
There was even a limited-time Gudetama café open in Tokyo last fall.
See more photos of the Gudetama café on Ashley Dy's blog. Lucky girl!
For those of us not in Tokyo, you can follow Gudetama on Twitter. May the spirit of Gudetama the lazy egg carry you into the weekend. Hope you have lots of fun!