KIDS! MORE INCENTIVE TO TAKE UP SMOKING!I found out about a certain page from KinFreon over in the F*ckin Otaku forum.
If you know about the Japanese OS-Tan phenomenon, with Japanese artists taking operating systems like Windows ME and personifying them as cute anime girls, some other site has done the same thing, only with cigarette brands. (Hint: If you can't read Japanese kana, hold your cursor above each link and check the bottom of the screen to see what the name is.)
I love Marlboro-chan!
I'd love to get some of these characters on t-shirts, just to piss off the anti-smoking gestapo types1, though I bet this sort of humour wouldn't even be legal in Canada.
1 By "anti-smoking gestapo", I don't mean those of us who really just don't care for smoking, I'm talking about the type of people that get overly zealous and annoying about it who think ridiculous things like how they think just seeing a tobacco company logo will make people who have never smoked before want to start. I don't think I would ever smoke, but it's a choice consenting adults make regardless of the risks, just as I like to eat Big Macs even though I'm fully aware that they aren't exactly the healthiest food in the world.