As you no doubt are aware, almost anything can be decorated with anime and manga characters, or just cool things in general. We recently showed off some pretty impressive itachoko (literally "pain chocolate"), but now it's time to highlight the "pain"fully awesome display of fandom known as itasuica. What's a Suica?
It's the smart card that penguins—I mean people—in certain areas of Japan (including Tokyo) use to pay train fare. The penguin mascot is pretty cute, but anime fans can naturally come up with even cuter things:
Let's examine in more detail! Here's Miku:
By the way, the guy who made these said you can still use them after applying the sticker, so it's not just for show! I mean, yeah, it is, but...function is equal to form!
Here's the pun on a famous line from Junichi Yamakawa's manga "Kusomiso Technique:"
"Wanna do it?"
And Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Another cute one:
Japanese speakers know that "suica" ("suika") is also how you say "watermelon:"
Itasuica are not new—someone even did a tutorial last year. Googling reveals a lot more cool examples:
Finally, one penguin mascot deserves another—couple! Uropen from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is not a stretch:
And Mawaru-Penguindrum of course makes an appearance:
Who would you want on your Suica?
via Hachima Kikou