Living in Japan has its drawbacks. In the age of total region-lock, I'm forced to turn to costly American 3DS cartridge imports, overpay on shipping, and wait forever for my games to arrive. I'm stuck paying exorbitant Japanese prices for PS3 games, the oh-so-beautiful Ghibli Blu-rays, and pizza (also the pizza has mayonnaise on it). And I also live in a little box the size of a deck of playing cards.
Probably all of you have played Kirby's Adventure for your Nintendo-brand Entertainment System, which means you've seen the cute introduction that plays the moment you power it on! First you draw a circle, then you dot the eyes. Add a great big smile, and presto, it's Kirby! Or, for our Japanese readers, まるかいて おまめがふたつ おむすびひとつ あっというまに. (Draw a circle, two beans, and a rice ball. Just like that!) Yes, Kirby's Adventure makes it easy for anyone to draw Kirby.