Date: 2005 April 26 18:03
Posted by Joe
Anime and manga fans in the UK have always dreamed of their favourite hobby becoming more mainstream, without doubt over the last year or so this has happened. What key indicators are we using for this? Sales figures in highstreet retailers? Availability of manga in bookshops? No, we're using hair products. Anime and manga characters have always been noted for having very distinct hairstyles and beauty products company Garnier have just released Fructis Style Manga Head styling putty in the UK. It seems that either their marketing department are cool and hip or Garnier have found a niche market of otaku who want to emulate their favourite characters.
Garnier's Manga Head Website has details on how to give yourself that manga hair look, with style tips and such (although real enthusiasts of spikey hair will already know that using soap as a base gets gravity defying results).