Everyone can use extra motivation to save extra cash, especially if anime is your top hobby.
There’s no shortage of low-cost legal streaming services, so watching anime itself is fairly cheap. To make up for this, producers have ramped up their merchandise production. Figures, posters, clothing, and other sorts of goodies are out in the wild, waiting for your money!
But, one Twitter user shared a fun way to save money while spoiling their 2-D crush. @kuronosu90246 suggest tipping your favorite characters like strippers:
She turned a poster of Ibara Saegusa, who is from Ensemble Stars, into a sexy wall-wallet. With the aid of a craft knife, she cut slits into Ibara’s pants, shirt, and elbow so he could be treated to some yen.
Plastic files are attached to the back of the poster, so the money won’t fall on the ground. She also says regular paper envelopes will work too.
Other fans have jumped on board, which even crosses over to 3D crushes.
— 佐倉 (@sakura_enst) August 26, 2018
— めめんと。 (@hizikatatosizo1) August 13, 2018
This fun little idea can help make saving money a breeze for people who compulsively spend money on a single character. Most impulse purchases are emotional, so taking that money and saving it this way can give an illusion of spending.
So, hold off on spending several hundred on a figure and stuff that money down the character’s pants.