Japan, you did it! This is the world's weirdest battery charger


There is weird, and then there is Japanese weird, which is like multiple times ahead of everything imaginable to the regular human's mind.

Take this latest life-size statue of One Piece manga series character Sanji in a prostrated position that is not yoga. Plug your phone's USB cable in his head to charger it up, and plug a charger in his butt cheek to replenish his own battery. And there you have it: a questionably portable and undeniably weird charger.

Don't ask us the details: we don't know what kind of battery is inside, nor its capacity. All we know is that this thing is real and it should not be. It breaks the laws of the universe. Japan is known for that.

The posture is inspired by a particular scene from the One Piece series when Sanji thanks his mentor Zeff. Whatever. We like manga, but we haven't checked this particular piece out (do let us know if you know the back story for all this in the comments!).

The only possible reason (apart from natural weirdness) for the existence of such a charger/statue is that One Piece creator Oda Eiichiro has called 2016 the "Year of Sanji" and Yahoo! Japan came up with a one-of-a-kind “Life-Sized Sanji Totally Full Charger” for a giveaway.

Kotaku reports it costs more than a car to make, so there's that. Take a look at it in a few more snaps right below.


source: Kotaku

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23 Comments

1. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Weird but funny and quite real? wow

2. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

And Sanji thanked "Red Shoes" Zeff after he ate his own foot to save Sanji. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj3s9l874VU

4. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

OMG you guys dont know "one piece" is the best selling manga in the world and i'm the big fan of it...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Manga craze is currently the norm in Japan I believe... Can't say I'm 'lovin' it though... BTW, has anyone else seen Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle? Well, it's known as The Manga Bike in motorcycling circles... Just look at it... Half Sport bike, half cruise (Harley Davidson, anyone?) and it's like a scooter in esthetics! Weird... But you geeks might love it...!

6. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Hahah this is hilarious!

8. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Nothing wrong with it. Actually a very powerful scene in the manga/anime.

10. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Am I the only one here who hates One Piece?

15. TerryTerius unregistered

Statistically? Probably.

16. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Watched this before. Red Leg Zeff saved Sanji's life when they were stranded in an island. Sanji wanted to show Zeff that he will grow strong that's why when he's going to leave the floating restaurant to join Luffy, he thanked Zeff while hiding his tears that's why his head is curled inside. Zeff and Sanji always fight and insult each other all thru their lives like the American Chopper family but they value each other like a father and son.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nami and robin please...

23. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I love one piece; excellent character development with stories that leave many questions unanswered. I wouldn't get this though lol.

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