Bandai's new Mojibakeru toys transform from kanji characters to actual animals (i.e. the kanji for "dragon" becomes a dragon). It's like the Autobots tabled their quarrel with the Decepticons to teach literacy in Japan!

[via Pink Tentacle]

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words

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犬 = Dog.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


犬 = Dog.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


虎 = Tiger.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


虎 = Tiger.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


魚 = Fish.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


魚 = Fish.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


馬 =Horse.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


馬 =Horse.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


鳥 = Bird.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


鳥 = Bird.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


竜 = Dragon.

Japanese Kanji Transformers Are Killing Words


竜 = Dragon.