So I recently encountered this very strange Japanese product. It's a little can with a pull-top in a cardboard box. The can has a photograph of famous Japanese movie monster Gamera, “friend to children everywhere.”
The Western mind may never know what this can contains, since my colleagues and I dreaded to open the pull-top, fearing what we might unleash. But there is this important clue:
It looks like nutrition information to me. Which suggests that in Japan you can actually buy Gamera meat!
Takara will be releasing a set of twelve different canned “Gamera” meats — One for each kaiju: Gamera'99, Gamera'96, Gamera'95, Irys, Legion, Super-Gyaos, Barugon, Gyaos, Guiron, Viras, Jiger & Zigra. Eat Gamera-meat and you will “become strong like Gamera!!”
A hearty recommendation. I want to be strong like Gamera!
I offer you the Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Gamera Song”:
Gamera is really neat.
Gamera is filled with meat.
We've been eating Gamera!