A uniquely designed mouse pad featuring popular Japanese girl group AKB48 become the latest craze in Japan.
The Chinese made mouse pads enable fans of AKB48 place their hands where they could never have — right between the breasts of their favorite girls.
The mouse pads that feature the group’s most popular girls — Yuko Oshima, Atsuko Maeda, Mariko Shinoda, Tomomi Itan.
Yukan Fuji newspaper reports that the mouse pads, have proven extremely popular with fans. The AKB48 mouse pads can be purchased in game centers, arcades and an online auction for as much as ¥20,000 (RM743) per piece.
“The mouse pad is ideal for the crazy fans, so it was all sold out. I saw them selling on a net auction for ¥20,000 each,” said one AKB48 member, according to Japanese site ZakZak.
However the group management reported to be not impressed at all with the mouse pads and already contemplating legal actions against the pad manufacturer.
“We were not privy to this mouse pad at all,” said an AKS spokesman.
“The pictures used for the mouse pads were from DVDs, or sneakshots, so we are very upset about this. We have decided to bring this to legislative measures.”