Lineup: - Sitting- Hanging- Total darkness ahead- Slow-boiled Egg- Sleeping- Falling!
Gudetama (ぐでたま Gudetama) is a Sanrio character who debuted in 2013. The character is the yolk of an unfertilized egg, devoid of gender. Gudetama is often depicted reclining on an egg white or as an ingredient in a Japanese dish. Gudetama’s main trait is laziness. The name Gudetama is derived from the Japanese words for lazy (ぐでぐで gude gude) and egg (卵 tamago). Gudetama debuted following a contest run by Sanrio to introduce new characters based on Japanese food, in which Gudetama came second to Kirimi-chan. Gudetama has proven popular in Japan, leading to the opening of a number of themed pop-up cafes serving egg-related dishes. A plentiful selection of character goods are also available, ranging from stationery to confectionery to toys. Gudetama goods have been sold at a number of dedicated pop-up stores across Japan.
Gudetama is the star of a short animation series aired on TBS, which, as of 2016, had spanned hundreds of episodes. The series follows the exploits of Gudetama and a cast of recurring human characters. One such character is Nisetama-san (ニセたまさん Nisetamasan, meaning fake egg), a young man dressed in a yellow suit similar to a zentai suit but with the face exposed, akin to a humanoid Gudetama. The series' short segments end with a rendition of the Gudetama theme song and a contemporary style dance performed by Nisetama-san.