A foreigner living in Japan has lamented buying a Ghibli Studio’s Spirited Away No Face mask for Halloween and concealing the very feature that makes them special.
“Regrets I’ve had a few, including covering my unique foreign face on Halloween,” said Billy Wilson.
The 28-year-old gaijin made the last-second purchase from the discount chain store Don Quijote without carefully thinking through his decision.
“It looked good on the display wall but it didn’t occur to me that I would be covering my most precious asset – my gaijin face.”
Wilson was forced to speak in English at a higher than normal volume in an attempt to enlighten people within his vicinity that the impressive No Face disguise didn’t even come close to what was behind the mask.
“I really had to focus hard on enunciating my syllables to perfection as there are a lot of imposter returnee students these days trying to pass off as native speakers.”
No Face Wilson later resorted to yelling out, “U-S-A, U-S-A”, in the center of a crowded Shibuya street.
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