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If you’re like a lot of people who use public transportation for work, there’s one trick that’ll usually keep busybodies from seeing you as a potential conversation partner. Pop in a pair of headphones. It’s a universal sign for “I can’t hear you,” “I’m listening to something,” and “leave me alone.” Usually.

If your regular headphones still aren’t getting the message across, Popuko and Pipimi will manifest your inner desire to be left the hell alone by flipping off any and every person within sight distance. The Popuko and Pipimi SE-CH5T headphone sets come in red and blue and feature the characters’ large middle fingers in full view. Each comes with a color coordinated carrying case.



Each single set retails for 10,000 yen (US$90) and will go on sale on June 11 to August 8.

The girls’ giant fingers have inspired department store ads, giant foam hands, and other merchandise.

Source: Comic Natalie