astro boy yenYou’ve heard of Disney Dollars?
In Japan, it’s Astro Bucks!Tokyo’s Takadanobaba district will start using Astro Boy currency this week, according to an ABC News article. The currency features the image of the famous anime hero, and many shops, organizations and Waseda University will use the currency for community revitalization efforts and environmental activities.
The article states: “Astro Boy’s strength was measured in horsepower and therefore 1 horsepower of the currency will be equivalent to 1 yen. The bills come in denominations of 10, 100 and 200 horsepower.”
Buddy, can you spare an Astro-dime?