As we’ve noted here many times, the anime/manga movement is best seen as having its greatest cultural impact as a fashion/lifestyle trend (a la punk and goth), not as a literary movement, per se. And certainly the fashion gets wilder and wilder all the time. For instance, these over-sized contacts which give your eyes a manga-sized look have been getting a lot of attention.
Disturbing as they are, they aren’t the worst of it, as InventorSpot notes:
The site featuring the lenses sells a few other beauty aids, including a painful-sounding “nose clipper” and a Crystal Colagen Breast Mask which demands a posting of its own – keep a big, watery, shiny eye on this blog!