You've seen a Pikachu numerous times, but have you ever seen the character without ears? Online in Japan recently, a thread on 2ch, the country's largest forum, popped up with people contributing altered photos of iconic characters sans ears.
And here's the Miffy we all know and love.
Here's Miffy without ears.
Rilakkuma, the relaxing bear, relaxing with ears.
Now relaxing without them.
Mickey Mouse minus ears, feet bits, and finger tips. Blame a bad source image for that!
And Hello Kitty.
On second thought, Kitty-chan needs ears. Badly.