イヤホンジャックが下になったら絶対出るであろうジャック twitter.com/butcha_u/statu...— ブッチャーUさん (@butcha_u) 9月 12, 2012
We've covered other cat-shaped headphone jack covers and Doala-shaped headphone jack covers that, born of the Twitterverse, began as a simple sketch and went on to become actual products. Will this be the next big thing to emerge from the Twitter hivemind?
Let me introduce you to Mami Tomoe. She is (was?) one of the main characters in the popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series, and is well known for how she met her end in episode 3 (ineffective after-the-fact spoiler alert!). Take a look, it's pretty disturbing.
So the image of headless Mami has made its way through the Japanese memegrinder, and now its latest incarnation comes in the form of a headphone jack cover. The iPhone 5 rearranging its headphone jack to the bottom of the phone makes this sort of magic possible.
The original tweet shown above has nearly 8,000 retweets already. Thousands of Twitter users have shown their support for the idea, and one industrious user took it upon themself to make up a prototype.
All the disturbingness of the original death scene encompassed in a tiny little headphone jack cover. Taking it one step further gives us...
Another enterprising user posted their own handmade version.
マミさん追加、主に胸をね。 twitter.com/tana1tukuruhit...— 棚/悶縁/松本 (@tana1tukuruhito) September 13, 2012
While this cover might not have the marketability of, say, this awesome one of Sasuke from Naruto, there may be a niche market out there for this headless Mami.
Translation by Jason Morgan