Jan-Ken-Pon Yonkoma Earns Guinness World Record

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Japan has managed to seize yet another inexplicably coveted Guinness world record, this time with long-running yonkoma Jan-Ken-Pon snagging the achievement and certain to have many bewildered due to having never heard of it.

Jan-Ken-Pon earned the record for “the most strips published for the same yonkoma manga series”, producing a total of 15,000 strips as of November 24th 2016 – the manga launched in the Asahi Shogakusei Shimbun newspaper back in September of 1969.

For the many individuals who are likely unfamiliar with the series, it revolves around a sister named Jan and her two brothers Ken and Pon and their everyday lives; which all together spells out the name for Japan’s equivalent of rock-paper-scissors.

The yonkoma’s 15,095th strip celebrates the Guinness achievement:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 24/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next they win the "thing of least shit to give about" award I presume?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 24/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Guinness has awards for everything, from the longest fart to smallest penis to biggest nose, guinness used to be big deal when they only had serious awards, actual human achievements that people worked lifetime for, but now it's like a book of special snowflakes, and it's not even a book.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I take it you've never read through any of the older editions

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 24/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nah, the Guinness Book keeps that one for itself.



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