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Extraordinary snow creations of famous anime characters have been appearing all over Japan after recent snowfalls.
Less than a month before Sapporo's famous snow festival, amateur snow sculptors have been posting pictures of their creations on social media.
Fans of the Pokemon GO mobile game will recognise this, an icy Mega Kamex created by Kazu Sae in Fujiyoshida, near Mount Fuji.
He says he kept it maintained after work for several days.
Instagram user Abemi comments that her creation looks like it is about to enter the home, which is perhaps a little unnerving when the character is Kaonashi (No-Face), a ghost that eats people in Studio Ghibli's animated film Spirited Away after being invited indoors.
Much more cheery and equally popular was Totoro, from another Studio Ghibli classic, My Neighbour Totoro. This one created by the husband of Instagram user xiakia, who likes to come up with a new snowman idea every year.
Sadly the sunshine is more likely to carry him off to another place than the umbrella he flies with in the film.
In the Attack on Titan manga series, man-eating giants called Titans stalk the earth, and what remains of humankind is cowering behind vast walls in a dystopian future.
Fortunately any terror induced by this Titan will only last until the next warm day. But till then, this ice monster by Instagram user beta58a330 might give you a bit of a fright if you spot it through the winter gloom.