You'll have to trust me on this one...

Afro Ken is the latest character to come from the nation, and indeed the company, Sanrio, which thought up Hello Kitty. A combination of an afro and ken (Japanese for dog), you get a dog with a multitude of cute afro wigs, involving fruit, hearts, noodles and other things.

Think of the cuteness and variation available with Hello Kitty, then translate to an afro-haircut dog, and you'll be getting close.