'Little Miss Period' tries to punch through Japan's menstruation taboos

'Her timing can be terrible and she can pack a mean punch'

'Little Miss Period' — a pink blob with red lips and red pants, who stars in a Japanese manga comic and movie of the same name — has a mission: breaking taboos in a society where talking about menstruation has been seen as dirty or embarrassing.

Little Miss Period
A still from the movie 'Little Miss Period'.

The movie Little Miss Period was released domestically in Japan last month.

It is based on a manga by