Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya." When Suzumiya cut her hair short in the anime series, she began wearing this yellow hairband. Immediately, cosplay enthusiasts and anime fans began searching for suitable replicas.
Implications - Westerners have embraced the culture of anime that has crossed over from Japan. The artwork and original storylines have been welcomed with open arms and they are different from traditional Western offerings. The interest in different cultures can be an incredible source of inspiration for brands who wish to provide interesting products to consumers.