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Pac-Man is a character by the animation company Namco, first introduced in the arcade game Pac-Man in 1980. The video game spawned a television series and became a worldwide social phenomenon for video gamers. According to the character's creator the inspiration was an animated pizza and simplifying and rounding out the Japanese character for a mouth, kuchi. This name comes from the Japanese folklore character Paku who was known for his big appetite.
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Pac-Man is a character by the animation company Namco, first introduced in the arcade game Pac-Man in 1980. The video game spawned a television series and became a worldwide social phenomenon for video gamers. According to the character's creator the inspiration was an animated pizza and simplifying and rounding out the Japanese character for a mouth, kuchi.  This name comes from the Japanese folklore character Paku who was known for his big appetite.