Mangetsu-Man, which translates as the man in purple and yellow, is a superhero who is on a one-man crusade to clean up the streets of tokyo city. Armed with a a broom, Mangetsu-Man has been patroling the streets of tokyo since 2016 in a tireless search for rubbish. But his mission is much larger than just to keep an eye off for crime. Mangetsu-Manhopes that by cleaning the streets, he can also "fight garbage all the negativity in the world."
Like any self-respecting superhero, Mangetsu-Man goes to great lengths to keep his true identity secret. He even uses a voice dictation app to conceal his voice.
Dressed in a black, yellow and black and what appear to be oversized gloves with matching colors, Mangetsu-Man has attracted lots of attention, which is saying something in a city like tokyo where dressing up in outlandish costumes is common.
His good deeds have inspired a small army of volunteers.