Lisa Courtney, a 21-year-old girl from Hertfordshire, U.K., has been awarded a Guinness World Record for having the largest Pokemon collection: 12,113 items, to be exact !!!
Despite my admiration for people with great passion for Japanese pop culture and all that is Japanese, what made me like this story is that Lisa turned to Pokemon for comfort and help to cope with physical and verbal bullying she received at school due to her disabled arm. Over 13 years, Lisa was able to build up the world's largest Pokemon collection.
"I was severely bullied at senior school, both verbally and physically. The bullying was quite bad and I was tearful most days. Coming home from school, the Pokémon really helped me through the hard times ", says Lisa (source: the Metro)
So is the healing power of Japanese anime :)
see the videos uploaded by her on youtube here.