From google:


What does the マン mean here? Does it modify 円 or 状態? I'm guessing the latter since it obviously it doesn't represent 万, but I have no idea what it adds to the sentence.

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    それ、コンテクストがないと絶対誰にもわかんないです。 blog.livedoor.jp/umauma1/archives/cat_50016662.html ちょっとパロディ。 余ったボードで顔にはめる0円マンを作成。...ブースに4人座ってるのも狭いんで、0円マンで宣伝兼見学に。
    – Chocolate
    Apr 22, 2018 at 3:54
  • Thanks, I saw it somewhere else and since it also appeared in google I thought it was a niche set phrase or something and didn't bother reading through the actual post. The other sentences make things a lot clearer now.
    – idlackage
    Apr 22, 2018 at 3:58

2 Answers 2


I think マン means man.

0円マン == a man who has 0yen.

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    So, how does a "a man who has 0 yen" buy coffee at a convenience store?
    – user4032
    Apr 22, 2018 at 4:17
  • I don't know. More likely situation is, 0円マン状態でコンビニでコーヒーを買おうとしたら店員に壮大にくさされる
    – kmugitani
    Apr 22, 2018 at 5:36
  • それなら、”0円マン”の意味を、もったいぶらずに、解説してくださいな。私と同様、何だろう?と思っているリーダーもいるだろうから。
    – kmugitani
    Apr 22, 2018 at 14:08
  • 文脈読んだらわかると思うんで、もうちょっと頑張ってみたら・・・
    – Chocolate
    Apr 22, 2018 at 14:36

Judging from the link @chocolate posted, this マン is obviously man as in Spider-Man or Superman. 0円マン状態 is just "(appearing) as Zero-Yen-Man", an imaginary hero that has "0円" on his face.

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