ぐでたま) is a cartoon character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. The name Gudetama is formed from two parts: the first is the ideophone “gudegude” (Japanese: ぐでぐで) which is used to evoke the impression of something lazy and lacking energy. The second part is from the Japanese word “tamago” (Japanese: たまご) which means egg. Therefore Gudetama can be translated to English as "lazy egg". Gudetama's personality and appearance matches its name, as it is a depressed egg.