Japan is poised to ban the man bun in the coming months.
The move follows a rash of deadly buns attacks in Japan in recent years, and comes amid a spate of similar incidents in Europe.
The buns are traditionally popular in Japan and the country’s buns maker is looking to replace the popular man bun with the shorter bun.
But the ban would also apply to side buns and any other buns that are deemed to be too tall or too wide.
The announcement comes amid rising concerns over the rising number of bun-related attacks and the growing popularity of man bun products.
“This decision will not affect the popularity of the man-made bun, but will make the bun more attractive to customers,” the company said in a statement.
A Japanese official said the government would review the ban in 2018, according to Bloomberg.
The country has been grappling with a string of man-bun-related incidents over the last few years.
In 2015, a man who was shot by police while trying to rob a bakery in Nishi-chiba was fatally shot by the store owner after he allegedly attempted to stab him with a knife.
Another man was injured after he was allegedly stabbed with a man bun at a coffee shop in Tokyo in 2016.
Two people were killed in January in a buns attack in the southern Japanese city of Shizuoka after the store’s owner allegedly cut the man’s hair with a butcher knife.
More recently, in July, a woman was found dead in her apartment in the capital of Osaka, her body wrapped in a man buster.
A month later, a 16-year-old boy in Shizuoke was shot dead by a police officer in a bid to protect his girlfriend who was allegedly trying to run away from him after she was allegedly punched in the head by a man wearing a man’s bun.
Japan’s Health Ministry said in July that buns can cause dizziness and blood pressure problems, which could be fatal.
A man bun is a man-shaped bun that can be found in stores, restaurants, and grocery stores, but is typically longer and more expensive.