Katamari Damacy: As pointed out on its own page, everything and everyone who gets rolled up into a star is apparently still alive.
- It's heavily implied that they aren't harmed, though, as it has a recurring family that you can roll up in each game, and that even congratulate you when you roll them up into the Moon. How aren't they harmed? Well... it's probably better not to ask. This is further muddled by inconsistencies in what the game will let you do—you can't roll up anything living in the bonfire Katamari, instead setting the hind ends of people and animals ablaze as they run off, but you can roll up living things as the sumo wrestler, which get absorbed, kicking and screaming, into his body. Again, probably best not to dwell on it too hard.
- You get to roll up the King in We Love Katamari, and aside from being fresh as a daisy afterward, he straight-up tells you that being rolled up feels good. Of course, he always did have curious tastes.
- In Japanese, the word for star ("hoshi") can also mean "planet". Anyone rolled into the Katamari would be living in the now reborn planet.
- If the official webcomic is any indication, people get rolled up all the time, sometimes more than once. They just... come back to Earth. Somehow.
Michiru: You have rolled me up before... Kind of a lot of times... One time you rolled my whole family up on the moon.