Mascots

Japan’s favorite city mascot goes on talk show, says it’s tired, wants to go back to Pear Land

Funasshi has had more than six years of celebrity fame, so maybe it’s time for the pear creature to have a little R&R.

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Chiitan’s management speaks out about copyright issues and future with Susaki City

Chiitan’s management claim a city rep in charge of happiness told them “permission wasn’t needed.”

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Japanese convenience store mascot is an otaku who lives with his mom, stuck in an entry-level job

Oh, and 29-year-old Famichiki Senpai is also an anthropomorphic piece of fried chicken with beefy human arms.

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It’s WAR! Susaki City demands Chiitan suspend all activities over copyright violation

This is an otter travesty.

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Chiitan, the self-injuring otter mascot, to get own animated series

You just can’t keep a good otter down.

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Chiitan the otter rejected as mascot character for Japan’s Susaki City due to reckless behavior

That adorable otter just took one too many blows to the head for the liking of city residents and officials.

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Japanese udon noodles mascot character imitates Banksy by shredding itself in a painting

Girl With Balloon artwork cutely followed by Udon With Balloon.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics announces the winner of its adorable mascot election

All six candidates were cute enough to do the country proud, but these two are the winners.
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Chiitan the otter mascot poised for mainstream success with fun videos of everyday tasks

Enlightening clips show just how hard it is to do the simplest things when you’re a mascot.

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Tokyo Olympic committee comes up with clever way to let blind children help select Games’ mascots

Organizers find a way to let vision-impaired kids express their opinion of which of the adorable characters best represents Japan.

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics mascot finalists unveiled【Pics & Video】

These six mascots take their inspiration from sakura cherry blossoms, shrines, and Japanese fairy tales.

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Tokyo Metro’s official mascot stirs up debate with eye-catching appearance

The city’s subway operator can’t decide whether their mascot should look like a muppet or a sexy service manager.

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Tokyo police force mascot Pipo-kun anthropomorphises into muscly man in new anime clip

The cute character bares his pecs in the fight against stranger danger, where children are told to remember the words “Squid Sushi” to protect them from harm.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 15 most disturbing Japanese prefecture mascots【Weird Top FIFTEEN】

Because “top five” isn’t nearly enough to show off all these terrifying creations.

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“Crazy” new mascot for Kure City is an impressively good dancer with a slick TRF cover【Video】

Mr. Kure may not know karate, but he knows ku-re-shi!

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New hemp mascot character Asamiko-chan appears in Japan

With her own official Twitter account and a town in Tottori Prefecture behind her, Japan’s first ever cannabis character comes dressed as a pink-haired shrine maiden.

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This year’s contest to choose Japan’s greatest mascot attracting some shady characters

Call me old fashioned but I remember when mascots were meant to be cute, not demons spawned by human weakness or yam ninjas.

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Japanese baseball mascot kicks and punches another mascot lying defenceless on the ground【Video】

Over the weekend, a fight broke out between two mascots who have a well-documented history of bad blood.

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New mascot “Lucky Bear” appearing on Chinese TV looks awfully familiar

A roly-poly bear with red cheeks and white eyebrows recently appeared on a TV program in China, which can mean only one thing: Kumamoto Prefecture traveled six years back in time and ripped them off!

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Taiwan’s moe train mascot’s new image song somehow reminds Japanese netizens of erotic games

The “K.R.T. Girls”, moe mascots fronting the line for Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (KRT), are no stranger on our humble website. Just recently, we saw them taking over their trains with full-length decals, and just a couple of days ago they released a new image song for one of the girls that briefly mentions a few of the stations along the subway lines.

It’s a catchy pop tune befitting of the cute, refreshing image of the mascot girls, but some Japanese netizens are saying that it sounds like a theme song for an erotic game. Give it a listen after the break!

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