"Dragon Ball" and "K-on!" Characters Spotted in Cheering Section of Relay Marathon - UPDATED

Annual Hakone Ekiden run between Tokyo and Hakone gets some nice otaku Easter eggs

The Hakone Ekiden is an annual male only relay marathon, run between Tokyo and Hakone on 2 and 3 January and televised on Nippon Television. This year, both days yielded on nice otaku Easter eggs, with K-on! drummer Ritsu encouraging the runners the first day and Dragon Ball Z's Frieza turning up on the second.

 

 

 

 

 

The Friezas previously invaded the event in 2011

 

 

UPDATE:

And a racer gets in on the action...

 

via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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