"Tsubakuro Day" celebrates mascots, anime, and summer
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows are preparing for an invasion of titanic proportions.
The Central League team is gearing up for their annual Tsubakuro Day festivities. Named for their mascot, Tsubakuro Day celebrates summer and baseball. This year, fans can look forward to picking up Tsubakuro figurines dressed up for a visit to the beach.
In addition, a special guest will be throwing out the first pitch. In honor of the impending third season of Attack on Titan, the Colossal Titan (or, as they call him, "Titan-kun") will be on hand for the day's game.
Will Tsubakuro survive the invasion? Can Titans even throw? We'll find out Wednesday, July 11.
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her next book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available for preorder from Obverse Books.