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    Tuesday April 5, 2016
  • Pear Fairy Funassyi Stars in Virtual Reality Fantasy Stage Play

    "Legend of Funassyi" runs from June 30 to July 31, 2016, at the DMM VR Theater in Yokohama

    Funassyi - the genderless, heavy-metal loving pear fairy and unofficial mascot of Funabashi City - is starring in its own virtual reality fantasy stage play at the DMM VR Theater in Yokohama in the Summer season of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more-nassyi.

  • Saturday July 4, 2015
  • Bandai Hobby Unleashes "Action Funassyi" Plastic Model Kit

    Unofficial mascot of Funabashi City is easy-to-assemble, squishable

    Bandai Hobby is releasing a 20-piece, easy-to-assemble plastic model kit of the unofficial mascot of Funabashi City, Chiba: Funassyi. Hit the jump to check it out, nasshi.

  • Friday June 5, 2015
  • Sanrio's Hello Kitty Teams Up With Funassyi for Summer Collaboration

    Collaboration includes unique character goods, events at Sanrio Puroland

    It's a meeting of the mascots as Sanrio's Hello Kitty character teams up with Pear Fairy Funassyi, the unofficial mascot of Funabashi, Chiba, Japan. Hit the jump to learn the details.

  • Tuesday May 12, 2015
  • VIDEO: John Oliver Takes a Peek at Yuru-Chara on "Last Week Tonight"

    Comedian / TV host explores the phenomena of Japanese mascots in a hilarious segment for his show

    Comedian / TV host John Oliver took a look at the zaniness of Japanese mascot characters in a his segment for his popular Last Week Tonight with John Oliver TV show. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Wednesday April 15, 2015
  • "Funassyi Fantasy World" at the Parco Museum in Shibuya

    Eccentric pear fairy / unofficial Funabashi city mascot gets official installation at art gallery

    The momentum of Funassyi, the heavy metal pear fairy and unofficial mascot of Funabashi City, seems unstoppable as the Parco Museum in Shibuya is opening an art installation called "Funassyi Fantasy World" beginning April 24, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday April 6, 2015
  • Funassyi Gets Glamorous on the Cover of "AneCan" Magazine

    Genderless pear fairy struts its stuff in an exclusive fashion shoot for popular ladies' magazine

    When its not running from explosions, jamming to heavy metal music, or addressing the Foreign Correspondents' Club, the "pear fairy" known as Funassyi is rocking the fashion world on the cover of AneCan magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday March 9, 2015
  • Pear Fairy Funassyi Gets Its Own Short TV Anime Series

    Animated by Asahi Production (Himegoto, Orenchi no Furo Jijou)

    It is confirmed today that Funassyi, one of the most famous Japanese local mascot characters, will have its own TV anime series titled Funassyi no FunaFunaFuna Biyori from March 30. The short series will be aired daily from Monday to Friday in Nihon TV's morning show Sukkiri!!. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday March 6, 2015
  • VIDEO: Hyper Pear-Fairy Funassyi Addresses Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan About Global Ambitions

    Mascot even gives policy statements on economic and changing the Japanese constitution's military prohibitions.

    The popularity of Chiba Prefecture's beloved (unofficial) mascot Funassyi has taken the pear fairy everywhere from Precure anime to pro-wrestling. This week he did his first press conference with foreign media for a talk about the role of mascot, perseverance, Japan's affection for the underdog and even policy statements on economic and changing the Japanese constitution's military prohibitions.

  • Thursday February 26, 2015
  • “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” Press Conference Features Char Cosplay, Dancing Pear

    Unofficial mascot of Funabashi, Chiba “Funassyi” joins performers to promote upcoming OAV

    What do the Red Comet and a dancing pear mascot have in common? Hit the jump to find out.

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014
  • VIDEO: Manic Mascot Funassyi Multiplies

    Funagoro is part pear, part caterpillar - which means he squirts pear juice/silk out of his rear at unexpected times.

    Yesterday we mentioned annual mascot battle royale Yuru-Kyara Grand Prix in reference to Wooser and Uogokoro-kun's participation. Last year's winner, Chiba Prefecture pear Funassyi has parlayed its victory into appearances everywhere from Precure anime to pro-wrestling. Now, with some help from Bandai, Funassyi has introduced its younger sibling, Funagoro. More after the jump.

  • Sunday August 17, 2014
  • Billy the Marlin Meets Hyperactive Japanese Mascot Funassyi

    Infamously jumpy pear learns to pitch

    Sports has long been a vehicle for diplomacy and cultural exchange. This week, instead of politicians or competitive athletes, it was mascots doing the work as the Miami Marlins baseball mascot Billy came fin to pear leaf with Funabashi-city, Chiba Prefecture's infamously jumpy Funassyi .

  • Thursday November 28, 2013
  • VIDEO: Voice Actress Tomoko Kaneda Mimics Famous Yuruchara "Funassyi"

    The voice of Chiyo Mihama in "Azumanga Daioh"

    Recently 40-year-old anime voice actress Tomoko Kaneda has been stuck in mimicking Funassyi, the unofficial yuruchara (mascot) representing Funabashi-city in Chiba Prefecture. The official YouTube channel of her radio program "Konya wa Umaizo!" (It's delicious tonight) has posted an exclusive video of her mimic performance. Let's check it out!