John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, has found himself in the unlikely position of an Internet feud with an unofficial Japanese mascot character thanks to a segment that aired on Episode 09 of Season 6 of Last Week Tonight. Hit the jump to learn more about this unlikely clash.
Kumamon, the official regional mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, is teaming up with the upcoming anime film Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie, Hit the jump to check out the collaboration.
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.
Yuru-Chara stands for "Yurui character", it means "loose character" in Japanese. Many cities and festivals make their own Yuru-Chara to introduce their local specials and to promote their events nowadays. Ayame-chan for Jouge Ayame Matsuri in Hiroshima is the newest one. Check the cute Yuru-Chara after the jump.