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    Monday April 29, 2019
  • John Oliver of Last Week Tonight Faces the Wrath of Chiitan

    Video segment on unofficial mascot character spawns unofficial Twitter "feud"

    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.

  • Saturday August 1, 2015
  • Regional Mascot Kumamon Teams Up with "Yowamushi Pedal"

    Laid-back bear character promotes the August 2015 release of "Yowamushi Pedal" film

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sunday June 24, 2012
  • 16-Year-Old Girl Designed Yuru-Chara for Local Flower Festival

    Local high school girl made her debut as character designer

    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.

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