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