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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.

  • Tuesday November 24, 2015
  • Ieyasu-kun Crowned #1 Mascot at the 2015 Yuru-Chara Grand Prix

    Some 1727 mascot characters competed for the chance to be voted Japan's top mascot

    After more than 50 million votes were cast online and in person for some 1727 different mascot characters, Hamamatsu City's resident mascot, Shusse Daimyo Ieyasu-kun, claimed the title of #1 Japanese mascot character at the 2015 Yuru-Chara Grand Prix. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saturday May 9, 2015
  • Grin and Bear It: Kumamon Heads to Cannes

    Official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture to promote 2 short films at festival in France

    Film is serious business, and who better to help represent the cinema of Japan than lovable, vacant-eyed bear-thing Kumamon? Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday May 7, 2015
  • Machi Asobi Mascot Battle: "Daruma-san Fell Down" Competition

    9 suited mascots participated in a tournament featuring Japanese children's game

    Being a Japanese mascot isn't all fun and games. Well, maybe it is, but those games can involve some stiff competition, as demonstrated by the "Kigurumi Showdown: Daruma-san Fell Down" event at Machi Asobi 14 in Tokushima.