Has Japan hit Peak ‘Loose Character’?
The mascot business has been showing signs a crash for some time we reported last year that Scores of ‘lax characters’ in Osaka Japan put to death in prefectural putsch (3Yen / 2014-05-08/) .
Japan mascots face cull or combination
Yahoo News (AFP) / 2015-April-06
Japan’s swollen ranks of cuddly mascots, once de rigueur for every local government and commercial brand, are coming under increasing threat, with some being culled and others combined. More…
Previous reports of Japan’s yuru-kyara (“loose characters”) on the 3Yen include:
• Mascot takes a piss at presser (3Yen / 2014-10-16)
• Unauthorized Funassyi vs fake Funasshii
(3Yen / 2014-06-02)
• Japan’s Miss Condom is a real character
(3Yen / 2013-06-29)
• Captain Hard-on of Hokkaido
← (3Yen / 2006-03-13)