BATTLE ROYALE of Japanese mascots . . . BEAR vs PEAR!

The Japanese film classic, Battle Royale″ (, was reenacted yesterday. It was Hokkaido’s Melon BEAR vs PEAR of Funabashi City.


Mascot Funassyi, in a wrestling war!
The Sankei Shimbun 2015-Oct-12 (goofy Google Translate)
During the current 3-day holiday weekend in Japan, “Looks good! All set” event was held at the wholesale market of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture just east of Tokyo. The Japanese mascot character, “Funassyi” the yellow pear, who unofficially represents the city of Funabashi had invited about 50 other mascots of other Japanese locales for a “confrontation”—a wrestling Battle Royale.
Funassyi ended up in the final wrestling showdown against the mascot “Melon Bear” of Yubari, Hokkaido. The match was a wild scene of Melon Bear’s ferocious biting attacks and counterattacks by Funassyi wildly jumping and cutting. In a splendid victory, Funassyi raised his arms victorious and screamed, “Everyone cheer, ‘Thanks Nasshi’!”


Previous 3Yen reports of Melon Bear and Funassyi Pear include:


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3 thoughts on “BATTLE ROYALE of Japanese mascots . . . BEAR vs PEAR!”

  1. sidebar-quote long R wrote:
    Taro, you seem to be really into this kind of things…


    tiger-mask taroAww shucks, what can I say? I am really into
    exhibition wrestling. (-‿◦)

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