Namakoro, the new mascot for Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force seems to be too real/separated-at-birth from actual pink sea cucumbers (and other things) that can be pinkish in nature.
— Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) October 25, 2018
Other examples of the Japanese separated-at-birth concept reported here include:
- Parallel Culture Development? (3Yen / 2018-08-25)
- Separated-at-birth: Japan Tobacco‘s MILD IMPACT™ (3Yen / 2012-04-15)
- Golgo 13 / Spock — Japanese ‘can coffee’ (3Yen / 2008-05-04)