Squid ‘Kaiju’ vs Monbemon Monster

And, the proliferation of loose-character monsters in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan has been remarkable.

Squid kaiju vs Monbemon monster

Google Translate:

Creepy organism that is reflected with a blank expression on one’s face next to the first place of Monbemon. This is just as it is seen, is your local character of Hakodate, Hokkaido, which was the squid in the model. But now that call themselves the “alien”, not just a squid. They are invaders who came from outer space in order to my thing Hakodate, full stomach and crawling, waged attractions us and fight day and night, such as trying to protect the city, “Tawarobo” and “air fortress Goryokaku” of Hakodate … … Well, I’m sorry. The other what is somehow ….



Morning wood

Kumamon gets some massive morning wood, mon~ ☆

Translated from Japanese by Bing

Good morning bear ~ ☆ one day today bear!

Other news of Japan’s top mascot, and getting wood include:


Kumamon is Japan’s ‘person’ the year, mon~☆

PR Citizen of the Year is..


Previous reports of krazy Kumamon…mon~☆…include:


Kumamon’s kinky castle expo

Let’s SEXPO 2016 mon~!
Think Kink in the Clink…at Kumamoto Castle, モン~
…sayeth the Kumamon.


Before this expo, other Kumamon mascot shenanigans have included:



Just for reference, this was Kumamon’s original post:

Translated from Japanese by Bing
I went to the Castle EXPO2016, mon! Think of the Castle, Kumamoto Castle…. mon~

Xmas ads from Japan, of course

Christmas greetings from Nagoya Sweets Salami Co.



Cheesus Good Cheese (Fake Japanese Ad Characters Set)
You can find this and a bunch of other great faux-Japanese ads on reymisterio‘s flickr.

–Tip of the hat to the 3Yen’s
correspondent-at-large, Den4,
for this artsy-fartsy post.



BoobooMan—a mascot indicative of 2016 Japan


Can you remember the Japanese WTF Goods (3Yen 2012-02-01)—the infamous mouth exerciser?

Well, our friends at “Mondo Mascots” found the perfect boyfriend for Miss Mouth on the left, BoobooMan!
    ) ゜o゜(


Our previous “mouthy” reports include:




Akita Prefecture was so desperate to show the charms″ of their northern backwater of Japan they bought out their MOFU MOFU☆DOGS.

Actual lyrics…
♫~ I’ll be waiting for you at MOFU MOFU
full throttle…


urbandictionary: mofu: How "mofo" should be said as it
is supposed to be short-form for mother fuckerr..

Our previous reports of Japanese promotions gone MOFO-mad include:


Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, welcomes all at the seat of power!!~

Taking a hint from the current populist wave of world “leaders” like Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines, Kumamoto Prefecture’s Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, welcomes all to take a seat at his desk at the Office of World Expansion, モン!!~


(Above photo taken at: Kumamoto Sales Office, 8 Hancho-machi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, 860-0808 JAPAN)



Our previous reports Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, include:



Best bear—better days

The ever adventurous mascot bear, Kumamon, discovers a Stargate to a better time—the booming Bubble Era* of the late 1980s when Japan was №1, モン☆ !!~


A few of the our many reports of Stargate appearances in Japan include:




A bit less boring and bellicose than Uncle Sam’s “I WANT YOU!” here is the recruiting poster I found in my Tokyo subway for Japan’s “I ☆ P’s” [sic] idols of the country’s ‘Self-Defense Forces’ who want you!


goofy Google Translate of a Self-Defense Force recruiting site:
This is the new design for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces recruiting posters …. the refreshing image of the new design will bring a bright and positive frame of mind…in a fresh illustration such that wants to continue to challenge something. The new recruiting slogan will be, “The shining me!


The fearsome “I ☆ P’s” military recruiting characters pictured are:
i-shiining-p• Miss Lark of the Air Self-Defense Force dressed in air force blue.
• Miss Rose of the Maritime Self-Defense Force dressed in navy whites.
• Miss Plum of the Ground Self-Defense Force dressed army green.


Our previous reports Japan’s Self-Defense Forces include: