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Mascot Bonanza!
January 31, 2013 7:35 AM   Subscribe

Japan attempts to set the world record for the greatest number of mascots dancing at once.

Japan is notable for having mascots for many things, from products to public information to police. However, in the UK mascots are most widely used as emblems of football teams. Every year, they stage a Grand National- an event which should be fluffy, but has in the past been struck by controversy.
posted by mippy (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Also, there are mascot popularity contests in Japan.
posted by mippy at 7:38 AM on January 31, 2013


Of course there are.
posted by maryr at 7:52 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Raw video
posted by KokuRyu at 8:20 AM on January 31, 2013


Also, there are mascot popularity contests in Japan.

In America, they call it democracy.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:34 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


ANGRY DEER!
posted by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on January 31, 2013


Really, with the right music, five is enough.
posted by googly at 9:06 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Mascots are an import communications channel.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:13 AM on January 31, 2013


Sometimes I am so happy for the plushies of the world because truly we are living in a golden age.
posted by munchingzombie at 9:39 AM on January 31, 2013


This was the best mascot (and Nuit Blanche)-related event I've ever attended. My wife and I got there at about 4 AM when they were all exhausted and it was *glorious*.
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:47 PM on January 31, 2013


I saw this a couple of days ago on the news, and I turned to my wife to say that they missed a golden opportunity. Sure, mascots dancing is cute, and nice Guiness award. But why stop there? They could have easily set the Guiness record for largest number of mascots in a brawl! It's simple, really. No violence is as funny as mascot violence.

If you want adorable half-panda, half-random animal synchronized dancing behind two teenage Japanese girls rapping, look no further than this, which I've recommended in several AskMe's about good videos/good J-pop.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:02 PM on January 31, 2013


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