さて、今年もまた「ゆるキャラグランプリ」が始まりましたが、今年は愛媛県松山市でリアルのイベントが開催されます。
いわゆる決戦投票です。

そんなわけで、愛媛県の「みきゃん」の画像。
昨年は2位でしたが、今年はグランプリに来られたみなさんに楽しんでもらうためとして不参加になっています。

ちなみに、2017年度の国体は愛媛県で開催のため、国体のマスコットキャラとしても「みきゃん」が使われています。

“Mi-can” Ehime prefecture, Japan.

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毎年各県で開催される、国民文化祭が今年は愛知県なのです。

「ブンぞー」は愛知県の国民文化祭に合わせて作られたマスコットキャラ。
頭のちょんまげが、愛知県のマークをモチーフにしていますね。

キャラ全体は、昔作られた茶運びの人形がモチーフとなっています。
トヨタ自動車を筆頭にモノづくり王国を自称する愛知県らしいところです。

“Bumzo” Aichi prefecture, Japan.

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Meet the newest mascot for the Department of Impossible Cuteness: the Ezo momonga, Siberian flying squirrels that live on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido (historically known as Ezo). With their huge dark eyes, long whiskers, eensy-weensy paws, and the ability to glide through the air from tree to tree, these kawaii creatures wield cuteness like a superpower.

Shy and mostly nocturnal creatures, the Siberian flying squirrel builds cozy nests up high in trees inside holes created by woodpeckers and line them with soft materials such as lichen. They do not hibernate, but during winter they sometimes sleep continuously for a few days at a time.

The idea of walking around a wintry forest knowing there are itty-bitty bundles of cuteness fast asleep in the trees overhead is enough to raise our blood sugar to a dangerous level. Please excuse us while we go eat some almonds and sit quietly for a few minutes.

Photos by Popshiretoko360, Masa Nakamura, and Masatsugu Ohashi respectively.

[via RocketNews24 and Bored Panda]

JUNE is THE MONTH FOR FUN IN THE SUN!!! ☀️ Hime-chan looks great getting some sun at the beach!!! It’s the work of our May artist: Akairiot! 

Each month, we’re teaming up with a unique artist to produce a special commemorative piece featuring our one and only Crunchyroll-Hime!

Akairiot says:

“Summer!  The beach!  Cute gals in swimsuits!  That’s June for ya.  Or it would be, if you’re lucky enough to be anywhere near the ocean…the best I can hope for is a dip in the Mississippi River.  At least I can let Hime enjoy the sand and sun in my stead~  Now I’m off to hug my air conditioner and wait for fall…stay cool, everybody. ;) ”

⭐️ Find more of their art here:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/akairiot
Tumblr: http://akairiot.tumblr.com
Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/akairiot

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Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni ver.2015

Inspired by the 2008 Beijing Olympic mascots. This is my 3rd attempt on this concept over the years. Each version reflects my skills of that period.

Characters (from left to right):

  • Beibei: The blue one, a fish
  • Jingjing: The black one , a panda
  • Huanhuan: The red one, the Olympic Flame
  • Yingying: The yellow one, a Tibetan antelope
  • Nini: The green one, a swallow

Wallpaper version: [DA]

Drawlloween Day 9: Eyeball

*Septiceye Sam diggin’ the new hair*