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滋賀県守山市のショッピングセンター・ピエリ守山の「アユ」。
かつては「明るい廃墟」とも言われたショッピングセンターのマスコットキャラとして現在も活動中。

ちなみに、ピエリ守山は核店舗となるGMS(イオン・イトーヨーカドーなど)を持たず、海外のファストファッションのテナントを中心に現在は多数のテナントが入居しています。

“Ayu” PIERI MORIYAMA, Moriyama city, Shiga prefecture, Japan.

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岐阜県本巣市にある「モレラ岐阜」のキャラクター「モレ美さん」。
日本の有名アニメ制作会社のデザインなので、どっかで見たことある雰囲気が漂います。

ちなみに、モレラ岐阜もピエリ守山とよく似た核店舗を持たないショッピングセンター。
どちらのショッピングセンターも10年ほど前に同じデベロッパーによって計画されたものですが、業績不振でそれぞれ別の会社に売却されるなどしています。

モレラ岐阜もまた、海外のファストファッションを多く取り入れるとともに、映画館やROUND1などのアミューズメントも充実させて周囲の商業施設に対抗していますね。

“Moremi-san” MALERA GIFU, Motosu city, Gifu 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*