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A chance to appear in a calendar photo with Funassyi

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:30
Here’s a great chance to appear in a photo shoot with Funassyi. Go to Funassyiland at Lalaport Tokyo...

Funassyi in Bali, Day 2 Apparently Funassyi is having a great...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2015-06-24 16:33








Funassyi in Bali, Day 2

Apparently Funassyi is having a great time in Bali, but it’s 35 degrees C there and he tweets that he wishes he could take his pear skin off.

I have no idea what’s going on with Funassyi in the third photo. (Here is his tweet; you can try to figure it out (could be rude… ^_^;)) 

Update: This resort has been identified as the Royal Pita Maha.


Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Recap of episode 63 (week 13, episode 3) of Funassyi no...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:18




















Recap of episode 63 (week 13, episode 3) of Funassyi no Funafunafu na Biyori. Nassyi! Nassyi!

Funassyi tells Guressyi that there’s going to be a nashi pear matsuri (festival), and that he wants to carry a nashi pear mikoshi (portable Shinto shrine) that he’s made during the matsuri. He asks Guressyi to carry it with him - Guressyi is very surprised at the invitation, but he agrees as enthusiastically as he can.

The two pear fairies practice carrying the mikoshi while chanting “nassyi, nassyi”, but it doesn’t go to well; first they’re both trying to pull it in opposite directions so it doesn’t move at all, then it just goes around in circles, as Nyaossyi watches with wide eyes.

Funassyi then suggests they jerk it up and down (as is done with some real mikoshi) - and the big nashi pear on top falls off and rolls off! Funassyi chases after it, then jumps on the big pear and rides it off while shouting “Hyahaa!” Guressyi gazes after him and mutters, “The dude is pretty awesome”, to which Nyaossyi meows in agreement.

Notes:

  • A mikoshi is a portable shrine that is carried in Shinto festivals, which are called matsuri or omatsuri (although the word matsuri also means any kind of festival). They can be quite small or really huge, and are a major feature of any matsuri. If they are really big they have wheels and are pulled around, but they’re usually carried on the shoulders of several people (usually men, although recently women are participating too). Here’s a video of some pretty big mikoshi in the Kanda Matsuri, one of the 3 major matsuri of Tokyo.
  • Usually the people who carry the mikoshi chant  “wasshoi! wasshoi!”, but of course being pear fairies, Funassyi an Guressyi say “nassyi! nassyi!” instead. ^_^
  • I think here we see Guressyi’s true feelings for Funassyi - he really admires his yellow compatriot, although his envy for his awesomeness often gets the better of him. 
  • When seen from above, both Funassyi and Guressyi are perfect circles ^_^

Funassyi enjoying the sunset in Bali, drink in hand. He looks a...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 20:55


Funassyi enjoying the sunset in Bali, drink in hand. He looks a bit wrinkled though….perhaps more sunscreen is needed to protect the pear skin. (Photo via The Pear)

The Hello Kitty x Funassyi mug that’s part of their...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 19:30


The Hello Kitty x Funassyi mug that’s part of their collaboration series of merchandise has this nice detail on the bottom. (Photo source; see the rest of the mug there too, which is illustrated on two sides.)

Funassyi in Bali, Day 1Funassyi relaxing and having fun in Bali....

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 16:45










Funassyi in Bali, Day 1

Funassyi relaxing and having fun in Bali. I guess he does have to squish his face to put his hands together to say terima kasih…


Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

For fans of Iron Chef ^_^

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:59
For fans of Iron Chef ^_^


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6.11 thu "Iron Chef"   制限時間はアルバム1枚聴き終えるまで。 #料理の鉄人 #イヤホン

Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:51
Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France


Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 2...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:03
Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 25th in Japan from Nissin. They come in Vongole and Bolognese flavors.

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 15年6月29日、カップヌードルブランド初のパスタ「カップヌードル パスタスタイル」が発売されます。 麺は従来のカップヌードルと同じフライ麺ですが、パスタのように太くて丸いストレート麺。容器は、ブランド初の湯切りタイプです。 いったいどんな味なのか???実食してきました。また、発売の狙い、「スパ王」とのすみ分けなどについても聞いています。>>【実食】カップヌードル初の「パスタ」、“イタリア人が認めなかった”のも納得!?http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/pickup/20150622/1065328/?n_cid=nbptrn_fb

Sukkiri!, the morning news and entertainment program that airs...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 12:25










Sukkiri!, the morning news and entertainment program that airs Funassyi’s short-anime series, had a short segment about Funassyi’s new live-action DVD, Funanomics 2: Nassyi Vacance (Vacation) Okinawa Edition. The clips from it look absolutely hilarious. One scene is where Funassyi tries to drink ramen soup from his “real” mouth (which is his fake mouth on the front…it’s complicated), with unfortunate results. There’s also a scene where two Funassyis are sleeping side to side and one gets attacked by wrestlers, and much more.

Note the right side of first screenshot above where Funassyi is talking about the DVD. Japanese TV news reports usually include the full name and age of the people in the reports; in this case, Funassyi’s name is listed with his age - 1876 - in parentheses.

Funanomics 2 is out tomorrow (the same day as Volume 1 of his anime series). It’s available from CDJapan and Amazon Japan (both ship internationally).

Recap of episode 62 (week 13, episode 2) of Funassyi no...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 10:33




















Recap of episode 62 (week 13, episode 2) of Funassyi no Funafunafu na Biyori. Funassyi plants a seed…

Funassyi and Nyaossyi are taking a walk, when Funassyi spots a balloon caught on a tree branch. It has a packet of morning glory seeds in it. Funassyi says to Nyaossyi that someone must have released the balloon so that another person could plant the seeds, and says they’re taking the balloon home.

Once they’re back in the Pear Hut, Funassyi plants a seed in a pot and sprinkles it with sparkly pear juice. Funassyi declares that they are going to observe its growth, so they gaze at the pot for a while together, but Nyaossyi quickly gets bored and goes to sleep.

When Nyaossyi wakes up, to her astonishment the morning glory has grown and flowered all around the sleeping Funassyi’s head! 


Notes:

  • Releasing balloons with seeds packets attached to them is a real pastime in Japan. You can even buy special balloon-seed clips which can be secured to the string, like this one
  • Morning glories (called asagao or “morning face”) are quintessential summertime flowers. Since they grow so fast, they are often used for summer vacation homework assignments where you plant a seed and keep a diary of its growth. (Yes, Japanese kids get homework to do during school vacations.) 
  • We haven’t seen Nyaossyi in a while it feels like. Funassyi and Nyaossyi are the best team on Funa Funa Biyori in my opinion.
  • I think this is the first time we’ve seen something magical happen (besides like, random pear fairies traipsing around Earth of course ^_^:) So Funassyi’s pear juice actually does have some power after all.
  • Don’t forget - Volume 1 of the series, containing the first 20 episodes, extra features, plus a Funassyi-design pouch, goes on sale tomorrow! You can get it from CDJapan or Amazon Japan (both ship internationally).

A video report by Maidigi TV of the Sanrio Puroland OMOIYARI TO...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2015-06-23 00:01


A video report by Maidigi TV of the Sanrio Puroland OMOIYARI TO YOU parade with guest star Funassyi, held on Sunday, June 21st.

Bali Oh, the travel agency that is using Funassyi to promote...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2015-06-22 21:20




Bali Oh, the travel agency that is using Funassyi to promote their travel packages to Bali, has a very cute “Funassyi learns Indonesian” page. If you reverse-translate, Selamat pagi means “Ohanassyi” in Funassyi-ish. ^_^

A video of Funassyi marching into the OMOIYARI TO YOU parade at...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2015-06-22 19:20


A video of Funassyi marching into the OMOIYARI TO YOU parade at Sanrio Puroland with gusto. (Source

Funassyi is off to Bali nowA busy pear fairy’s work is never...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2015-06-22 16:01




Funassyi is off to Bali now

A busy pear fairy’s work is never done. Just a day after his Sanrio Puroland appearances, Funassyi has flown off to Bali on Garuda Indonesia. This is part of the marketing campaign he is doing for the Bali Oh travel agency, who specialized in travel to Bali. (See previous posts.)

It looks like Funassyi is enjoying being pampered by the cabin attendants in the 2nd photo. If my airline-otaku spouse is right, The Pear is on a Boeing 777, business class (seat 7G).


Photos 1, 2 via The Pear

Zodiac sign Funassyis, Part 2 (Cancer to Sagittarius) And here...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2015-06-22 14:19












Zodiac sign Funassyis, Part 2 (Cancer to Sagittarius) 

And here are the rest of the zodiac sign Funassyi mascot toys. From the top: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius. (See previous post for the other 6.)


Photos via Grey Parka Service.

Zodiac sign Funassyis, Part 1 (Capricorn to Gemini) There’s so...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2015-06-22 12:01












Zodiac sign Funassyis, Part 1 (Capricorn to Gemini)

There’s so much Funassyi related news every day, that I often have trouble keeping up. This is one example. These surreal kimo-kawaii (weird-cute) zodiac sign Funassyi mascots were announced about a week ago by Grey Parka Service, but they’re already sold out in the pre-order phase! I’m posting the pictures anyway in hopes that they’ll make them available again. There are other zodiac-Funassyi products, due to go on sale in July, such as omamori (good luck charms), badges and the like.

From the top: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. 

Photos via Grey Parka Service.

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