When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big For Japan

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

No doubt, you've see those photos of train station employees stuffing Tokyo commuters into crowded trains. This is something like that, but adorable.

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Meet Norurun. The character is a yuru kyara mascot for the Tokyu train lines.

"Norurun" is a Japanese pun: "Noru" (乗る) means "to ride", while "runrun" (ルンルン) can mean "bouncy" or "euphoric". Thus, "Norurun".

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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Norurun sure has some devoted fans.

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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Of course, these folks are just screwing around!

There are lots (I mean, lots) of local mascots in Japan and many of them are also rather large. But, you don't typically see them trying to do normal crap, like going through a ticket wicket or boarding a train.

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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Daily life is so tricky:

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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Doorways are difficult:

When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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When Cute Characters Are Too Damn Big for Japan

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You know, Tokyu could always rename the character "Nofitfit".


Comments

    That's my everyday life at the office.

      Being cute or being stuffed/pushed around?

      Last edited 02/05/15 7:21 pm

        Being overweight perhaps? :)

        Anyway this is what 1st world problems look like...

    The big question is: Is there some underpaid Japanese part-timer inside that thing saying "Guys, How about putting up a tent and letting me change into it instead of squeeing me through everything..."

      The person(s) inside that suit have long since died of dehydration and loneliness.

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