In Japanese culture, a funny or adorable cartoon character. May be a business logo, or used on collectible items, school and office supplies, and occasionally appliances and furnishings.
Mascots also appear in Japanese anime cartoons, where they provide comic relief and sometimes contribute to the plot.
The Japanese mascot who is best known to Americans is Hello Kitty.
Holly Hobbie was a popular American mascot in the 1970s.
The anime "Revolutionary Girl Utena" has two mascots, Chuchu the mouse and his friend the garden frog.
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