Japan could be the land of kitty, Pokemon and other amazing Japanese characters in Japan for cartoon and Manga lovers! below, here is the list of the most famous cartoon characters that were originated in Japan and gained popularity across the whole globe.
Read on to know their characteristics and features and I am sure you will all go ‘awwww….so cute!’ after learning about these adorable characters.
The hero of the Manga series is absolutely Doraemon. Doraemon is a robot cat, who travels back in time from the 22nd century, aided by a young boy named Nobita.
Doraemon loves eating Dora cakes and giving help and guidance to Nobita by giving him new and cool gadgets.
Japan’s foreign ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation’s first ‘anime ambassador’. Doraemon and its cute antics have not only made it a cultural icon in Japan but also all over the world.
Crayon Shin Chan or Shin Chan is the name of the protagonist of the manga series Shin Chan.
It traces the adventures, mischiefs and the lives of Shinnosuke ‘Shin’ Nohara and his family members which include his parents, sister, dog and his neighbours set in Saitama prefecture.
The character Shin Chan has also been adapted in movies and smartphone games.
Pikachu is the fictional species character and hero of Pokemon. It is an electric type Pokemon and the mascot of Pokemon franchise and also a representative of Nintendo’s collective mascots. This short, chubby rodent has a yellow colour and kids love its cute brown eyes and two red circles on its cheeks.
The fictional character of Mario video game franchise was created by Nintendo. It is a cute, short, pudgy, Italian plumber who lives in the fictional mushroom kingdom. It is the main character of one of the best-selling video games of all times. Kids and adults all love playing and watching Mario jump and run in the video games.
Rilakkuma (relax+ The Japanese word “Kuma” for bear) is a cute soft toy bear character designed by Aki Kondo.
On his back, there is a zipper that when opened reveals a light blue polka dot pattern. Rilakkuma merchandise like stationery, collectibles and others, is available and very popular among all fans.
The land of the cute Japanese bobtail cat Hello Kitty was created by sanrio and is a very popular fictional character appearing in TV series, music videos and books and video games. The Hello kitty merchandise like bags, stationery, jewelry are also very popular and to add to it there have been high-end products like a guitar and a jet plane released in the name of hello kitty.