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Not all Japanese mascots are cute. Some are truly odd. Then, there’s this character, known as “Nazo no Sakana” or “The Mysterious Fish.”

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It’s a new mascot for the Chiba Lotte Marines, which already has three mascots (Zu-chan, Rine, and Cool.)

What sets Nazo no Sakana apart is, well, everything.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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