I Had No Idea Japanese Melons Could Be So Damn Terrifying

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There are local characters in Japan called "yura kyara" ("weak" or "laid back" characters). They often promote local businesses or produce. And being Japanese characters, they're generally cute.

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So to promote Yubari melons, which are generally seen as being "cute" as well as often expensive, you'd think the yura kyara would be cute. You'd be wrong.

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The Melon Bear character is TERRIFYING. And the character has a Facebook page dedicated to scary-assed photos. Besides frightening small children, this mascot even tussles with rival yura kyara.


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Illustration for article titled I Had No Idea Japanese Melons Could Be So Damn Terrifying
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Illustration for article titled I Had No Idea Japanese Melons Could Be So Damn Terrifying

If the prices of Yubari melons don't scare the crap outta ya, this mascot will!

恐怖のメロン熊 [Facebook via IT Media]


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