Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Its superpower is moving things by simply looking at them.

Here's more on the Olympic mascots.

From cute to creepy, mascots are supremely popular in Japan.

The organising committee revealed that their mascots have opposing personalities but "respect each other and are very good friends".

The pot-bellied, red-cheeked bear known as Kumamon - created in 2010 to promote Japan's southern Kumamoto region - raked in $8.8 million past year for local businesses selling branded products. The victor was announced on Wednesday at a school in the city.

"I'm very happy. I like the coolness of these characters", she said.

The games are scheduled for 2020.

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Brazil netted $300 million in profits from licensing intellectual property from the 2016 Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Insurance companies market their services with a cuddly mascot, the famous Jimmy Hatori - a ninja with a large pink condom on his head - promotes safe sex, and even the Asahikawa prison in Hokkaido has a mascot - a humanoid with a big smiling face and a large purple flower for hair, dressed in the prison warden's uniform.

The smiling, small brown bear whose full name was Mikhail Potapych Toptygin (Misha in short) has been considered the greatest ever Olympic mascot, which ironically featured at an event that was boycotted by 55 countries due to the Cold War.

Of the more than 2,000 designs submitted to Tokyo 2020 organizers for the next Summer Olympic and Paralympic mascots, the candidates had been narrowed down to just 3 pairings.

The original official logo was hit with plagiarism allegations and scrapped. The winning mascots appear first within the video.

The winning pair, created by designer and illustrator Ryo Taniguchi, received more than half of the total and easily beat the other two pairs. I don't know what to say, " he said when the decision was announced at the ceremony.

"I can't wait to tell my darling wife".

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