As Japan’s official representative mascot for this year’s World Cup, Pikachu is spreading the excitement in these cute items from Takara Tomy too!
All due out in mid May, some of them are up for preorder on Amazon JP.
There’s various plush (even the special Pikachu on the bottom left that can ride on your shoulder, like it does in the anime) and a special MonColle figure and soccer ball Pokeball! Prices range between around $10 and $20
so tokyo is hosting the 2020 olympics just like akira predicted. i hope they do akira themed events such as: motorcycle fights, government overthrowing, and of course the classic mutating into a giant beast and destroying the world.
A surprise message to Yuzuru Hanyu from his hero, Evgeni Plushenko. [x]
oh god i can’t deal with this
THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
Mao Asada: First woman to land eight triple jumps and one of each type of jump, including a triple axel, in a free skate || 2014 Olympics
Honestly, even though some fangirls are only supportive of him because of his looks, the people in Japan really took his win to heart.
Yuzuru Hanyu was not a typical Japanese Olympian. He was an inspiration and hope because he came from Sendai, an area close to the epicenter of the March 2011 earthquake that struck.
He not only suffered like the rest of Japan, he was on the verge of giving up his dream of figure skating until Japan gave him enough funding to head to Toronto to train (because his usual skating rink was destroyed by the earthquake).
When Hanyu won, it was a lesson that anything can happen if one tries enough. Hanyu was going to give up his dream, yet he pushed on with the support of others, ultimately winning gold and breaking the 100 point barrier in a short event.
Japan welcomes him back and encourages others to not forget their dreams, regardless of the situation. And now Hanyu even said that he will make use of himself in his hometown to continue helping with the recovery from the earthquake.
Yuzuru Hanyu in 2006 (age 11) and in 2014 (winning the Olympic gold medal at the Games after Vancouver) x
Yuzuru Hanyu makes history by becoming the first Japanese man to win gold in the Men’s Singles and by being the youngest to win since 1948.
Yuzuru Hanyu (羽生 結弦) reaction to winning Golden medal at Olympics 2014.
too cute to be real(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Yuzuru Hanyu for Team Japan Figure Skating Team aka Sassiest Skater Ever [x]