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makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:02
Heaven on a slate. Salted butter caramel ice cream, rhubarb sorbet, crumble, Liègeois waffle, salted butter caramel sauce. #livinginfrance #france #provence

Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 20:24


Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely illustration and posted it to Twitter the other day, to mark the 6th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the north-east coast of Honshu, the main island in Japan. The text says “We will never forget. We’ll walk together nassyi.  - Funassyi.” This is quoting a tweet that Funassyi posted on March 11th. Funassyi has donated a lot of money as well as time to organizations in the affected areas in the Tohoku region over the years. 

All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 19:47


All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will be holding a big spring sale starting tomorrow. One of the big attractions for Funassyi collectors is that many of the high quality, and very collectible, Funacolle dolls will be on sale at 50% off. They will also have winter apparel at 70% off, plus some great bundle deals, that contain items that aren’t readily available anymore, such as the Funassyi In A Sleeping Bag which was one of the early Funassyi soft toys. The two Spring Outing bundles (the ones marked A and B) include tote bags (with Funassyi designs, of course) that are specially created for the sale. Sale details are here

Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 14:57


Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi getting amazing air has been passed around social media for years. A few days ago Mira Nakano, who is one of the best Funassyi and gotouchi chara photographers around, revealed that she was the one who took it back in March 2013. She also more shots of the whole jumping sequence, which you can see here. She’s shooting up to the stage so it looks like Funassyi is suspended in air. What a great shot! 

It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:42




It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the event in Yoshima on Saturday. 

Photo sources: 1, 2 

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of March 13, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:27
My apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks…I’ve had a lot of health problems. ^_^;...

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-03-08 18:24
These chicory cookies are really delicious. They're from northern France so we can only get them here in the south of France when Lidl is having a Northern France fest. (Or by mail order.) The ingredients don't look too bad for factory made cookies. They have that hint of coffee-ish chocolate-ish bitterness of chicory, and are very buttery too. #france #livinginfrance

makiwi

Instagram - Sun, 2017-03-05 12:33
Spotted on the back of a white van in Marseille. #france #provence #livinginfrance

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-03-04 01:46
Even moar Funassyi. The cat is Nyaossyi, his kitty on his anime series. Not to be confused with Funyassyi, his white cat sidekick. #funassyi #ふなっしー

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Last Cop Movie...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2017-03-03 19:37


Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Last Cop Movie (previous post). It looks like Robot Brain Nassyi, aka Bunassyi is central to the plot! 

Funassyi will make a cameo appearance in the movie version of...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2017-03-03 19:29


Funassyi will make a cameo appearance in the movie version of Last Cop, a police drama-comedy based on the German TV series Der Letzte Bulle. Funassyi has appeared on both seasons of the TV and Hulu version of Last Cop, playing himself. The movie plot involves a  robot version of Funassyi called Brain Nassyi, aka Bunassyi, so I’m hoping that we’ll see Bu, er Funassyi quite a lot. The movie will be released nationwide in Japan on May 3rd. 

Funassyi appears in the official poster above…can you spot the Pear? 

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makiwi

Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-02 16:37
90cm Funassyi looming over my bed. #funassyi #ふなっしー

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-02-28 23:39
Just a random photo of a corner of my office nassyi #funassyi #ふなっしー (this is a foot warmer btw)

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of February 27, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-02-28 22:03
…a day late! Better late than never… ^_^;Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related...

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-02-27 17:17
To my Anglo-normative eyes this store name is hilarious. #france #livinginfrance #provence

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events, Week of February 20, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-02-20 19:13
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or...

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events, Week of February 13, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-02-14 16:56
Posted a day late! My apologies…Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so...

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-02-08 12:31
6 4-color Bic ballpoint pens in a 4-color Bic ballpoint pen shaped case. Cute eh? I didn't know Bic was a French company until recently... ^_^;

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-02-08 12:31
6 4-color Bic ballpoint pens in a 4-color Bic ballpoint pen shaped case. Cute eh? I didn't know Bic was a French company until recently... ^_^;

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events, Week of February 6, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-02-06 20:18
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday for a new...

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