List of J.League mascots

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The following is a list of mascots of J. League (Japan Professional Football League) teams:

J. League Division 1 (2018)
Team Mascot(s) Description
Consadole Sapporo Dole-kun An anthropomorphic owl; this mascot is based on the largest owl species in Japan.[1][2]
Vegalta Sendai Vegatta An anthropomorphic golden eagle.
Kashima Antlers Shikao, Shikako, and Anton Three deer-like figures, derived of the city's name and shrine.
Urawa Red Diamonds Redia, Friendia, Schale, and Diarra Four green wolf-like figures. According to the club profile, Schale and Diarra are twins who were born on the day when the team won its first J. League championship.[3]
Kashiwa Reysol Rey-kun Young king of sun.
F.C. Tokyo Tokyo Dorompa An anthropomorphic tanuki. According to the team profile, he was born on October 1, 1998 in Tokyo's Minato Ward and has a tendency to appear and disappear quickly.[4] He was officially introduced to the public in January 2009.[5]
Kawasaki Frontale Fron-ta A dolphin-like figure.[6]
Yokohama F. Marinos Marinos-kun and Marinosuke Two anthropomorphic seagulls. Marinosuke is Marinos's nephew.
Shonan Bellmare King Bell I The design based on Poseidon with his trident.
Shimizu S-Pulse Pul, Co-Pul (small shaped sidekick) An anthropomorphic rabbit whose ears resemble wings; according to the team profile, they are designed to symbolize "S-Pulse players flying quickly in the field."[7] The mascot's name is based on the English word "pal."[7]
Júbilo Iwata Júbilo-kun and Júbi-chan A pair of Japanese paradise-flycatchers, official bird of Shizuoka Prefecture
Nagoya Grampus Grampus-kun, Grara, Grampus-kun Jr., and Grampako-chan Four orca-like figures. Grara has a red-and-white color scheme; Grampus-kun, Grampus-kun Jr., and Grampako-chan have a black-and-white color scheme. Of these four mascots, Grampus-kun is the primary character.[8]
Gamba Osaka Gamba Boy A boy who wears a white toga and blue cape, occasionally he also holds a lightning. Have a belt with letter P on its buckle.
Cerezo Osaka Robi and Madame Robina Two anthropomorphic wolves; they are came from Spain and Madame Robina is Robi's mother. Robi is the primary character.
Vissel Kobe Movi An anthropomorphic cow with an admiral's hat (before Crimson Group's takeover of Vissel Kobe, Movi had a Viking helmet).
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Sancce and Frecce A pair of anthropomorphic bears.
Sagan Tosu Wintosu A European magpie, the official bird of Saga Prefecture. His color are light blue and pink, the primary colors of the club. He is also wearing a pink headband.
V- Varen Nagasaki Vivi-kun An antropomorphic deer with a mandarin duck hat
J. League Division 2 (2018)
Team Mascot(s) Description
Montedio Yamagata Montes, Diio Montes is the god of mountain. Diio is the god of war, mountain deer-shaped.
Mito HollyHock Holly-kun An anthropomorphic little Chinese dragon.
Tochigi S.C. Tokky An anthropomorphic Japanese macaque
Omiya Ardija Ardy, Miiya They are squirrels couple.
JEF United Chiba Jeffy and Unity Two Akita dog-like figures.[9]
Tokyo Verdy Verdy-kun A condor-like figure.
Machida Zelvia Zelvy-kun A crested kingfisher
Yokohama F.C. Fulie-maru A bird alien-like figure.
Ventforet Kofu Van-kun and Foret-chan A pair of anthropomorphic Kai Ken dogs.
Albirex Niigata Albi-kun, his wife Swan-chan, their triplets; A-kun, Lu-chan, and Bi-kun A family of swans. Based on the name of the team; Albireo is a star from constellation Cygnus (the swan) and the Latin word Rex mean king. Albi-kun and Swan-chan both wear a hat resembling a crown. Only Bi-kun is a black swan.
Zweigen Kanazawa Genzo A sea eagle
F.C. Gifu Minamo -
Kyoto Sanga F.C. Pursa-kun and Kotono-chan A pair of phoenixes. Their main color is purple instead of red, based on the main color of the club.
Matsumoto Yamaga Ganzu-kun A rock ptarmigan
Fagiano Okayama Fagi-maru A green pheasant. Fagiano in Italian mean "pheasant".
Renofa Yamaguchi FC Reno-maru A lion
Kamatamare Sanuki Kama-chan and Tama-chan An anthropomorphic pair of a sanuki udon noodle bowl and egg.
Tokushima Vortis Vorta-kun and Tis-chan A pair of tanukis.
Ehime F.C. Ore-kun, Iyokanta, and Tamahime-chan Three anthropomorphic oranges. Of this three mascots, Ore-kun is the primary character.
Avispa Fukuoka Avi and Vivi A pair of bees. Vivi introduced later in 2000 and they get married in 2003.
Roasso Kumamoto Roasso-kun A anthropomorphic horse. His shirt number is 123.
Oita Trinita Neetan An anthropomorphic turtle.
J. League Division 3 (2018)
Team Mascot(s) Description
Grulla Morioka Kizuru An anthropomorphic origami crane (orizuru) chosen in a voting.[10]
Blaublitz Akita Blaugon A dragon
Thespa Kusatsu Yuuto The design based on traditional Japanese lion dance figure and a little boy. His shirt number is 932, that could be read as Kusatsu in Japanese.
SC Sagamihara Gamity[11] An ostrich
AC Nagano Parceiro Raioh, Paruru and Raito A trio of lions.
Kataller Toyama Raika-kun The design is a combination of rock ptarmigan and Japanese serow. This mascot was created based on the mascots of two football clubs that were merged into Kataller Toyama.
Gainare Tottori Gainaman A superhero created by Takami Akai a character designer from Yonago, Tottori
Giravanz Kitakyushu Giran A Saunders's gull. He is wearing a yellow headband and has an anchor tattoo on his right wing. Was known as Wavy before the team changed its name.
Kagoshima United FC Yunaiku-chan
FC Ryukyu Jinbe-nho[12] A whale shark.
Defunct Teams
Team Mascot(s) Description
Yokohama Flugels Tobimaru An anthropomorphic beagle wearing a winged aviator helmet with goggles and Flugels' uniform.

References

  1. ^ チームデザイン | コンサドーレ札幌 Archived 2009-07-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://www.wldcup.com/Asia/j2/consadole.html
  3. ^ Club-Profile | Urawa Red Diamonds Official Website
  4. ^ FC TOKYO Official Website
  5. ^ チームマスコット誕生!! [Team mascot birth!!] (Press release) (in Japanese). F.C. Tokyo. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  6. ^ チームのご紹介 : KAWASAKI FRONTALE Archived 2009-08-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  8. ^ Club Profile | NAGOYA GRAMPUS Official Website
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  10. ^ "【クラブ】グルージャ盛岡 マスコット投票結果および立体化プロジェクト開始のお知らせ | グルージャ盛岡 オフィシャルサイト". grulla-morioka.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-07-01. 
  11. ^ "ガミティ". SC相模原 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-07-01. 
  12. ^ "マスコット名決定のお知らせ | FC琉球公式サイト | FC Ryukyu Official Website". Retrieved 2018-07-01. 
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