Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 2

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I traveled to Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime Prefecture, for 4 days and 3 nights. The main purpose of this trip was to watch Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 on the last 2 days. My favorite Milan, which is the mascot character of Ehime Prefecture, did not participate in the contest, but entertained other local mascot characters and the audience as a host of the event with Barysan, Imabari city’s mascot character. I also participated in a PR event for the Grand Prix and did some sightseeing. In this article, I will write about Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 (2nd Day part 2) as part of Day 4.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix PR event 1 (Okaido and Gintengai) 
* Day 1 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix PR event 2 (Ropeway street and Dogo Onsen) 
* Day 1 (3) Dogo Onsen (Light up)
* Day 2 (1) Mican Center at Ehime prefectural government office
* Day 2 (2) Ninomaru Historical Garden and Matsuyama Castle
* Day 2 (3) Matsuyama Castle (Light up)
* Day 3 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 1
* Day 3 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 2
* Day 3 (3) Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.)
* Day 4 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 1
* Day 4 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 2 [This article]
* Day 4 (3) Matsuyama City Station (Tram, Matsuchika Town etc.)

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016

Following the previous post, I will watch Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016.

Yuru-chara PR time

Yuru-chara PR times was held at Shiroyama stage. Here are some photos.もとまる





Mican and Dark Mican special stage

After Yuru-chara PR time, there was a special stage by Mican and Dark Mican.MIcan Dark Mican1

Mican was introduced.MIcan Dark Mican2

Then, Dark Mican was introduced.MIcan Dark Mican3

Mican and Dark Mican tried to jump rope at the stage.

To begin with, Mican skipped rope. Mican was able to jump rope twenty times, which was his personal best.""

Mican had a pleasant look.MIcan1

Next, Dark Mican tried to jump rope, but skipped ropes just around five times or so.""

Unfortunately, Dark Mican had an acccident. Dark Mican twisted his ankle when he jumped rope. Moreover, his constume was partly tore off. Mican protected Dark Mican.""

Anyway, the event was complete sucessfully.MIcan Dark Mican4

Mikkya Ring Go Go!! Live stage

There was a live show of Mikkya Ring Go Go!! at Shiroyama stage.みっきゃRing Go Go1

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Mikkya Ring Go Go!! is a local idole unit group in Ehime. They sang their two songs.

Mican and Dark Mican booth

I left Shiroyama stage and went to Mican and Dark Mican booth. I found they were surrounded by audience.MIcan Dark Mican5


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Then, I went to the groumet zone and had a quick bite.今治 焼豚玉子飯1

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Ehime-no-Teppen Grand Prix

Now the ceremony started. To begin with, “Ehime-no-Teppen Grand Prix”, which was the race for local chracters in Ehime Prefecture.""

The governor of Ehime Prefecture showed up together with Mican and Dark Mican.Yuru-chara Grand Prix1

The second place was “Happy Shoppy and Fujippy” of Fuji Corporation.ハッぴぃ ショッぴぃ フジッぴぃ

The first place was “Happy Cover-kun” of Matsuyama City.はっぴーカバー君2

Here is the group photo.Yuru-chara Grand Prix

Ceremony for Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016

Then, the the ceremony of Yuru-chara Grand Prix began.""

The governor of Ehime Prefecture’s speech.Yuru-chara Grand Prix2

First, “Yru-chara for children 2016” was announced. This award was given to a local mascot charcter who contributed local community and children. “Tochisuke” got the prize.とち介1

Then, Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 for corporate sector was announced. The 3rd place was “Risonya” of Risona group.りそにゃ

The 2nd place was “Konnnosuke” of Nitro Plus Corporartion.こんのすけ

The 1st place was “Posukuma” of Japan Post Office.ぽすくま

After corporate sector, local sector was announced.""

The 10th place was “Tsuge-san” of Kaiduka City, Osaka.つげさん

The 9th place was “Hanitan” of Takatsuki City, Osaka.はにたん

The 8th place was “Yuzu Gappa” of Tokushima Prefecture.ゆずがっぱ

The 7th place was “Shimakekko” of Shimane Prefecture.しまねっこ

The 6th place was “Mimurin” of Misato-cho, Saitama Prefecture.ミムリン

The 5th place was “Takino-michi Yuzuru” of Minome City, Osaka.滝ノ道ゆずる

The 4th place was “Tochisuke” of Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture.とち介2

The 3rd place was “Chuppy” of Soja City, Okayama Prefecture.チュッピー

The 2nd place was “Hanipon” of Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture.はにぽん

And the 1st places was…しんじょう君1

“Shinjo-kun” of Suzaki City, Kochi Prefecture.しんじょう君2


The group photo with past winners and event organizors.ゆるキャラグランプリ2016 愛媛1

Mican and Dark Mican booth again

Now all of the events of Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 was over. As a Mican fan, I visited Mican and Dark Mican booth again at the last minute.みきゃん3



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This was the final photo of Mican and Dark Mican.Mican Dark Mican8

That’s all!ゆるキャラグランプリ2016 愛媛2


That’s it for the article about Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 (2nd day part 1) as part of Day 4. At the ceremony, the site for Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2017 was announced – Nagashima Resort at Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture.

In the next article, I will write about Matsuyama City station as the final article of my trip to Ehime, Matsuyama.


[Related Link]
The official Website of Tourism Matsuyama

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