Kapibara-san – カピバラさん

Kapibara-san is a character created by Banpresto. At the beginning you could only get a Kapibara-san from toy crane vending machines. But people wanted it so much that they started selling it everywhere, different sizes, different colors, T-shirts, books and all kinds of merchandising. It is interesting how they managed to create a phenomenon just from a boring and simple animal (A capybara). The point is that it is really “kawai” (cute), and Japanese love “kawai” stuff. I like it!

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kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

kapibara kapibarasan

23 Comments
  • ale/pepino

    April 25, 2008 at 4:40 am

    It may be the first horiontally Super Deformed character. I mean, usual SD charas have a big head… on their shoulders.

  • Ekowc

    April 25, 2008 at 7:51 am

    heh, kinda similar to dango family.

  • Dan

    April 25, 2008 at 8:02 am

    i want one so badly but should i spend 5000yen on one in a store or try 50 times at a crane game?!?!?! if i am going to get one i want the big one:)

  • Paul

    April 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    i would buy it if banpresto made a doll out of their SRW line

  • Neil Duckett

    April 25, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Yeh it is pretty cute,

  • Román

    April 28, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Hey!! This is my firts post and I will try in english.

    I like very much this cute, and I would like to get one for my baby. How can I get one?

    I am from Spain …

    Thanks!

  • Edward

    April 28, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Kawaii sells…

  • alafista

    April 28, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Wow they are really looking. I can see those eyes staring at me and telling me to bring them home.

  • Jamaipanese

    May 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    in my eyes…thats on ugly plush -_-

  • bigfoot

    May 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Spent $10 on a crane game in Shibuya trying to get one, with more than one of my attempts misfiring due to a wonky control setup. Save yourself the aggravation and spend the 5000 Yen.

  • Bullitt Kowalski

    May 4, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    They are numerous here in Brazil. They are lazy and not agressive. you can find them in urban parks.

  • Trent

    February 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    my girlfriend picked up one of the toys in Japan, but they were sold out of the books =(

    does anyone know how i could purchase one of the books online?

    thanks heaps

  • Komi

    April 15, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Kapibara is so cute! 😀 Oh well, only those who appreciate its simplicity would think it’s cute. Those who think otherwise are missing out!

  • kapichan

    June 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    im looking for a batt operated walking kapi. u guys nioe where to get it?

  • kapikawaii

    November 25, 2010 at 12:23 am

    my ex spend 9000yen just to buy me one and i still love my kapibara,.i sometimes used it as pillow,.

  • Doogis

    January 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Our cat just loves the mini kapibaras from the game machines. My kids have to visit the local game centre on a regular basis to keep her stocked up on them, since she is always losing them under the washing machine or wherever. We tried other similar tiny toys but it is kapibara or nothing.

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  • yvonne_Singapore

    October 3, 2011 at 1:24 am

    wow, your post is excellent! the pictures make the Kapi look so cute! I own two big ones and many tiny ones bought from my travels… they’re so too cute!!!

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  • 61505015

    June 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    waaaaa! so cute.

    May I know where this shop is?

    ^^