Monday, May 23, 2011

Street Snap of the Day #31

Saw this person with a Gloomy Bear-doll outside Harajuku station. I first thought it was a woman but after hearing his voice it must have been a man.

Who's this Gloomy Bear by the way!?


"Gloomy Bear is a 2 meter tall, violent, pink bear that eats humans. The design is an antithesis to the excessively cute products produced by Disney, Sanrio's Hello Kitty, and other companies."

"Gloomy, an abandoned little bear, is rescued by Pitty (the little boy). At first, he is cute and cuddly, but becomes more wild as he grows up. Since bears do not become attached to people like dogs by nature, Gloomy attacks Pitty even though he is the owner."

They used to play a video of Gloomy Bear attacking this boy on one of the most crowded streets in Shinjuku. Everytime me and some friends passed by we couldn't believe our eyes. It was so sick, but nobody else seemed to be reacting.

The guy I met in Harajuku reminds me of this cosplayer(?) at the Yoyogi bridge. He's darker dressed and full of scary things instead of cute ones though.

Since the cute Gloomy Bear's story is so horrible, this guy's scary sidekick must be a sweetheart, right?

Gloomy Bear's creator Mori Chack also created other characters in a similar style, as for example Podolly, a sheep in a wolf skin, reversing the common phrase of a wolf in a sheep skin.


  1. I think Podolly describes how people act online! Some people online seem much more confident and out going than in person.

  2. The gloomy bear puppet is hilarious!

  3. Oh.... that second guy looks scary. Must be so hard for him to hug people because he'll stab them ._.

  4. gloomy bear is creeping me out!! T_T
    It's like Rilakkuma but scary!!

  5. I use to disklike Gloomy Bear, I thought he was super creepy and gruesome a few years ago > <
    I don't know what happened but I now love him so much ♥

  6. Eeeeh, I've seen that last guy before! I was in japan last year, and he was wearing the exact same outfit XD weird people..

  7. I looove Gloomy! I have a collection of gloomy plushies I won from claw machines all over Japan >:D

  8. It's the same guy in both pictures ;D He is my friends friend and a jewellery designer