May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012



Japanese Name: にゃんぷく
Literal Translation: Meow Fortune
Released: October 2012
Original Japanese: WWW

A beckoning good fortune cat god. He is a god from the olden days remaining in the placed okimono.1 If you come across him by chance, he will give you "fukudama"2 good fortune, and for the purpose of everyone's happiness, there are items in various locations which make you feel a wee bit lucky!

幸運をまねく猫の神様。昔から置いてあった置き物にやどった神様。 出逢うと幸運の「福正」をくれたり、みんなの幸福のためにちょうっぴりラッキー気分になるアイテムをいろんな場所にかくしまわっています!

Nyanpuku is?
Name: Nyanpuku
Characteristics: A god with a plump and happy-looking figure. His key shaped tail brings about good luck. On his back is heart mark!
Special Skill: Giving "fukudama" happiness.
Body Weight: 2.9kg (comparatively the mass that fits in your hands)
Age: 2929 years-old (Not flesh! Fortune!)
Loved Offering: daifuku3•oval croquette4


Popularity Fortune

He exists composed of healing power. He is a god with an increasing degree of popularity. In the world of humans, he participates as a popular cat model.

存在するだけで癒す力がある。モテ度アップの神。 人間界で人気キャットモデルとして活躍中。
Love Fortune

The female god of love solves problems related to love! She carries the bitter language in her angel wings.


Money Fortune

A god for flashy increasing luck with money! He will give a little bit of gold "fukudama."

Basteta Fortune

He can speak the ancient Egyptian language. He is a gentle god who rescues cats who lose their way. He likes music.



This fat cat is quite literally full up with luck and fortune! Certainly inspired by the famous manekineko, Nyanpuku and his friends will surely bring luck to your life.

Manekineko (招き猫), meaning "Beckoning Cat" is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—many times at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Wikipedia: Manekineko

Japanese Culture

1. Okimono (置物 meaning "put thing") is a Japanese term for an ornament for display or decorative object typically displayed in a tokonoma "alcove" or butsudan "Buddhist altar" commonly found in most Japanese households. Wikipedia: Okimono

2. Fukudama (福玉) is lucky ball, usually pink and white, which contains some gifts inside. It is made from rice cake and for new years in Kyoto.

3. Daifuku (大福 meaning "great luck"), is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. Wikipedia: Diafuku

4. Korokke (コロッケ) is the Japanese name for a deep-fried dish originally related to a French dish, the croquette. Wikipedia: Korokke

Translation Notes

a. Bastet (Japanese: バステト) is the feline goddess of ancient Egyptian religion. In the first millennium BC, when domesticated cats were popularly kept as pets, Bastet began to be represented as a woman with the head of a cat and ultimately emerged as the Egyptian cat-goddess. Wikipedia: Bastet

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