How did you get the gig?
You made me, ha! I almost was our CEO Dark Lord, so it’s nice to wake up and see a pretty face in the mirror instead.
Just to clarify for everyone, you are a tanuki?
That’s right, I’m a tanuki aka raccoon dog. They’re native to Japan and the cutest little things!
What’s your favorite thing about working here?
Besides the free stuff we get? The people here are pretty awesome. They were very open to me, and I know I’m going to have a lot of fun here. They’ve got some great ideas that include me so you’ll be seeing me around a lot more!
Do you have any favorite anime or manga?
I know a trick question when i see it.
But you must have some?
I enjoy all anime and manga – even the bad ones, haha!
Alright then, keep your secrets.
What three anime characters would you want to have dinner with?
Edward Elric, Sayla Mass, and Akari Mizunashi. Make it happen, graphic design team!
You sure do like your exclamation points!
I’m an excitable tanuki! Have you seen my eyebrows?
Besides anything that comes out of The Dark Lord’s mouth, what is a quote you live by?
“Stop thinking you can't, start thinking you can. Failing is a part of success so don't stop trying.” - My Hero Academia
Some of the promo material has you dressed up in various costumes -
That’s one of my favorites things to do.
You have any favorites?
I did like the ninja costume. The Gundam was a tight fit, but I rocked it. There’s the Ned Stark one upcoming, head attached of course. Dang, I should have done a headless butler for Halloween!
Where can people see more of you?
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. The website, of course. Plus, if you go see GKIDS films in theaters we’ve got an ad before the movie where I make a cameo. I should make an IMDB page!
Anything in Particular People Should Be Looking Forward To?
Well, holiday is coming…
Big plans for Holiday, then?
You could say that but take a look for yourself
Thanks to everyone that sent in a name suggestion and for everyone that voted on Ritsu's name! We're excited to have such a great mascot with a GREAT name and we can't wait to see what kinds of adventures she'll wind up going on!