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Toothpaste mascot a big hit with girls after appearing in ad with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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By Michelle Lynn Dinh

A recent appearance by a new mascot in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward saw young women flocking to take commemorative pictures. When our reporter encountered the mascot, officially named “Mr T Stain,” women were following it around with squeals of delight, making the surrounding men extremely jealous. But why is Mr T Stain, who could be in the running for weirdest mascot, so popular with the ladies? It has something to do with a toothpaste commercial featuring a very eccentric pop star.

Mr T Stain is the official mascot for Ora2, a brand of “stain clear” toothpaste. According to the Ora2 website, ”every time Mr T Stain dances to his favorite euro-beat tunes, everything around him gets stained.” When he is clean and thoroughly brushed, he turns back into Mr Teeth, a pearly white version that still has oddly shaped eyes. The dancing tooth appears in a television commercial alongside Harajuku pop star, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. After watching the commercial below, the bizarre appearance of Mr T Stain starts to make a little more sense.

To make matters more abnormal, Ora2 has created a colorful, albeit curious, official website to go along with the commercial. But no matter what your opinion of Mr. T Stain, there’s no denying that the women of Tokyo absolutely adore him.

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What isn't there a mascot for in this nation??

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There isnt a mascot for the mascots...... or is there?!?

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i feel soo sorry for japanese. why the hell is this a big hit?! wow thank god i'm not brain washed in mainstream BS. thank god for canada lolol

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Japan, this is not what we meant when we recommended that you try to build some character in your young people...

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A mascot for healthy Japanese teeth might not be a bad thing.

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At least this mascot looks a little better than that yellow jumping up and down mascot that was on all the variety programs last month, that mascot was ridiculous.

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Are they promoting teeth stains then... well done dentist industry!

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Alex Einz, Mr. T Stain pities the fool.....then is conquered and tamed by a cute 'idol' with a toothbrush.

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exactly, so it promotes tooth stains so a cute chic can brush em for ya.... dentist + fringe services industry profit.... i see a generation of toothbrush cafes opening up....

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If that is what this toothpaste does your teeth I won't be buying any.

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How about a mascot for Japan's debt? It is the largest in the world and a mascot should be made to represent this fact.

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I like this...and it seems that if people brush more because of the mascot then it is achieving its intended purpose. Nothing wrong with liking a mascot.

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Mr T Stain>>>>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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I remember colgate had a mascot. The same thing. This b is not new.

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" Kyary Pamyu Pamyu"

The moniker alone elicits the image of ... genius. IQ: .31426

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