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Muneto Ashizawa, creator of the popular cat character “Futeneko”

人気ネコキャラ「フテネコ」の作者ー芦沢ムネト

nice to meet you.
My name is Fumika Mabuchi.

Currently, I am working on web-related work while raising my 1-year-old son.
Due to childcare and the current times, I am currently refraining from acting, but before giving birth, I was active as an actress on TV and on stage.

The other day, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to write an article here!

However, I am neither from nor live in Kanagawa, but my husband's family is in Kamakura, so I visit there from time to time, and we had our wedding at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine (I call it my second hometown). (I won't go into too much detail as I'm sure I'll get a lot of tsukkomi from various quarters), but I'm fairly friendly with them.

I would like to introduce people and things that are connected to Kanagawa Prefecture.

First of all, let's talk about my husband, who has the closest connection to Kanagawa.
However, it's not like I'm in love with you or anything like that lol.

My name is <Muneto Ashizawa>.
As mentioned earlier, he has a family home in Kamakura, and he lived in Center Kita for about 10 years after graduating from high school.

“What does your husband do?”
This question is the most difficult to answer...

``Well, my main job is comedy, but I also draw illustrations, am an MC for music events, sometimes I act, and recently I've also been a radio personality.''
And like this, it ends up being long every time.

Basically, I do a lot of things! lol

The official profile is

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Born September 19, 1979.
Leader of the comedy group "Pupcorn".
The third generation vice principal of TOKYO FM's "SCHOOL OF LOCK!"
Since 2011, he has been attracting attention as the creator of the popular cat character "Futeneko", and has developed character collaborations not only in Japan but also overseas. Currently active in a wide range of fields including illustrator, music program MC, interviewer, and actor.
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(Illustration with a Halloween theme/2011 Muneto Ashizawa)

(Illustration depicting a scene often seen in the audience seats at live concerts/2013 Muneto Ashizawa)

(Rock-chan and Futeneko/2017 Muneto Ashizawa)

When I posted this illustration on Twitter, my friend, a musician, and other cat lovers RTed it, and many people came to know about it.

At first, I used pencils and Frixion pens that disappear with heat, but now I use an iPad to draw things like this.
(Illustration with a sky theme/2020 Muneto Ashizawa)

At that time, illustrations took on a life of their own, and even if they had a solo exhibition and were in the gallery, they wouldn't even notice, but now that many people have gotten to know them through their illustrations, they've started showing up on radio and other shows. I've been doing a lot of work, including events and recently as an MC for music-related broadcast programs.

Real job? Since last year, we have started broadcasting comedy in a fun way!
This is getting long, so I'll leave it for next time.

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