Gachapin and Mukku are the characters from Fuji TV’s educational program who represent such educational program characters in Japan. The year 2023 will mark their 50th anniversary since their birth in the children’s program “Hirake! Ponkikki” which started in 1973.
Gachapin, a dinosaur child, and Mukku, a snowman child, are very good friends with each other while they are different in their personalities and expertise. Gachapin has tried a wide variety of sports with his athletic excellence. He is a true sweetheart who embraces many people while he is full of curiosity and childish mind. Mukku is a big-eater and tends to be goofy. Even so, he is very gentle enough to support and encourage Gachapin without failing.
These days, their appearances are not limited to TV programs. They appear in YouTube channels and social media including Twitter and Instagram. A wide range of generations in Japan have adored the two for good 50 years since their birth.