Madhouse Animated Touch Detective’s Mushroom Mascot, Funghi

By Spencer . May 12, 2013 . 1:30pm


Success Corp and Beeworks have been pretty successful recently thanks to Touch Detective. Well, more specifically Funghi, the macot mushroom from the Touch Detective series, who is a star in Japan. While not as popular as say Hello Kitty, Funghi appears on all sorts of things from cell phone charms to presents inside crane machines.


The are a series of Funghi games in Japan for mobile phones and soon the Nintendo 3DS. Madhouse, the animation studio behind Death Note and the Persona 4: Golden opening movie, made a trailer for Nfunfu Cup Funghi’s Big Sports Meet which is a preview of the next Funghi project.

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  • landlock

    I actually really liked Touch Detective. Haven’t got around to playing the second yet. But the Japanese really latch on to the strangest things. :)

  • tubers

    Very phallic xD

  • DCBlackbird

    I’m an immature mind :(

    • ShadowDivz

      We are immature minds.

  • What a bunch of fun guys. Ho ho ho!

  • Cant imagine being the sound guy for this that had to make sure the sound played each time they took a step or did any of the other actions that had the sound.

    Did they got help from Gonzo? Cant read what it says above their logo at the end.

  • Not gonna lie, this kind of animation was…. not what I had expected from Madhouse, ahaha. It fits the character’s design, of course, but I am still gonna walk away disappointed due to my expectations *sobs*

  • JustThisOne
  • 07thCrow

    O_O Didn’t anyone there think “Hey, doesn’t this look kinda like a…?” And I am so glad I’m not the only one having a giggle at this! xD

  • William Carpenter

    I thought Success Corp went bankrupt and disbanded?

  • ParaChomp

    Madhouse!? That was Gonzo, the trailer even said so and it was weird…very weird.

  • Carl Cheng

    I only clicked on this news item to read the comments since I knew I couldn’t be the only one whose mind went to the gutter

  • Irina Zanza Baptista

    Ahah can’t wait for this!
    I’m playing Mushroom Garden Deluxe on my Android and it’s incredibly addictive! Love Funghi and Touch Detective! :D

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol, i never knew that mushroom also had hierachy. And of course, that muscle funghi and sumo funghi battle lol.

  • puchinri

    Huh, interesting. It’s cool that the mascot is that popular (I didn’t realize how much; and it is hard to meet Hello Kitty level so no surprise there). I hope it means more in store for the series as a whole too.

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