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Here at RocketNews24 we believe there are few things that can’t be improved with a sprinkling of anime style – even sports mascots. So we were thrilled to learn that one mystery artist has created unofficial anime mascots for all 32 World Cup teams. If you like your football with a side helping of cute and quirky cartoon girls, you’ve come to the right place!

Join us after the jump for a host of new anime characters dressed as superheros, animals and more – all in their team colours, of course.

▼ Let’s kick off with the host country, which is showing a nice use of the “absolute territory” ad space.

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▼ Costa Rica’s mascot looks a little dangerous.

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▼ An all-American hero?anime_style_05

▼  Cameroon’s team are nicknamed ‘Les Lions Indomptables’ (The Indomitable Lions). Although this lion looks pretty domitable, to be honest.anime_style_06

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▼ Keeping it simple for the Samurai Blue. Is it better than Pikachu, though?anime_style_10

▼ Oppa soccer style.anime_style_11

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▼ The joey is the pouch is a nice touch.anime_style_13

▼ Far and away this writer’s favourite. Check out that cheese hat! WHERE CAN I BUY A CHEESE HAT?anime_style_14

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▼Ivory Coast…Ivory… See what they did there? anime_style_16

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▼ Well, this is awkward.anime_style_18

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anime_style_21▼ Maybe she’s just caught sight of Luis Suarez?

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▼ Are those bandages…?anime_style_23

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▼ Looking pretty super with that eagle.anime_style_26

▼ Annnnnnddddddd things just got awkward again.anime_style_27

▼ …And again with this Crusader kit. Also, what’s with the dead cat?

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▼ Back in cute-land. Yayyy!anime_style_29

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▼ The French Revolution: sponsored by Nike.anime_style_31

Any of those take your fancy, footie fans?

Source: Acid Cow