Sometimes a mascot offers up such a disturbing image that I'm actually turned off of the company's products. Enter Akagi's "Gari" mascot. The characters huge maw reminds me of a slavering pervert than a kid who wants a tasty ice treat. You can't tell so well from this picture of a tanabata festival decoration, but here's a picture I pinched from Akagi's site:
He reminds me a bit of a Mad Magazine caricature. My friend Shawn said he appears to have an impressive crotch plate.
Every time I'm perusing the freezer case, seeing Gari's gaping mouth and manic eyes, I have to look away, and I won't miss that.