Kumamon Meets Keanu Reeves at Suzuka Circuit
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
The net in Japan is abuzz with a picture of a lovable Japanese mascot hanging out with Neo from The Matrix.
なんと!俳優のキアヌ・リーブスさんとお会いできたモーン!! pic.twitter.com/JAkcdL6G01— くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 26, 2015
The official Kumamon Twitter has recently been posting pictures of the Kumamoto Prefecture mascot hanging out with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves at Suzuka Circuit in Japan. Reeves was kind enough to pose alongside Kumamon in a picture that lit up Twitter. Many users were excited that Kumamon met such a popular foreign actor, yet surprised at how normal Reeves looked when not on the big screen. Many of them were shocked to see the actor with unkempt hair and wearing "a plain old t-shirt". Regardless, both Kumamon and his fans were excited for the two of them to meet.
ピットウォーク中には自身がバイクに乗るなど、驚くようなパフォーマンスを披露した。 pic.twitter.com/rf1ImGed7q— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) July 26, 2015
自身がプロデュースしたバイクで鈴鹿サーキットを駆け抜けたという。 pic.twitter.com/jCRYF7pHmT— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) July 26, 2015
According to the Livedoor Twitter, Kumamon and Reeves were both at Suzuka Ciruit riding bikes along the racetrack. Reeves can be seen wearing several pieces of biking apparel from Arch Motorcycle Company, the company he co-founded with Gard Hollinger.
ばっ!あなたは・・・!? pic.twitter.com/ZUpiNk3daq— くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 26, 2015
お会いできて光栄ですモン☆ぜひくまもとにもツーリングに来てくまさい☆サンくま~!! pic.twitter.com/mR0SAc5qCS— くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 26, 2015
The two met shortly after their motorcycle runs, being introduced by a Kumamon representative, exchanging friendly greetings under a tent shielding them from rainy weather.
Keanu Reeves is best-known for his work in the 1999 Hollywood sci-fi classic, The Matrix. He recently starred in the 2014 action thriller, John Wick. The actor is a self-admitted anime fan and was on one of the driving forces behind the likely shelved live-action Cowboy Bebop film. He was previously spotted touring Japan in February.