Friday, 04 December 2020

Grampus-kun, Grampako and Grampus Jr.

Nagoya selected an orca (killer whale) as its mascot due to the similarity between the Japanese word for a castle gargoyle (shachihoko) and the word for killer whale (shachi). As mascots go, this one is as good as any. At least the significance of a mascot with a killer instinct is appropriate, compared with some of the other mascots selected by J.League teams. Like many other teams, Nagoya decided to expand the character's appeal by adding a female version ("Grampako") and a kid ("Grampus Jr.") in subsequent years.


 

Nagoya Grampus -- Team Uniforms (1993-present)

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1993 (H) 1993 (A) 1994 (H) 1994 (A) 1995 (H) 1995 (A)
1996 (H) 1996 (A) 1997 (H) 1997 (A) 1998 (H) 1998 (A)
1999 (H) 1999 (A) 2000 (H) 2000 (A) 2001 (H) 2001 (A)
2002 (H) 2002 (A) 2003 (H) 2003 (A) 2004 (H) 2004 (A)
2005 (H) 2005 (A) 2006 (H) 2006 (A) 2007 (H) 2007 (A)
2008 (H) 2008 (A) 2009 (H) 2009 (A) 2010 (H) 2010 (A)
2011 (H) 2011 (A) 2012 (H) 2012 (A) 2013 (H) 2013 (A)
2014 (H) 2014 (A) 2015 (H) 2015 (A) 2016 (H) 2016 (A)
2017 (H) 2017 (A) 2018 (H) 2018 (A) 2019 (H) 2019 (A)