A mischievous penguin character who hates to lose, has been appointed the official event mascot of the FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006. BAD BADTZ-MARU and his friends will promote basketball's fascination and bring much excitement to the event.
*BAD BADTZ-MARU has become the official event mascot through an agreement between FIBA and Sanrio Co.,Ltd. & Sanrio Far East Company,Ltd.
BADTZ-MARU loves to play basketball, but his rival and friend, Pandaba, who is much taller than him, always beats him. He never gives up though, and is always thinking of ways to get better.
He spends all his time studying games of the FIBA World Championship, and trains hard in secret.
He eventually became a big fan of basketball, and his innocence gave him big dreams of "I'm gonna be a world famous basketball player! People are gonna talk about my beautiful dunk!"
Did you know that penguins have amazing jumping power? Well, I'm not sure about that,but...
Eventually after not too much time, BADTZ-MARU's unending efforts resulted in a splendid performance just like the professionals. And now again, a game with Pandaba!
The winner is BADTZ-MARU!!
Our beloved BADTZ-MARU shouted to his teammates, "Now, we're gonna play at the FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006!!"