Japan's most lovable anime character, el gato cosmico (the cosmic cat) has been chosen to be Japan's ambassador in Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. It's the first time Japan has chosen an anime character for an Olympic ambassadorship. Congratulations Doraemon!

I know what you're thinking: That's a cat? He doesn't look like a cat. His tongue is too smooth. He has no fur. And he's blue! Well, he's a cat of the future. A robotic feline of the 22nd century, to be exact. With the ability to travel back in time, which is why he is here now.

But just because Doraemon is a cat of the future doesn't mean he doesn't have experience in the past. He first appeared in Japan of 1969. In 2008 he was appointed by the Foreign Ministry to be their "anime ambassador." No one really remembers exactly what Doraemon did while in office at that time, which at least means he did nothing scandalous.