NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) has posted a video footage featuring its official moe character Haru-chan on its YouTube channel. NHK is Japan's national public broadcasting organization. The very moe-ish character Haru-chan has been appearing in the weather report section of News Watch 9 since February 2011.
"Haru" means "spring" in Japanese. Haru-chan is working as an assistant in the weather forecast section of the popular news program. The voice actress who plays Haru-chan has not been announced officially. However it is rumored it may be ...Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa in K-ON!) among Japanese anime fans. Who do you think she is?
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