Moe1 Grand Prix Begins- Who is the Cutest Local Moe Character?

The fist national exhibition featuring local moe characters

As reported, Japan has had a strong conviction that moe characters are the last saviors of the local economy. A two days event "Moe1 Grand Prix" is now held at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo today and tomorrow, on October 13th and 14th. This is the first national product and tourism exhibition featuring local moe characters from all over Japan. The event is under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Japan Tourism Agency.

 

The best local moe characters in two categories (tourism and product), will be chosen by vote of the judging committee and the visitors on the last day. Here is the line-up of the 14 characters. Who is your pick?

 

1. Akita Komachi from Ugo-cho, Akita prefecture

 

2. Honjo Yuri from Yurihonjo-shi, akita prefecture

 

3. Minorin (Moeminori) from Kazuno, Akita prefecture

 

4. Komine Shiro from Shirakawa-shi, Fukushima prefecture

 

5. Yumeno Akichi, Moe1 official character

 

6. Hatagami Orihime from Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi prefecture

 

7. Moeshu from Yuki-shi, Ibaragi prefecture

 

8. Tachikawa Tacchi from Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo

 

9. Unnamed girl from Fujikawa-cho, Yamanashi prefecture

 

10. Hayabusa Yura  from Yamanashi-shi, Yamanashi prefecture

 

11. Momotsu Karen from Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka prefecture

 

12. Ohgaki Yun from Ohgaki-shi, Gifu Prefecture

 

13. Saori from Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi prefecture

 

14. Sunoko-tan from Sanjo-shi, Niigata prefecture

 

Source: Moe1 Grand Prix official site

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