Alpico Kotsu, a public transport company in Nagano Prefecture, has been featuring an anime-style girl Nagisa Endo as their mascot character since March 2012. Nagisa is 19 years old and 152cm in height. The company has run a wrapping train named "Nagisa Train" decorated with her illustrations in the region and have released many character goods such as pin badges, straps, mugs, and mini figures of her.
The company announced on October 3 that popular voice actress Emi Nitta will voice for the upcoming character voice CD and on-board announcements in the trains as Nagisa. Nitta, who was born in Nagano-city, is best known for her voice works as Honoka Kosaka in Love Live!. You can check her sample voices as Nagisa with a player on her official site. The company are also planning to hold a promotional event inviting the voice actress in near future.
The character voice CD cover
Nagisa Endo mini figure
images © Alpico Kotsu Co., Ltd.