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    Saturday August 22, 2015
  • Kotobukiya Unleashes 1/7 Scale "Poison" Bishoujo VInyl Statue

    Bad girl from "Final Fight" and "Street Fighter" stands 25 centiimeters tall

    Kotobukiya's latest entry in its line of Street Fighter bishoujo vinyl statues is none other than Metro City's resident bad girl, Poison. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday December 10, 2014
  • Japan Post Service Provides Free Bishoujo Illustrations for New Year's Postcards

    Featuring the next year's Chinese zodiac animal, sheep

    Even in the era of emails, sending nengajo (New Year's Postcard) to friends, relatives, and colleagues is still important custom for Japanese people. Japan Post Office has started providing free templates for nengajo, including eight moe-ish bishoujo illustrations. Check them after the jump.

  • Saturday December 21, 2013
  • POLL: "Sailor Moon" Overwhelmingly Tops "Fighting Bishoujo Anime" Popularity Ranking

    Gets 6.5 times more votes than "PreCure"

    Goo, a Japanese internet search engine site has announced the result of their latest web poll to chose the best "Fighting Bishoujo Anime" which features battle and action of cute female characters. Once again, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon shows its overwhelming popularity. Check the top 13 titles after the jump.

  • Sunday January 27, 2013
  • 2nd Moe Vegetable Girls Illustration Contest Announced

    Send your own moe tomato and cucumber girls!

    A university student group "Niji Yasai Koubou" (roughly means Rainbow Vegetable Workshop) has been featuring moe girl illustrations on the packages of their vegetables. Now they have held the second illustration contest for their next vegetables, tomato and cucumber. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday December 7, 2012
  • Three Moe Girls Help to Promote Local Famous Sake "Muhoumatsu"


    "Moe Sake" that features cute and pretty moe girl labels on the bottle has been very successful marketing strategy in Japan. The newest comer is "GIRLS MUHOUMATSU PROJECT" to promote a local sake called "Muhoumatsu" in Kitakyushu-city in Fukuoka Prefecture. The project features three moe/bishoujo girls, Makoto, Maika, and Maya. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday December 1, 2012
  • Nozomi Fukushima, New Moe Promotional Character for Election

    Moe marketing even helps election in Japan

    Like other countries in the world, there have been many efforts to increase turnout and encourage voting in Japan. Fukushima Prefecture in the Touhoku region has used a moe character named "Mirai Fukushima" to encourage people to vote since 2010. Now they have a new promotional character for the next election in this month, Mirai's younger sister "Nozomi". Check the details after the jump.

  • Moe Girls Help to Promote Renewable Energy Sources in Japan

    Produced by the former GONZO president Shouji Murahama

    After the 3.11 earthquake, renewable energy has been one of the most important topics in Japan. LMD, an anime production company headed by the former GONZO producer Shouji Murahama, and a social seeding site WESYM have started a new project to promote renewable energy sources by using moe characters "Kirara" and "Fuuka". Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday October 24, 2012
  • Moe Character "Mone" Introduces New Custom In-Ear Monitors

    Manga artist Thillayuki (Samurai Girls, Flame Arms) designs the girl

    Fitear, a Japanese ear monitors brand based in Tokyo, has announced that they will release a new custom in-ear monitors "MONET" featuring a moe character named Mone Sakamoto as its image girl on October 27th. The price for the IEMs made especially for anime songs is 157,000 yen (about US$1,966). Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday October 18, 2012
  • Even Moe Sisters Couldn't Save Struggling Ferry Company

    Manga artist Akira Yamato designed the sisters for the company

    Utaka Kokudo Ferry that had featured moe/bishoujo characters "Utaka Three Sisters" for PR since 2010 closed their business as ferry company after 51 years yesterday on October 17th. The three sisters' future is unknown for now. Hit the jump for more story.

  • Thursday October 11, 2012
  • Local Moe Mascot Girl Wants Her Name

    Will the cat ear girl save the local town in Japan?

    It has been considered that moe female character is the best promotional tool for local areas in Japan. Fujikawa-cho, a small mountain town of 16,000 people in Yamanashi prefecture, has announced its unnamed moe mascot character. The town is now inviting suggestions for a name for the girl. Check the details after the jump.

  • Monday August 13, 2012
  • 200 Characters Planned for a Regional Development Project in Japan

    160,000 populated city needs 200 anime-style girls and boys to promote itself

    As we have reported many times, moe and yuru, or anime/manga style characters have been often featured in the promotional activities for industries in local Japanese cities. So how many characters is enough for the purpose? Ogaki-city in Gifu prefecture thinks it's 200. Hit the jump for more details of their project!

  • Wednesday July 11, 2012
  • "Happiness" Station Starts Offering Moe Goddesses Official Goods

    Do you want some luck from them?

    As previously reported, Kofuku (means happiness in Japanese) Station in Hokkaido has started offering the official goods of its two moe goddesses, Miyuki and Megumi, today on July 11. The goods are charms, postcards, and round fans. Hit the jump for the cute product photos.