Recently Japan's Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) is well-known for their use of moe/bishoujo girls as mascot and promotional characters to attract young Japanese. The trend is still continuing. JSDF's Tottori Provincial Cooperation Office has revealed their three official bishoujo characters. Check the girls after the jump.
Illustrated rice bags featuring moe girls have been a big trend in Japan. Probably the rice taste as good as it looks. Mukouyama Shouten, a rice retailer in Osaka, starts a new campaign for moe rice at their online store on March 1. The girls on the 5 kg rice bags will change every month, it means you have to eat the 5kg rice every month. More details after the jump.
Rohto Pharmaceutical, a Japanese pharmaceutical company headquartered in Osaka, has been featuring two bishoujo characters named "Alguard Sisters" for their pollinosis countermeasures campaign since last year. This year the sisters finally have their own opening animation. Check the video after the jump.
"Gelee Mix", a fruit and vegetable flavored jellies set featuring moe/bishoujo characters, was the present from my sister who lives in Okayama Prefecture at the family party last week. The set contains five different flavors, and each flavors are represented by different moe characters voiced by popular anime voice actresses. Check the product photo report after the jump.
Following her appearance in the upcoming Avengers movie, Kotobukiya will be importing the Masahiro Takahashi sculpted bishoujo version of Marvel's sexy Russian redhead Natalia Romanova aka the Black Widow. Get an early look after the jump.
Gal Gun is a Japanese Rail shooter Bishoujo game originally released only for the Xbox 360 in January 2011. The PS3 version with additional characters is scheduled to be released on February 23, 2012. The OP movie for PS3 with a new song has posted in the web yesterday. Check the girls-dancing videos after the jump.
After teasing Shunya Yamashita's design during the summer and fall convention season, Kotobukiya has taken to Facebook to reveal the sculpted figure of the bishoujo reimagining of Storm from Marvel Comics' X-Men. Check her out after the jump.
Shoyu/Soy sauce is a traditional Japanese condiment, and Moe is a representative trend of the modern Japanese pop-culture. "Sakura Hime (Cherry Princess)" is a soy sauce brand featuring a moe girl with the same name. They have announced the new moe label for their "Sakura Hime" soy sauce bottle. Check the cute pics after the jump!
Curry rice is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. To celebrate the dish, "Toyama Curry Festa!" will be held at Grand Plaza in Toyama-city on November 19-20, where the participants can enjoy a large variety of curry all at once. As it is already becoming common in Japan, they feature a cute moe girl named "Curry-chan" to promote the event. Check her cuteness after the jump!
Seemingly the people in Japan strongly believe their last hope to survive is always moe girls. Do you remember Isumi Kazusa, a moe mascot girl of Isumi Railway in Chiba Prefecture? Another Japanese local railway, Bessho Line of Ueda Railway in Ueda-city of Nagano Prefecture, is also asking a help from a 16-year-old moe magical girl Madoka Hojo. Check her details after the jump.
Aichi Prefecture, which is located in the Chubu region of Japan, has started posting 12 official travel PR videos "Walking In Date de Chita" featuring 12 moe/bishoujo group "Chita Musume" on YouTube since April 2011. The dating sim-like videos have been gaining great popularity since then. Watch the English subtitled videos after the jump!
Creative, a Japanese beauty parlor business company based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, release a new shampoo "Mutenka Shoujo Emi" (additive-free girl Emi) featuring cute bishoujo character. The illustration was drawn by a popular adult manga artist Kinohitoshi. More after the jump.
Kotobukiya has been presenting DC Comics superheroines (or villians as the case may be) in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style, with designs from illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Past figures have included Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, and Wonder Woman. Now, the next figure in the line has been revealed. Check it out after the jump.
"Milky Gold" is a premium pudding featuring two moe/bishoujo characters produced by a Hokkaido-based confectionery Seikado. Following the success, they decided to start the moe girls' own net-show "Moe Pudding Channel" on Nico Nico Douga and to release their CDs. More details in the article.