Shima Onsen, a famous hot spring resort in Gunma Prefecture, introduced its own mascot girl named Mayahime-chan (Princess Maya) on March 2 and is now holding her debut event "Mayahime Matsuri 2014." She is illustrated by Mako Aboshi, who is known as the chibi-character designer for the 2005 TV anime Pani Poni Dash!. Hit the jump for more about Mayahime-chan.
Following the very successful Moe Uzumasa and Saki Matsuga, Kyoto-city's public subway has finally revealed a new promotional poster featuring the third and final re-designed mascot girl Misa Ono. Her poster will start being displayed in the subway trains, stations, city office, and ward offices in the city from March 10. Check the poster after the jump.
Japanese home electronics company Izumi Products will release the second electric shaver featuring its 19-year-old moe mascot character Izumi Matsumoto on March 10. The biggest improvement from the first version is that a color illustration of her is printed on the shaver itself. Check the PVs after the jump.
TV Tokyo is now holding "Oshi-One Grand Prix," online popularity votes for local moe mascot characters and local super heroes/sentai teams in Japan. Now 11 moe characters/groups have taken part in the contest. Let's vote for your most favorite girl who are working for her beloved hometown after the jump!
The Japanese Government's Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications launched its official ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Twitter account on January 28, then revealed its original moe mascot characters two weeks later on February 10. Check the visuals after the jump.
Following the very successful Moe Uzumasa last November, Kyoto-city's public subway has revealed a new promotional poster featuring the second re-designed mascot girl, Saki Matsuga, who is a second grade high school student with short blond hair. Check her poster after the jump.
Japan Self Defense Force's Okayama provincial cooperation office announced that the number of the applicants for JSDF from the prefecture has increased more than 20~30% compared to last year, thanks to publicity activities using their three moe mascot girls; Momoe, Mizuho, and Airi. Hit the jump for more details.
Hyounosen International Ski Resort is a municipal ski site located in Yabu-city, Hyogo Prefecture. It revealed an image of its manga-style official mascot girl last month and is now inviting suggestions for a name for the girl. Hit the jump for more details.
This must be the greatest holiday gift for Japanese otaku who love this type of character. Fox Konko-chan, 8-year-old girl who is created as a Japanese mascot character for Foxconn Technology Group has released her first song "Konko-tan no Himitsu no Uta" (Konko-tan's secret song). Check the super-cute promotional video after the jump!
Lately theft from a vehicle has been a serious problem in Osaka Prefecture, the second most populated prefecture of Japan. To prevent the crime, the prefectural police has decided to feature a moe girl with cat ears in the awareness campaign. Check more about her after the jump.
Much has been made of the Japanese impulse to personify humanize everything in general, and robotic in particular. So, while the idea of Amazon delivery packages via drone flight has Americans thinking about lost job, privacy concerns, theft and so on, it's hardly surprisingly that a Japanese artist has offered a look at the Amazon drone as a cute girl. Check out the results after the jump.