The first things given to the visitors at the entrance were this year's guide map and a round fan featuring three mascot girls of the Kyoto-city subway: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, Misa Ono, with the new PR character for Kyoto International Manga Museum, Yumi Karasuma. Check how they are working for the city after the jump.
As reported several times in the past, Ryohoji, a Buddhist temple in Hachiouji, Tokyo, has been known for its various business activities featuring moe-style female characters, and often called as "Moe Temple." Its latest item is a 1/8 scale figure of one of its mascot characters, Toro Benten. Check the details after the jump.
Following the well-received "3TO4 Senshi no Clover" released in March, a new fan-made promotional video featuring the three mascot girls of Japan Self Defense Force's Okayama provincial cooperation office, titled "Toaru Chihou no Bouei Shoujo/A Certain Region's Self-defense Girls" is now online. Check the latest video after the jump.
As reported several times, Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has been using three anime-style mascot girls: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, and Misa Ono, to promote its subway service. In addition to the posters, they have posted a colorless "trailer" version anime CM featuring them. Check the clip after the jump.
As reported back in April, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has its own three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air force). The poll for the election to choose the most popular character to be featured in the center position on the next year's recruit poster opens today. Hit the jump for more details.
DeNA, a Tokyo-based company which owns one of the most popular cell phone gaming platforms, Mobage, has launched a mysterious teaser site titled "Hacka Doll" featuring three more girls. So far no information can be found on the site except the girls. Hit the jump for more.
The .Moe top level domain's "Landrush Period" is now over and as of July 22nd, the otaku web domain is in its "The General Availability phase," meaing that domain names will be allocated on a first come first served basis. More after the jump.
In time for the summer beetle hunting season, the Itami City Museum of Insects is opening a exhibit dedicated to the order or insects, and the flyer promoting the show has caught the attention of the net with moe versions of the various species.
Japanese confectionery company Ezaki Glico announced the winners of the design contest for Papico Whitesawa, the package character for its popular tube ice cream Papico's white sour taste. The contest was held at online artist community Pixiv between January 21 and February 24. Check the winners' cute illustrations after the jump!
Last June, Interlink filed with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), asking the organization that coordinates the Internet's global domain name system to accommodate niche subculture with a .moe top-level domain. Interlink has now announced that it's been approved. More after the jump.