Yamagata-based company Rices has announced that it will release three Yamagata-rice brands with a package featuring its original moe idol unit "※RiCes" (pronounced as li-ce-su), consisting of Tuyahime Uzen, Haenuki Shonai, and Hitomebore Miyagi, on November 12. Hit the jump for more details.
Let's say you're new to the anime fandom. Or maybe you're not. Either way, you've been hearing these wild rumors about a girl called Moe who's been rampaging her way through Animeland with a vegenance. And, despite her seemingly unstoppable charge the people love her! It's like the rapture...or something. Hit the jump to learn moe!
As reported, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has been well known for its three moe mascot girls, Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air Force). The office has posted a 2015 version of its recruitment poster featuring them. Check the latest illustration after the jump.
Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has posted two new anime CMs featuring its city subway's three mascot girls: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, and Misa Ono. They are voiced by the three winners of the voice actress contest held at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014. Check the latest clips after the jump.
Sega has announced a new rhythm game coming in Winter 2015 for the PS Vita that features characters from 10 (count `em, 10!) moe anime series, including Yuru Yuri, Wake Up, Girls!, and No-Rin. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo-based company S-Drive has launched a new regional revitalization project for Katsushika Ward in Tokyo, named Katsushika Heroine Collection, KatsuColle for short, featuring moe bishoujo characters designed and named after the stations and areas in the ward. Check the KatsuColle girls after the jump.
Following the last one for the Nijo Castle last October, Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has revealed a new promotional poster featuring its city subway's three mascot girls: Moe, Saki, and Misa. This time the girls are collaborating with Yumi Karasuma, the mascot girl of Kyoto International Manga Museum. Check the poster after the jump!
Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has its own three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air force), designed by manga artist/illustrator Pochi Iida. The office is now inviting suggestions for a name for their unit. Hit the jump for more details.
K-Opti com's cell phone service division Mineo has launched a new promotional campaign "Mineo BIG CHALLENG！" to win a 6 meter tall hug pillow featuring its original mascot character Mineo-tan designed by illustrator/manga artist Yasu (Toradora!, Joshiraku). Check the video how to fit the pillow into the room after the jump!
Boat Race Tamagawa, a motorboat racing stadium in Tokyo, has announced that it will join the upcoming 87th Comic Market to introduce its newly created mascot character named Matsuri Shizunami to the manga/anime fans. She is set as an idol motorboat racer of uncertain age. Check her profile after the jump.
As reported several times, asking suggestions for the names of its mascot characters (cute moe/bishoujo girls in most cases) has become very popular promotional campaign among Japanese companies and rural areas. The newest entry is Kumano Kotsu, a bus company in Wakayama Prefecture. Find out about their miko mascot girls after the jump.
Shima-city in Mie Prefecture is known for its marine product industry and Ise-Shima National Park with a beautiful complicated shoreline. The city recently revealed its official moe "ama" (female diver who collects shells, seaweed, etc.) character, and is seeking ideas from the public for her name. Hit the jump for more details.
Sharp Corporation has started accepting pre-orders for the limited "sister version" of its popular robotic vacuum cleaner COCOROBO featuring the voice of anime voice actress Ibuki Kido, who is known for her sister characters such as Akiko Himenokouji in OniAni and Yume Hasegawa in Pupa. Check the PV for the tsundere sister-voice cleaner after the jump.