When we talk about cosplay in the anime community it usually means the cosplay of a fictional character from anime / manga / games. To the rest of the world, it means simply sporting a costume that is not regularly worn. To that end, My Navi Women conducted a web questionnaire in September to ask Japanese men what cosplay that they just can't find "moe", even if it was worn by their girlfriends. Hit the jump for the surprising results.
While there's plenty of variation in anime character design at any given time, there are also trends that emerge over the years. Today, artist miyoji tried to get past general notions of what's changed and examine the specifics. See what they arrived at after the jump.
Following the two successful contests featuring snap peas, eggplant, tomato and cucumber, the organizer has announced the third moe vegetable girl illustration contest. The vegetables selected as the themes are Chinese cabbage and lettuce. Hit the jump for more information.
Megmilk Snow Brand Company held an illustration contest for a new moe mascot character "Yukicotan" for its best-selling coffee milk brand "Yukijirushi Coffee" in cooperation with pixiv in this April. Finally, the 6 finalists are announced today. Check the cute coffee milk girls after the jump!
It is in the middle of the 17-day campaign period for the House of Councillors election, set for July 21 in Japan. However, the turnout decline among young voters has been a serious problem. What is the most appealing strategy for young people of today? Check Social Democratic Party of Japan's answer after the jump.
A Tokyo-based private group "Emergency meeting to stop the rubella outbreak" has conducted a campaign to promote the preventive measures for rubella since March. They revealed a new campaign poster featuring a cute moe girl illustration. Check her out after the jump.
The official site for Seika-cho, a town with 37,000 population in Kyoto, announced its new female PR character on July 5. Now she is inviting suggestions for her name. Hit the jump for more details.
The "Komekami! Moe Rice" project has posted a 2 minutes 9 seconds anime promotional video on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga on June 13th. The group have offered many rice-related goods featuring the seven bishoujo girls from 14 to 22 years old since 2010. Check the video after the jump!
If Interlink gets their way, you may be able to locate your website or email under .moe In an application filed June 13th, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is asked to accommodate niche subculture with a .mode top-level domain. More after the jump.
Recently Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Crime Prevention Task Force has been featuring their own moe mascot character named "Tewatasanaiinu" through their official twitter account. She has a dog's head and ears, and wears female police officer's uniform. Check her cuteness after the jump. ;