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.
Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has revealed a new promotional poster featuring its city subway's three mascot girls: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, and Misa Ono. The girls are now promoting a collaboration campaign with the Nijo Castle, one of the World Heritage sites in Japan. Check the poster after the jump.
National Defense Academy of Japan plans to hold its 62nd anniversary festival on November 8 and 9. To support the event, Kazuhiro Takamura, best known as the director of the military-featured moe anime series Strike Witches, designs three original mascot girls representing the land, sea and air forces. Check the visuals after the jump.
Following the colorless "trailer" version posted last month, the full-color complete version anime CM with voices of the three mascot girls of Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau is finally available on the web. Check the CM and the PV for the theme song after the jump.
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.