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.
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.