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.
Following the Okayama office, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has revealed its latest recruit poster featuring three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Airforce), designed by manga artist/illustrator Pochi Iida. Check the cute poster after the jump.
What's the next for the three moe mascot girls of Japan Self Defense Force's Okayama provincial cooperation office? A dancing promotional video! The recently-posted teaser reveals popular anime voice actress Hisako Kanemoto, best known as the voice of Ika Musume in Squid Girl, is one of the three singers. Check the clip after the jump.
Shima Onsen, a famous hot spring resort in Gunma Prefecture, introduced its own mascot girl named Mayahime-chan (Princess Maya) on March 2 and is now holding her debut event "Mayahime Matsuri 2014." She is illustrated by Mako Aboshi, who is known as the chibi-character designer for the 2005 TV anime Pani Poni Dash!. Hit the jump for more about Mayahime-chan.
Following the very successful Moe Uzumasa and Saki Matsuga, Kyoto-city's public subway has finally revealed a new promotional poster featuring the third and final re-designed mascot girl Misa Ono. Her poster will start being displayed in the subway trains, stations, city office, and ward offices in the city from March 10. Check the poster after the jump.
Japanese home electronics company Izumi Products will release the second electric shaver featuring its 19-year-old moe mascot character Izumi Matsumoto on March 10. The biggest improvement from the first version is that a color illustration of her is printed on the shaver itself. Check the PVs after the jump.
TV Tokyo is now holding "Oshi-One Grand Prix," online popularity votes for local moe mascot characters and local super heroes/sentai teams in Japan. Now 11 moe characters/groups have taken part in the contest. Let's vote for your most favorite girl who are working for her beloved hometown after the jump!
The Japanese Government's Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications launched its official ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Twitter account on January 28, then revealed its original moe mascot characters two weeks later on February 10. Check the visuals after the jump.
Following the very successful Moe Uzumasa last November, Kyoto-city's public subway has revealed a new promotional poster featuring the second re-designed mascot girl, Saki Matsuga, who is a second grade high school student with short blond hair. Check her poster after the jump.