It was announced at the TochiAni! Special Stage event held by Tochigi TV on November 20 that an original TV anime series featuring five personifications of popular Japanese rice brands, titled Love Kome -We Love Rice-, is in the works for an April 2017 premiere. Encourage Films (Etotama) works on anime production. Hit the jump for more details.
As of January 15, 2016, specific retailers are catering to Love Live! School Idol Project with an interesting, limited edition promotional product: bags of rice bearing the likeness of Love Live!'s resident rice-fanatic, Hanayo Koizumi. Hit the jump to learn more.
Continuing in Japan's quest to transform everything imaginable into a moe anime girl character, a new project entitled "RiCes" personifies 3 strains of rice grown in Yamagata Prefecture as an idol trio. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hybrid Mind Market has started accepting pre-orders for 1kg bags and 500ml pet bottles of Koshihikari rice produced in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, featuring Hanayo Koizumi, a white-rice loving girl from the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise, on their packages. Hit the jump for more details.
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.
A Kyoto-based rice store Hachidaime Gihee has started offering four rice gift sets featuring the generals from Capcom's latest PS3 video game Sengoku Basara 4. The sets include the rices grown in the places associated with the generals. 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!
As reported, anime voice actress unit Milky Holmes will release their own brand of rice called "Milky Rice" at Okome Matsuri (Rice Festival) 2012 in Yokohama on November 18th. The members actually visited a rice field in Minamiboso-city in Chiba prefecture to harvest the rice by themselves. Check the photo report by the members after the jump!
Rice is one of the most important food crops in Japan. Many anime/manga franchises have collaborated with famous rice brands (remember One Piece rice?). Popular anime voice actress unit Milky Holmes will release their own brand of rice called "Milky Rice" at Okome Matsuri (Rice Festival) 2012 in Yokohama on November 18th. Hit the jump for more details.
Back in March, Mukouyama Shouten started a new campaign for moe rice, featuring Ginta's illustration of rice lover Kinu Mimasaka in her school uniform. Set to debut in May, the seasonally rotating series will be revising Kinu with new 5kg rice bags, featuring the character in summer attire. Get a look after the jump.
Illustrated rice bags featuring moe girls have been a big trend in Japan. Probably the rice taste as good as it looks. Mukouyama Shouten, a rice retailer in Osaka, starts a new campaign for moe rice at their online store on March 1. The girls on the 5 kg rice bags will change every month, it means you have to eat the 5kg rice every month. More details after the jump.