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    Saturday November 28, 2015
  • "RiCes" Imagines Rice Grown in Yamagata As Unofficial Moe Idol Mascots

    Local specialty strains come in 5 kg bags with idol-themed character packaging

    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.

  • Saturday November 21, 2015
  • "Love Live!" Hanayo Koizumi Brand Rice Offered in Japan

    A 1kg bag is sold at 3,240 yen (about 26.36 US dollars)

    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.

  • Friday October 23, 2015
  • Yamagata Company Offers Three Rice Brands Featuring Moe Idol Unit

    Three rices with a character-illustrated bag will be released on November 12

    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.

  • Thursday January 23, 2014
  • "Sengoku Basara" Rice Gift Sets Featuring 4 Generals Offered in Japan

    Masamune Date, Mitsunari Ishida, Sakon Shima, Katsuie Shibata

    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.

  • Wednesday June 19, 2013
  • VIDEO: "Komekami! Moe Rice" PV Features 7 Sister Goddesses

    "Moe" has been a great help to Japan's agriculture

    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!

  • Saturday October 20, 2012
  • Milky Holmes Members Harvest "Milky Rice" in Rice Field

    The rice will be handed to the 100 fans directly

    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!

  • Wednesday October 17, 2012
  • Voice Actress Unit Milky Holmes to Sell "Milky Rice" at Rice Festival

    Great chance to get the rice harvested by the voice idols

    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.

  • Tuesday April 24, 2012
  • Moe Rice Sheds Clothes for New Seasonal Packaging

    Osaka-based rice retailer caters to bishoujo fans, literally

    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.

  • Friday March 2, 2012
  • Monthly Moe Rice Girl Campaign Started in Japan

    Moe girls illustrated on bags have promoted the rice strongly

    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.