Local Mascot Girl in Kyoto Named as "Seika Kyomachi"

Created by a manga creation software ComiPo!

As previously reported in July, Seika-cho in Kyoto Prefecture had invited suggestions for a name for its new female PR character created by a manga creation software ComiPo! between July 5 and August 7. The town announced on September 2 that her name was decided as "Seika Kyomachi". "Seika" is of course the name of the town, and "Kyomachi" means a town in Kyoto. The number of the total entries were 138, including one from Oklahoma, the US. I believe the person was one of the CR News readers who read my article (Thanks!). The second place candidates were "Seika Mimidori", "Midori Ichigono", and "Midori Hana/Midori-chan."

 

The chairman of the selection committee was Kentaro Takekuma who is best known as one of the authors of Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga and now works as a professor of the manga department at Kyoto Seika University. Seika Kyomachi will start working as a public relations officer of the town via

the official site and PR magazines. The town is also planning to launch a fansite for her soon.

 

 

ComiPo! short PV featuring Seika Kyomachi

 

via: press release

 

© Seika Town Office

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