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    Tuesday May 23, 2017
  • Voice Actress Ayana Taketatsu on The Cover of Japan Self-Defense Force's Official Magazine

    The catchphrase of the magazine is "Think about national defense with people."

    27-year-old popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, well-known as Azusa Nakano in K-ON! and Kirino Kosaka in Oreimo, is now featured on the cover of the latest July 2017 issue of Japan Self-Defense Force's official PR magazine MAMOR. She is the third voice actress featured in the magazine, following Mai Fuchigami (December 2013) and Aya Hirano (February 2014). Check out sample photos after the jump.

  • Monday April 11, 2016
  • "High School Fleet" Girls Featured on New JSDF Recruitment Poster

    Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer) serves as the original story creator

    The official website for Japan Self Defense Force's Kanagawa Provincial Cooperation Office has posted a visual for its latest recruitment poster featuring the school uniform girls from the ongoing High School Fleet TV anime. The anime's title was changed from the initial Haifuri after the first episode premiered on April 9. Check the poster visual after the jump.

  • Saturday June 27, 2015
  • Summer TV Anime "GATE" Featured on JSDF Recruitment Posters

    "Let's Be The One Who Can Protect Someone."

    Japan Self Defence Force's Tokyo Provincial Cooperation Office has posted visuals for its latest recruitment posters featuring the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takumi Yanai's fantasy novel GATE: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Thus the JSDF Fought There). Check the posters after the jump.

  • Friday May 22, 2015
  • JSDF Ibaraki Base Posts New Recruitment Poster Featuring Moe Girls

    2015 version will be displayed in stations and convenience stores

    As reported, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has been well known for its three moe mascot girls, Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air Force). The office has posted a 2015 version of its recruitment poster featuring them. Check the latest illustration after the jump.

  • Saturday January 31, 2015
  • JSDF Ibaraki Mascot Girls Need Their Unit Name

    The one winner will receive a colored paper with an autograph by the illustrator

    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.

  • Tuesday January 27, 2015
  • VIDEO: "Arpeggio of Blue Steel" Collaborates with JMSDF Warship DVD/Blu-ray

    Bonus footage features Manami Numakura, the voice of Takao

    Shochiku will release the second DVD/Blu-ray from its Weapon Front-Line series, which introduces Japan Self-Defense Forces' weapons and equipment. The disc comes with a sticker of Takao from the Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- anime series and special footage featuring her voice actress Manami Numakura. Check the trailer after the jump.

  • Friday October 24, 2014
  • "Strike Witches" Director Designs Mascot Characters for National Defense Academy of Japan

    Clear files will be available at the upcoming anniversary festival

    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.

  • Monday September 15, 2014
  • VIDEO: New PV Featuring JSDF's Moe Mascot Girls at Okayama Base

    Designed by Fumikane Shimada (Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer)

    Following the well-received "3TO4 Senshi no Clover" released in March, a new fan-made promotional video featuring the three mascot girls of Japan Self Defense Force's Okayama provincial cooperation office, titled "Toaru Chihou no Bouei Shoujo/A Certain Region's Self-defense Girls" is now online. Check the latest video after the jump.

  • Wednesday August 20, 2014
  • JSDF Ibaraki Holds General Election to Choose Center Position Character

    Illustrated by Pochi Iida (Mirai Shoujo Emomotion)

    As reported back in April, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has its own three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air force). The poll for the election to choose the most popular character to be featured in the center position on the next year's recruit poster opens today. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday April 8, 2014
  • JSDF Gets New Moe Mascot Girls: Koume, Nobara, Hibari

    The poster will be displayed in stations and high schools

    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.

  • Tuesday July 30, 2013
  • VIDEO: Japanese Self Defense Forces Looks to Name Moe Recruitment Character

    Character illustrated by Humikane Shimada, creator of "Strike Witches" and original character designer for "Girls und Panzer"

    Last weekend, the Okayama Prefecture branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces Tweeting photos of recruitment displays featuring a character from Humikane Shimada, creator of Strike Witches and original character designer for Girls und Panzer. Now, they've posted a video featuring the character, along with a call for the public to suggest names for the pink haired soldier. Get a look after the jump.

  • Saturday April 6, 2013
  • Anime-Style Recruiting Poster for Japan Self-Defence Forces 2013 ver.

    "The real female JSDF officers are much cooler than this"

    As previously reported, the Tokushima Base of Japan's Self-Defense Forces has been famous for its recruiting posters using female anime-style or moe characters since 2010. The 2013 poster features three female members of the land, sea and air forces at work. You can check the posters from 2010 to 2013 after the jump.

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