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In the past few years there has been a craze of regional mascots known as”Yuru-kyara”. Among the popular characters is a mascot from Hokkaido that has experience a surge in popularity online.

He is Jin-kun Jingisukan (jingisukan is a Japanese dish consisting of grilled mutton and vegetables) and was designed by Hashiasako in 2012. Nowadays he is based in the center of Hokkaido.


[Featured] The theater release of “The Idolmaster Movie: Kagayaki no Mukogawa e!”

This feature article consists of 3 articles.
[Part.1] Article about the theater release of “The Idolmaster” with the movie trailer.

[Part.2] The introduction of “The Idolmaster”. You can also read the introduciton of 13 main characters of the talent agency 765 Production.[Part.3] Social network games and “The Idolmaster”

[Photo Report] Fukuoka Motor Show 2014

The theme of this show was “Power of Automobiles, Power for the Future”.

All 42 Itasha entries that were sent to us in response to our Itasha Award 2014 were also all put on display at this show.

(Itasha(痛車), literally “painful car”, is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, etc.)