New Character “Neon” designed by Noizi Ito to promote Nipponbashi
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 01:40 Feb. 16, 2009)
Nipponbashi, coloquially known as "Ponbashi" or "Denden Town", is the biggest electronics and geek (and/or otaku) related shopping district in Osaka, often compared to Akihabara in Tokyo though not as widely recognised.
To gain publicity, boost tourism and shopping crowd, a new character is introduced. Her name is "音々 (pronounced Neon, the Chinese characters meaning sound-sound)", designed by Noizi Ito of Shakugan no Shana and Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Read on for details and pics.
Neon is introduced as the official character of Nipponbashi Project(Jp), a publicity campaign of Nipponbashi district. Original products featuring her are to be sold at Nipponbashi Street Festa 2009(Jp) on March 20th.
Freshman (10th grade) at Nipponbashi High School. Said to be a bookish good student at school, wearing glasses.
Height: 158 cm (5'2")
Family: Father(45) running a lighting shop in Nipponbashi, mother(41) who once placed 1st runner-up in Miss Denden Town contest, and a younger sister(14) in 8th grade.
Hobbies: Gaming, Cosplaying, Cooking
Good chef and an excellent baker. Loves music, listens to pretty much anything, Rock, Pop, Japanes-Pop music and Anime songs, and she also loves to sing.
Started as a cosplayer when her sister force-dressed her, but she seems to be still shy about it.
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