Miku Hatsune Japan's newest Hello Kitty? It certainly seems like it, what with all the merch with her likeness slapped onto it. The latest are a second Project DIVA game (the original was a PSP game by Sega that came out in July), and...a blood donation center?!
Danny Choo talks about the new Akiba:F blood donation facility, and notes that it's going to be "themed with Hatsune Miku" until January 8th 2010. Absolutely wacky, but kind of a cool idea when you think about it: get the otaku to give blood by entertaining them. According to Choo, the space will display figures and 3D movies and things to entice the locals. Hell, if they could get some kind of exclusive movie that wasn't out elsewhere yet, they could really get the otaku lined up! And as long as they're captive, it might not hurt to push the idea of being health-conscious...sure, plenty of otaku are healthy, but others live on little more than Cup Noodles (which I adore, but let's face it, nutrition they ain't).
I'm sure plenty of you guys give blood out of the goodness of your hearts (I have as well), but would you be inclined to give blood if you got to sit through an anime movie or a couple eps of a TV series?