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Aoshima Megu is an original character that was proposed to be the official mascot for Shima City in Mie Prefecture, but was rejected by the local population who found her a bit too sexy.
The cute almost-to-be mascot may have lost public funding, but she is now turning to her fans for help. She created a Makuake crowd-funding campaign in which she hopes to raise 4 million yen. The campaign wants to use the money to create a short animated video starring Aoshima.
The project is now at 72% with 66 days remaining. Chances are that Aoshima Megu will get to star in her very own animated short. If you want to back the project, pledges range from 2,000 – 300,000 yen with various prizes, including 1/6 scale mini-bust statues of Aoshima Megu.