Japanese City Hangs Moe Traffic Safety Poster
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Matsudo, a city in Chiba Prefecture, developed a poster with a moe policewoman to increase awareness about traffic accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles. Targeted at young people, common drivers of motorcycles in Japan, the poster asks Matsudo's youth to be more cautious when driving, and features the catchphrase "STOP! Nirin jiko" ("Stop two-wheeled accidents!").
pixiv artist Nanaroku ("76") drew the poster at the request of the city of Matsudo and its affiliates. Nanaroku created a crime prevention poster with a police-style magical girl for the same city earlier this year.
Matsudo's traffic safety organizations named the moe policewoman Ami Kambe, incorporating one of the characters from the city's name. The poster will be displayed in public locations such as the bulletin boards of neighborhood associations.