Dragon Quest's Slime Is Hired by Convenience Store
posted on by Egan Loo
Akiko, the mascot girl of Japan's LAWSON convenience store chain, presented the first of five four-panel manga strips about the chain's newest hire — Slime from Square Enix's Dragon Quest role-playing games — on Wednesday.
In the LAWSON Crew Akiko-chan manga's "Kogata Shinjin" (Pint-Sized Hire) #1 strip, the latest crew member arrives. Slime impresses customers with his service ("Welcome!") and a fellow co-worker with his quick learning ("He's doing his job well, isn't he?"). Unimpressed, Akiko says, "He's still green [blue]…."
LAWSON previously hired a mysterious new member named "Light" (Lightning, voiced by Maaya Sakamoto) to promote Final Fantasy XIII-2's release last year. Another convenience store chain, Family Mart, put Slime on the food menu in the form of nikuman (pork buns). Akiko herself transformed into the Vocaloid idol "Akikoroid-chan" when LAWSON held a lyric-writing contest to celebrate 25 years of selling fried chicken pieces.
[Via Hachima Kikō]