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Beatless Promotes Government Cybersecurity Campaign With Poster

posted on 2018-01-21 13:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman

The Beatless television anime and the Japanese government's National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) are collaborating on a poster campaign for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which runs from February 1 to March 18 in Japan. The campaign will distribute posters with the anime's key visual to related agencies throughout Japan.

The NISC's campaign is related to the "New Information Security Public Awareness Program" that launched in 2014. The campaign aims to spread awareness about cyber security concerns while appealing to the public with anime, manga, and other popular media. In addition to posters, current projects include events and videos in train stations.

The story of Beatless involves Analog Hacking, which is similar to social engineering in the context of cybersecurity in the real world. The anime's producer Jun'ichirō Tamura believes the themes of the series tie-in well with the NISC's campaign.

Tokyo Otaku Mode serialized English translations of Satoshi Hase and redjuice's original novel in 2014, and it describes the novel:

With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision...

The anime premiered on January 12 on the "Animeism" programming block. Amazon is exclusively streaming titles from the Animeism block to 200 countries through its Amazon Prime Video service.

In a similar campaign with the NISC, Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale's Kirito became a cybersecurity officer for Cybersecurity Awareness Month and appeared on promotional posters with other characters last year.

Source: MoCa News


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