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Anime Characters Honored

posted on 2004-04-06 20:58 EDT
Kasugabe city has announced that Crayon Shin-chan will soon become a citizen of the city, while an Astro Boy Currency will be distributed in the Takadanobaba area of Tokyo's Shinjuku. The currency is not being distributed by city officials, but rather a committee formed of local merchants and students with the purpose of supporting local community activities. The money will only be accepted at participating stores and will be supplied freely to local volunteer organizations. Shin-chan isn't the first Anime character to be honored in this manner, Astro Boy was made a resident of Niiza last year.

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