According to Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa
Prefectural Government has launched an anime-based promotion project for the local agriculture and commerce. They will produce an original anime "Shimanchu MiRiKa" by next March and develop its character goods including confectioneries, beverages and toys.
Sketch of MiRiKa characters
Director: Ohshita Hisama (character design of "Rocket Girls
", animation director of "Himitsu: Top Secret
Scenario: Hirano Yasushi ("City Hunter
Art Director: Kato Hiroshi ("Neon Genesis Evangelion
", "Ah! My Goddess
Audio Director: Tsuruoka Yota ("Full Metal Panic!
" series, "K-ON!
Production Studio: Soratia
Source: Ryukyu Shinpo