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ufotable Creates a PR Poster of Japan Self Defense Force

by dtshyk
Apr 19, 2010 5:27 PM | 20 Comments
According to the official website, anime production studio ufotable created a PR poster for the recruitment of Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) officials. It's requested by JSDF Tokushima Provincial Cooperation Office.

ufotable's poster of JSDF
It reads "The more you know, the more pride in the job you have." The woman is wearing a Staff Sergeant uniform of Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

ufotable established a new studio in Tokushima and has been actively collaborating with the local companies and administrations.

Source: ufotable, JSDF Tokushima

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20 Comments Recent Comments

Looks like a joke but, if it's Japan we're talking about...

Apr 20, 2010 11:14 AM by mirichan00

Lol!

Apr 20, 2010 7:14 AM by Yui1212

BigSimo said:
COOL otakus in the army now what is the world coming to


Just wait until your on the recieving end of nerd-rage, I'm sure it hurts XD

Apr 20, 2010 1:26 AM by Xavierxenon

I think it should have said, "Join the JSDF, because America won't let us have a real army ;_;"

Apr 20, 2010 1:05 AM by Jigero

renjikuchiki1 said:
why must anime be used to supplement the corrupt forces of capitalism?
this is such a tragedy


I hope you're joking because anime is very commercial (and therefore capitalist) to begin with. It's not as if the animators (or TV station employees or licensors or toymakers) live on love and smiles after all.

If you had said 'the corrupt forces of militarism' I might have agreed with you.

Apr 20, 2010 12:19 AM by bubble

Good poster with nice concept i think, yeah there a little error though...

Apr 19, 2010 10:48 PM by fertygo

COOL otakus in the army now what is the world coming to

Apr 19, 2010 6:57 PM by simo000

why must anime be used to supplement the corrupt forces of capitalism?
this is such a tragedy

Apr 19, 2010 6:55 PM by renjikuchiki1

Man, why can't we have cool posters like that over here? ;_;

Apr 19, 2010 6:53 PM by Retro8bit

It's good to know that the Japanese are using anime to endorse their armed forces. It may just get some of the lazy, fat ass otaku out of their rooms and into the open air where they can make something of their lives other than fapping to loli's.

Still, yes, the drawing isn't great but I think this is good. Anime is possibly getting another exposure outlet, and the defense force gets exposure on all these anime sites. Win-win.

Apr 19, 2010 6:30 PM by chinlamp

dtshyk said:
kuroshiroi said:
That poster is poorly drawn, the position of the fingers, arms and joints is all wrong and the girl suffers from huge hands and elephant ears. But then again, I'm no artist.

The staff of ufotable Tokushima are mostly newface animators. If the art looks poor to you, it may be the reason.
My main problem was her right shoulder, I don't see how it's possible to position your arm like that without moving your shoulder up and forward; looks like they didn't crop a larger picture but tried to draw it without perspective. I usually don't notice bad art though...

To be fair, her face does look kind of real though, more 3D than 2D. Still has man hands though.

Apr 19, 2010 6:26 PM by kuroshiroi

My bad art senses are tingling, the message is good the art is horrible.

Apr 19, 2010 6:20 PM by Hoppy

It's not that bad if you ain't choosy, but if you really mind it isn't all that great.

Apr 19, 2010 6:04 PM by SoujimiSatori

kuroshiroi said:
That poster is poorly drawn, the position of the fingers, arms and joints is all wrong and the girl suffers from huge hands and elephant ears. But then again, I'm no artist.

The staff of ufotable Tokushima are mostly newface animators. If the art looks poor to you, it may be the reason.

Apr 19, 2010 5:55 PM by dtshyk

That poster is poorly drawn, the position of the fingers, arms and joints is all wrong and the girl suffers from huge hands and elephant ears. But then again, I'm no artist.

Nice that they're involved with the community though, getting rid of the "bad image" associated with anime/manga definitely seems to be necessary these days...

Apr 19, 2010 5:36 PM by kuroshiroi

wow...hehe an interesting choice they made.

Apr 19, 2010 5:35 PM by kisami

AlexSadist-sama said:
I don't really like the poster, but as long as the message gets across that's fine.


I feel the same.

But I was totally expecting like...Patlabor like art ;) or is that girl something like Uncle Sam?

Apr 19, 2010 5:34 PM by shakeyourpup45

indeed

Apr 19, 2010 5:30 PM by Mr_Gutts

I don't really like the poster, but as long as the message gets across that's fine.

Apr 19, 2010 5:30 PM by AlexSadist-sama

The more you know~

Apr 19, 2010 5:29 PM by Detective