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Regional revitalization through fantasy novel!? "Goriyaku Project" has been launched!

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Meet the characters inspired and officially recognized character by shrines in Kama City (Fukuoka Prefecture)!

北斗宮七星 Hokutogu Nanase
Fantasy Eden (founded in August 2019) has announced a unique project - "Goriyaku Project" (lit.: A project that attracts good fortune). It has been launched with the aim of regional revitalization through various activities including production of fantasy novels based on Japanese mythologies. In the novel series "Anata nimo Goriyaku ga Arimasuyouni" produced by this project, you will see the attractive characters designed by Imigimuru, the author of the popular TV anime/manga "Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!" (en: This Art Club Has a Problem!).
The officially recognized character of Hokutogu Jinja in Kama City - 北斗宮 七星 (Hokutogu Nanase).

The officially recognized character of idebiki Jinja in Kama City - 射手引 彩雲 (idebiki Ayamo)

Here come the Hakata Dolls!

Another news worth mentioning is the collaboration between the project and "Hakata Ningyo (Doll)," the traditional crafts representing Fukuoka. Look at the characters that has been made into cute little dolls, don't you think that it will trigger the "Moe" Hakata Ningyo boom!? For those who are interested in the upcoming plans in the "Goriyaku Project," don't forget to check their official website for the latest updates! (Editorial Dept.: Mofer)

Hokutogu-chan Hakata Doll


Goriyaku Project

- Information:
- Title: "貴方にもご利益がありますように ("Anata nimo Goriyaku ga Arimasuyouni")" https://www.pixiv.net/novel/series/1286976
- Original Work: Fantasy Eden
- Character Design: いみぎむる (Imigimuru)
- Goriyaku Project Official Website: https://fantasyeden.co.jp/goriyaku/
- Fantasy Eden Facebook: @fantasyeden
- Imigimuru Twitter: @imigimuru

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