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Kawaii Girl Reads Cheering Messages to Recover from Earthquake

4, 18. 2011
Shiori's voice is by popular voice actress, Nozomi Sasaki.
Shiori's voice is by popular voice actress, Nozomi Sasaki.

   Otobank has developed and released an iPhone application, which a character anime girl reads cheering messages to recover from a catastrophe of Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11 2011.

   The application called "Rodoku Shojo," meaning "a reading girl", usually contains writings of the Japanese classic literature. Its original female character named Shiori Otoha, dubbed by a voice actress Nozomi Sasaki, reads stories aloud.

   As a special version, Shiori reads messages from many creators including a novelist Shusuke Michio, a winner of Naoki Award in 2011, as well as a psychiatrist Daiji Akehashi and a cartoonist Keisuke Itagaki. These messages are to cheer readers to recover from a huge damage by the earthquake. The application is provided with no charge.

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