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New Mascot Chosen!
New Mascot Chosen!!!!!!!!!
I am happy to announce that we now have a new mascot!
(Read further for some details of WHAT we're gonna do with this winner! Including official MangaUpdates t-shirts!)

Blakraven66's entry of "MAD J. MU" won by a huge margin (just see the numbers for yourself: And now, the winning entry on display!
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And for his personal background info:
Name: MAD J. MU (the name comes from the first letter of the first names of me, both my parents and my four little brothers + MU as the last name)
Work: Drawing on MS paint with mouse - 8 minutes, Coloring on Adobe Photoshop CS2 - 15 minutes
Inspiration: Gir from Invader Zim
Character design goes to my little brothers (yup, they're twins) anima-xiii from DevArt
How represents MU: loves manga to the point of insanity, He is what he is because he was made from different parts just as the MU community is made up of different people
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Now, I bet you guys are wondering what we're gonna do with our new mascot, eh? Hopefully within the next 2 months, we will have a new site design that features this mascot! (possible color changes though...). So just hang in tight and you'll be seeing this baby everyone soon~

And maybe some of you remembered, but we are getting t-shirts for MangaUpdates! They will of course feature our winner~ More information on that later though...(Personally, I'm hoping they'll be ready in time for AnimeExpo in early July, but that's probably not gonna happen sad )

Edit: To clarify, we will be selling the t-shirts online. The part about AnimeExpo was my hopes that they be ready by the time of AnimeExpo, which is July 3-6
Posted by lambchopsil on June 14th 5:13pm Comments ( 34 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]

» n8starr on June 14th, 2008, 12:57pm

The mascot looks sweet! Are you guys gonna offer the shirts for sale thru the site here or just at the Anime Expo? I hope here as well, cuz i will buy one!


» Grimslice on June 14th, 2008, 1:44pm

I hope you guys sell them online too, otherwise I cant buy one =/


» lambchopsil on June 14th, 2008, 3:30pm

Edited the news post with a clarification.
Hope you're happy~


» huntermrb on June 14th, 2008, 2:02pm

woo nice!


» Mamsmilk on June 14th, 2008, 4:17pm

Awwrite, I am getting quite bored of this
light blue skin anyway. It reminds me of
a hospital ward.


» crucio on June 14th, 2008, 6:22pm

please ... PLEASE ... do NOT change the color to something harmfull or distracting or uncorfortable!

some of the best sites on the internet have made that mistake and its, at the same time a pity and awfull when it happens ... its like the life-force of the website is drained!

do NOT screw the colors because of the mascot (which, btw, its awesome!) blue its perfect and paceful ... just remenber your design/human-computer interaction classes!

come on ... don't do the same mistake!

PS: have you notice how google takes care of its homepage ... clear, simple, understandable ... to the limit of perfection!


» Xeronia on June 14th, 2008, 6:50pm

I would so buy t-shirts. Yay evil thing!


» eternia on June 14th, 2008, 7:11pm

Can we buy them online? I live in Indonesia. ^_^


» drunkguy on June 14th, 2008, 7:14pm

Hope Blakraven66 could make a few more versions for the site. A short series or even a few comic strips would liven up the place.

I'll probably miss the current color scheme. The current site is easy on the ol' burned out eyes. Then again I've setup my desktop to look like I'm stuck in windows '95. Same dirty keyboard actually...


» Aarana on June 14th, 2008, 7:28pm

but...I really like the blue....

Please add a choose skin option. The new mascot is cute, but I would hate to have those colors in a layout 0.0

Thats just my opinion though ;)


» greydrak on June 14th, 2008, 9:04pm

Zombie pikachu wins it, is anyone surprised?

As long as it's not hot pink for the new colour scheme, it'll be good.


» Scyfon on June 14th, 2008, 9:32pm

Grats, Blackraven66!~
I never doubted that you were going to win ^_^


» JJTang on June 14th, 2008, 9:58pm

Have a setting to change the colour settings for those of us who do not wish to see a yellow and brown layout.


» shinorei on June 14th, 2008, 10:20pm

What a cute mascot!!! omg <3
can't wait for the tshirt to be ready. C:


» Banaantje on June 15th, 2008, 12:16am

aww our mascot looks so cute!


» Yazzilicous on June 15th, 2008, 1:47am

this one was defiantly my favorite! i love this mascot smile i think it's perfect for the site!


» kamikun on June 15th, 2008, 5:22am

I think that many misunderstood the colors scheme changes .....

Website design will change -> color schemes changes -> mascot came last : mascot colors change according to the new design color scheme.
So, we will not apply the mascot's colors to the website, but the website's colors to the mascot.

You will not see a yellow/brown website, and I don't think at all that the new color scheme is worst than the current one.


» Darknemo2000 on June 15th, 2008, 5:28am

I think it is bad idea. I mean imgening this mascot as in a blue colors already kills a great deal of its charm.

I think the colors that it has suits the current layout pretty well.


» kamikun on June 15th, 2008, 6:20am

Nobody said that it will be "imgening this mascot as in a blue colors".
And as said, layout will change.


» Torje on June 15th, 2008, 6:01am

Another "cute-but-oh-wait-dangerous" mascot, better then nothing I guess.
Go zombie-emo-teddybear, go-go-go!
Hope the new design fits the mascot to a T and congratulations to "Blakraven66" for winning the contest.


» CuicCuic on June 15th, 2008, 8:46am

Reminds me of the little zombies bunnies in One Piece who's trying to woopin' Ussop,Nani and Chopper a$$.
Congratz BTW


» Lenners on June 15th, 2008, 9:30am

If it's ready by August, I'll buy it and wear it with love at Anime Evolution <3


» Sunfizz98 on June 15th, 2008, 2:55pm

I am rather relieved to see the stitched up mascot rather than the elven chick (typical). Also, will the global search be fixed by the time of the new site design?


» Takiko on June 16th, 2008, 9:45pm

The global search was really taken out because it was using too much bandwidth, so I'm guessing that there isn't an easy resolution if it pretty much disabled.


» tsukia on June 16th, 2008, 12:21pm

Congrats!! The mascot is really great, I wish to see the site and t-shirts soon, it'll be just as great! Hope brazilians like me can buy it!
I was thinking (while looking the other mascots) that the first one goes well with the choosen, and that would be great to see all the choices that were actually finished & colored as part of the background characters for MAD J. MU. It was just an idea, though.
Well, I was really not able to display a vote on this one, but I'd definetly vote for MAD if I had the chance. =)


» sigmax on June 16th, 2008, 9:22pm

pikachu wins lol


» cardcaptorclaire on June 17th, 2008, 3:20am

I guess this is cool. I was hoping for a cute anime chick, but now that I see this one in action with the angry bitey face, I like it.


» sanzo_reload on June 17th, 2008, 8:46am

Hehe.. so glad it won! I voted for this mascot too!! Can't wait for the MU shirt!


» juls91 on June 17th, 2008, 9:16am

congrats!! ^^ i voted for mu, i thought that MU was for MangaUpdates lol.. ^_^


» chueisha on June 17th, 2008, 5:39pm

and i voted for him <33 and she stick the landing! xD


» myopius on June 18th, 2008, 12:56pm

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Yes! A good mascot! Mascots are often just so... wrong. But this one's so right.

Looking forward to the new site and everything.


» twinklestar on June 19th, 2008, 5:23pm

aww that's so cute!!!! even the really mad eating head part so cute!


» kai_alexa on June 20th, 2008, 3:25am

congrats! it's awesome.
So, what should we call it? MAD-chan? Mu-Kun?
I hope I can have the t-shirt too.


» Keel on February 27th, 2009, 4:30pm

is this project dead or alive


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