Sega’s Hardware Girls Are Getting Their Own Anime Series

By Spencer . April 10, 2014 . 1:30am

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Sega made console-tans for their video game systems called the Sega Hardware Girls. There’s Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Game Gear (wearing a hoodie), and Super 32X who has a big X bow behind her.

 

All of the characters drawn by vocaloid artist KEI can be seen here. There are some neat touches like Mega Drive 2 being shorter than Mega Drive, but she wears the same coat. That was a neat touch since the second version of the system was less bulky than the first. Genesis, the name for the Mega Drive in America, has her own console mascot and she is, of course, a cowgirl that looks like Gemini Sunrise from Sakura Wars. Yeah, she’s totally from America.

 

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The Sega Hardware Girls appeared in Samurai & Dragons. Now, they are getting their own anime series. It’s like Hyperdimension Neptunia come to life.


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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

    Now there’s a mascot for Liam TBF.

  • Kaihedgie

    I…okay.

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    the girl in the middle looks hatsune miku it should be sega xD

    • Malon

      She looks like Hatsune Miku because it’s the same illustrator (KEI).

      • Harvey Tejada Loto

        yeah i know xD

  • Mαdασ「マダオ」

    ….

    • RmanX1000

  • Namuro

    HAHAHA、すごいダナ、これ!

    It could be all about Sega’s history, told from these girls’ point of views. That would be really interesting!

  • GHAmer

    so many Hatsune Miku…..

  • Kayriss Wins

    Cowgirl? seriously whats with this played out American Stereotype Japan? that’s as bad as Tina from DOA, well on a less salty note this should make for an Interesting show.

    • Guest

      Of course it wasn’t actually known as the Mega Drive in America, but the Genesis. So there’s a certain disconnect between her name and her image. :P

    • Kornelious

      Well I guess it’s kinda the same the way we view Japan…..Except we are right. jk lol

      • Kayriss Wins

        Well at least we have multiple stereotypes instead of just one, Ninja’s, Samurai, Schoolgirl ect…

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      I can hear it now. Her catch phrase is going to be “Howdy ya’ll” lol

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby
      • Kayriss Wins

        I like how all these stereotypes HAVE to wear the flag colors too, 100% of American’s are just oh so patriotic right Japan? lol.

      • nonscpo

        Great another anime for me to skip…I mean watch…I mean…merica; couldnt resist that last one.

      • Firion Hope

        I actually love Japans stereotype of us, it’s awesome

        What anime is this from again?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

          YuGiOh.

          Or rather LK’s abridged version of it.

          • Firion Hope

            Ah okay I thought it might be, thanks!

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

            http://youtu.be/dJmDWevlt3U?t=3m26s

            At 3:26. Or you can watch the whole ep but there you go.

          • Firion Hope

            Thanks once again! <3

    • NTaiyokun

      There are stereotypes everywhere. Over in here ‘Murica, we always perceive Japan as Big breasted Moe girls saying Onii-chan all the time, so it’s only fair.

    • Callonia

      What? What’s wrong with tina?

      • Kayriss Wins

        Nothing, don’t get the wrong Idea I LOVE Tina but let’s face it, she’s a shameless Texan stereotype.

        • Callonia

          And I love it :3

  • s07195

    Dreamcast: “We’re always connected!” (reference to web capabilities)
    Saturn: “It’s 10 years too early!” (reference to system’s complexity leading to it’s downfall)
    Megadrive: “That’s wrong!” (her realist personality is a reference to the emphasis on technical specs in advertisements)
    Gamegear: “I’m tired…” (reference to how it used up batteries really quickly)
    Robopitcher – apparently it’s a toy pitching machine made in 1984… 0_o
    Visual Memory: “I get along well with Dreamcast-chan!” (Dreamcast memory card)

    And this ain’t even all of them.
    So yeah, lots of self-referencial humor (I can’t fully understand these, since I was born in the 90′s, but I do know some from AVGN and the like), and it seems like they’re not afraid to poke fun at themselves. I guess I’ll give it a watch.

  • CirnoLakes

    Moe is the future.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Moe’ is Life

  • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

    Wow, Sega really *does* do what Nintendon’t! I’m sure we all can’t wait to see the, uh, BLAST PROCESSING in action, if you know what I mean.
    But really, I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry? I’ll give the show a try I guess; I mean, I did have a Genesis and Dreamcast, and lately been enjoying a Japanese Saturn. (No joke everyone: TON of fabulous games on that system, but so many gems never made it out of Japan.)

  • MasterScrub

    You know, I’ve never really looked at my Dreamcast and said ‘Yeah, I’m gonna tap that.’

    But now… I don’t know anymore.

    • John Hayabusa

      So basically, this is Neptunia with Sega hardwares. Would love to watch.

      • Testsubject909

        I’m just wondering if it’ll be similar to Aoi Sekai no Chuushin De.

  • Nerroth

    I hope the Dreamcast girl also has blue and red colour schemes, to represent the different swirl logos in Europe and North America.

    Also, it would be funny if they went a bit meta, and had this show be the most popular program aired in Planeptune (or had the girls all be fans of the Neptunia series)..

  • sei`

    neptunia’s reboot ?

  • Eder García

    no Segata Sanshiro no watch

    • Renaldi Saputra

      ah that old kamen rider actor

  • KuroNathan

    I’m strangely ok with this

    • Testsubject909

      I am naturally ok with this, personally.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Sounds pretty cool. You have my attention SEGA lol

  • Repede91

    This is too weird and too cool to be real… I`m probably still dreamin… *pinch* *pinch*

  • Nogib

    Hmmm. Alright, I’m intrigued.

  • nonscpo

    5 Mikus and one Rin, did I miss any?

  • Audie Bakerson

    No Sega Neptune?

  • Firion Hope

    Lol thats awesome

  • Testsubject909

    Which one’s Sega Saturn and Dreamcast?

    I ask mainly because those are the two consoles I have in my household from Sega.

    • Wappuli

      Saturn is the one right in the middle with black twintails and 2 staffs.
      Dreamcast is right behind her, the pink-haired one with a sword.

      • Testsubject909

        Hmm… Saturn’s cute.

        I’m satisfied.

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