Japanese Fans Made Their Own Mascot Characters For The Oculus Rift

By Sato . April 14, 2014 . 2:01pm

Last month, the Oculus Rift, an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, was a big topic following its company acquisition by Facebook. Meanwhile in Japan, fans took it upon themselves to come up with their own female mascot for the Rift.

 

When Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey was in Japan for Unite Japan 2014, a recent event for Unity, a cross-platform game engine, he got to check out its new mascot character called “Unity-Chan” and jokingly mentioned that since Unity has its own mascot girl, maybe the Oculus Rift should have one, too.

 

Little did Luckey know, when it comes to mascot girls in Japan, it’s serious business. Japanese fans took it upon themselves and decided to make their own mascot characters for the virtual reality device. Here’s a look at some of the notable character designs for a potential Oculus-tan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, which “Oculus-Chan” do you guys like best?


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  • Helios373

    Man, i love japan, lol

  • Sapitntapit

    Ocu-ko best girl

  • Ryuuken

    I vote Ocu-ko.

    • artemisthemp

      Ocu-ko seem like the best choice

  • Eder García

    the 1st one is ok, one eye girl is unique

  • AlphaSixNine

    4th! >:D

  • brian

    I like (almost) all of them equally. :c

  • JustThisOne

    I like the third one, haha. :>

    • deadMastershiro

      She’s the hottest one and second choice is the last one

  • d19xx

    Cyclops!

  • Jettythesunfish

    I’m liking Ocu-ko.

  • Satori Satya

    So much love for one eyed-monsters.

    Any Futurama fans?

  • DragKudo

    first and the last are the best. Doesn’t scream loli/fetish to me like the others

    • icup ✔️

      first is moe.

      • DragKudo

        Yeah its cute but its cute and cool like Roll or Call. Not loli Moooeeeee cute.

        • CirnoLakes

          I don’t think you quite understand what loli or moe are. :|

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Don’t diss the loli

      • DragKudo

        loli is taking over and I don’t want that.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          I guess that means you either conform or die. It’s the only way,conform to the cute.

          • DragKudo

            Well I hope my death will spark an everlasting flame in the hearts of many that will one day incinerate this beautiful wretched world of lolis.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            Shows what you know lolis are too cute to die

          • DragKudo

            Devilman that is all

        • CirnoLakes

          You can’t stop us! We were born to conquer the world!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8om2Zs-Cw

    • CirnoLakes

      I don’t think you understand what moe or loli is very well. :<

  • Kuromadou

    Ocu-ko is pretty unique ! XD

  • Sydney Losstarot

    I liked the last one. The seventh.

  • Kaetsu

    Third and last one are my favourites.

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

    1, 3, 4, 6 & 7 I like =^_^=

  • Lumi

    1 is the best!

  • vileBrenman

    I like ocu-ko. the design fits. The one eye works well with the oculus design

  • Noor Mahmoud

    Now someone should make a picture of the mascot getting stabbed violently from behind by a Facebook mascot.

  • Martian Wong

    The last picture of Oculus Chan is the best imo~

  • Volta

    Number 6, left one. Burn the rest.

  • ZengarZombolt

    Shinji’s father from NGE would be perfect moscat for Oculus

  • keithmaxx

    But then she’ll be noone’s waifu because overprotective Facebook-niisan.

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    this is ocu-kun lol

  • Pinkemon

    I like the first one the most. Her robot features and one eye make her more unique to me compared to the others.

  • Kai2591

    Hmmm….nah~
    I don’t fancy any of them.

    Btw have you guys seen Unity-chan? She looks NICE. Now THAT’S a mascot character~
    Designed by Ntny, the one who also designed Ciel Nosurge characters :)

  • Christopher Nunes

    I like 1, 3, and 4 the most! 1 is unique, 3 is cute, but 4 is the best one to me! Nice designs for the mascot.

  • GuardianEnzo

    I like the 4th one best! The red and blue heterochromia is a great reference to classic 3D!

  • CirnoLakes

    Definitely my favourite. She should be the official mascot.

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