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:
— MDC本舗@HAGANE (@MDCHONPO) April 9, 2014
Oculus-Chanぱーとつー ぱーとわんは僕のクロッキー帳の中です(けのじ君だけが見た pic.twitter.com/R6eigxHNJp
— 黒羽紫鴉＝R-tenP＠MMDモデラー (@Rinforzando_960) April 8, 2014
— 黒羽紫鴉＝R-tenP＠MMDモデラー (@Rinforzando_960) April 10, 2014
— きゅーこん@俺得駆動電子工作 (@cubic9com) April 9, 2014
— 杉澤竜也 (@GAP_tatsuco) April 11, 2014
— まじクズ@真面目系クズ (@majikuzu_) April 11, 2014
So, which “Oculus-Chan” do you guys like best?