Mirai Suenaga

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Mon 2014/05/05 15:00 JST in Mascot

Forever Sweet 17

Created by Danny Choo back in 2007, Mirai Suenaga (pronounced "mee-rai soo-eh-na -gah") is the mascot character for Culture Japan and heroine for the story Mirai Millennium.
Originally created with the purpose to prettify the website “dannychoo.com," Mirai ended up turning out to be more than a website mascot and went on to collaborate with various anime and game companies such as Square Enix, Good Smile Company, Bushiroad, Ascii Media Works, King Records, Nitroplus and Isetan.

In 2013, Mirai became an official mascot for Japan Tourism and in 2014 she became an official mascot for Malaysia Tourism.

In February 2015, Mirai participate with me in the Japan Cabinet's Cool Japan Strategy Committee.

In April 2015, Mirai starred in her first live action drama doS Deka (Tabe Mikako, Yoshida Yo) which was broadcast on NTV in Japan. This first episode reached a record high 12.7% viewership across Japan.

And this is Mirai in her Smart Doll form which is available now.
Learn more about Smart Doll >


Name: Mirai Suenaga
Japanese Name: 末永みらい (すえながみらい)
Birthday: March 3rd
Height: 165cm
3 size: B86cm W58cm H85cm
Age: Forever sweet 17
Blood type: -Unknown- (has rare DNA)

Mirai Suenaga is the main character of Mirai Millennium. She is a 2nd year high-school student at Asakusa Metropolitan High School a covert member of the Solar Marine Crimson Force. After classes, Mirai participates in the news club activities at school where she is both a newscaster and reporter. Mirai has a bit of a shy side but at heart she is a very reliable young girl. She has a strong curiosity and will follow it through to the end with adventurous spirit. Her favorite food is oranges, and her favorite color is also orange. Her dream is to become a camerawoman.

Mirai Suenaga has many friends in too who include Haruka Suenaga, Kanata Hoshikawa, Retrokyu, Kizuna Yumeno, Chitose Shirasawa and Eiji Seiun.

Many popular artists (Japanese and International) take time out to illustrate our Mirai Suenaga who Include Tony Taka, Shirahane Nao (DMYO), Iizuki Tasuku, Koizumi Amane, Kobuichi, Kuuchuu Yosai, Koku, Mikeo, Choco Chip, Piromizu, Refeia, Yuuki Hagure, Ikkyuu and more.


Mirai has many uniforms - click here links to see the reference illustrations on Flickr - useful for folks who many want to doodle or cosplay Mirai.

  • Summer Uniform
  • Winter Uniform
  • Solar Marine Uniform
  • Maid Uniform
  • Cheerleader
  • Bikini

Mirai has fans of all races, ages and gender who discover her though the Culture Japan website, our products, TV shows, collaborations, events and their friends.

Mirai has a large following worldwide who we get to meet at events that we host and participate at.

The shape of Mirai's hairpin is an "X" and in Japanese culture that means "collaboration" - Mirai was born to collaborate with individuals and organisations around the world.
As part of her collaboration work, Mirai has appeared in many Japanese anime and game titles such as Million Arthur by Square Enix, Mayochiki by King Records, Twin Angel by Kadokawa, Sonicomi by Nitroplus, Weiss Schwartz by Bushiroad and Dracuriot by Yuzusoft.

A load of supporters also cosplay as Mirai and her friends too - we try to find them all on the social networks and post their photos in the official Mirai cosplay Pinterest pool.

Mirai & Friends are featured in our Japanese learning flash cards Moekana and Moekanji which have been popular with learners of Japanese worldwide - tens of thousands of packs have been sold and we are currently increasing the line of products as we speak.

We've uploaded a load of high res Photoshop files for your personal use - go make posters, wallpapers, T-shirts and wot not but for your own personal use please ^^

A load of folks all over the world have done fanart of Mirai Suenaga and friends - we hunt for fanart on Pixiv, Deviantart and the usual social networks - we then stick them in the official Mirai fanart pool on Pinterest.

Derivative (doujin) works

We encourage folks to monetise from their creative works of Mirai and Friends - no need to ask us for permission and no need to pay us anything either - we will never come after you like anime publishers do from time to time. Any work we feel is outstanding will be shared with our fans through Facebook/Twitter etc so that they can buy your stuff.

This photo is an example of doujin works by a cosplayer, illustrator and photographer.

Character Blueprints

Here are the character blueprints for folks wishing to draw or cosplay Mirai. You can right click to save these which are at a 256 x 1645px resolution. I've also uploaded the batch to Flickr. Feel free to use as you wish!

This first blueprint is of Mirai in her Summer Uniform. Do note the hairclip is only on the left side of her head.

Mirai in her Solar Marine Uniform. Do note that her hair clip is only on the left side of her head.

Here are Mirai's Biostream Boots. Do note that they both have slightly different designs towards the top.
As for Mirai's Millennium Blade - the blade is projected into its shape from the jewel ball object that appears when the blade is held by Mirai. Folks posing with the blade should not hold the blade like how you would not hold the blade of a lightsaber ^^

Mirai's Winter Uniform. Do note that her ribbon is only on the left side of her head.

Mirai's Cheerleader uniform.

Mirai's Maid Uniform.

This is the least popular cosplay outfit - Mirai's bikini ^^

Mirai's casual wear.

The rest of this post is a celebration of Mirai's birthday (March 3rd) with a load of 2560 x 1440px wallpapers featuring illustrations by many sensei who have taken time out to doodle our Mirai-chan.
All the images in this post are 1920 x 1080 and the 2560 x 1440 ones are on Flickr.

This first illustration of Mirai in Summer Uniform by our resident artist Ikkyuu-sensei.

Mirai in Casual wear illustrated by DMYO-sensei also known as Shirahane Nao.

Mirai in Summer uniform illustrated by Tamahiyo-sensei.

Mirai in Maid uniform illustrated by Tamahiyo-sensei.

Mirai in bikini illustrated by Tamahiyo-sensei.

Mirai in Winter uniform illustrated by Iizuki Tasuku-sensei.

Mirai in bikini illustrated by Iizuki Tasuku-sensei.

Mirai in Winter uniform illustrated by Koku-sensei.

Mirai in bikini illustrated by Koku-sensei.

Mirai in bikini illustrated by INO-sensei.

Mirai in Summer uniform illustrated by Koizumi Amane-sensei.

Mirai in Summer uniform illustrated by Kobuichi-sensei.

Mirai in Summer uniform illustrated by Kuuchuu Yosai-sensei.

Mirai in Solar Marine uniform illustrated by Piromizu-sensei.

Mirai in Solar Marine Kai uniform illustrated by Refeia-sensei.

Mirai in Summer uniform work-in-progress illustrated by Taka Tony-sensei.