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.
Name: Mirai Suenaga
Japanese Name: 末永みらい (すえながみらい)
Birthday: March 3rd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ^^
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.