SEGA holding a ‘design a mascot’ competition

Ever wanted to create your own SEGA mascot? Well now could be your chance. SEGA’s Toshihiro Nagoshi, (possibly best known for his work on the Monkey Ball and Yakuza franchises) is hosting a live show ‘SEGA Raw’ on video-hosting site, NicoNico Douga (basically Japan’s own YouTube).

According to Yakuza-fan the company wants to see “something that incorporates the spirit and love of SEGA.”

The contest winner will receive Nagoshi-san’s autograph and any merchandise of your character that is made. Which is a pretty sweet deal.

It’s a pity that I can’t draw to save my life, otherwise I would be entering this in a heart-beat. But, if you do have the skills and have an idea for a mascot then here’s the rules and how to enter:


Closing date: June 9th, 2013.
Picture Format:: Any resolution in JPG, GIF, or PNG format – no larger than 10MB.
Contest Tag: セガなまマスコットキャラコンテスト

How to enter:

  1. Create a NicoNico account
  2. Create your design of a mascot character that represents SEGA.
  3. Visit this page
  4. Enter the following from top to bottom:
    1. Upload your image.
    2. Image Title
    3. Image description
    4. Tag: セガなまマスコットキャラコンテスト
    5. Image type: キャラクター (6th selectable from the top)
  5. Click the submit button (black button at the bottom)
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Graham Cookson

I'm the European Editor of SEGA Nerds and co-founder of the original SEGA Nerds website with Chris back in 2004 or 2005 (genuinely can't remember which year it was now!). I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0) I'm also the Content Manager of the big data company, Digital Contact Ltd, in the UK:

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