Israel goes Anime to promote tourism from Japan

Shalo-um chan, the embassy's parrot mascot, makes a special guest appearance in the show.

By ELIA BERGER
October 29, 2014 16:15

Embassy of Israel in Japan animation series

Embassy of Israel in Japan animation series

 
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The embassy of Israel in Tokyo has launched an animated, online series in its latest effort to boost tourism from Japan.

The seven-part show will broadcast on the embassy's official YouTube page.

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The first episode was unveiled on Tuesday and features sisters Saki and Noriko on a first-time trip to the Holy Land.

As the young girls hop on a plane and land in Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport, they hit some of the city's hotspots, and go for a night out on the town.

Though punctuated with comedy, the seven-minute installment ends on a dramatic note, with the older one of the two sisters contemplating her relationship, which has recently hit the rocks.

The embassy's parrot mascot, dubbed Shalo-um chan, makes a special guest appearance in between scenes, providing little-known facts and tidbits about Israeli life, history and culture.

Israel's wine industry as well as its status as the "Start-up Nation" are also highlighted in the Japanese-language Anime.




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