Maguroski lives at the Higashiosaka Campus of Kindai University. He's the face of the Central Library, welcoming all who come to make use of the library facilities.
- Full of curiosity, his thirst for knowledge is unquenchable
- Telling everybody how great the Central Library is
- To eat an entire Kindai tuna
- What makes him adorable
- His gorgeous eyes
- His motto
- Favorite book
- Encyclopedia of fish
- Sunbathing spot
- 4-E reading room on the fourth floor of the Central Library
- Autumn 2012
- A contest held to design and name a new mascot for the Central Library attracted 112 entries from students, faculty, and staff members. The winning design was from Professor Toshio Kusakabe (Department of Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering), whose character was modeled on a cat that frequents the Higashiosaka Campus.
- Associate Professor Kiyoung An (Department of Arts, Faculty of Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies) led a team of his seminar students in designing and fine-tuning the illustration of the mascot. And Maguroski was born.
- May 2013
- In the final selection stage for the mascot's name, the judges chose "Maguroski," a name submitted by student Mayu Furumoto (Department of Cultural and Historical Studies, Faculty of Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies).
Hand-held fans(not for sale)
Sticker(not for sale)
Stuffed toy(not for sale)
Cardboard cutout(not for sale)
Honors for Maguroski
- Finalist in the "Kan no Hatarakimono" ("hardest library worker") category in the 1st Character Grand Prix awards, held at the Library Fair & Forum.
We have so many people to thank for their support in helping us win three awards related to this event. Maguroski will continue doing his best to help all those using the Kindai University libraries.
- Won the Braintech Prize and the Yushodo Shoten Prize, in awards given out by individual companies sponsoring the 1st Character Grand Prix awards
Our thanks to Braintech, Yushodo Shoten, and all those who have supported Maguroski.
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