SEGARaw

Want to become the next Oshima-san or Hoshino-san? SEGA Raw are currently hosting a competition for order for fans to design a new mascot for that will promote their NicoNico Douga live show!

According to SEGABits, they are looking for a character design that incorporates the spirit of SEGA. Sounds simple? If your idea wins, not only are you immortalised as a SEGA character creator, you also receive an autograph from the show’s host Nagoshi…and ALL of the merchandise and products that SEGA will make of the character!

SEGABits has also kindly detailed all of the information you will need in order to submit a design:

Rules:
Application Period: Open until June 9th 2013.
Picture Format Accepted: 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
URL: http://sega.jp/seganama-character/

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)

Time to get scribbling away!

About T-Bird

T-Bird, the seasoned TSS writer has interests in the music and merchandise of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. T-Bird is involved in community relations with SEGA and is the stage manager for the Summer of Sonic convention.
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56 Responses to SEGA Hosting Mascot Design Contest

  1. “a character design that incorporates the spirit of SEGA”
    lol but that’s Sonic
    I don’t see any other character design for this.

    • I thought for some time that this was going to be for the mascot of a new TV show (like a new “TV show”), but I had the wrong picture at first and I didn’t know that it was actually like…. just a mascot, not in a “TV show”, perhaps series is a better word – or for clarification consider a comparison to Bananas in Pyjamas vs Hoot the Owl on ABC, if that makes it clearer.

      I’ve noticed that SEGA is recently taking fan help somewhat more.

    • sonic for the win says:

      what about the puyo puyo characters

  2. SonicUpdater says:

    Someone should make a character without ears, cause Sega doesn’t listen sometimes.

  3. WHAAAT.
    Why would sega need a new mascot?

    • This for NicoNico Douga which i think is Sega’s equivalent to Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct. (Corret me if i’m worng)

      • Fcticiousanimation says:

        YOu’re wrong NiceNico Douga is japan’s Youtube.

      • Captain Harlock says:

        Nico Nico is a video service in japan. Think of it as a Japan-aimed Youtube. SEGA’s just gonna do a streaming show using it.

  4. ShadowCrystal says:

    So… Is there an age restriction, or 14-year-olds that can draw can’t be apart of this? It seems kinda fun, creating a new mascot for a video game company and all.

  5. this make me nervous. Why are they hosting mascot design contest.

  6. OH. MY. GOD. I SHALL START SOON.

  7. Maybe this is my shot instead of comics

  8. Bluestreak62391 says:

    THEY’RE NOT REPLACING SONIC ARE THEY?!?!? D:

  9. Note: Draw sonic and color him purple….ORIGINAL MASCOT!

    • Sonicheroesfan1 says:

      PURPLE DA HEGEHOG
      ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEAL!!1!!11!!

      • Bloxxer42 On YouTube says:

        Or, edit the spikes, his gloves, and shoes and you get Pana Der Hejhog.
        The character from a short hack made by MarkeyJester.

  10. If only Chris-Chan was still relevant nowadays…

    • Jeffery Mass says:

      Oman.. Sega would be back @ the top of the game consoles market if they adopt Sonichu and his not-fucked-by-any-other-guy girlfriend and few thousand sons n’ daughters for this competition.

  11. lol, that one person who submits Mario.

  12. Oh my god … My heart stopped beating for a few seconds! SONIC IS THE BEST <3 Sonic is my life *O*

  13. Chillax guys they’re not replacing Sonic.

    Besides Link isn’t Nintnedo’s mascot. GLaDOS isn’t Valve’s mascot. If Sonic won’t be SEGA’s mascot I suppose it won’t make much of a difference. Okay, probably less games every year, but I think that’s a good thing.

    • sonfan1984 says:

      Believe me, it makes a huge difference. Sonic is the face of Sega and their most popular franchise. It will be a pretty dumb move on Sega’s part if that happens.

  14. I actually might take a stab at this… lol

  15. Someone should try to send in the blue rabbit that was also a design for SEGA back in the day. I wonder if they would actually recognize it.

  16. Jeffery Mass says:

    This is it, the Sonic fanbase officially consists of 90% idiots who believe that Sega is working on a game called Sonic Propel. Now this? Fuck you guys. :/

  17. ChaosPoochyena24 says:

    Woah, this is strange. Do you need to pay to make a NicoNico account? Otherwise I can’t contribute XD Also does it need to be Sonic-like? I could imagine a Chao or other type mascot for this little thing, if they are looking for originality.

  18. Does Sega is bored of Sonic ? Who will be a new Sega Mascot Sonic the Hedgehog or Female Sonic ? Otherwise sorry for my stereotypical thoughts when I’m start to worring or being angry on somebody for example like Sega , but this is the most stupid Sega decision .

    • Jeffery Mass says:

      Okay..

      1. English. Do you speak it?
      2. Sega is a person with feelings and it got bored and decided to ditch Sonic outta the window ’cause he’s boring him. Besides, they make games for fun, not for money. Yes. No money.
      3. DAFUQ are you going on ’bout?

      • you were doing okay, until your second point, Sega is not a person, it’s a company, they are not getting rid of sonic, the mascot design is for another branch of Sega. Also, Sega ;as a company, does not make games for fun, they are legitimately making games for money, as any company would.
        yes the person that you were replying to doesn’t seem to speak English well, but, that’s not for us to judge.

    • Matt The Hedgehog says:
  19. I think I’ll give it a try. But they’re not really clear on what they want. Do they want to stay true to the Sonic Style (Mobian) look, or do they want a whole new mascot? Because I have two characters in mind that I could send in… Three if a side-kick would be allowed to go with one.

  20. Calm down everybody SEGA isn’t going to replace Sonic as their Company Mascot, they just want a mascot for their Niconico live show.

  21. WHAT THE HELL?! SEGA SHOULDN’T HAVE A NEW MASCOT
    SONIC HAS BEEN THE SEGA MASCOT AND SHOULD KEEP BEING
    SONIC IS THE BEST MASCOT
    YOUR MAKING SONIC FANS MAD (NO JOKE)
    >:(

  22. Gotta love how most of the mascots submitted so far are just basically Sonic fancharacters.

    When are people going to learn that Sega is not just about Sonic?

  23. I for one find it hilarious the number of people who are convinced that this means Sonic is being replaced.

  24. Fireninjastar says:

    I have the perfect idea!

    MIGHTY.

  25. Fireninjastar says:

    Plus, doesn’t SEGA hold a small piece of Hatsune Miku? If they want views and money, there’s their views and money.

    • Captain Harlock says:

      They own the license to make her games and concerts, and that’s it. It’d be like saying Capcom can use Disney’s Alladin as a mascot because they made games about him.

  26. Surely Sega won’t be replacing True Blue any time, heheh.

    As much as I want to design a mascot for Nico-Nico Seiga (SEGA?), I just wish the procedure is more… English-friendly?

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  28. McNarrow says:

    This is my participation for the contest. http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/seiga/im3047213

  29. Phew! I thought that SEGA will replace Sonic, lucky this was a design for another different segment. Sonic is a perfect mascot for SEGA because his fur color is blue (^_^)

  30. Just a quick question, when are the winners announced? If it’s on the SEGA Raw show, when does that show air?

    Sorry if it’s written somewhere on the links above. My Japanese isn’t the best..