Tome city located in Miyagi prefecture has released its promotion video and game “Tome Musou” which promote the city and the video goes viral in Japan.
The story of the video “Tome Musou”(Tome’s fight) which Tome city released is that, throngs of members of a mafia came to Tome city one day, and they started to dominate the city and prohibit Tome city’s local food Hatto. Hatto is a kind of noodles made of flour, its shape is like a round paper. People usually eat Hatto to put it into a Japanese stew with meats and vegetables.
An old woman Tome(Tome is the name of city but it’s also common first name in Japan) fights with the mafia and defeats them in the end. No one knows why the mafia tries to ban the Hatto, but it doesn’t matter. The purpose of releasing the video is just to attract people’s attention. Its battle action by Tome fascinates people and goes viral as they expected.
Tome city has already released the second video “Tome Musou 2”. It’s a sequel to the previous one. Tome fights the mafia again and is likely to be defeated this time. When she’s in a pinch, her disciple helps her and fight together. Tome city has also released its game version of Tome Musou for PC and smartphone.
In these days, the number of municipalities using media on the internet like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook to promote their cities, are increasing in Japan.