I’ve always had this sneaking suspicion that there was a Japanese high school manga about everything, and the existence of “Sweet Android High-School” is as good as proof in my book. “Sweet Android High-School” isn’t exactly what it sounds like, but at the same time, it sort of is; it’s a high school manga in which all the characters are personified Android phone vendors. They aren’t actual androids, as far as I can tell, but frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised.
The comic runs weekly in the Japanese PC magazine, Weekly ASCII, and apparently keeps up to date on all the latest news in the Android world. The Google buyout of Motorola, for instance, was portrayed by the in-fiction marriage of the two representative characters. It’s also worth noting that none of the Android vendors portrayed are Japanese, and as such, they’re presented as foreign exchange students. How exactly this makes for an entertaining comic is beyond me, and as of yet, there don’t seem to be any translated versions, so it’ll probably continue being beyond me for a while. That being said, I am extremely happy to be living in a world where this can exist, extremely happy and a little bit scared.
Here’s a list of some of the major characters and the companies they represent:
The international students
Moto-Laura-chan (Motorola) Sam-Sung-chan (Samsung) H-T-Syee-chan (HTC) Elle-G-chan (LG) Soni-Eri-chan (Sony Ericsson) Apple-kun (Apple, yeah, they get a character too, apparently)
The Japanese students
- Sharp-chan (Sharp)
- Fuji-Toru-chan (Fujitsu-Toshiba)
- Kashio-Nko-chan (Kashio-Nko-chan)
(via The Next Web)