In Japan, female TV anchors are not just anchors, they are idols. Worship away!
Adored by males for being classier and more grown-up than your typical pop star (they also know stuff about sports and other stuff), the most popular anchors transcend news-reading and can even become actresses and appear in countless commercials.
Itching to cash in on the female sports announcer appeal, SEGA is releasing soccer management title J.LEAGUE Let's Make A Pro Soccer Club! 6 Pride of J for the PSP.
In the game a bevy of sports anchors make an appearance: Aiko Kaito, Ayako Hatta, Mai Yamagishi, Akiko Osawa, Haruka Washio and Yuri Ito.
How do their in-game versions stack up with the real deal?