virtual idol of the day
I mentioned random-abstract.com last June in connection with my post on virtual idol Kyoko Date (more on Kyoko Date here, here and here).
Since I've been playing a lot of Ridge Racer V on my PS2 lately, I thought I'd mention that game's virtual girl, Ai Fukami. So far, she's appeared in the game a lot less than her Ridge Racer Type 4 counterpart, Reiko Nagasi (not at all, in fact, aside from the opening animation and in silhouette in the menu screen). Random-abstract has a page devoted to both Ai Fukami and Reiko Nagasi. Here's an appreciation of Ai Fukami at ps2.ign.com.
Update: Namco apparently debuted another "Sports Image Girl" late in 2001. Meet Hitomi Yoshino. The folks at ign.com still say the all-time virtual-race-queen crown belongs to Reiko Nagase, though.