Currencies Personification By Japanese Foreign Exchange Company

We have been reporting how often personification received positive responses from tech/net-friendly consumers. For example, Android handsets, computer virus and popular web services had gotten anthropomorphic images by third-parties.
A Twitter user @kudou39 noticed that a Japanese foreign exchange company SBI FXTrade featured 9 virtual girls for 9 major currencies they are offering trade. Here is a poster he found at station in Tokyo waterfront.
http://twitpic.com/bqbbal
SBI FXTrade’s site has them, too.
sbi-fxtrade-top
The characters embody these currencies;

  • NZD – New Zealand dollar
  • AUD – Australian dollar
  • CHF – Swiss franc
  • USD – United States dollar
  • JPY – Japanese yen
  • EUR – Euro
  • ZAR – South African rand
  • GBP – Pound sterling
  • CAD – Canadian dollar

At the site, each girl has her own “Girl’s Report” corner and provide information around herself.
girls-report-aud
girls-report-usd
Some of the currency girls seem to give reports not only in matter-of-fact manner but also with long seasonal greetings, her personal lives in their countries, etc.

2 comments

  1. I’m not surprised that they chose a blue monster … or at least a not very healthy looking girl to represent the EURO. That’s what it is at the moment anyways.
    And of course they chose the cutest one (YEN) for themselves! 😉

    1. Haha. See those nails on her head, I guess that the illustrator designed the Euro girl based on Frankenstein, as it was merged from several different currencies, though I am not sure if that is really appropriate or anything appeal to their Japanese customers buy/sell Euro on their service. 🙂

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