Japan’s National Diet just passed new legislation, which lowered the country’s legal voting age from 20 to 18. This is the first time since 1945 that this has happened when the voting age was lowered from 25 to 20, and it will immediately take effect this year for Upper House election.
To get the word out, the Japanese government employed the help of Dengeki Bunko, which will offer a special story featuring OreImo’s Kirino, all grown-up as an 18-year old college student!
The original artist-writer team behind the original light novels, author Tsukasa Fushimi and artist Hiro Kanzaki, are returning for this new book, which roughly translates to “My Little Sister Can’t Be The Campaign Girl For 18-Year-Old Voting.” The book is a collaboration between Dengeki Bunko and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, to spread awareness about the new lowered voting age.
The book is encouraging people between ages 18 and 19 to go out and vote in this year’s election, and it will follow Kirino who is now a college student, who is once again undergoing “Life Counselling” activities to become a spokesperson to the new voting age limit changes.
The books will be distributed in several national and governmental events to spread awareness. It will also be distributed during this year’s Dengeki Bunko Spring Event, which is happening on 13 March.