I'm all for an anime school girl skipping while carrying a book saying japanese on it since everything in japan needs a mascot.
I'm all about not turning this into an otaku site, but an anime mascot of any kind would be distinctively japanese and actually vibe with what many japanese sites do as well. And we could do something with the mascot character to make it into more about the language.
We could make a character with 日本語 as it's body, or a dictionary or carrying a book are all possibilities.
Should we include an anime-style character/mascot as part of the logo?
Vote up for yes we should
Vote down for no we should not
Comment for why you feel in favor or against.
Edit: this may be better suited in the logo thread.