Post Reply PSVR support for anime is a must in 2017!
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Posted 8/9/17 , edited 8/10/17
So Youtube added a VR mode for PSVR in last Janurary of this year while other streaming sites are still late to the party this mode has been available to use for half a year now and anybody can try it if you have a VR or PSVR headset along with a compatible device you can experience 360 virtual reality video content.

One thing I've been waiting for and wondering is will Crunchyroll explore virtual reality anime? There can be problems with it yes, like one way I've tested by downloading digital episodes of Lucky Star to a USB drive and watching it in the Media Player app which also has been updated for VR I did not like it. The show was not immersive as it should be in VR, first it was too pixelated. But scene to scene and character movement was way to fast! I had to look around quickly even tilting my head over my shoulder it was very uncomfortable to try and watch anime like this.

So my solution is make it 3D.NowI know VR is supposed to eliminate the main screen which feels less immersive. So make it curved kinda like those curved TV's and have it in 3D, don't make it like the experience I already tried you shouldn't have to move around so much. now I would not mind having to look up or down a little bit to the right but not "AL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT" until it hurts!

What if I want to sit in my rocking chair and I'm not in one of those spinning chairs? Something like that has to be thought about. Now we still don't want to make it like you're only looking at screen with a headset on. If it's just going to be a panoramic view of the anime and not full 360 so maybe the background can be 360 then you have this curved screen in front of you controlling the places you have to look and making the characters pop out then I think that can be very enjoyable.

I don't know anything about programming sorry for grammatical errors please let me know what you think?
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
To make it immersive and not nauseating to most people I think they would have to make it have a 360 view and have it be a POV style anime where you are part of the story. It'll probably be done but I don't feel like we'll achieve it in 2017.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
I wouldn't mind a 3d IMAX kind of deal. The full VR world wouldn't be too bad for maybe a slice of life or romance style anime. One where you could take your time and look around. Or maybe a living manga/dating sim style where you could explore like classrooms or malls and follow different people and their relationships.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
the closest anime VR experience i've seen is from the game Alternative Girls, in which some story chapters and character stories are done in VR, but that's a mobile game.
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Posted 4/3/18 , edited 4/4/18
There are some anime style VR games out there, mostly on PC.

If you have a PSVR, Project Luxe is available for all headsets. I haven't tried it myself, but have heard good things about it.

Also, watching anime in a social environment like Bigscreen is pretty awesome (I'm pretty sure they have this on PSVR now too). Toss crunchyroll up on the screen and watch with a group of friends from around the world. The head and controller tracking make it pretty a surreal experience.

There are actually a bunch of anime styled experiences on SteamVR.

Japan has Mario Cart VR and soon Dragon Quest VR in an arcade over there. Square Enix has been toying around with VR a bit too (FFXIV VR experience they did at a couple of conventions, FFXV had a VR mini game or something, and they released a VR game version of Million Arthur I think it was called). Of course, there are the eroge too...

I'm sure we'll see a lot more anime styled experiences pop up over time.
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