OneRoom VR, an augmented reality smart phone app inspired by the "first-person" TV anime OneRoom, will be officially released in the early Summer season of 2018, and app-developers Gugenka are drumming up anticipation for the release with a free demonstration that will be held at the UDX Gallery Next 2 venue in Akihabara on May 03 - 04, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 2nd season of OneRoom, a "1st person" TV anime where the viewer takes on the role of the protagonist, is still in development, and to celebrate its upcoming 2018 release, the OneRoom VR spin-off smart phone app has released a new key visual illustrated by the Kantoko, original character designer for OneRoom. Hit the jump to check it out.
As the saying goes, "no waifu, no laifu", but now fans of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- will be able to bring Rem, everyone's favorite blue-haired demon maid, along with them to locations in the real world thanks to an A.R. ("augmented reality") smart phone app known as HoloModels. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fuji TV has unveiled a new block of anime programming entitled "Plus Ultra" that will roll out beginning in October of 2018, and one of the first projects scheduled for this new programming block is a TV anime adaptation of INGRESS, a 2012 augmented reality science fiction mobile game developed by Niantic that laid the groundwork for Pokémon Go. Hit the jump to learn more.
AR idol Sora Tokino is now available via an app! The popular YouTuber will be broadcasting live from your home (sort of). Meanwhile, Cover Co.'s next virtual idol is in need of a voice. Find out more about both after the jump!
Augmented reality isn't just for Pokémon GO and Ingress anymore. Now Fate/Grand Order is implementing a limited AR run for its winter festival, allowing players in four cities in Japan to summon and collect more than two dozen Servants. Hit the jump for more info!
Have you ever dreamed of dating with your favorite anime/manga character who lives in a two-dimensional world? Now the newest Augmented Reality (AR) tool makes it real. A Japanese engineer named Alcyone posted a video to show how he dates with Hatsune Miku with his own AR glasses. Check the video after the jump!
While the news about virtual pop stars, such as Hatsune Miku, is hardly ground-breaking to the likes of you and me, it seems that the rest of the world is finally catching on to the Augmented Reality revolution going on right now in Japan. CBS News Online has just filed a report on a new AR dance demo featuring Vocaloids Akikoroid and Megpoid. Check it out after the jump!
It may not look safe at all, but who could resist wanting to drive around in this thing? Garnet Hertz's augmented reality based "OutRun Project" merges Sega's classic arcade racer with an electric golf cart, allowing players to navigate real-life courses via the arcade game. Check it out after the jump.