Pre-order reservations for premium Cocorobo cleaning robot available until January 18, 2016
Crunchyroll previously reported on how Sharp and Capcom were joining forces to develop a premium edition Cocorobo robotic vacuum cleaning unit with artwork and voice samples based on the character of Date Masamune (voiced by Kazuya Nakai) from the Sengoku Basara series of TV anime and video games. Now a video of the finished product is available online. Check it out above.
When given voice instructions to clean, the robot will reply (in Japanese, interspersed with English) with "Okay! Leave it to me!", and it will also comment with other phrases (such as "Let's party!") while working.
The premium Cocorobo "Sengoku Basara: Date Masamune Ver." is available for pre-order (while supplies last) until January 18, 2016. Adding this hot-blooded robot as a retainer to your samurai estate will cost you quite a bit of coin, though, because it retails for 162,000 yen ($1337.02 US) including tax.
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