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    Monday December 23, 2019
  • PSYCHO-PASS AR Game Lets You Crack Hidden Cases in Shibuya

    Shibuya PSYCHO-HAZARD lets you join the case with your smartphone

    Think you've got what it takes to make it as an Enforcer? A new PSYCHO-PASS AR game is ready to put you to the test! Find out more about the new game coming to Shibuya next month after the jump.

  • Wednesday September 11, 2019
  • Gatebox Begins Mass-Production of Tiny Virtual Girlfriends

    Long-running project enters the general market next month

    Remember those tiny virtual anime wives that were being tested out? They're going into mass-production! Gatebox has announced that the hardware for their holographic character tech will be available for purchase by the general public next month. Get the low-down on the product, and the future of the project, after the jump.

  • Friday April 19, 2019
  • New Event Challenges Engineers to Hack Their Way to Anime

    The 0th Anime Hackathon puts technology to the test

    Could an engineer with no animation experience make an anime? That's what TWIN ENGINE and Pancake want to find out! The studios are joining forces to host an "Anime Hackathon," challenging engineers to create new animation with existing technology. Get the details after the jump!

  • Thursday September 20, 2018
  • INGRESS THE ANIMATION Trailer Unveils a Secret World of Conspiracy

    Adaptation based on smart phone game by Niantic hits Fuji TV in October of 2018 and will also stream on Netflix

    An action-packed new trailer unveils a world of danger and mystery in INGRESS THE ANIMATION, an upcoming TV anime based on the augmented reality smart phone game by Niantic in which the world around us it not as it appears to be. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday August 31, 2018
  • Three More Cast Members Join the Secret World of INGRESS THE ANIMATION

    Adaptation based on AR smart phone game by Niantic will stream worldwide on Netflix

    Three new cast members have been revealed for INGRESS THE ANIMATION, an upcoming TV anime based on the augmented reality smart phone game by Niantic (Pokémon GO) that proposes that the world as we know it is not as it seems to be. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday August 23, 2018
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro Enters the Spooky World of Virtual Reality

    3D short film, VR app, and AR smart phone models are all in the works for Shigeru Mizuki's yokai characters

    GeGeGe no Kitaro, the TV anime based on the classic yokai manga by Shigeru Mizuki, is entering the world of virtual reality with an initiative known as "Spirit and Art" that is being overseen by Toei Animation. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday July 30, 2018
  • INGRESS THE ANIMATION Blurs Boundaries with Real Time Story Event

    New cast member also revealed for adaptation based on AR smart phone game by Niantic

    INGRESS THE ANIMATION, an upcoming TV anime based on the reality-hacking AR smart phone game from Niantic (Pokémon GO), is blurring the boundaries of media with a "real time story" event that serves as a prequel of sorts and reveals the backstory for the anime's three main characters: Makoto, Sarah, and Jack. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 20, 2018
  • "OneRoom VR" App Takes Up Residence in Summer of 2018

    Free demonstration of the augmented reality app will be held at the UDX Gallery Next 2 venue in Akihabara in May

    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.

  • Friday April 13, 2018
  • "OneRoom VR" Smart Phone App Releases New Key Visual

    Original illustrator Kantoku returns for visual celebrating the upcoming 2nd season of "1st person" anime

    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.

  • Monday April 9, 2018
  • Rem from "Re:ZERO" Enters the World of Augmented Reality

    Smart phone app "HoloModels" collaborates with "Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-"

    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.

  • Thursday March 8, 2018
  • Augmented Reality Mobile Game "INGRESS" Gets Anime Adaptation

    TV anime based on Niantic's "Pokémon Go" pre-cursor hits Fuji TV's new animation block "Plus Ultra" in October of 2018

    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.

  • Saturday December 23, 2017
  • AR Idol Girls: Downloads and Casting Calls

    Sora Tokino jumps to your phone, and ROBOKO is looking for an actress.

    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!

  • Monday December 19, 2016
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All -- "Fate/Grand Order" AR Event Lets You Catch Servants in the Wild

    Using your app in one of the four hosting cities will allow you to catch and summon Servants during four week-long events.

    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!

  • Wednesday July 4, 2012
  • VIDEO: Date with Hatsune Miku in Augmented Reality Environment

    You can walk with Miku in reality through AR glasses

    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!

  • Friday October 28, 2011
  • VIDEO: CBS Reports on "Japan's augmented reality pop stars"

    Vocaloids Akikoroid and Megpoid featured in dancing demo

    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!