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Joshua Zarate



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:17 pm Reply with quote
Man, Kizuna Ai is taking over everything so quickly. So with this news, could this new TV program possibly be considered anime? Razz
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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:35 pm Reply with quote
She's been entertaining so far, let's see how far it can go.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:45 pm Reply with quote
Kizuna Ai will be the face of Skynet! Mark my words!
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SpaceTheGamer



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm Reply with quote
Wow Ai-chan sure is getting a lot attention really fricking fast O.O
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Never heard of her before. But since she is behind a pay wall, guess I won't hear about her again, until she has an anime.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:34 pm Reply with quote
Motion-sensing? "Real" youtuber? What wild delusions are you talking about?

TarsTarkas wrote:
Never heard of her before. But since she is behind a pay wall, guess I won't hear about her again, until she has an anime.

She isn't. That's an option they considered for this specific program.
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Crext



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Finally her dreams of becoming a merchandise is coming true. I guess this will be technically anime? Like a form of anime news site with an anime host, only that it's not a joke this time? Wonder what the final form of the show will have...
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:39 pm Reply with quote
How long has this technology been around anyway, and how does it compare to the regular motion capture where people wear electrode suits?

And yeah, to be honest, I was only marginally familiar with her up to this point. Or is it more of a "her"?
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zrnzle500



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:46 pm Reply with quote
I’m only familiar with the character via fan art but this is an interesting development.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:33 pm Reply with quote
I've only briefly stumbled her videos. Has she ever revealed her live self?
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Jose Cruz



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:37 pm Reply with quote
configspace wrote:
I've only briefly stumbled her videos. Has she ever revealed her live self?


There is probably a team of people behind the character. Not just one lone person but perhaps a voice actress, a body actor/actress and script writers and everything. It's probably a corporate product (unlike the lower budget ones like Uncle Cat Girl).
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Rob49152



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:41 am Reply with quote
Jose Cruz wrote:
configspace wrote:
I've only briefly stumbled her videos. Has she ever revealed her live self?


There is probably a team of people behind the character. Not just one lone person but perhaps a voice actress, a body actor/actress and script writers and everything. It's probably a corporate product (unlike the lower budget ones like Uncle Cat Girl).


current theory is that she's voiced by a B-list Seiyu. Her videos have been very entertaining I hope the energy can transfer to a TV program.
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OtakunX



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:09 am Reply with quote
leafy sea dragon wrote:
How long has this technology been around anyway, and how does it compare to the regular motion capture where people wear electrode suits?

And yeah, to be honest, I was only marginally familiar with her up to this point. Or is it more of a "her"?


Most virtual youtubers are using microsoft kinects lol. As far as I can tell the limitation it holds is frame rate as some virtual youtubers like Kaguya Luna have that issue of seeming off due to it.
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Actar



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:30 am Reply with quote
Am I the only one who thinks that she's only popular because of the anime avatar? (Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop)
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:33 am Reply with quote
Actar wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks that she's only popular because of the anime avatar? (Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop)

Her looks and (then unique) concept are her selling points, but she also has the personality to back it up.
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