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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:56 am Reply with quote
Ha-hah, that will up the level of B-movie trashiness of series to the really new level. And yes, I tell about it as not a bad thing.
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John Hayabusa



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:39 am Reply with quote
I am very sure some people will watch this just to hear Kizuna Ai's sweet voice.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:57 am Reply with quote
John Hayabusa wrote:
I am very sure some people will watch this just to hear Kizuna Ai's sweet voice.
More like sweet, sweet curses, given the character that she will play.
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garlogan78



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:16 am Reply with quote
Can someone please explain the virtual idol to me?

Is she made by one person, who uploads videos to youtube, and some program does the expressions/movements/voice? Is there not a voice actor for her? Is it a team or company or just some guy?
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catbot158



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:26 am Reply with quote
garlogan78 wrote:
Can someone please explain the virtual idol to me?

Is she made by one person, who uploads videos to youtube, and some program does the expressions/movements/voice? Is there not a voice actor for her? Is it a team or company or just some guy?

From what I learned, I believe it is one person making the videos, but their fame might mean they have a team now? They use a face tracking program that is cheap to get and used by other productions beforehand, but not for a YouTube blog channel. I believe the real AI chan is a girl? There are knock offs that are guys using voice modulators, but I think AI chan is an actual girl.
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catbot158



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:27 am Reply with quote
Yo fans of the manga: which one is she? Is that the Buddha or someone else? Can't remember, it's been a while.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 am Reply with quote
Does that mean we're going to find out who her voice actor is? Or will the credits just say "Kizuna Ai?"
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Joshua Zarate
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:48 am Reply with quote
Well, that’s interesting. I wonder if she will get more roles after this.
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Superfield



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:59 am Reply with quote
garlogan78 wrote:
Can someone please explain the virtual idol to me?

Is she made by one person, who uploads videos to youtube, and some program does the expressions/movements/voice? Is there not a voice actor for her? Is it a team or company or just some guy?


Actually, not much is known about the people behind Kizuna Ai. We don't even know if it's one person or a team. We do know that she's made using some kind of Kinect-like motion capture camera, and there's a clip online of what is most likely her voice actress's real voice, but beyond that, we really don't know. She just showed up on YouTube one day to start an ongoing phenomenon.
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StarchildStorm



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:03 pm Reply with quote
Well, I'll give it to 'em, it's stunt casting that works. Probably a show I wouldn't watch otherwise but Ai-chan being involved makes me want to check it out.
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