K-ON! Portable GPS Car Navigator Revealed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
984 phrases by voice cast, Gita guitar-neck stylus, cassette tape startup screen

The Japanese company RWC unveiled its portable GPS car navigation system with a K-ON! anime theme on Tuesday. The voices of the entire Ho-Kago Tea Time high school band — Yui (Aki Toyosaki), Ritsu (Satomi Satou), Mio (Yoko Hikasa), Mugi (Minako Kotobuki), and Azusa (Ayana Taketatsu) — guide the users to their destinations. The cast recorded 984 words in total for the device.

The system starts up with an image of a cassette tape with the words, “Ho-Kago Tea Time Navi” scribbled on it. A stylus in the shape of the neck of Yui's Guitar Gita is included, along with an original clear holder case (shaped like a cassette tape), detachable stand with cap, cigarette lighter DC plug, AC adapter, USB cable, manual, and quick-start guide. The map service is provided by Zenrin Chizu.

The system will go on sale in Japan on Saturday.

The original manga inspired two television anime seasons in 2009 and 2010, as well as a movie adaptation in 2011. Bandai Entertainment had released the first season, but it stopped releasing new titles earlier this year. Sentai Filmworks licensed the second season. Yen Press is releasing the original manga.

Source: ITmedia's Gadget

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