Check Out Voice Actor Hiro Shimono's Home Rehearsals via VR
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fans of voice actor Hiro Shimono (Attack on Titan's Conny Springer, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star's Shō Kurusu, Berserk's Isidro) will soon be able to experience the illusion of standing next to him while he rehearses his lines in his own home. The "Rōdoku VR Shimono Hiro-hen" virtual reality experience will allegedly be the first of its kind.
The work Shimono will rehearse in the VR experience is titled "Neko (Boku) wa Ningen (Kimi) ni Kokonatsu no Koi o Suru" and apparently centers on a cat (Shimono) falling in love with humans ("you") nine times. The VR experience will offer Shimono's rehearsal of the story in three parts. To view and hear the experience, people must download the VR Party app, download it onto their smartphone, and use the included paper goggles.
The first part of the VR experience is a starter kit with goggles to construct, a VR content download key code, and a tin badge and signed bromide as bonuses depending on the retailer people purchase the set from. The starter kit will ship on April 25 for 2,979 yen (about US$28). The second and third parts of the VR experience, which will not bundle goggles, will cost 2,300 yen (about US$21) each, and they will ship on May 23 and June 20, respectively.
Voice actor Daisuke Namikawa also offered a VR training course for voice actors in August.