Creamy Mami Celebrates 35 Years of Magic in VR App
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Akemi Takada's Magical Angel Creamy Mami is entering the the third dimension for a special virtual reality experience and augmented reality application. Gugenka, the same company behind the Re:Zero VR app, transformed Mami with assistance from Takada to celebrate the character's 35th anniversary.
The character is debuting at the "Angelic Moment -Anniversary-" kick off event starting on June 28 as part of a virtual reality meet and greet. Fans can also watch a full-scale Mami transform in the virtual world while also catching a glimpse of the character Yū Morisawa.
Angelic Moment -Anniversary- will be held at a designated area on the second floor of the Tokyu Department Store in Kichioji until July 4. The VR experience is free but time is limited. A reservation lottery will be held for visitors who want to try it out.
Creamy Mami will also appear in the AR application HoloModels, where users can dress-up 3DCG characters. Players can look for Mami to make her debut on September 13.
The Angelic Moment -anniversary- event also celebrates Takada own 40th anniversary of her career debut. An additional exhibition will display genga of anime works such as Urusei Yatsura, as well as original illustrations. A shop will offer reproduction art prints and specially drawn genga and also offer exclusive merchandise. The first 100 people who spend at least 3,000 yen (about US$27) on relevant merchandise will receive a ticket for a signing event on June 30.
A Magical Angel Creamy Mami screening and talk event will be held on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the broadcast debut of the anime's first episode. The event will screen the anime's first and final episodes, and Studio Pierrot founder Yūji Nunokawa will appear with Takada. The pair will discuss secrets of the production for about 40 minutes. Admission to the event will cost 3,000 yen (about US$27), and Vision8 Online Store will begin offering tickets on June 9. All 200 attendees will receive an exclusive reproduction signed paper board, clear file, and glasses cleaning cloth.
The exhibit will run from June 28 to July 4, and admission will cost 800 yen (about US$7).
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