Gatebox's Mass-Produced Holographic Talking Girlfriend to Finally Ship in October
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Gatebox has paved the way for two-dimensional waifus, first by introducing its "Holographic Communication Robot" in 2016 and followed by establishing its Jigen Tokō Kyoku (Dimensional Voyage Department) and offering a marriage registration service for people who want to record their unions with 2D characters. Its Communication Robot has so far included the company's original character Hikari Azuma and Oreimo character Ayase Aragaki.
Gatebox's communication robot is finally getting a mass production model set for release on October 11. The model was first announced in July 2018 and has undergone improvements since its introduction at the Nico Nico Chōkaigi convention. A launch party will be held at the HYPERMIX photography studio in Monzennakacho, Tokyo from October 12-13.
The Gatebox device costs 150,000 yen (US$1,390). The company is now owned by LINE, the company behind the popular messaging app.
Source: Anime! Anime! (仲瀬コウタロウ)