News Bisei-Tokei Seiyū-a-Minute Web Clock Announced
posted on 2009-11-01 14:37 EST by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The official blog for the Bijin-Tokei web clock program has confirmed on Wednesday that a new project has launched for a seiyū (voice actor/actress) spinoff called Bisei-Tokei. The original Bijin-Tokei program automatically displays a photograph of a different woman every minute of the day — 1,440 in all. Each woman holds up a sign with the current time, and the program displays the woman's birthday, hometown, and other statistics in Japanese or English.
In the upcoming Bisei-Tokei project, the creators promises to showcase rare photographs of seiyū who are well-known to the public from anime and narration work. Bisei-Tokei will display photos and time information like the previous silent version did, but it will also add a vocal soundtrack. The Bisei-Tokei news was first revealed on the secondary audio track of the Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Disc release.
The creators have just launched a male spinoff called Binan-Tokei on Sunday, although Binan-Tokei is only in Japanese for now. Versions for the Japanese "gal" sub-culture, France, and South Korea are also planned for release soon.
Bijin-Tokei and Binan-Tokei are not only available from almost all web browsers, but also as applications or widgets for the iGoogle homepage, the mixi social networking service, and Apple's iPhone/iPod touch mobile devices and Mac OS X operating system.
Source: RBB NAVi