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Bisei-Tokei Seiyū-a-Minute Web Clock Announced

posted on by Egan Loo
Project updates Bijin-Tokei concept by telling time with voice actors' photos, voices

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

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