Global Crowdfunding Project for "One Room" VR Anime Begins Rewards Include Limited-Quantity Recording from Voice Actress M.A.O

Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (incorporated in Delaware, U.S.; Representative: Tomohide Kamei; CEO: Naomitsu Kodaka; herein referred to as TOM) announced that the global crowdfunding project to produce the “One Room” VR anime will begin at 10:00 am (JST) on January 27, 2018. The project will be launched on TOM's “Tokyo Otaku Mode Projects” platform.

One Room is a short anime series presented in first-person from “your” (the viewer's) perspective that depicts “your” daily life with Yui Hanasaka, the girl who moved in next door. Many fans have requested to have the series converted into VR content for an enhanced sense of reality and immersion.

For the VR anime to be produced through this project, Gugenka®, a team specializing in Japanese digital content and merchandise involving VR/AR/MR, has combined Apple's ARKit technology and VR content to make position tracking possible. Features that measure the location data of app users to allow for in-game movement, which has been unavailable in smartphone VR content until now, will be included.

The global crowdfunding project will be launched to raise funds necessary for bringing the brand new “One Room” VR anime experience to fans around the world. If the project reaches its 500,000 yen goal (about 4,500 US Dollar), English subtitles will be added, and the app will be distributed worldwide. Among the list of backer rewards is a special voice recording of Hanasaka Yui (voiced by M.A.O) calling the backer's name, which is available in a very limited quantity.

A Japanese crowdfunding project for the same VR anime was launched on CAMPFIRE on December 25, 2017, and has raised over 1.7 million yen as of January 25, 2018. The total funds raised through the Japanese and global crowdfunding projects will be combined for stretch goal calculations. Newly produced content will be available as additions to the VR anime if stretch goals are reached.

[Project Details]
Project Title: “One Room” VR Project: Enter the World of Anime Through VR!
Project Period: 10:00 am on January 27, 2018 - 11:59 pm on April 15, 2018 (JST)
Project Page:https://otakumode.com/fb/8Hi

[Rewards]
A course
(1) Thank you Letter: Rental agreement
This thank you letter is a crowdfunding exclusive that features original illustrations. It is based on actual agreements used in Japan.
(2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app

B course
(3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers
& All rewards available in the A course

D course
(5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
& All rewards available in the B course

E course
(6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
& All rewards available in the D course

F course
(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits
(8) Copy of the VR app script
& All rewards available in the E course

G course
(9) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (small font)
& All rewards available in the F course

H course: Limited to 3 backers
(11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font)
(10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room”
& All rewards available in the F course

I course: Limited to 1 backer
(12) Original voice recording by request from Yui Hanasaka, Voice Actress: M.A.O & Copy of the VR app script with M.A.O's signature
(11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font)
(10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room”
(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits
& All rewards available in the E course

*As this crowdfunding project is designed to raise funds for the development of the “One Room” VR app, a download code for the app will not be included in any of the rewards.
*Images of the clear file, Tapestry, and Body Pillow Cover are sample images and not final. The original illustration used will be revealed at a later date.

[Stretch Goals]
The stretch goal amounts will be calculated by adding the total raised in this international crowdfunding project to the Japanese project on CAMPFIRE.

1 Million JPY: Cook up the Apron Edition [Reached!]

1.5 Million JPY: Uncover the Swimsuit Edition! [Reached!]

2 Million JPY: Unlock bonus dialogue while you are resting on her lap in Conversation Mode!

3 Million JPY: Say hello to a life-size AR Yui figure!

About AR Figure HoloModels™
HoloModels™ is a new technology from Gugenka® that combines augmented reality (AR) with figures. Using AR technology, it allows you to start a figure collection in a virtual space based on your real-life room. You can make the figures as small as your hand, bring them up to actual size, create detailed poses with even their fingers, and change their expressions to your liking.

[Staff/Cast]
Voice Actress: M.A.O
Illustrator: Kantoku
Application: Gugenka® from CS-REPORTERS.INC
3D CG artist: Takuya Igarashi

[About SMIRAL]
SMIRAL is an anime label that that focuses on making people smile. It has been involved in the production of TV anime series including One Room, Encouragement of Climb, and Teekyu.
Message from SMIRAL:
Broadcasting of the second season of One Room is scheduled to begin this year! We'll also be doing our best with the “One Room” VR Project! Please lend us your support!!
SMIRAL Website: http://www.smiral-label.com/

[About Tokyo Otaku Mode]
Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (TOM) shares the latest news about anime, manga, events, merchandise, and other parts of Japanese pop culture with fans around the world through its Facebook page, which has 20 million likes as of January 2018. TOM also works directly with manufacturers to provide an authentic and curated selection of merchandise to fans worldwide through its e-commerce site, the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop. To date, orders have been delivered to customers in over 130 countries and regions worldwide. TOM continues to advance its mission of “bringing happiness to the world with otaku culture” by enriching the lives of Japanese pop culture fans around the world, and also by adding new value to the global entertainment markets.

Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop: https://otakumode.com/
Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. Corporate Site: https://corporate.otakumode.com/


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