Two lovers, combat mechs and wars provides the backdrop to this stunning 3D CG short from IKEDA. It’s an original short that has the potential to become a full anime with beautiful artwork and a great setting. This short took over one year to put together which is evident from how lush the visuals look. No subtitles but the presentation is quite beautiful and looks set to release in ten different languages starting from July 1st in twenty one countries.
Disney’s latest animated opus, Frozen, has been tearing up records around the globe and now it’s claimed another scalp. Frozen has officially become the most successful 3D animated movie for Japan. Since launching in Japan on March 14, it has taken over ¥15,900,000,000 up until May 6th. Previously, the highest grossing movie was James Cameron’s Avatar.
In the overall best placings for movies in Japan, it currently ranks in the 8th position. But as it look like it isn’t slowing down any time soon, it could potentially break through the ¥20 billion.
The Japan release of the eagerly anticipated 3DS release, Ace Attorney 5, is still a couple of months away but that hasn’t stopped Capcom from releasing a new trailer for it.
The newly released trailer shows off some of the action that waits for gamers with courtroom action, investigating and just how you’ll be able to interact with the new 3D environments when looking for clues. You can catch all the action in the trailer, some anime cinematics and a ragged looking Apollo Justice.
Those cutscenes look absolutely gorgeous, watch out for the game in Japan on July 25th.
We’ve seen 2D movies for years and for the past few, we’ve been experiencing the wave of 3D movies but now Japan is going to up the ante with the opening of the first 4D cinema.
The cinema will employ the 4DX System which utilise humidity, strobes, aromas, motion, bubbles plus other audio-visual stimulation. The cinema us being launched by the chain of cinemas called Korona World in Nagoya City on April 26. The seats in the cinema have the ability to be programmed with motion control to replicate what’s happening on the screen. The audience will also be able to experience wind and light effects as well as different scents.
These are conveyed via a panel situated at the front of the audience which is able to control the lights, sounds, aromas and more. they’ll have 1000 scents at their disposal to create the illusion of being part of the movie. The ceiling has various machines attached to it which can reproduce bubbles which can gently float down to the audience.
A spokesperson from Korona World had the following statement, “With the 4DX system, we can stimulate all five senses, allowing movie-goers a personal connection with the film. We think this will be a completely new way of enjoying movies. We are hoping customers will be able to feel a realism that enhances the excitement and wonderfulness of movies.”
The first movie that will be screened in the cinema will be the upcoming “Iron Man 3”.
Researchers in japan at Keio University have created a 3D image that allows interaction with a user without the need for special viewing glasses. The new technology utilises what’s being called the RePro3D system which allows for multiple tactile (finger) touch using an infra red camera that reads and recognises the user’s movements. Check the video below to see how this is accomplished. Any thoughts on what real world applications this could be used for? Cute little angel character in the video as well 🙂
Those lucky gamers in Japan are going to be getting more Otaku goodness in the form of downloadable content, via the PS3, for the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA rhythm game on the PSP. Due out in Japan later this month, the content has the title of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Dreamy Theater 2nd which may lead people to question, why so dreamy? Well, once you download the content and plug in your PSP, you’ll be able to play on your TV, through your handheld, in 3D.
As well as the 3D content, it’s also been revealed that the music from the first downloadable pack has also been re-recorded and re-mastered for maximum enjoyment for your ears and your eyes. Any chance of any of this being seen in Australia?
And yet another dose of gaming goodness only available to the lucky 3DS owners in Japan, Nintendo have announced that they’ll be launching a new video service for their fans. Mind you there already is a 3D service like this for the 3DS whereby users can watch different offerings from Fuji TV and Nippon TV. This new service though will be updated frequently with 2D and 3D clips and first off the ranks there’s a tour of Kyoto, Japanese comedians and varying clips from fashion show, the Tokyo Girls Collection. Meanwhile in Australia, we get E3 clips…which is no where near as cool 🙁
Just another, of the many hundred reasons, why I want to live in Japan either permanently or for a couple of years, earthquakes be damned!! Popular Japanese blogger, Danny Choo, has posted an awesome feature on the release of Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society in Japanese theatres in 3D! The trailer below looks absolutely awesome but the best part is the Parco in Shibuya has an entire store dedicated to Ghost In The Shell paraphernalia…loads of goodies, artwork and merchandise for anime lovers and otakus everywhere! Unfortunately the store is temporary and will only be there until May 8th *tear* Yet another reason to be there right now!!! 🙂
And lastly a trailer of the original 1995 classic that spawned all this goodness, Ghost In The Shell!