What You Need to Know:
- Leave it to glorious Japan to come up with some new gadget that takes otaku to the next level! Four of the country’s finest technology innovators – TBWA\HAKUHODO, Yukai Engineering, Crimson Technology and KOTOBUKISUN – have partnered to form the ANIMEGAPHONE Creators Committee, which will be launching a revolutionary new megaphone that can convert the user’s voice into someone else’s voice instantaneously.
- Ever wanted to sound like your favorite anime character but just never had that Seiyuu skill? Well not to worry because the ANIMEGAPHONE can change all of that in mere seconds, and all of those adoring fans will swoon over you! The ANIMEGAPHONE is equipped with voice changing AI technology that analyzes vocal data input, then synthesizes and merges it into a pre-registered voice of another person, with almost no lag or delay – all while reflecting the user’s speech pattern, accent, intonations and other individual vocal characteristics. No longer will you have to deal with those robotic voices over the speakers, now you can hear your favorite anime character and grab your attention!
- Those who want to see the unique ANIMEGAPHONE in action can attend Wonder Festival 2018 [Winter], which is slated to go underway this Sunday (February 18th) at Makuhari Messe. We'll definitely be attending so be sure to look out for more ANIMEGAPHONE information once the event concludes! The ANIMEGAPHONE will leverage the renowned voices of Hiroaki Hirata, best known for Sanji from ONE PIECE, and much-loved Kotori Koiwa, who’s voice can be found on anime, games, music and TV narration.
Source: Official Press Release
What Makes ANIMEGAPHONE so Unique?
While normal voice changing technologies merely modify the soundwaves of the user’s voice, the ANIMEGAPHONE is revolutionary because it analyzes and synergizes the voice with a pre-registered one, thus allowing the user to transform their voice to that of a specific person – a famous singer, their boss, or anyone incorporated into the system.
The inspiration behind ANIMEGAPHONE was the problem of controlling large crowds of people in a country with some of the world’s most avid and passionate fans. Megaphones are regularly used in Japan, but have become so common that now announcements and instructions are often ignored.
This new innovation allows us to capture the attention of excited fans at events and concerts by changing the voices of security personnel into the famous person the crowds are there to see. For example. It is a megaphone that is built to really capture attention and create wonder. (Note: ANIMEGAPHONE can only change the voice to pre-registered anime voice) Numerous devices can be used together to create an integrated crowd-control system. With tests currently still being carried out, the price of the units will be announced at a later date.
Official Concept Trailer
【史上初】音声変換AIメガホン | Animate Your Voice | #ANIMEGAPHONE #アニメガホン