Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

'Named After By' to introduce virtual music artists  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 05/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Japanese animation creators named after by hope to introduce virtual music artists to the uae

the named after by team

japanese cartoons betterknown to fans as anime have taken the world by storm thanks to today’s easily accessible media platforms such as youtube and google. the uae is not far from the rave with expos such as the middle east film and comic convention and animeyhem.

however the region has yet to experience one of japan’s pop wonders — 3d virtual musicians.

think animated characters that can stand on stage as three-dimensional figures and entertain a live audience. the venture takes a great deal of creative and technical effort but tokyo-based media hub named after by co. ltd is ready to bring the concept to the uae.

the company specialising in tv animation character design and computer graphics (cg) recently introduced a five-member group called lovepledge as part of an otome (visual novel) game of the same name targeted at young women. the game genre released in october 2013 across various app stores including itunes and google play is a simulation that gives users a series of options and stages to complete to get closer to the character and form happy relationships.

in a bid to prove that music knows no barriers named after by team followed up with a lovepledge soundtrack featuring songs performed by renowned voice actors — ryotaro okiayu who lent his voice to byakuya kuchiki from popular anime series bleach and takehito koyasu who voiced jojo’s bizarre adventure’s main character dio brando.

according to asuka fukushi president and ceo of named after by there are over 35000 lovepledge users out of which 7205 are from the middle east alone — the second largest chunk of the pie after the us with 20975 users.

“most of our players in the middle east region are from saudi arabia. there is a lot of interest from the female audience especially since the game is like an escape from their daily activities. we hope to bring these favourite characters to life and hold concerts where the artists will sing dance and perform just as any real artist” she said.

while these games are available on popular consoles players highly prefer to access it through their smart phones.

the virtual idols are also set to star in their own anime series exclusive to youtube voiced by “seiyuus” or voice actors of dragon ball yu-gi-oh slam dunk toriko and the new prince of tennis fame.

“there are a lot of technical aspects involved in creating characters. but we want to bring them to life for our fans across the world” said cg director naoya fukushi.

named after by is currently on the lookout for a music label and distributors in the region to promote japanese music and goods.

untapped potential of japanese media content in the uae :

“in the us and european market as well as in the asian market people have become familiar with japanese media content in the form of gaming film animation etc” kotaro kodama executive director japan external trade and organisation (jetro) dubai said.

while there is a potential audience for it in the middle east with residents who spend time discovering japanese media contents through the world wide web commercialisation of products is still to take off in a big way.

“we at jetro aim to strengthen our promotional activities by participating in exhibitions and events with japanese companies and try to consolidate their presence for consumers in these following years. we also hope to organise a delegation from osaka prefecture this autumn and exhibit in the big entertainment show 2014 and also collaborate with other japanese independent exporters in our booth.” farhana?khaleejtimes.com


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 7 2016 - Shehzad stars for Quetta, Lahore beaten againGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Under-pressure Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad hit form at the right moment as he scored 71 off 61 balls to help Quetta Gladiators defeat Karachi Kings by eight wickets in the ...

 Feb 7 2016 - QF's NSD activities to promote fitness, healthy lifestylesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) is set to celebrate National Sport Day with a jam-packed schedule that will feature over 60 exciting ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Exciting family activities at Aspire ZoneGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) is organising a variety of activities on National Sport Day (NSD) designed to encourage people to stay fit and promote sports activity. The ...

 Feb 7 2016 - GCC Swimming ChampionshipsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Khalid Abdullah, head of Public Relations Committee of the 13th GCC Swimming Championships (25m), handed over the medals to the winners on the final day of the competitions. ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Meet Qatar heroes who are on their way to Rio GamesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) While there are only two days to go until the whole of Qatar comes together in a celebration of sport for the annual National Sport Day (NSD), there are less than six months to ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Key combination CTRL + X has been disabled.Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim warmed up for the hectic 2016 season with a 2.29m jump to win the high jump competiton at the Pedro's Cup indoor meeting in Lodg, Poland, ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Camels blow away Hurricanes in openerGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Rugby 7s League got off to an explosive start as the Camels 1 picked up a massive 50-0 victory over DRFC Hurricanes in the opening game at Aspire Park last evening.Camels ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Benfica and Aspire Football Dreams share spoilsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) ur goals, two missed penalties, and countless chances illuminated a gripping game between Benfica and Aspire Football Dreams at Al Kass 2016.Chances were few and far between in ...

 Feb 7 2016 - VIPs, fans show support on day one of Al Kass 2016Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Local football fans descended upon the Aspire Zone on Friday for an exciting opening day of events at the 2016 Al Kass International Cup.With the first of three games kicking ...

 Feb 7 2016 - Non-oil sector contribution to GDP seen at 70% next year: QFC execGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) CEO has said he is "looking at 70% contribution" from the country's non-hydrocarbon sector to the national gross domestic product ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help