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
 Jul 29 2016 - Saudi injects billions in Asia to draw clients for its oilMENAFN
(MENAFN) With crude prices deteriorating by more than half in the previous two years, the Saudis and other oil-rich nations are basically fighting to lock in and guarantee customers, according to the ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Oman's logistics flourish amid steady political climateMENAFN
(MENAFN) the logistics sector in Oman is not projected to be impacted although oil prices continue to fall, on the back of the vast investments being made in ports, airports and roads sectors ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Kuwait supports Niger's infrastructure with major loanMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) closed USD19.7 million loan arrangement with African Niger to fund a vital transportation scheme.Accordingly, this is the 12th loan ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Ooredoo SSM's sell iTunes, Facebook, Steam, Xbox, Google Play vouchers and moreThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ooredoo and Osool Media officials after signing a partnership agreement. Doha: Ooredoo, in partnership with Osool Media, have today announced the official launch of a ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Diversions on East Industrial Road, Al Mamoura Underpass and service road on D-Ring RoadThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that it will put in place a temporary diversion on part of the southbound lanes of the East ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Petrol prices to go up marginally in AugustThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) DOHA: Petrol prices will see a 5 dirhams rise in August, according to the new price list issued by the Ministry of Energy and Industry. Both Super grade petrol and ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Qatar- HH the Emir Holds Session of Talks with Argentinian PresidentThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Buenos Aires: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and President of the Argentine Republic, Mauricio Macri, held a session of official talks on Thursday night ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Qatar- Photo Album: Emir in ArgentinaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) if(window.innerWidth < 728){ googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-796530061225000279-1'); } ...

 Jul 29 2016 - Brexit heralds a new era in UK-GCC relations?The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sean Evers You";re landing at New York";s LaGuardia Airport on the 'expressway” approach—it";s called that because you come in low enough to buzz the ...

 Jul 28 2016 - Wagner rips apart rusty ZimbabweThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza runs past bowler Neil Wagner during the first day of the first test match in a series of two tests between New Zealand and hosts Zimbabwe ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

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