Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
A digital human artist “ANИA” who is indistinguishable from a real person was born today. A project where everyone creates her life and she sings it. A launch movie has also been released.
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce that the debut and launch movie of the virtual human artist “ANИA” has been released. [Image
monogatary.com is a novel posting site where you can freely post “stories” to “themes” issued by management every day, and you can play with various reactions such as adding illustrations and comments to them. From the past “Monocon 2019”, it has attracted a lot of attention, such as the birth of the unit “YOASOBI” that “turns novels into music” that has participated in NHK “Kohaku Uta Gassen” for two consecutive years.
This time, the digital human artist “ANИA” debuted today, so we will introduce the overview along with the launch movie.
▶ Launch movie
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“ANИA”, who debuted today, is an artist who is indistinguishable from a live-action film made with CG.
In addition, Techno Speech Co., Ltd. (provider of speech synthesis and singing voice synthesis engine installed in CeVIO AI and Soundmain), which can reproduce human nature, habits, and singing style with AI technology with high accuracy. It is also possible to sing like a human by utilizing the speech synthesis technology of.
However, what is lacking for a newborn girl is “life”.
In order for her to be able to sing heartfelt songs, she needs to interact with various people, learn words and emotions, and grow into a rich human being. Therefore, we are soliciting submissions of life—the story of a single, irreplaceable “person”—on the original submission platform, monogatary.com.
The story selected from each entry is added as her life, and “ANИA” sings her life like a human being with blood.
However, it is a project that not only makes music, but also creates the lives of “people” together.
Please look forward to the recruitment on monogatary.com and the subsequent songs.
Would you like to spin the life of “ANИA” together?
▶ Future plans
Soon, we will start recruiting for the first life (story) on monogatary.com. For details, please check the announcement on the site scheduled to be sent with the start of recruitment.
▶ “ANИA” profile
An artist who works mainly in the digital space.
In addition to performing a wide range of talent activities, he is also active in music activities without showing his face.
She sings about her own life that has been spun while interacting with users of the novel posting site “monogatary.com”.
▶ Launch movie credit
Movie Film Director: Yasuhiro Ohtsuka (Digital Frontier Inc.) Producer: Takeshi Sawa (Digital Frontier Inc.)
Cinematographer : Shin Yonekura
Lighting Artist : Kohei Homma
Stylist: Ryosuke Sakurai
Hair and Make Up : Chiaki Saga
Digital Frontier Inc.
CG Director: Yasuhiro Ohtsuka
Character Artist: Kotaro Fukuda
Rigging & Simulation Artists: Keiichi Suda, Ryo Koyama
Facial Rigging & Facial Animation Artist : Masahiro Mushikami Matchmove Artist : Ryo Tomomura
Lighting Artists : Hiroki Ando, Cho Hyunki
Composite Artist : Tasuku Onodera
R&D : Hiroki Goto
Production Manager: Seiren Kohiyama
Costume: HAENGNAE KISHIMEN SILK DRESS ¥ 143,000 (HAENGNAE CUSTOMER SUPPORT / Henne customer support email@example.com)
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