Can Ameba Pigg beat Turntable.fm? They added a social music function

Ameba Pigg is the virtual world where is the most popular in Japan. They have users more than 20 million. Many entertainers and artists log in here, too.

They added a new function "channel floor area" yesterday.

Ameba Pigg users can share favorite Youtube video here. It is right DJ(VJ) play.

We can make one's playlist beforehand.

We search Youtube video and can put it in a playlist.

Like? or don't like? Let's evaluate video!

We can become a fan of favorite DJ.

The avatars shake automatically when we enter the floor. Such a direction is important to the virtual world. It lets us make the feeling that really listens to music.

There may be the people who noticed. This resembles Turntable.fm very much. Furthermore, this resembles Japanese new social music service Beatrobo very much.

See also:
Kawaii social music service "Beatrobo"

For Beatrobo, the new function of this Ameba Pigg is a menace. Ameba Pigg has users more than 20 million. Users of entertainers and artists are included in that, too. Furthermore, the tie-up with many artists were carried out until now in Ameba Pigg. They have already had know-how to join artists and users together. I think this new function to be conjugated by the tie-up with the artist.


Are you Otaku? Then check this site!

"Tokyo Otaku Mode" is one of the most popular Facebook pages by the Japanese. They collected more than 5 million "Like!"  in about 1 year.

Tokyo Otaku Mode is introduces various Japanese Otaku culture in English. Manga, Anime, Game, Figure, Cos-Play and Event...etc...Here is English articles of every Otaku culture. They are companies, but they were active until now only in Facebook page. However, they opened a Web site suddenly in this month.


They are developing a α version of new service now. However, it is unknown what kind of service it is. If you are interested in this, register an e-mail address. I already finished it.


Date with Hatsune Miku using AR glasses

Have you been in love with a virtual character? and wanted to go to the world where they lived in? However, it is impossible at present. There is still difference in the virtual world and reality world.

However, a Japanese developer destroyed the difference.


Well, If we cannot go to the virtual world, the virtual character come to the reality world.

The Japanese developer developed AR glasses which can date with virtual diva Hatsune Miku. He put Kinect and HMD together and developed this. Miku appears in markerless, She walks and works in conjunction with the movement of the person of wearing of AR glasses. Alining it is perfect. Because they put two products together, the AR glasses seem to be heavy. However, we seem to be able to enjoy the entertainment appropriate to it.

I think that this is cooler than AR glasses of Google.


Anonymous holds offline meeting in Japan. However...

Anonymous holds interesting offline meeting in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan on July 7. This is a cleanup activity.

Anyone can join in this event. The thing necessary to join in this is 2.

  • Mask of Guy Fawkes
  • Black suit
But this is not a demo. They are appealing to the participant to act like a gentlemanly. Anonymous was not known well until now in Japan. However, they have begun to attract attention by their having attacked the Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and JASRAC recently. This event may raise their popularity in Japan more.

See also:
Anonymous Cleaning Service@op.A.C.S
OpACS: Anonymous Cleaning Service (OpJapan, English)


Localization of the social game of GREE

GREE started the global offer of the social games which made a hit in Japan. Such as "Clinoppe"(踊り子クリノッペ), "Driland"(探検ドリランド), "Pirates Age"(海賊王国コロンブス), "Cerberus Age"(聖戦ケルベロス). There is a game replaced with artwork totally different from an Japanese ver. This is "Pirates Age".

Japanese Ver.

Global Ver.

Art Works
Japanese Ver.

Global Ver.

Male character
Japanese Ver.

Global Ver.

Female character
Japanese Ver.

Global Ver.

Enemy character
Japanese Ver.

Global Ver.

Those are totally different. Why was only artwork of Pirates Age replaced? Probably this will be because the pirate existed in history.

Which of Japanese Ver. and Global Ver. do you like?