KADOKAWA’s digital strategy company Book Walker released the first entry from its newly-launched
talking app brand “ISEKAI” using popular character voices produced with the latest voice synthesis
technology for Android today on April 15. Its iOS edition is scheduled to be available in May. In addition,
its international release is planned in near future.
The brand’s first character is Megumin from KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, played
by her original anime voice cast Rie Takahashi. In order to realize the character’s fluent conversations
in the anime world, her voices are recreated with the latest RECAIUS™ voice synthesis middleware
“ToSpeak™ Gx Neo2” newly developed by Toshiba Digital Solutions in Kanagawa.
The download for the app is free, but certain premium items will need to be purchased (120-360 yen).
Its initial functions includes talking (conversations), alarm, timer, stopwatch, and costumes.
More characters from KADOKAWA’s popular series will join the lineup soon.
(from left) talking, alarm, timer
“ISEKAI” brand logo
Source: Book Walker press release
© Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima/KADOKAWA/Movie KONOSUBA Production Committee