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Microsoft is resorting to seiyuu cleavage to promote Kinect, with Aya Hirano providing the glamour and several other seiyuu providing the cleavage.

Aya Hirano presents Asami Imai (IdolMaster’s Chihaya) and Yumi Hara (IdolMaster’s Takane):

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A possible reason Hirano did not join the other seiyuu in bouncing around seems to present itself.

Microsoft seems not to realise that the majority of creepy seiyuu fans live in one-room apartments which can barely accommodate their vast collections of figures, let alone the vacant plateau required by Kinect.

Official sales figures for Japan are hard to come by, but estimates based on the numbers reported for bundled software so far suggest under 30,000 units sold, and not a single Kinect title made it into the Japanese top 50 for the last 2 weeks.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 04/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I don't see what's so bad about Hirano. I, for one, rather enjoy her pettanko self.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    22:18 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Hear hear.

    As long as she keeps those bangs down, I'm cool. :D

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    22:59 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    agreed

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    Comment by Rainney
    01:38 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Oh, I'm not the last one here that doesn't hate her.. Cool. 8)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Or start stripping and let all her private stuff out. I could go for that too. Rowr.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She herself is fine but she needs to learn how to keep her private business PRIVATE.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    03:03 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree as well...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    With that said I loled at the picture for the article, sorry!

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    Comment by Majineko
    01:22 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    same here. its amazing how many faces aya can make just by speaking. WIN

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    22:24 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Aye, friend...

    As for Microsoft...

    Your electronic robo-elephants didn't work...

    Your hired 'kinect demonstrators' didn't work...

    Your hired 'crowd' didn't work...

    Give it up and just die...Wait...

    The only way you'll get this to sell in a heartbeat is...

    *you hear machine noises inside his helmet*

    ...

    ...

    ...

    *smiles, but you can't see under his helmet*

    If you make an interactive "Fondle Konata" Kinect game...

    With Miss Hirano voicing some legendary lines made by our beloved blue-haired lucky otaku~

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    00:09 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    *sighs at the negatives*

    Fine...Think of something better then...

    If I was running Microsoft, I would do the above since it's all about money with Microsoft...

    I ask you, what would you do to rake in the profits if your product wasn't selling well..?

    I ask you, fellow Sankakunites...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Honestly this is funny,cause the reason the X-box doesnt sell in japan has nothing to do with being xenophobic or nationalistic,or even because they think it sucks.

    its just a preference issue.They prefer to have smaller machinery cause the space most are allotted for such things.
    Also imagine lugging an x-box 360 in your backpack to a friends house on a bike.
    its not really the x-boxes fualt.it just isnt compatible with japanese cultures current state.

    None of the systems are supioror.
    they got their own feels,and you just need to buy what you know you want.

    For instance.
    Like rpgs? get a playstation.controlls+content and market is perfect for use who like Rpgs or jrpgs.(made clear by the shin megami tensei and final fantasy series)

    Like shooters & fighters-get an Xbox.
    the controls are superior for tis style of gaming,With he analog right where the d-pad is on most systems.Making it an easy sell for shooters.
    (made clear by the call of duty and halo series.)

    Like platforming?Nintendo perfected it.
    Get any nintendo really

    I would love to have all these systems cause Im just a core gamer and love everything.
    as for most though just know what yu like and decide which system is better for ya.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    01:24 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I know it sells well outside Japan...

    That's why if I owned Microsoft, I would sell it to a 'certain' group of people who would love to see the (hentai) potential of such a product...

    It's either sex or violence when it comes to videogames...

    Party, Family, and Sports are just not cutting it when it comes to the moolah...

    And before you ask, I own all the next-gen systems as well as all the hand-helds (except the PSP GO...That one is just UTTER SH*T)...

    I take no sides since I know each company and system have their positive and negative...

    But when it comes to hentai, I care not what system it's on, kekekekeke~

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They dumped 500 million dollars into advertising, no matter how you look a it that WILL get a return of profit.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    01:24 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know it sells well outside Japan...

    That's why if I owned Microsoft, I would sell it to a 'certain' group of people who would love to see the (hentai) potential of such a product...

    It's either sex or violence when it comes to videogames...

    Party, Family, and Sports are just not cutting it when it comes to the moolah...

    And before you ask, I own all the next-gen systems as well as all the hand-helds (except the PSP GO...That one is just UTTER SH*T)...

    I take no sides since I know each company and system have their positive and negative...

    But when it comes to hentai, I care not what system it's on, kekekekeke~

    Comment by Anonymous

    ..You do know that for five years the PS3 was just as big and bulky as the 360, right?

    You do know the 360 has had more RPGs, right?

    You do know even making the kind of games that millions of demented otaku love, only x many can get over their xenophobia and buy a 360, right?

    It isn't just 'preference' or anything of the sort, studies, surveys, asking on 2ch, they'll all agree its pretty much flat out, 'Japan vs America' in the PS3/360 issue of which to get.

    lul, 'no xenophobia'. hahaha.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The product is selling fantastically outside of Japan.

    In Japan, the Kinect caused 360 sales to hit an all-time high.

    I seriously don't get all the Microsoft bashing around here, unless it's just that all the weeaboos are Sony fanatics since it's a Japanese company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Its always Aya, can't you spice it up a bit, maybe like Hanazawa Kana?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Rather have moar Rie Tanaka, plox.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    SanCom's idol is Hirano, but for me personally I appreciate every voice in the anime industry, big or small, yes even the male ones (no homo)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No homo... except for Wakamoto.

    Comment by Naoli
    21:51 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Kinect, you fail!!

    Now, GTFO!!!!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    22:28 04/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kinect + body movements / apartments over-stuffed with figures * (x) friends over

    = Tears will be shed

    22:41 04/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Tears of pain will be shed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1FZpPKh20

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    23:06 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ouch dude.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    14:35 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. "headshot" indeed...

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    02:59 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL...indeed, indeed...

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    02:59 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now why can't Microsoft seem to understand this I wonder?...

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    Comment by King Tiger
    07:55 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Kinect+Aya=WTF?!

    didn't see that one coming

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    Comment by kumu
    21:54 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    not sure about you, but I do enjoy the ladies jump up and down. Now you don't have to give them a reason. Kinect does it for you =)

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    Comment by Actar
    21:58 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not if they are wearing any skirts. (^.^)

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    Comment by Majineko
    01:16 05/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    same here. i dont have enough room....

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    Comment by Rainney
    01:34 05/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @00:53

    No room, shitty games..

    I have played Kinect at a store before. It wasn't that bad to be honest. But I can't see myself getting out $150 + price of games for a few games and a console I'm gonna play 3 or 4 times at most and then get bored of.

    And as for the people who want it to get exercise, buying a thread mil or stepper is much more efficient, because sooner or later, you're just going to get bored of Kinect. Most of the games that require you to move are boring. Not because they require you to move, but because most of them suck.

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    Comment by Homu Improvement
    00:41 05/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Don't worry I'll do it for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 05/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i would thumb you down, but registering is too troublesome...

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    Comment by POKI
    01:10 05/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Anon 00:53 sold his soul to micro$oft and failed to mention the amount of space needed to properly use this device.

    you need 6ft (1.8m) away from the sensor, and 8ft (2.5m) if there are two of you.

    ...i barely have 4ft away from my console/tv set.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 04/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    mini_skirt is OK, I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    where do u see racism in all 3 'evil' anons posts?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:36 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm in agreement that the Kinect is great device, honestly. But I have to consider it a great device as I considered the Virtualboy a great device. It's a step in the direction toward virtual reality, however its execution unfortunately hit most of the wrong notes. It's not even bad execution, but it's hit at a terrible time.

    College kids are living with their parents because they can't find career work, people downgrading to studio apartments, etc. But really the Kinect strikes me as something that goes too far in the 'looking stupid' factor for most people I think. With Wii and Move you have the wands to deal with and you feel like you are being productive with a tool. Kinect has you doing generally awkward movements in situations where the movements don't feel right from what I have seen. I too haven't played it, but that's not the problem, it's that it projects a feeling of "I don't really WANT to play this..." It really is a great device, but it's merely a step toward the true goal of VR, and it lacks the depth it wants to have.

    And I'm sick of people who hate microsoft on principle because they are just a large corporation. Being wealthy and successful does not immediately make something a fascist dictatorship, and we have a bunch of failure college students BECAUSE of mindsets like this. God forbid they actually have to work to achieve a level of success so they can change the world and corporations they hate from the inside and actually be effective. That would require too much work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone that thinks this site is anything more than 16 year fanboys fapping to porn is delusional.

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    Comment by Raul Rayven
    18:04 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand why these so called "creepy otakus" really hate Aya. And adding up Kinect, FAILED!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, u got + votes. Seems like they didnt realise its not joke but real statement

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    Comment by Yasuo
    01:58 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's funny to see someone use the word fanboy when their defending their console by calling racism. lovely.

    no one is saying it's shit, just that the marketing is shit and some qualities are shit, which is true regardless if you've played it or not..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Again appalling to see how far up sony's @$$ this website is...

    I love how no one HERE has even played with the kinect OR move (except for myself) and yet you pass judgement on stuff you know absolutely NOTHING about.

    1) kinect is a great device (don't let these d****bags tell you any different, without even games for it you still get a device that you can use with the xbox 360 for other things such as quick menu scrolling, video chatting, etc.

    2) Games on the kinect are for the most part good experiences. Not all games for it out are good, but that will change with time.

    Comment by Anonymous

    wowowowow microsoft usa thing does not sell well in japan? the kingdom and fandom of ps?! IM TRULY SHOCKED AND AMAZED!!! Its so suprising to see that ppl who hate dirty foreigners dont buy their stuff :O my god, when haters started to do what they say!?

    And ofc u, fanboiz of projapan weaboo site hate it aswell : O how comes?

    Was testing yesterday kinect ant it was so fucking ... decent. no less no more

    Now, thumb me down you sheeps with sancom as shepherd

    Comment by Anonymous

    3) the responder above me is correct, in a land where SONY dominates, there really isn't even any news here. That's just like creating a news post on some tech site like Engadget or Gizmodo where they put up a news article that states something like "MACINTOSH NEEDS PAM ANDERSON TO SELL MACBOOK PRO's IN USA" Sure Mac doesnt sell as much as microsoft or PC's but they don't have to, cause their market is either elsewhere or to a specific demographic.

    3) Sony's move is rather annoying, period. Before every game you must sync the device by holding it at your shoulder level, nut level then at your stomach.... This is very annoying VERY! also the fact that they use the move in games such as golfing or disc golfing or bowling, etc etc where you need the ability to twist your wrist in order to get good shots, hits, etc. the move just feels plan awkward, where as the kinect, it takes 1 set of "next" buttons and you are set for the life of the device. (mind you if you don't move it.)

    the writers here need to actually have face time with the things they write about and not just draw on bias opinions THEY THEMSELVES have.... Otherwise this isn't news this is just them raging about a company they obviously can't stand or hate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a good reason to ask girls to play with just pants

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Kinect? More like Dis-Kinect.

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    Comment by POKI
    01:02 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    micro$oft don't know how to market it in japan...

    just bundle it up with a limited edition figure of [insert popular anime char] and it will fly off the shelf.

    i wouldn't be surprised if it sold more then the xbox 360 itself.

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    04:45 06/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i live in a garage
    i have lots of free space
    and i don't have kinect
    i wonder why

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    Comment by Sychone
    02:39 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Naoli
    I have to disagree:
    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12749044
    (fun starts at 1:20)

    Comment by Anonymous

    No big shock, considering Japan is racist. Dont really matter since its already sold 2.5 million units and is blowing away the Move.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    14:37 05/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm sorry, but out of all the friends I know of that own 360s, -none- own the kinect. This includes work friends and all. I'm more than willing to call microsoft's numbers pure BS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    REPORTED to have sold, they hand out numbers of products shipped not sold, and calling an entire people racist based off of generalizations is also racist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 06/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wake me when there are more Kinects sold than there are players on FFXIV

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony hands out shipped numbers. 2.5 million Kinect sales are "thru the register" sales.

    If only 30,000 have sold in Japan, that's a much worse mark on the state of Japan than Microsoft's marketing.

    And I'm not shocked at the pro-Sony remarks here. Sankaku is just trying to get hits and chatter, and staying stupid shit ALWAYS works.





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