Voice Translation Tool Promotional Video “Inexcusable!”




The PV for Logbar’s upcoming voice translation tool “Ili” has sent the usual corners of the internet into a frenzy, as the video depicts an English-speaking white male heinously requesting kisses from Japanese women on the street, causing many to question why they decided to promote the tool in such an atrociously tasteless, racist and misogynistic manner.

The video:

The “vile” video in question has already garnered much hatred (how much of this down to using a white male amidst Asian ladies is unclear), quite possibly damaging the reputation of what might otherwise aid in tearing down language barriers, despite the fact that it is not yet available and thus may not even work at all; a rather common problem amongst Logbar’s products:

Skeptics however believe that the video might have merely been an attempt to generate attention for the device, controversy be damned – those looking to get their hands on some foreign women can acquire the Ili sometime in summer of this year.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I thought it was funny as a joke because they clearly only picked scenes that fit into what they wanted.
    Some cuts are probably honest reaction, but spliced with acting (like the girls running away, or even the final kiss).

    If the running away stuff was real and without permission, they'd probably have gotten arrested.
    They should have added some kind of disclaimer at the end explaining nobody was actually harassed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Holy shit, My Japanese isn't perfect but wasn't the translation for stuff pretty much spot on?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:29 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah, I also felt that it was way too spot on.
    They could have tried a billion times and only kept the shots that worked.

    But they could easily have just decided what they wanted to say beforehand and prerecorded accurate translations in Japanese to match the question he asks for each scene. That's likely what they did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I guarantee that the responses were prerecorded. It's just like the Siri and Hey Google commercials you see here. I use both of them, and rarely do I get the quick responses you see in the commercials. And 90% of the time, it's just a screen full of weblinks.

    It's a sure bet that you'd be better off just using the google translate app on your phone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, suspiciously good. Better wait until it's out and reviewed by semi-trustable youtubers.

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    Comment by SugoiMan
    00:52 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is he acting like some PC guy? What a low life form of white :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this marketed toward Japanese or weaboos? It looks like a Japanese product made for the Japanese but is marketed as a weaboo enabling date-rape tool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:48 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    you need the pills to date rape, all he was asking kisses in the streets and looked like model and still didn't seem to have that easy time, like 2 of those girls in the video (there must been more) fucked away really fast

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet this device translates everything into creepy stuff.

    "Hey where can I find McDonalds?" -> "Hey baby! FUCK ME!"
    "Where is train going to?" -> "Take me home and FUCK ME!"
    "Where is the restroom?" -> "FUCK ME in the ass!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Voice recognition software nowadays often fail if you don't speak WORD.BY.WORD and even if you do, they wont recognize slangs. That and the fact that no translation can accurately transfer the 'meaning' of what you said makes me think that this thing won't work at all.

    The video is fake of course.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Potential creepier detected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, more like this little device will translate with lip service, "This smelly hairy foreign barbarian, wants to taste your sweet Japanese lips, and then implant his white devil semen in you to have hairy smelly half-Japanese babies."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, halfies are cute (at least the girls)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, halfies are gorgeous. Not only Caucasian-Japanese, but almost any halfie. I don't like much Thai girls but one of the most beautiful girls I've met was half Thai half Indian, and let me tell you, neither of her parents were lookers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least one is always a hooker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can hear it from here:

    "They're stealing our women" *in a stereotypical hick accent*

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    filthy okinawans sure are country bumpkin farmers

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    The comments from butthurt elevens were absolutely delicious. I for one find it AMUSING, that they're so butthurt over some gaijin hitting on women, when they're too dickless to do the same. Watching these cowardly jealous racists react is too amusing.

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    Comment by DarkWisdom
    04:53 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So we have a translation tool and the first thing they promote with it is miscegenation, can't say I'm surprised. Keep Nippon Japanese, eject whito piggu!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 14/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't tell me you're surprised? We both know the merchant wouldn't have it any other way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 02/12/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he was a teacher and the women, schoolgirls, then it would be fine

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously it is in fact one of those mind control devices it used to be quite the fad in eroge back then now with time stop devices being the way to go in ero they are trying to get rid of their stock of mind control devices...
    That or because Japan *facepalm*...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably isn't going to work that well in real life. They have perfect control over it in a scripted setting.

    If you want to kiss girls just wear mad bracelets like that Chris jackoff from PrankInvasion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    and if the girl speaks japanese and you don't understand her then it really leads to nowhere

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    he looks like a douche, a huge douche

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This kinda reminds me of SP's videos. I'm sure if they receive a lot of complaints, they might make another video and say this was all a social experiment of some sort.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    these woman are really assertive. a good model for other womens.

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    08:01 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dammiiiiiiiit! I'm going on vacation to Japan for 3 weeks in March! Why couldn't this thing come out before then!? Why did it have to be in Summer, AFTER I've gone!? I can't change the date I'm going either! Curse my luck! Fuuuuuck! >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Skeptics however believe that the video might have merely been an attempt to generate attention for the device, controversy be damned"

    Pretty much this. The product got an article about it on a site mostly about anime porn. It is only loosely related to Japan itself, considering the product' alleged function. So, yes, as the saying goes, "no such thing as bad publicity". They succeeded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems like a scam. The ring in the other video was scam too(it was working like 1 times out of 10) so it would not be surprising.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. This could very vwry easily be an app instead, in fact it would perform many times better in sales as an app. As a result, this seems super fishy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even better, with an app you could sell updates...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    since google gets better at translation, I see this as superflous.
    Probably supposed to pull the translation from there anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not to say that the Ili video couldn't be staged to some degree, but Google translations are a complete fucking joke in most scenarios. Unless you're translating single words or phrases, it's basically like using a translation dictionary to decipher what you're reading.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a case of horrible advertising at it's best.

    Couldn't he rather have asked them something like their favorite color or what they do for a living etc. Did it NEED to be a kiss. (Probably a publicity stunt)

    Really stupid that he made it look like all Westerners don't respect girls.

    I personally will not support this product just because the company allowed for an advertisement like this to be made. (And probably intentionally did it to draw attention)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it's just a prank bro

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're a retard. prank implies the girls weren't in on it, but at the end it says they're ALL paid actors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    how was this a prank explain how any of this was a prank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You won't support it anyway, so who cares.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol so true - as if 90% of the people on this site who think they'd use this product would ever leave their basement let alone fly over to Japan.

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    Comment by ALAKTORN
    01:11 12/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where did you get that information?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ikr? I mean, look at Artifact.
    Nearing his 50's man with moobs and extremely long armpit hair, who attends 4ch and leads this site on the side, making biased and misguiding hate-articles.

    All from his parents basement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't see your faggoty point of view. is asking for a kiss in japan supposed to be like asking a girl to go ass to mouth in the west?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    the world would be so much better if we wouldnt offer the misandropic a plattform.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    That looks like a really cool device. But why is not an app for smartphones?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because they're trying to rip stupid people off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only legitimate possibility is if they've really developed a great offline translation system (extremely unlikely), and want to avoid hackers at all costs (which would be relatively easy if you can download an .apk and reverse-engineer it), so hacking such an embedded system would involve hardware tools, expertise, and maybe wouldn't run on anything other than the device they've made (extremely unlikely too, because it's probably just an ARM chip).

    Only time can tell, but I bet offending feminists is going to help sales a huge lot; recently everything that offended the PC crowd and SJWs is bathing in ungodly profits, while those who pander to them are getting losses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can pretty much do that already with google translate (voice input + voice read text). Just slower.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 11/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was fun to watch!

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