Google Play Now Serving Up Waifu – Available Internationally
Google Play has an app that allows you to enjoy a little home life with Asuna from Sword Art Online. According to the app’s own description –
“Wake Me Up Asuna” is a popular, high-tech app featured in the media in which a character cheerfully wakes you up in the morning, tells you the weather and your fortune, and reminds you of your schedule for the day (just as a spouse would do!?).
So yes, the waifu revolution continues.
This will be old news to some, but we thought that this would be good to highlight for those not in the know.
At the very least, it seems very cute.
You can check out the app’s listing for yourself over here.
Some more of the sales pitch:
●Amazing Point 1: Fantastic! The character reads your name and information in her sweet voice!
Combining the latest technology*2 and a huge database of voice actress Haruka Tomatsu’s voice recordings, we are able to reproduce Asuna’s voice. Asuna will provide you a variety of information in her own sweet voice.
*2 This technology vocalizes information using a voice actor’s recording database. The character’s intonation and accent may be different from that of the original character.
●Amazing Point 2: You can talk with the character.
“Wake me up tomorrow at 7:00!” “What’s the weather like?” “What’s my schedule today?” These are just a few examples of requests and questions you can ask the character via voice. Asuna will even reply naturally to everyday phrases such as “I don’t have anything to do right now”, “I love you”, or “I’m tired…”.
●Amazing Point 3: Smooth motion as if she is actually living in your smartphone
The character’s smooth movements will make you feel as if she is right there. Her mouth movements change to match the recorded script, and she will show various expressions. If you replace the app’s background with a picture of your own room, you get the enchanting and enjoyable experience that Asuna is actually in your room.
●Amazing Point 4: You can change your character’s costume.
You’ll actually be able to change the costume your character is wearing. Press “TALK” and say “Change costume” to change what she’s wearing. In addition to the default Knights of the Blood uniform, a yellow sweater is also available for free. Other costumes will become available later.