“One Room” VR Project: Enter the World of Anime Through VR!

by Tokyo Otaku Mode
“One Room” VR Project: Enter the World of Anime Through VR!
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All-or-nothing projects have a funding goal that needs to be met within the project period in order for the product to be created. If an All-or-nothing project fails to meet its funding goal, the product(s) in development will not be created, and all backers will receive a full refund.

This crowdfunding project is for the global release of “One Room,” a VR anime presented through “your” very own perspective about your everyday life with Yui Hanasaka (voiced by M.A.O), the girl who moved in next door. This project will push the quality limits of smartphone VR content to produce a VR anime that you can explore and touch.

SUCCESS!
This project has achieved ¥1,644,000 in funds thanks to 113 backers!

This project has already ended.

Rewards

One Room: A course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: A course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥3,000
26.84 USD
* Shipping fee included
(1) Thank you Letter “Rental agreement” (2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: A course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: A course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥3,000
26.84 USD
* Shipping fee included
(1) Thank you Letter “Rental agreement” (2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: B course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: B course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥7,000
62.63 USD
* Shipping fee included
(3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers & All rewards available in the A course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: B course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: B course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥7,000
62.63 USD
* Shipping fee included
(3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers & All rewards available in the A course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: D course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: D course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥15,000
134.21 USD
* Shipping fee included
(5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app & All rewards available in the B course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: D course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: D course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥15,000
134.21 USD
* Shipping fee included
(5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app & All rewards available in the B course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: E course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: E course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥28,000
250.52 USD
* Shipping fee included
(6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app & All rewards available in the D course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: E course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: E course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥28,000
268.42 USD
Shipping Fee:¥2,000
(6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app & All rewards available in the D course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: F course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: F course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥50,000
447.36 USD
* Shipping fee included
(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits (8) Copy of the VR app script & All rewards available in the E course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: F course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: F course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥50,000
465.26 USD
Shipping Fee:¥2,000
(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits (8) Copy of the VR app script & All rewards available in the E course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: G course (For Delivery Within Japan)
One Room: G course (For Delivery Within Japan)
¥80,000
715.78 USD
* Shipping fee included
(9) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (small font) & All rewards available in the F course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: G course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
One Room: G course (For Delivery Outside of Japan)
¥80,000
733.67 USD
Shipping Fee:¥2,000
(9) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (small font) & All rewards available in the F course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: H course
One Room: H course
¥150,000
1342.08 USD
* Shipping fee included
Limited
(11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font) (10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room” & All rewards available in the F course *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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One Room: I course
One Room: I course
¥200,000
1789.44 USD
* Shipping fee included
All gone!
(12) Original voice recording by request from Yui Hanasaka, Voice Actress: M.A.O & Copy of the VR app script with M.A.O's signature (11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font) (10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room” (7) Your name featured in the VR app credits (6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app (5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app (3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers (2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app (1) Thank you Letter: Rental agreement *Price includes taxes *App not included
Estimated Shipping Date
Jun. 2018
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Description

100% funded! The “One Room” VR app will be released worldwide!

We’d like to announce the release of the original illustration Kantoku created to be used in the rewards!

Key Visual

Dakimakura reward

Along with the illustration’s release, we will also be extending the project’s deadline until 11:59 P.M. (JST) April 22nd.

日本語 | English


Project Background


“One Room” is a short anime that shows the everyday life of the adorable girl next door through first-person. Season one was broadcasted in 2017, and the decision to produce season two has already been made.
We decided to start this “One Room” VR Project because we would like you to enter the world of “One Room” and become the protagonist!

This is the international crowdfunding project for the development of the “One Room” VR app, which has already raised funds in Japan through Campfire!
Please lend us your support to explore and experience our high-quality 3D content that is much more than just an anime!

Please be sure to read the "How Funds Will Be Used", "Reward Details", and "FAQ" section carefully before backing.

Featuring character designs by Kantoku that have been transformed into 3DCG by Gugenka®!
Character designs for “One Room” are by Kantoku, the renowned illustrator/character designer who has worked on titles including A Sister's All You Need and The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.
Voiced by popular voice actress M.A.O, Yui Hanasaka will offer a variety of emotions and responses to your actions.



Takuya Igarashi, the main 3DCG artist of Gugenka®, will handle the 3D modeling required to bring Kantoku’s character designs to life in the VR world. Gugenka® is a recognized manufacturer in the field of VR anime presentations. It has worked on titles including "VR Life in a Different World With Emilia" and "VR Life in a Different World With Rem."

Pushing the limits of smartphone VR content through position tracking
Until now, VR content for smartphones has not offered much more than 360° displays. Features such as position tracking offered through VR on PCs and gaming consoles, where the location data of users is measured, have been unavailable - until now. By combining Apple’s ARKit technology and VR content, Gugenka® has made position tracking possible through the image data collected from the back-camera of smartphones. The incredible accuracy received an enormous reaction in Tokyo Game Show 2017!
Gugenka® from CS-REPORTERS.INC Official Website: https://gugenka.jp/

Providing a smartphone VR touch feature to interact with characters
Don’t you wish you could touch the objects and characters you see in VR? Touching in existing VR content for smartphones has been possible by connecting controllers, but we are aiming to provide a touch feature that is easier to use and more intuitive. In “One Room,” you can move objects around and even use them. Our feature that allows you to touch as you do in real life will greatly enhance your sense of immersion.
Controls may differ for different types of devices.

Of course, you will also be able to gently pat Yui’s head to praise her for studying so hard.

“Hee-hee… I’m so happy.”



Story


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Yui Hanasaka (voiced by M.A.O) is a Japanese high school student in her senior year who lives next door to you.
To concentrate on her studies and prepare for her college entrance exams, Yui moved from Hokkaido to Tokyo who’s staying with her sister while she looks for a job.
Yui is a pure, attentive, and innocent heroine who always gives it her all.
She’s strong at heart and sometimes surprisingly assertive.
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Regardless of whether you live alone or with others at the moment, take a minute to imagine this situation.
Your neighbor next door is an adorable girl...
Who shyly comes to your room and asks if you could help her study...


“One Room” is the VR anime that brings this situation to reality through “your” perspective!

Your VR experience begins when she introduces herself as your neighbor after moving in.


“My name is Yui Hanasaka. I just moved in next door.”

You will be living in the same studio apartment from the anime series! Everything is designed to actual scale, which boosts the sense of immersion.

“So this is what your room looks like…”


Your living room, kitchen, bathroom, changing space, and toilet (sample image of the room design under development).

Freely explore your room and pick up various objects to use them!

For example…
You can take pictures with your smartphone or watch videos on TV.
Objects that are perfect for starting conversations and interacting with Yui, such as your handheld mirror, watch, fan, clothespin, air freshener, toothbrush, and shoes, are also available in your room!

“You’re making it hard to concentrate...”

You can even use the “One Room” CD for some background music.

The CD contains “Harumachi Clover,” the theme song of “One Room” performed by Yui Hanasaka.
It also features a remix of the theme song, the instrumental, and other background tunes used in the anime, adding to a total of ten tracks!
Use the CD to experience scenes from the anime for yourself!



Touch Mode & Conversation Mode


Touch Mode: Created with an abundance of VR knowhow
With Touch Mode, a mode we designed for maximum reality, you can touch Yui and other objects in your room to make the most of your interaction with her. Yui will respond with “Hey!” / “Hmph…” / “Ah…” and other expressions depending on what you do.
Mode name yet to be finalized.


“Thanks for lending me the album. I’ll put it away myself.”

Conversation Mode: For the most natural situations
Our goal is to allow for natural conversations through AI, but that is difficult to achieve with the technology that is currently available.
So, we will offer a Conversation Mode instead to help you converse naturally in different situations with Yui!
Let Yui lull you to sleep by lying down beside you or letting you rest on her lap, and enjoy the most relaxing moments with her.
Mode name yet to be finalized.

“I’ll lie down...right next to you.”



How Funds Will Be Used


Funds raised will be used for the production and expansion of the following content:

Estimated retail price & System requirements
- Title: One Room VR App - Uniform Edition
- Price: 960 JPY (including tax)
- Availability: iTunes Store and Google Play Store
- Compatible OS: iOS 9.0 and later / Android 4.4 and later
(Position tracking and hand tracking features are expected to only be available on iPhone 6s devices or later running iOS 11 or later. All other devices are expected to be touch operated.)
Gugenka® from CS-REPORTERS.INC

App is not included in backer rewards. App will be released and sold separately for both backers and non-backers.




Stretch Goals


The stretch goal amounts will be calculated by adding the total raised in this international crowdfunding project to the Japanese project on CAMPFIRE.

Feburary 28 Update: The combined total raised through this international project and the Japanese project was enough to reach all the stretch goals we had!!

1 Million JPY: Cook up the Apron Edition [Reached!]
We will release the Apron Edition, in which Yui will be wearing an apron in all scenes. (Planned to be sold separately. )
Objects (vegetables and yogurt) exclusive to the Apron Edition will also be featured!


“Don’t stare so much.”



1.5 Million JPY: Uncover the Swimsuit Edition! [Reached!]
Bringing us to this stretch goal will allow the Swimsuit Edition to be released. (Planned to be sold separately. )
In this edition, Yui will be dressed in her swimsuit in all scenes.
Swimsuit Edition exclusive items (water gun, bubbles, sponge) will also be featured!


The white bikini illustration by Kantoku has been converted into VR content!


“My shower isn’t working, so…”
Sample image. The actual Swimsute will be a white bikini.



2 Million JPY: Unlock bonus dialogue while you are resting on her lap in Conversation Mode! [Reached!]
Additional content for the main app content.

“Huh? You want me to clean your ears? Sure, I guess…”



3 Million JPY: Say hello to a life-size AR Yui figure! [Reached!]
Reaching this stretch goal will allow us to create the world’s first AR figure!
The figure will be there for you to see at work, at school, or even in the bathroom!
Help us reach this goal to enjoy a brand new collection experience!

About AR Figure HoloModels™
HoloModels™is a new technology from Gugenka® that combines augmented reality (AR) with figures. Using AR technology, it allows you to start a figure collection in a virtual space based on your real-life room. You can make the figures as small as your hand, bring them up to actual size, create detailed poses with even their fingers, and change their expressions to your liking. HoloModels™ makes it possible for Yui to visit your room in her uniform, apron, or swimsuit!
AR figure not included in the rewards of this project or stretch goal. Funds will go towards development; AR figure will be released and sold separately.

HoloModels™ Official Website: https://gugenka.jp/digital/holomodels.php

HoloModels™ Sample Video

“What a nice room!”



Reward Details


As this crowdfunding project is designed to raise funds for the development of the “One Room” VR app, a download code for the app will not be included in any of the rewards. Only original merchandise will be available. The app is expected to be released in May 2018 through the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.
The reward in Japanese crowdfunding platform CAMPFIRE includes Admission to the VR app demo event which is expected to be held in Tokyo in April 2018, but this is not included in this international version.
Images of the clearfile, Tapestry, and Body Pillow Cover are sample images and not final. The original illustration used will be revealed at a later date.

A course

(1) Thank you Letter: Rental agreement
This thank you letter is a crowdfunding exclusive that features original illustrations. It is based on actual agreements used in Japan.
(2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app


B course

(3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers
& All rewards available in the A course


D course

(5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
& All rewards available in the B course


E course

(6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
& All rewards available in the D course


F course

(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits
(8) Copy of the VR app script
& All rewards available in the E course


G course

(9) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (small font)
& All rewards available in the F course


H course: Limited to 3 backers

(11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font)
(10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room”
& All rewards available in the F course


I course: Limited to 1 backer

(12) Original voice recording by request from Yui Hanasaka, Voice Actress: M.A.O & Copy of the VR app script with M.A.O's signature
(11) Your name featured in the Blu-ray credits of the second season of “One Room” (large font)
(10) Your name featured in the television credits of the second season of “One Room”
(7) Your name featured in the VR app credits
(6) Body Pillow Cover featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
(5) B2 Tapestry featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
(3) VR Goggles with special decoration stickers
(2) Clear file featuring Kantoku's original illustration for the VR app
(1) Thank you Letter: Rental agreement



Voice Actress: M.A.O


M.A.O was born in Osaka and is currently represented by Yellow Cab Next agency. In addition to voicing Yui Hanasaka in One Room, she has also played the role of Hinako Sakuragi in Hinako Note, Meguru Akatsuki/Angel Rose in Twin Angel Break, Raptor 283/Washi Pink in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Hikari Yagami in Digimon Adventure tri., as well as many others.

Illustrator: Kantoku


Kantoku is the illustrator who worked on the character designs for the One Room TV anime series. He has also provided illustrations for Gagaga Bunko’s A Sister’s All You Need and MF Bunko J’s The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.

Project Owner
SMIRAL x Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.



About SMIRAL
SMIRAL is an anime label that focuses on making people smile. It has been involved in the production of TV anime series including One Room, Encouragement of Climb, and Teekyu.
Message from SMIRAL:
Broadcasting of the second season of One Room is scheduled to begin this year! We’ll also be doing our best with the “One Room” VR Project, so please lend us your support!!
SMIRAL Website: http://www.smiral-label.com/

About Tokyo Otaku Mode
Through its Facebook page with over 20 million likes and its e-commerce site, the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop, Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) delivers the latest news and products from Japanese anime, manga, games, music, and fashion to fans around the world. TOM also designs and distributes original merchandise with creators worldwide to customers in over 100 countries.
TOM Website: https://otakumode.com/



FAQ

Before Backing

Q: How do I ask questions about a project?
A: Please comment in this page, send us a message through the Contact Us form, or support@tokyootakumode.com.

Q: When will I be charged?
A: You will be charged immediately upon backing the project.

Q: When will rewards be shipped out?
A: Rewards are scheduled to be shipped out in June 2018.

Q: Are the rewards that ship to Japan and ship internationally different?
A: No. The available physical rewards are the same. The only difference is the shipping cost.
The reward in Japanese crowd funding platform CAMPFIRE also includes admission to the VR app demo event which is expected to be held in Tokyo in April 2018, but this is not included in this international version. Please note the reward number "4" as well as "Course C" is omitted from the international crowdfunding project as they refer to the VR app demo event.

Q: Can I back multiple rewards?
A: You can, but not all at once. Please back them one at a time (they will end up being separate transactions and shipments).

Q: I noticed that all prices are displayed in Japanese Yen. If I am paying with foreign currency, how will exchange rates affect my payment?
A: Rates may differ between credit card companies. Please contact your credit card company for further information.

Q: Why can’t I click the “Reserve” button?
A: Please ensure that you have filled out your payment method and shipping information and try again.

Q: Will only backers be able to play the game?
A: The app is expected to be released in May 2018 through the iTunes Store and Google Play Store for both backers and non-backers. App is not part of the reward, and will need to be purchased upon release.

After Backing

Q: Where can we indicate what name we wanted listed in the credits?
A: After the project ends, we will contact those who have backed courses F, G, H, and I with more details about how you can register your name.

Q: Will the rewards be available for purchase outside of the project?
A: All reward items are exclusive to the Japanese and international crowdfunding projects.

Shipping

Q: How will my rewards be shipped?
A: Rewards will be shipped directly from Japan by Tokyo Otaku Mode, which has experience in shipping products to over 130 different countries. Rewards will be shipped by Air Small Packet Registered.

Q: Do I need to pay for shipping costs?
A: The cost of shipping is included in the price of each reward, so you will not need to pay for shipping. For fairness, reward prices are the same regardless of the country you reside in.

Q: Will I need to pay any additional import duties, VAT, customs taxes, or local handling fees when receiving my reward?
A: Depending on your country’s customs laws, you may be required to pay a tax before obtaining your package. In some areas, such as the United Kingdom and France, the local postal service may charge an extra handling fee for processing packages affected by customs taxes. Payment of customs taxes and any possible handling fees is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Q: Can I change the shipping address for my backed projects?
A: Yes. You can edit your shipping address from your My Page.

Q: What happens if I don’t receive my rewards or if my rewards arrive damaged?
A: Please send us a message through the Contact Us inquiry form, or support@tokyootakumode.com.


©SMIRAL/「One Room」製作委員会 / ©Gugenka® from CS-REPORTERS.INC


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