March 25, 2019
NTT challenges a new production of Kabuki using a state-of-the-technology in Niconico Chokaigi 2019 "Cho Kabuki (Super Kabuki) Supported by NTT Hanakurabe Senbonzakura (Yoshitsune and Thousand Cherry Trees)"
- Subject image extraction technology advanced! Transformation technology newly introduced! -
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, president & CEO: Jun Sawada, hereafter called NTT) will work on production of a new Kabuki x ICT using the state-of-the-art technologies of NTT R&D group this year in "Cho Kabuki (Super Kabuki) Supported by NTT Hanakurabe Senbonzakura (Yoshitsune and Thousand Cherry Trees). This event is staged in a largest festival of "NICONICO CHOKAIGI 2019" of the Japan's largest video social website "Niconico" in April 27th and 28th in Makuhari Messe organized by DWANGO Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, president: Takeshi Natsuno, hereafter called DWANGO).
In order to realize new Kabuki production and propose a new way of enjoying Kabuki using the latest ICT technology which has been advanced by NTT R&D group. In this fourth year, NTT advances "subject image extraction technology," which is popular in Cho Kabuki, by adopting "communication technology for ultra-high sense of realism "Kirari!" and challenges realization of "transformation technology, as a new production, aiming at transcending the stage. In addition, "Double-sided see-through multi-layer aerial image display unit" will be used in Tokyo Big Sight hall this year, which received a big response in "Tsumoru-omoi Hanano Kaomise - Celebrating Spring Cho Kabuki festivity" last year in which Miku Hatsune marched on the stage. Her marching will be decorating the performance.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Research and Development Planning Department