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Main Sponsored for Niconico Chokaigi 2017
NTT supports Niconico Culture!

Watch the video of Pre-launch event and cho-kabuki 2017

Cho-Kabuki 2017 (supported by NTT)

The 1st launch event

The 2nd launch event

The 3rd launch event

Voice actress group elfin' report!!

The launch event was reported for us by elfin'.
elfin' is a voice actress and artist group formed by three Grand Prix and Semi-Grand Prix winners from the All-Japan Pretty Voice Actress Contest.

NTT main sponsored for the Niconico Chokaigi 2017 festival, which was held
on April 29 (Sat) and 30 (Sun), 2017.

NTT is showing its support for "Niconico Culture" as a whole—as well as for the role
that it plays in the evolution of song, dance, and a variety of other cultural forms—by merging the real world with the online world.

We supplyied the technology for "Cho-Kabuki," a fusion of Niconico Culture and kabuki
that had a big impact at Niconico Chokaigi 2016.

New Show for 2017: Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami

An all-new show made its debut at Niconico Chokaigi again this year with the performance of the play entitled
“Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami.”
Set in a pleasure quarters of old Japan, this year's play tells the tale of a romance between Nakamura Shido and the courtesan Hatsune Miku.

Last Year's Event

Niconico Chokaigi 2016: Cho-Kabuki (supported by NTT)

Cho-Kabuki offers an innovative and exciting new theatrical experience combining traditional Japanese kabuki with Kirari!,
one of NTT's cutting-edge ICT technologies.

Make sure that you check out the videos, which include a look behind the scenes!

Making Cho-Kabuki a Reality
What is Kirari, NTT's ultra-realistic telepresence technology?

Object Extraction Technology

This technology makes it possible for individual living
subjects to be extracted from video footage and projected in 3D to a different location with precise accuracy in real-time.

Virtual Speaker Technology

This super-realistic immersive audio production technology
allows vocals to be played to the audience as if they were coming straight from the lips of the synchronized 3D image.

"Cho Kabuki" starring Nakamura Shido and Hatsune Miku are winning various awards

— Awards history —

Winning the Grand Prize at the 22nd AMD Award’16
Winning the joint Grand Prize at Cool Japan Matching Award
Winning the Bronze Award and Technical Director Award at Japan's largest advertisement award "ACC CM FESTIVAL"

As well as continuing its research and development
aimed at fusing next-generation kabuki with ICT,
NTT will make full use of the expertise
that it has gained in the entertainment field
throughout this project to help us create
omotenashi experiences
that are both innovative and moving
for the 2020 Olympics.