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Niconico Chokaigi 2016

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.