Shochiku Co. has recently released “INTO by Shochiku,” an app based on the entertainment experience of the future. Shochiku has built an augmented reality application with a focus on obtaining open innovation in Kabuki. And at the same time realizing a world where people of all age groups can experience watching a show at any time and from anywhere during the current pandemic.
They also plan to distribute a special video to present a striking augmented reality performance using 3D effects.
This first AR Kabuki performance will use the augmented reality technology to build a new and Kabuki experience. By connecting this AR app with a specific video, a lion spirit played by actor Kataoka Ainosuke will rise through a smartphone’s camera, and water spray and peonies will appear in 3D.
For Kabuki actor’s performance, volumetric capture tech is used to create 3D data from videos of actual Kabuki actors.
The video streaming schedule will be shared on the official website.
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