I am soooo waiting for Chitose to be made into a SmartDoll! <3 I really love her lab coat outfit too. =)
Are there any official retailers or places where we can buy Mirai in Tokyo (or elsewhere in Japan?). Shipping/customs to the UK seems to be fairly high from what other collectors have said, so I was hoping I could find somewhere that sells her when I next visit Japan ^_^;
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Hi Danny, I'm your website follower sice years ago!! You are great!
Regards from Spain!
PD: When will we see Tokyo Trooper again ? :D
For Walking stability of small robot, please refer to the following link.
This robustness of control system might be the best for this size...
Rosen Gepetto is still trying to make smaller feet, but it needs more sophisticated contorol system like above.
Marika is dragging more in that sense.
Oh ok thx
>I was not able to view the "Dancing doll by Rosen Gepetto" video...
Probably, due to full HD playability.
Try this one below, this is very older video like 4 years ago.
Now she has thinner legs than this.
Regarding Marika, her legs have 12-degree-of-freedom control with RC servo and PIC program.
So, she is not such a 1960's toy...
More technical details,
Mr. Choo, how does one purchase a doll? Planning to get one for my daughter. I'm based in the Philippines.
@delicious_kai Mirai wasn't in an anime. o-o; If I'm not mistaken. "... Mirai Suenaga skipped the anime and went directly to live action in the drama..."
@victoria_matraire It's Mirai Suenaga.
I disagree with you about Marika walking ... after carefull watching the video clip ... I could see that she uses the "wobble" style of locomotion that small wind-up toys have used, at least wind-up toys sold in America as far back as the 1960's (I remember seeing toys like that when I was a child, yes I was a child back in the 1950's and 60's) ... that style of locomotion requires oversized feet, which Marika has, her shoes are way out of proportion for her body size, and looking closely at her legs as she was "walking", her legs appeared to be locked into a bent knee position so that it would sort of look like she was walking
... I do agree with you that it is a very impressive achievement considering it was done by an ordinary person as a hobby :-)
I was not able to view the "Dancing doll by Rosen Gepetto" video as it wanted a video player I do not want to download onto my computer
I saw a vid of the SE-01 doll
and that was interesting ... as for her "dancing" ... Miim was doing better than that in a vid I saw a couple of years ago ... the SE-01 was able to spread her legs and then bring them back together again by sliding her oversized feet on the surface she was on ... her other movements were very similar to what Danny showed in an early vid of the 60cm robotic smart doll he was working on ... (and Marika's arm and body movements were also similar)
Both the SE-01 and Marika used over-sized feet ... this allows the developer/maker to avoid having to use sophisticated tech for maintaining balance ... which is why the toy bots like the Palmi you posted a link for, are so popular ... and so much easier to make in a cost range that consumers will be willing to pay for
... and I suspect why Fuji Soft has not made a doll version of their Palmi bot
Using an obvious "robot" body structure like Palmi does ... allows the producer to keep costs low by not having to worry about the same size and shape constraints for servo mechanisms that you have to take into consideration when you design a human shaped doll robot ... and it allows the producer to use oversized feet for the bot ... instead of more expensive tech to keep the doll stabilized and upright
Danny had gotten as far as the arm, head, and body movements for his 60cm design ... but I suspect he hit a brick wall cost wise when he tried to come up with a way for her to be able to walk ... at least if he wanted her to be able to walk in a way that at least looked a little bit like a human
... the cost of getting tiny servo's custom built was prohibitive
Hopefully, with his new choice, a 120cm design ... will help him get the design done and be able to keep it in a price range that us ordinary people can afford
I want to see if the information I got from the Marike vid is correct about her A.I. software ... I want to look at it closer before I comment on it
How much you sell the doll???
Marika walks and alreasy has AI and speech function to answer by reading Internat information.
To be surprised, an ordinary Japanese lady made Marika as jsut her hobby.
Palmi by DMM.make ROBOTS
Palmi is a consumer model from Fuji Soft, and has more AI functions like a face recognition.
Unfortunately, he or she? looks like just a classical ROBOT.
So, let Fuji Soft make a doll versiom!
This close up is really nicely taken...
Hey, I have a Mirai smart doll and I was a bit confused about purchasing other clothes for her ^^. I would be happy to buy clothes for Mirai. I just need to clarify how to :). Thanks!
thanks for sharing your very inspiring journey
was really enlightened while reading the revenge portion, recently I was really blinded by revenge and was planning my work life around it. Guess its my good luck to suddenly have the urge for some blog reading, i'll focus on my goals and outshine the bunch of backstabbers from now on :)
p/s, when is the ETA for smart doll Eiji?
it must b very late....the road is empty
Danny has not said anything about what this version is supposed to be able to do
I have asked ... as have others ... but Danny hasnt said anything in reply to those questions
no ... it was getting too expensive to do that ... that was the first thing he had tried ... he was going to make a robotic version of the 60cm bjd he has been selling ... but it was getting too expensive to make a robotic version that size, which is why he went to the size he is working with now
Antihistamines on the ready?
Dogs because I bond faster with them. Dogs are closer to humans in tgat sense while cats don't care. They're both great but if I want to feel like I have a friend that cares about me then dogs are the way to go!!!!!
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it's kind of doll? what is or his? what is his name? @dannychoo
I love love love your IG...it's making me miss Japan so much! I'm coming back over at the end of the year & was wondering if you might be able to recommend any info on how I could organise to stay with a host family & experience authentic Japan for a week or two?! Thanks Danny
Jakarta Indonesia please
everyday life in Japan
Reminds me of a scene from Initial D
mirai is the best
Sakura Tree Big Sakura tree. ~Rin voice @annikatheotaku
Very nice picture !
i wish they had a cat caffe here in amarica i would realy love that cause i love cats just so much><
meh its just that everything is so expensive there like the macroons ther like $2 for just 1 what the heck man
if everything were free then so is every thing you own, i sure dont want my stuff to be stolen!
how about get a free marai doll day!!!OMG that would be so awsome><
iv been whating for this foreeeever but wheres the face :(
Love Japanese anime and of coz Gundam, have some little collection of GunPla.
Love women and red wine...
Agree with your points.... hope DC can suggest the same to the Japan Anime Industry - and hopefully they will at least open their eye and ears for new perspective to save the industry...
Make good anime (like Lucky Star/K-On/Sengoku Basara/Honey & Clover to name a few) and provide the DVD at a reasonable price in accordance to the current economy situation. For example in several countries within South East Asia, a typical 20 something episode original box set anime dvd would cost about around or within SGD 30.00 (about 2,000 yen), some are slightly cheaper, maybe around SGD 20.00 (1,300 yen). A typical 50 episodes of Gundam anime can reach up to or around SGD 50.00 (3,300 yen).
I personally feel that price is quite fair, but maybe to some other people within this region, that can still be expensive, then again, the price in Japan is extremely ridiculous.
Blu-Ray DVD? I don't know coz I don't have the Blu-Ray DVD Player and from what I gathered, the Blu-Ray DVD titles can be expensive.
USD 200 for anime Blu-Ray DVD? forget it, I simply can't afford it and many others South East Asian households might share the same view as me.
The reason why piracy can strive is simply because of price factor. Why don't the Japanese and in fact even those Hollywood company think about lowering the price instead of try to impose the "blood sucking" price on consumers.
With such statement, it's not that I love and support piracy and unauthorized distribution thru internet and all those uploading and downloading stuff, but my point is, we can help to "curb" piracy and these illegal downloads by encouraging people to buy the original products with affordable price.
The anime company or the distributor can go for maximum volume with lower price rather than aiming for premium price coz this is also one of the factor that caused the DVD stock not moving from the shop shelves and at the same time the internet and illegal DVD copy appear from where ever and further ruining the business module.
I don't do downloading of anime from internet but many of my friends did it. I do buy pirated anime DVD from somewhere for the sake of evaluating the anime/story - if it's good, I will buy the original for sure - usually the original box set will arrive a bit later, but that is OK for me.
So, the bottom line is the price.... I know the anime company/studio/producer/distributor do not like to lower the price, but if you really want to sell fast and "reduce" piracy stuff, I guess that is the only way.
Not everybody earn USD 10,000 per week or per month and live in luxury and able to buy all those branded products - certainly not after 2008 global economic crisis. Japanese anime industry should open their eyes and consider this factor rather than keep talking about pride and status and maximum profit and live in "anime illusion" where everything will be OK.
Danny, tell those Japanese producers, the quality level of anime nowadays seems to be sucks and not like what it used to be...
Sure the graphics and character design is getting better for some.... but the plot or the story line is rather crappy..... too much "moe moe and fans service stuff"...
Out of many new anime released, only a few that I consider worth to buy their DVD....
No offense... we want great stuff not popular but lousy stuff...
Danny, I like the additional video screen shot u provide here... brilliant idea...
The Tudors and The Windsors.... LOL
Asakusa T-shirt ~ Blue Dragon = $38.00
I love T-Shirts, and this one with a Japanese Dragon, is awesome.
Shimapan-themed Rhinestone MP3 Player ~ Pink = $11.80
MP3 player with "shimapan" theme? I love it, the pink color is an additional bonus.
UCC 250ml & Rei Ayanami Figure Set = $15.00
A coffee drink with Rei Ayanami as the gift, fantastic.
UCC 250ml & Asuka Figure Set = $15.00
A coffee drink with Asuka as the gift, brilliant.
UCC Coffee & Makinami Mari Evangelion Figure Anime Se = $15.00
A coffee drink with the pinky Mari as the gift, wonderful.
Lucky Charm for Safety Driving -- Black "Mikoshi" Car Window Mascot = $5.00
I can put this in my car.
Panasonic ROCK!!!!!!! - owner of Panasonic LX3 and Fujifilm HS10....
It's normal and acceptable to lie to your spouse about your adultery with others... but lie to yourself is not good and will make you crazy...LOL
Cool - and she is using Panasonic camera.... LOL.. awesome advertisement stuff
Danny Choo, being a reader of DC for several years now, I can understand a little bit about your history and your dad, from Malaysia to England and then split to Malaysia and Japan..... nonetheless, family reunion is always wonderful... hope you and your father (and the rest of your family members) will have more happy times together as a family.... all the best....
Yup, interesting point of view.....
Panasonic collaborate with Leica and seems to be doing well nowadays with many of their camera models become very popular and well received in the consumer market. I didn't say Sony is terrible it's just I don't fancy them, after using several camera with different models and brands, I would say Panasonic and Canon is my firm favorite. Just a personal taste when it comes to camera.
Don't mean to take away that Sony and Kodak and Casio as the pioneer of digicam...
Panasonic and Olympus start the new format of Micro 4/3 mirror-less compact camera promising DSLR like image quality - they are the first, but now, Sony have this much better and more powerful new beast "The NEX-5" - many reviews in the net said that this camera is damn good and as you said they're all now neck and neck... couldn't agree more....
Its a Sony.... if it's home entertainment system, I would like it... if it's camera, I don't really fancy Sony but from what I read in the internet, this NEX-5 is one hell of a great camera - probably the best from Sony so far.... Canon and Panasonic are still my firm favorite though I end up using Fujifilm HS10 now...
Event if I want to joint this giveaway - and in case if I win - I wont be able to receive this item... the problem is the Custom Department in our country have such a strict rules for naked/semi-naked figurines... so in this case, they wil confiscate this figure as it is labeled as "illegal item that content nudity/pornography elements".... sigh....
By the way I don't do any of this martial arts thingy... I have low stamina due to watching too much Japanese Adult Videos.... LOL....
I think she can be pretty good and strong on bed as well.... hehehehehehe... (hentai mode)...
I bought primarily from HLJ and AmiAmi and sometimes Hobby Search.
HLJ sales at FULL PRICE but their packaging/boxing is extremely excellent. You will have economical shipping charges.
AmiAmi, always offer DISCOUNTS on their price... but the shipping charges will kill you... they use a big box that can fit 3 units of large Gunpla 1/100 MG kits when you just bought a mere 2 units of Figma or Revoltech? Imagine if you order more stuff... the shipping charges will dilute all the discounts they gave you as they use big box unnecessarily - oh, they put lots of papers on the side of the box to "protect" your items.....
I think both online shop are equally good but my favorite is HLJ for sure while AmiAmi is my 2nd choice... but I wont buy many stuff in 1 shipment if its from AmiAmi....
Danny, since you said Figma Seto Sun is the closest to Figma Mirai, I would suggest that the seiyu for the Mirai-chans first game appearance is Haruka Momoi, the seiyu of Seto Sun.
Haruka Momoi is a talented seiyu, singer and song writer, maybe she can create some great them songs for Mirai chan and the rest as well.....
When I first watch a Japanese porn movie at the age of 7 I think - yes, 7 years old... my interest towards Japanese gals ignited.... from there onwards, I discover TV anime and many other anime - lot's of anime (including hentai)... and from there come the GunPla, Japanese foods, Figma and what ever... my admiration of Japanese Adult Video never seems to disappear though... from VHS video tape in the 80's to the DVD format now.... I still love them all... hahahahahahahahaha.....
The only "classic toys" I still have is the Star Wars figures from 1997 by Kenners - still in packaging in mint condition.....
Nice article..... I would love to visit this place if I have the chance to visit Japan next time... I now use superzoom digicam Fujifilm HS10 and I can zoom from 24mm to 720mm with the ens of that camera, it cannot match DSLR quality but I'm quite happy with it.
As Christian, I always thankful when ever I have the chance to still wake up in the morning - what ever day it is, it's good to be alive - be it Monday or Sunday... it's good to be alive... though I personally don't mind to be a vampire and leave forever like those characters in Underworld movie....
He got Dendrobium among other things... he is rich...
Yum yum.... mini skirts and legs... love to see them... kind of "TURN ON" my system... hehehehe