#69: Holographic Anime Characters
Although the word "anime" may have once been a blanket term for the general medium of animation, it has now come to refer to the intrinsically Japanese style of hand-drawn work that is internationally recognized for its vibrant worlds, colorful characters, and viscerally compelling themes.
A signature component of storytelling in anime is exaggerated facial features, including large shimmering eyes, to communicate a deep sense of emotion. This is only one of the many ways that animators have been using 2D characters and worlds to evoke real emotions for over 100 years.
Naturally, since anime is such a popular medium, there have been many attempts to bridge the gap between its 2D world, and our 3D one via live action adaptations. Needless to say these ventures haven't always gone over very well, which suggests that there may be other ways to represent beloved anime characters.
Letting your favorite anime characters live as holograms in your Looking Glass is a great way to bring them to three-dimensional life whilst preserving all of the visual features that made you originally enjoy them as 2D animations. You still get the hand-drawn feel of the original animation, yet as holograms they also feel more real because they're 3D just like you.
Additionally, having your favorite anime characters in your Looking Glass enables you to interact with them in ways you can't do otherwise.
Still unconvinced? We have a myriad of anime characters that you can launch into your Looking Glass now from our MadeWith site, like Turning VRM Girl, MasscatFollowsBall, or even a hologram model of Naruto.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.