Meet Saya: the incredibly realistic computer-generated Japanese schoolgirl


#1

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#2

Oh good, I was afraid it was another Saya…


#3

Weird and creepy too.


#4

I’m trying to think which cinematic genre has the most to gain from computer-generated Japanese schoolgirl characters…


#5

Yes, but also showing great skills.
And dreams and drive.


#6

But, should that stop people stop creating things they find beautiful, love to do, and others who love to see that kind of creations?


#7

Honestly, this was my first thought too. I wonder how popular that game is in Japan, for them to name the bot that and not consider it.

(For those not familiar, imagine a mashup of Greg Bear’s Blood Music with Lovecraft’s idea of shoogoths, only also it’s porn.)


#8

The hair doesn’t live up to expectations? Holy crap!


#9

Well at least she has clothes on…


#10

:slight_smile: I was talking about the creators. But understand the mixing up. And you are right, less change for… you know…


#11

Soon to be seen starting in “Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls”?


#12

I heard they had a really hard time deciding whether to do Japanese Schoolgirl or Hobo With A Shotgun


#13

I don’t think it’s popular, but my son is a fan. Also, I’m pretty sure Saya is a common name.


#14

Come back when she’s animated believably…


#15

Action and horror movies, depending on the culture. Movies demonstrate how different cultures have different ways of dealing with a crisis.

Demons from hell? Europeans respond with priests. Americans respond with guns. The Japanese respond with 13 year-old girls in mini-skirts.

Alien invasion? Europeans respond with a virus (War of the Worlds). Americans respond with a computer virus or nukes. The Japanese respond with 13 year-old girls in mini-skirts.

A tentacled monster from the deep? The British have Aragorn attack it with a sword. The French have the Nemo crew attack it with axes and harpoons. The Japanese… er… serve it as a salted, fermented delicacy called shiokara. Which is even more horrific than whatever else you were thinking of.


#16

I can’t wait for hollywood to embrace synthespians full force. Then we don’t have to have hollywood celebrity antics plastered all over the nightly news.


#17

Disappointed she isn’t called Rei Toei.


#18

But how is her boob physics?

Plus, wouldn’t it be easier (and exponentially less creepy) if they tried for the less ■■■■■ skin of a 30 year old? They could force it to rub the lotion on its skin.


#19

The fresh fish section of Japanese grocery stores is something every westerner should see at least once.


#20

I used to live around the corner from the big China Town supermarkets with the big aquariums, and they would wrestle a big fresh water eel to the chopping block and whack off its head with a cleaver.