Sword Art Online Asuna Talking Smartphone App Officially Releases

めざましマネージャー アスナ,ソードアート・オンライン,Sword Art Online Asuna
Mezamashi Manager Asuna

Previously available as a beta, the final version of a new interactive talking Android app featuring the voice of Asuna from anime series Sword Art Online has been released.

Upon waking up in the morning, the app, titled “Mezamashi Manager Asuna”, is capable of alerting the user to calendar appointments, describing the weather, telling horoscopes, and numerous other functions. In addition, it will see the user off when they head to school or work, much like an actual wife.

The app is the first release in a series of interactive “morning agents” created by Sony Music Communications. The apps are planned to integrate with Sony's wearable devices, and will feature a variety of anime characters. The current release contains original dialogue specially recorded by Asuna’s voice actress, Haruka Tomatsu.

Asuna can respond to a variety of user questions and commands, such as setting alarms, inquiring about the weather, or getting a description of the day’s schedule. When replying, Asuna’s mouth will move and her expression will change depending on the context. The app’s background wallpaper can also be changed for added variety.

The final version of the app has improved on the beta version, originally released in March. Changes include increased functionality, additional visual customizations, and added dialogue. The base app is free, and additional functions and costumes are available as in-app purchases.

In the final version, Asuna can respond to a wide variety of conversation prompts, such as being told that the user is bored or tired, or that the user loves Asuna. An additional “sleep mode” has also been added, allowing the app to also be useful when going to bed or late at night.

Download links and additional information can be found at the app’s official site.

© Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / SAO II Project

めざましマネージャー アスナ,ソードアート・オンライン,Sword Art Online Asuna
Asuna can help with your daily life.

めざましマネージャー アスナ,ソードアート・オンライン,Sword Art Online Asuna
The app can display the weather or daily horoscopes.

めざましマネージャー アスナ,ソードアート・オンライン,Sword Art Online Asuna
Asuna can keep track of your daily schedule.

Links:
Mezamashi Manager Asuna
http://mezamane.com/

Sword Art Online
http://www.swordart-online.net/

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