Sword Art Online’s Asuna is Your Waifu with New Interactive Talking Smartphone App

Asuna めざましマネージャー アスナ
Mezamashi Manager Asuna

On March 21st, the beta version of a new interactive talking smartphone app featuring the voice of Asuna from anime series Sword Art Online was 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 app was on advance display at the recent AnimeJapan 2015 convention, and gathered long lines of guests to see it in action. It also generated significant buzz on social media, particularly from users who wished they could have a closer relationship with Asuna. The app’s official site is currently taking requests from fans for the next character in the series; the developers stated that they chose Asuna as the initial release because they love her.

The beta version is free, with the final version planned to be a paid app. The app is compatible with Android 4.4 and up. An official release date will be announced at a later time.

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

Asuna めざましマネージャー アスナ
Asuna helps out users in the morning.

Asuna めざましマネージャー アスナ
Asuna’s dialogue was recorded by her original voice actress, Haruka Tomatsu.

Asuna めざましマネージャー アスナ
The app is perfect for anyone who wants to make Asuna their waifu.

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

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

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