Our midweek trip into things relating to 360 degree video has us heading for Japan this week and to the countries hub for all things relating to anime and games. Yes, we’re off to Akihabara – a geek’s paradise and most definitely proud of it. But what exactly is going on there that has created a 360 degree video? Well the answer to that comes in the shape of a company some of you who collect anime and gaming memorabilia are likely to know but who are much more likely to recognise their product name, the Nendoroid.
The Good Smile Company have produced the ‘chibi’, multifaceted representations of notable characters from animation and video games, amongst other products, for fifteen years. And its in celebration of this anniversary that The Good Smile Company has put together a special event space showing over 1000 different examples of its ever more prolific work. Free to enter if you’re lucky enough to be able to go. the company have released a video that takes you for a stroll throughout the venue and down the aisles packed with company history.
You can see that video below. VRFocus will be back on Friday with another example of 360 degree video in use.