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Legendary voice actors bending reality
AR Voice Battle is an immersive anime voice acting experience like no other.
See legendary Japanese voice actors breathe life into their characters whilst you dive into a 360˚VR short film experience. From a recording studio to the anime world in VR, see how veteran voice actor Keiji (played by Shin-ichiro Miki) returns to voice acting in the fictional anime series "UltraForce TAMS".
AR Voice Battle originated as a feature film pitch in 2016, and has so far produced a 90 second concept film, followed by the immersive 360˚ VR short film which received the Best VR Film Award at Mt. Fuji Atami Film & VR Festival in 2019. With renowned Japanese character designer and additional cast members coming onboard, an interactive VR sequel is currently in the works.
"Ultraforce TAMS" is an anime series about a five member elite unit battling evil forces in the world of AR Voice Battle. The series ended 25 years ago when a dark matter cloud destroyed most of Japan.
In the new series set in the post-apocalyptic future, long running terrorist organization “Under X” resurfaces three years after the dark matter tragedy. They turn human survivors from ruined cities into an army of parasitic creatures so called Creepers and march toward the fortified walls of Neo-Tokyo, the last city of hope.
Ultraforce TAMS is once again called upon to protect the city. Can they stand a chance against the deadly invasion?
CAST & CHARACTER
KEIJI - TAMS01 | SHIN-ICHIRO MIKI
Adopted by a covert military orphanage, KEIJI received combat and flight training at a young age. At 16 he was the first of five orphans to test drive a newly developed Tactical Armored Mech Suit (TAMS) in an effort to combat increasing violence in Neo Tokyo. A five-member special unit, “Ultraforce TAMS” lead by KEIJI was formed a year later. Calm and diligent, he has a knack for battle strategy and equips a flamethrower as his weapon of choice.
Best known for: Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Lockon Stratos - Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Takumi Fujiwara - Initial D
SASUKE - TAMS02 | MITSUO IWATA
Weapons specialist, Sasuke is a cocky and flamboyant character who loves the thrill of chasing girls. He was caught from escaping the maximum security orphanage at the age of 17 and was immediately transferred to the mechanical engineering department where he developed a passion for weapons and high tech gadgets. When he discovered the confidential schematics of TAMS by chance, he had no choice but to join.
Best known for: Kaneda - Akira, Kintaro Oe - Golden Boy, Itsuki Takeuchi - Initial D
MASA - TAMS03 | TOMOKAZU SEKI
Masa is a hot-blooded individual who was chosen for his speed and fighting ability. He has exceptional skill in close combat and infiltration. One of the youngest member of the team, he is stubborn and often finds himself confronting the authorities.
Best known for: Sousuke Sagara - Fullmetal Panic, Keisuke Takahashi - Initial D, Shinya Kogami - Psycho Pass
REI - TAMS04 | ROMI PARK
Raised in the military orphanage, the tough-minded Rei has no memory of her parents and turned to fighting to control her emotion. She is trained to use a variety of weapons and is deadly with a sniper rifle.
Best known for: Hange Zoe - Attack on Titan, Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist, Nana Osaki - Nana, Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach
NAOMI - TAMS05 | FUMIKO ORIKASA
The youngest and smartest member, Naomi is kind-hearted and the backbone of the team. Along with Keiji, she keeps everyone on the same page and is expertly trained in radio communications and quantum computing.
Best known for: Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach, Liza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Seras Victoria - Hellsing
SOUND DIRECTOR | KAZUKI YAO
A Japanese veteran sound director inspired by rock ’n’ roll and Hollywood movies. Not only has he worked on some of the most popular anime throughout the 80s and 90s, he’s also involved with the dubbing of foreign films into Japanese language.
Best known for: Franky, Mr 2 Bon Clay, Jango - One Piece, Judau Ashta - Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Shinobu Fujiwara - Dancouga: Super Beast Machine God
AR NAVIGATOR | YUKO MIYAMURA
The computer generated voice of the AR Navigator guides viewers into the immersive experience of anime voice acting.
Best known for: Asuka Langley - Neon Genesis Evangelion, Aisha Clan Clan - Outlaw Star, Casca - Berserk, Kazuha Toyama in Detective Conan / Case Closed
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER | JOSEPH WONG
An Australian film maker and founder of “Creative Engine J.O.E”, Joseph works broadly in film production including event filming, non-linear video editing and directing.
Having previously directed two award winning independent films “Wahori Days” and "Line Disconnect", he premiered his first 360˚VR short film "AR Voice Battle" at Madman Anime Festival in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and won Best VR Award at the Mt Fuji - Atami International Film Festival in 2019.
Joseph is currently represented by RMK Crew to provide his skill set to international ad agencies and post productions. Based in Sydney, he also runs an offline edit suite in the heart of Tokyo.
SHADING ARTIST | JOHN OLOFINSKIY
Australia based VFX artist specialising in modelling, texturing, shading and lighting for film and video productions. John has a special interest in heavy CGI shots and finding the best way to approach them.
UE DEVELOPER | PETER PHAN
Over12 years as a creative developing skills in: 3DS Max Modelling, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, UVMapping and Rendering. Game + Level Design, Blueprint and C++ Coding Integration with Unreal Engine 4. Virtual Reality (Oculus, Vive and Samsung Gear VR)
UE CREATIVE DEVELOPER | MICHAL MOCZYNSKI
(Interactive VR Sequel)
Creative Developer/Technologist with strong technical background and passion for new technologies and research. Skilled in Unity, Unreal Engine, 3d and 2d software and real time graphics workflows. Experienced in VR and AR development using Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream and WebVR. Passionate about classic and digital art.