Can “Moe” Catgirl Make Our Lives So Cheerful?

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Wake up in the morning, commute, work, have a lunch, work again, come back home, take a bath and go asleep – for everyday, for ever. Aren’t you bored with monotonous daily routines? A Tokyo-based company, which states creating stimulus things as its corporate mission, will probably make it happen.

Xtone[J] (pronounced as “eks-tone”), a tech start-up based near Shibuya and co-developer of Nico Nico Douga[J], introduced last week a moe-taste iPhone/iPod touch app called “Amamiya Momo“, which allows you to enjoy communicating with a virtual tsundere catgirl.

According to Japanese Otaku Lingo, “tsundere” is a term used to describe girls that are cold and strict at first or in public, but becomes all lovey-dovey when they are alone together.

Amamiya Momo Screenshot

By tapping the catgirl on screen or shaking your iPhone/iPod touch, she gives you back a selected response from 200 different patterns in accordance with time and your location. If your iPhone is GPS-enabled, her behavior depends on which you’re home or not, since she is a sort of Tsundere.

The app speeches Japanese, and English subtitle captioning is also available for English-speaking Akihabaran moe-culture lovers. Her official website says, her blood-type is AB, and she is a daddy’s girl and was born the middle of three girls.

It costs JPY350 or USD2.99 and is available at any country edition of the Apple AppStore.

Author’s Note: Be careful not to mistype Amamiya as Amemiya when you make a retrieval. “Amemiya Momo” has nothing to do with the app introduced above, and she is a popular adult video actress in Japan, no doubt, especially among men.

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Masaru IKEDA

Masaru IKEDA has co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms in Tokyo. He has been contributing serial columns to nationwide newspapers and IT periodicals, also he's currently serving as tech consultant for several web companies. His biography is here. His private blog is here.