4:31 pm - 05/10/2019

Take a virtual date with Apink's Son Na-eun


If you are a fan of K-pop star Son Na-eun from Apink, then you have something to look forward to ― and a good reason to optimize your smartphone to support virtual reality.

Korean VR contents developer Twotokki on Friday released screenshots of "Son Na-eun VR Star Date," a three-dimensional dating simulation drama offering users a chance to hook up with the girl band star one-on-one from a first person viewpoint.

Dedicated to LG Uplus users who subscribed to its 5G service U+VR, the dating video has six chapters, with screenshots from the first four introduced as of Friday.

The drama puts user into the shoes of Son's longtime friend from the same neighborhood. Son, portrayed as the same celebrity from reality, visits the user's home after telling her agency in the first chapter that she was sick. They then go to a park for picnic in the next chapter until they are wary of people's attention and leave.

In the following chapter, Son is in a clothing store, showing off different outfits to the user. The fourth chapter shows the user on a Ferris wheel with Son, who spills some of her secrets.

Twotokki told The Korea Times that in the final two chapters the user will see Son sitting at a bar and sharing her various concerns. Then, in front of her home, she and the user become a couple.

President Kima Kim of Vision VR, which runs Twotokki, said the VR dating content would be "the never-before-experienced gift for fans who have only dreamed of meeting the celebrity."

The company added, "We are currently making other scenarios with different celebrities."

Last September, Twotokki released a VR interactive drama series "HANA Type B" featuring Mariya Nagao, a former member of Japanese girl band AKB48. The company claimed then that the series was the world's first VR drama. The firm's other previous VR content includes a musical gig by K-pop girl band Saturday.

source: The Korea Times
nekobot 11th-May-2019 12:13 am (UTC)
"We are currently making other scenarios with different celebrities." let's hope they start making these with certain male celebrities and you have the option to push them into oncoming traffic.
goshipgurl 11th-May-2019 03:19 pm (UTC)
nekobot 12th-May-2019 12:00 am (UTC)
Honestly a picnic date? I want to be having coffee with them at my house where I secretly call the cops on them while I go out into the kitchen to get some biscuits and a SWAT team comes in with blazing sirens to arrest them. The last chapter will be VR testifying against them in court, the judge will be a woman, and the guilty verdict will ring out right as a newspaper with the headline "Why yes, we did just bring back castration as a punishment for sex crimes!" lands at your feet.

Men have enjoyed watching women suffer as entertainment for ages now, why is no one turning things around in what could only be the cash cow of the century?

Edited at 2019-05-12 12:02 am (UTC)
goshipgurl 12th-May-2019 12:45 am (UTC)
Someone needs to make this happen. Now.
scionofawhisper 11th-May-2019 12:44 am (UTC)
The future of humanity is not being able to interact with real humans anymore. We'll each just have our own realities tailored to what we want and live in VR. We will date fake people and never need to be tolerant or compromise. We'll be like rats in the skinner box.

We do this already with social media, boxing ourselves into what we want to see and beliefs that align with our truths so we each have our own reality, our own little bubble to live in. So many people already can't function in 'reality'... but with VR it will be taken to the next level. lol. Whatever. Global warming will wipe out humans anyway.
skybluecotton 11th-May-2019 01:11 am (UTC)
that's the spirit!
nekobot 12th-May-2019 12:02 am (UTC)
Can you imagine what a powerful statement it would be if they made one where you're having a sweet date with your favourite idol and then oops you are both swept away by rising sea levels, we will never know what could have been
empyrealmaiden 11th-May-2019 01:29 am (UTC)
Idk how I feel about this. I feel like it enables and encourages people who already harbor delusions of owning/having relationships with idols and I feel like it’s a dynamic we should not be encouraging
lizanka23 11th-May-2019 02:43 am (UTC)
mte. this is too inappropriate, it gives the false sense that you are close to the idol but in reality you are a complete stranger to them and would be freaked out if you approached them in a super casual way irl. and again it feeds into the narrative of fans are "my boyfriends/ girlfriends", etc.
lil_poisonfrog 11th-May-2019 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ita if I was an idol I'd fight tooth and nail against my management not to do this
oncloud999 11th-May-2019 02:20 am (UTC)
this seems creepy
lizanka23 11th-May-2019 02:45 am (UTC)
as if singing songs about oppa isn't enough *rolls eyes*
jyusou 11th-May-2019 06:09 am (UTC)
And no-one batted an eyelid or stopped to ask whether we need this shit.
markama 11th-May-2019 07:02 am (UTC)
I...I dont know what to think about it :O
dior_chic 11th-May-2019 10:06 am (UTC)
Not creepy at all!

goshipgurl 11th-May-2019 03:21 pm (UTC)
that doesn't sound creepy at all.

what happened to SM's vr dating app?
kyokomurasaki 13th-May-2019 08:46 pm (UTC)
This is literally those dumb tumblr scenarios come to life
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