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Gundam’s Haro Turned Into Real-Life “Communication Robot”

HaroHaro, the famous robot from the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, is set to become a reality.

The real-life Haro, which goes up for preorder in July, is officially called “Guncierge Haro,” blending the words “Gundam” and “concierge.”

“Guncierge Haro” is activated by voice, and reportedly gets better at responding to its users the more it speaks with them thanks to its AI technology. Its voice is provided by Satomi Arai, who plays Haro in Gundam: The Origin. It also moves: its flaps open up, and it shakes back and forth when speaking.

The AI robot will retail for ¥149,040 (about $1,300). It’ll make its debut at the International Tokyo Toy Show, which takes place between June 7 and 10.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.