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Virtual Maid Café Launches Online This Summer

online maid café

Considering the whole, you know, global pandemic thing we have going on, now isn’t exactly the best time to want to visit a maid café. Tokyo-based company Infinia is hoping to provide a solution to that problem with Virtual @Home Café, an online space that will offer a virtual maid café experience this summer.

The 3D maid characters within were designed by Ankotaku (Onsen Musume, Hatsune Miku Birthday Party in Nanba & Shibuyra Marui), and customers will be able to communicate with them using own avatars. The company sums up the key concept as, “Forget about the real world, be who you want to be, and talk about whatever you want. This is the new form of communication we propose.”

You can see a sample in the concept video:

More from the press release:

You access the virtual space from your smartphone and transform into “Goshujin-sama (Master) / Ojyou-sama (My Lady) in an avatar. Then, you can enjoy conversations, play games, and take pictures with cute maids who have become virtual characters. You don’t need to come to the @Home Cafe stores in Akihabara and Osaka to experience the feeling of being “Goshujin-sama / Ojyou-sama.” Through “Virtual @Home Cafe,” which has evolved over the past 20 years since the birth of the maid cafe, we will bring the ultimate “virtual moe” to you.

Via Crunchyroll