More to come: Kokoro Scan

One of the companies we’ll be visiting in Japan, is A.G.I.. It is a relatively small company, that is best known for contributing to the development of the emotion-detection technology used in the SEGA game Kokoro Scan (ココロスキャン, meaning “Heart Scan”).

While doing some research into this company, which is by the way incredibly hard if you cannot read Japanese, there was just something familiar about the name of this game… Until I remembered… A YouTube movie!

This is the promotional video for Kokoro Scan:

The clip lasts for about six minutes and it is absolutely insane. It looks like it was designed by someone on a serious acid trip (camera’s zooming in on nipples and crotches, flying bananas and cycling bears. What the…?). It also has a very catchy soundtrack, bound to stay with you for the rest of the day (don’t say I didn’t warn you) and there is an awesome guitar solo by the bear at around 3:35.

The best part is that YouTube user Msakaji transcribed and translated the whole thing, so we can all sing along:

Kare ga uwaki o shiteru mitai nan desu kedo..
Shiraberu houhou arimasuka..?

Tsuma no kigen ga shiritain desu ga
Shiru houhou wa arimasuka?

Boku ga, dono kurai kanojo koto o suki nano ka
Gutaiteki ni suuchi de shoumeishitain desu kedo
Sou iu houhoutte arimasu?

Anata no kokoro, shiritai no
Atashi o suki nano kirainano?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Ano kono kokoro shiritai no
Koofun shiteru no shitenai no?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Koe kara, kimochi o yomitotte
Anata no kokoro o maruhadaka
Kokoro nichi kaku naru
Kokoro nichi kaku naru

Kororosukyan kokorosukyan suru kokoro (x3)

la la la la laa~

Kororosukyan

Denwa no mukou no okyakusama ga
Okotteru no ka yorokonderu no ka,
Shiru houhou ga aru to tasukarundesu ga nee

Settai no jou ga mori agatte iru no ka?
Sou de nai no ka?
Wakaru to ureshiin desu ga..

Shachoo no kokoro, shiritai no
Kiken ga yoi no ka? Warui no ka?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Shain no kokoro shiritai no
Gakkari shiteru no? Ureshii no?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Koe kara, kimochi o yomitotte
Shokuba no kokoro o maruhadaka
Kokoro nichi kaku naru
Kokoro nichi kaku naru

Kororosukyan kokorosukyan suru kokoro (x3)

la la la la laa~

Kororosukyan

Ano yuumei yakyuu anime no otosan ga
Chabutai o hikkuru kaesu ji
Don dake okotterun daka..
Imi naku shirabetaissu!

Torishrabe naka ni, yougisha ga donokurai douyou shiteruka
Otegaru ni wakaru to iindesuga nee.
Sonna benri na kikai aru kanaa.

Terebi no kokoro, shiritai no
Ano, yuumeijin no kishakaiken!
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Anime no kokoro shiritai no
Sono kyara honto ni okotteru?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Koe kara, kimochi o yomitotte
Igai na kokoro mo maruhadaka
Kokoro nichi kaku naru
Kokoro nichi kaku naru

Kororosukyan kokorosukyan suru kokoro (x3)

la la la la laa~

Kororosukyan

[Guitar solo]

Minna no kokoro shiritai no
Tanoshiku ureshiku ikiteiru no?
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Jibun no kokoro shiritai no
Tanoshiku ureshiku ikiru tame
Kokorosukyan kyan
Kokorosukyan

Koe kara kimochi o yomitotte
Kono yo no subete o maruhadaka
Kokoro nichi kaku naru
Kokoro nichi kaku naru

Kororosukyan kokorosukyan suru kokoro (x3)

la la la la laa~

Kororosukyan

Uchi no neko chan ga,
Saikin yoku no zamasuga
Doushite nanoka shiru houhou arukashira?
[Ie, sore wa muri desu]
Ato, uchi no kotori chan mo,
Saikin yoku no zamasuga
Doushite nanoka shiru houhou arukashira?
[Ie, sore mo muri desu]
Jaa, uchi no nettaigyo chan mo-
[Muri desu]
Pirania chan mo–
[Muri desu]
Kanyoushokubutsu cha–
[Muri.]
Jaa nani ga wakaru no yo!
[Anata no kokoro desu]

Kororosukyan kokorosukyan suru kokoro (x3)

la la la la laa~

(English and Kanji lyrics are included in the video).

For those who can’t wait to practice for karaoke, I’ve put MP3 and iPod compatible video online:

Download MP3Download video (mp4)

Kokoro scan also seems like a game to make friends with:

In the commercial, the girl reads aloud the following words:

密会 (mikkai, secret meeting)
浮気 (uwaki, cheating)

One Response to “More to come: Kokoro Scan”

  1. Laura says:

    Hey michel,

    Mocht ik je niet meer spreken voor aanstaande zaterdag: Een hele goede vlucht en enorm veel plezier in Japan!!

    Groetjes Laura

    ps: wat een lijp filmpje was dat zeg :P en dat muziekje doet het hem helemaal ;)

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