Famous for their technological innovations, Asian countries never fail to impress the world with their computer graphics. A gigantic 3D cat has appeared on a billboard in Tokyo, in one of town’s busiest railway stations. More specifically, over the east exit of Shinjuku train station, where approximately 200,000 people are estimated to cross by daily. The footage shows the giant calico kitten staring at the pedestrians and looking like it is jumping down on them. It repeats the movement several times an hour. And this is the main reason why this ad became so unique. Because it gives off the impression that the cat is actually interacting with people.
Pedestrians of Tokyo have been sharing content featuring the 3D gigantic cat all over social media, resulting in becoming a viral hyper-realistic pet. In addition, people have been admiring the excellent work that has been put into the production of such a fascinating billboard.
For those unable to visit in person, one of the companies behind the display, Cross Space, has started livestreaming a view of the billboard via YouTube. As a result, people from all over the world can see the impressive “Shinjuku cat” throughout the day. However, in a press release, the screen’s owners pointed out that the 3D effect can lose its magic depending on the viewing angle.
#1 A hyper-realistic 3D cat has appeared on a billboard in Tokyo, Japan
今日の15時半ごろに現地で撮られた映像です。雑踏が思いのほかうるさいので、声の大きさは調整しなきゃ。再生時、音量注意です！⚠️ pic.twitter.com/8OsmcyyVOo— 新宿東口の猫 (@cross_s_vision) July 5, 2021
#2 And the movies of it vent viral on Twitter
今朝の猫です。皆様も気持ちの良い朝を迎えられましたでしょうか。— 新宿東口の猫 (@cross_s_vision) July 6, 2021
#3 The large lifelike “Shinjuku cat” is a 4K 3D shifting picture created by MicroAd Digital
新宿の猫、夜は眠そうです。 pic.twitter.com/6I6annnYkh— ノルさん🐈 (@nornornorsan) July 5, 2021
#4 The cat has several poses throughout the day.
#5 It is first startled awake in the morning, and by the afternoon it can be seen standing up and meowing at passersby.
プレスリリースが公開されました❗️この写真は6/25にテスト放送された時のもので、本番映像はもっと綺麗になっているとか✨ぜひ現地で確認してみてくださいhttps://t.co/amRilqVurR— 新宿東口の猫 (@cross_s_vision) July 2, 2021