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Japan airs world’s first show recorded in Second Life

It is 1.30 AM in Japan now and I stayed awake to witness the world’s first TV show recorded in Second Life. Second Life is available in Japanese since summer and since that time registration from users from over here increased significantly.

I personally don’t like the idea of being represented by ugly avatars and living in virtual worlds (including clubbing/dancing – now that’s particularly stupid in my opinion).

Anyway, the show is not officially from Linden Lab and titled デジタルの根性 (Dejitaru no Konjou: Digital Spirit). It is made by Nihon TV (web site is Japanese only). Nihon TV is a major network based here in Tokyo.

The show runs 30 minutes and for a person who is as indifferent as me, it is of no value, really. This is the show’s official home page (Japanese only).

Three Japanese celebrities are the hosts for the show – represented by avatars of course. They are talking about future events taking place in Second Life and promoting some movies the TV station produced. Some trash-talking and comedy is also thrown in.

Check out the screenshots taken below (I apologize for the size and poor quality):

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