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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

USB flash drive dedicated to "Myoshi-Voice Audio" is now on sale, allowing users to fully enjoy the "voice" of popular voice actor Kenichi Suzumura!

JVC KENWOOD has released the "EX-DUB1," an option for the "My Recommended Voice Audio," which allows users to enjoy the "voice" of their favorite voice actor in the most suitable sound for each scene. The USB-VA1, the first product in the EX-DUB1 lineup, is a USB flash drive that allows users to add a sound mode*1 specializing in the "voice" of popular voice actor Kenichi Suzumura. The USB-VA1 will go on sale in early December at the official online store "JVC KENWOOD STORE" and at "Animate", one of the largest anime stores in Japan!
Prior to the release of the product, pre-orders for this product will begin on September 26 at the JVC KENWOOD Store and animate mail order.

JVC KENWOOD x Hamaru Strategy's "Guess My Voice Audio Project" first product

The "Recommended Voice Audio" EX-DUB1 (announced in the press on August 29, 2023; scheduled for release in late November of the same year) proposes enjoying the "voices" of your favorite voice actors in the most appropriate sound for each scene. The EX-DUB1 is equipped with a sound mode that specializes in "voice" and is being promoted as a new business that can take advantage of JVCKENWOOD's audio technology, under the concept of "better listening to the voices of voice actors" in collaboration with Hamaru Strategy Inc. This is the first product born out of the "Myoshi-Voice Audio Project "*2 that JVC KENWOOD is promoting with Hamaru Strategy, Inc. under the concept of "better listening to the voices of voice actors. The project also plans to develop a variety of products with the EX-DUB1 at the core to realize this concept.

In promoting this project, we have conducted various surveys with the cooperation of Bunka Hoso and popular voice actor Kenichi Suzumura, who has a program on Bunka Hoso, using radio broadcasting*3, an essential venue for voice actors to be active. Based on this research, the decision was made to commercialize a USB flash drive dedicated to the EX-DUB1, which allows users to enjoy the voices of individual voice actors even more.
The first voice actor is Suzumura, who is not only a voice actor but also an artist with a wide range of activities including stage production and performance, and who has a deep knowledge of sound and has endorsed and cooperated with this project.

This product is an option to add Mr. Suzumura's custom sound mode*1 to the EX-DUB1 sound mode, which has been tuned to suit the voices of various voice actors in different scenes where they are active.

Using Mr. Suzumura's sound source as a reference track, the sound mode is thoroughly tuned to "Kenichi Suzumura's specifications" with Mr. Suzumura himself, and includes a sound mode dedicated to his "voice" alone. Also included are his original voice tracks (50 types in all), which cannot be heard anywhere else, and "motivation" songs (7 songs in all), which were created as part of his radio program "Kenichi Suzumura's Radiobase" (Bunka Hoso). This product is filled with the charm of voice actor Kenichi Suzumura.

1: Playback is possible only with the "EX-DUB1", which will be available for pre-order.
*2: For details, please refer to the official information web of "Guess Voice Audio". https://oshigoe.com/project/
*3: Weekly original corner on Bunka Hoso's "Kenichi Suzumura's Radio Base".

Main Features

1. 8 custom sound modes*1 tuned specifically for Kenichi Suzumura's voice
The sound quality has been thoroughly tuned with Mr. Suzumura himself, using his popular sound sources*4 as a reference. By connecting this product to the EX-DUB1 and updating it, you can enjoy "Kenichi Suzumura Voice" with optimal sound quality. In addition, a total of eight custom sound modes*1 are available to accommodate the playback of a variety of sound sources in a wide range of scenes in which Kenichi Suzumura is active.

*4: "Tsuki to Stove" (single released November 24, 2010) / "Shiroi Karasu" (single released October 17, 2012) / "HIDE-AND-SEEK" (single released August 31, 2016) / "LIVE 2019 "WARAUTA " (Blu-ray released October 23, 2019) / "Manten LIVE 2019 ~Bokura no Maeyasai, Bokura no Koyasai~" (Blu-ray released April 8, 2020) (above, Namco Bandai Music Live "Lantis" label), radio program " Kenichi Suzumura's Radiobase" and other audio recordings

2. original "Ohayo Voice "*1 by Kenichi Suzumura (50 voices in total)
The "What I want Suzu-san to say!" was solicited from listeners on Kenichi Suzumura's radio program "Suzumura Kenichi no Rajibase". The 50 original "Ohayo Voices" were created based on lines and scenes, with Mr. Suzumura taking on various roles, and were newly recorded by sound director Masafumi Mima. The original voices for each situation, sometimes as a person, sometimes as an animal or a thing, etc., are recorded. The timer function of the EX-DUB1 can be used as an alarm sound by repeating a set voice or sequentially playing voices after a specified point.

3. original "motivation" songs*1 (7 songs in total) co-written with listeners of "Kenichi Suzumura's Radio Base
The seven original "Motivation" songs, newly recorded by sound director Masafumi Mima and sung by Suzumura, were created based on the lyrics of songs that listeners had asked for on his radio program "Kenichi Suzumura's Radio Base. The album contains seven original "motivation" songs created based on the lyrics and newly recorded by sound director Masafumi Mima and sung by Mr. Suzumura. You can enjoy "Kenichi Suzumura Voice" according to your mood, such as "When you want to get fired up" or "When you need courage.

4. original photo card by Kenichi Suzumura
This original photo card features a newly photographed expression of Suzumura enjoying his voice. In addition, the two-dimensional code on the back of the card provides access to a special website for purchasers only. The site will include information on the roles and settings for each of the voice tracks included.

5. different purchase privilege*5 is planned for each target store (2 types in total)
JVC KENWOOD Store and animate/animate mail-order stores will be offering two types of bromides with different designs for each store as a special bonus for purchasers. Please refer to each pre-order site for details on the special offers.
5: The special offer will end as soon as it is gone.

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September 28, 2023

[Related URL

"Recommended Voice Audio."
Victor "EX-DUB1" Product Web
"Guessing Voice Audio."
Official Information Web
Hamaru Strategy Co.
Official Web
Kenichi Suzumura's Radiobase
(Bunka Hoso) Program Official Web
Animate Mail Order Official Webhttps://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/pn/pd/2329972/
Official Online Store
USB-VA1 Reservation Web

JVC Kenwood press release URL:https://www.victor.jp/press/2023/0926-01/
Product page URL:https://www.victor.jp/audio/lineup/usb-va1/


name of companyJVC KENWOOD Corporation
EstablishmentOctober 2008
Location3-12, Moriyacho 3-chome, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
representativeShoichiro Eguchi
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.jvckenwood.com/jp/corporate/outline.html

About Hamaru Strategy

name of companyHamaru Strategy Co.
EstablishmentYear 2020
Location6-4-5 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
representativeKazuyuki Shimizu
Business OverviewNew business creation and strategic consulting business utilizing expertise in the entertainment industry. In addition to our strength in the entertainment and otaku industries, we also support new business creation for non-entertainment companies.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.hamaru.co.jp/
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