Google Search lets you play with the iconic Japanese characters from AR

We’ve seen animals, dinosaurs, skeletons, insects, and various other creatures appear in all their 3D and AR glory on Google Search. The latest novelty that you can search and put in your space will please fans of Japanese pop culture. Now you can see 14 iconic Japanese characters like Pacman, Hello Kitty and Ultraman on Google Search and the Google mobile app and take photos and videos of them running around in your room.

The anime and video game culture of Japan has fascinated people since the 1950s, when it started to emerge and especially now that we have access to all of them around the world. There have been so many iconic characters that have been embedded in our own pop culture zeitgeists. Pac-Man is actually the most searched animated icon on Google, while Hello Kitty is the most searched character. And of course, anime has brought out some memorable characters in recent decades.

Now you can bring 14 of the most iconic japanese characters in all its AR glory on your phone, then in your space. The 14 characters you can search for are as follows:

Evangelion
Gomorrah
Gundam Ulysses
Penelope Gundam
Hello kitty
Kogimyum
Little twin stars
Pac-man
Pompompurin
Taiko Master
Ultraman
Ultraman Belial
Ultraman zero
Xi gundam

As with other Google Search 3D / AR stuff, look for any of these characters in your mobile app and scroll until you find the “View in 3D” section. You can rotate or zoom on the character to get a closer look. Scroll down until you see the card that says you can put the character in your space. It will have some sound effects and some will even “speak” in Japanese and English. You can take photos and videos and share them on your social networks.

Google will likely bring more 3D and AR material to Search and its mobile app soon. Of course, you will need an ARCore-enabled device to view AR stuff on your mobile phone.

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