© grape Japan | 再現CGメーカー © takuya motomura Japanese CG Crime Reenactment Maker App Released, Hilarity on Twitter Ensues 2019-04-09 Tue 2019-04-10 Wed If you've ever watched Japanese news, you may have seen CG crime reenactments using cookie-cutter humanoid forms in blue for men and pink or red for women. These CG graphics are used quite frequently for illustrative purposes, even in situations which, from the perspective of a viewer accustomed to US news shows, don't seem to require it. When it comes to news variety shows, moreover, these CG reenactments tend to be exaggerated for dramatic effect or entertainment value. Now, thanks to an app called 再現CGメーカー saigen CG mēkā (meaning "Reenactment CG Maker"), available for iOS and Android, these Japanese-style CG reenactments can be easily created on a smartphone. The app allows you to choose from over 200 poses and objects. Some are locked and can be opened if you participate in the gacha (in-game raffle) or as a reward for sharing your work on social media. 再現CGメーカー © takuya motomura Once you have chosen a pose or object, you can move, resize and manipulate (rotate, tilt, etc.) them with buttons and pinch/swipe moves, and change the direction of the light source. 再現CGメーカー © takuya motomura When you're all set, you can edit two text boxes, one title box on the upper right and one for explanation text across the bottom of the screen. English input is also possible. However, the Japanese text 再現CG (reenactment CG) is fixed on the upper left. © grape Japan / 再現CGメーカー © takuya motomura Japanese Twitter users unleash their creativity Official Account Although the app really took off from around April 7th, it first appeared in early March. As you can see from this tweet on the app's official account, the developer decided to reenact the case of the middle school girl we reported on, who was taken in by Hyogo Prefecture police for posting "malware" in the form of a link to a harmless browser crasher site: #再現CGメーカー #兵庫県警 #不正プログラム書き込み疑い補導 pic.twitter.com/JgETRG57K2— 再現CGメーカー (@cgig_imagecg) March 5, 2019 Text box: "Taken in for questioning suspected with posting malware" Caption: "13-year-old middle school girl taken in for questioning by Hyogo Prefectural Police" Hoever, presaging the kind of posts which would come to dominate attention on social media in the app's sudden rise in popularity these past few days, the account also began posting reenactments of famous anime scenes and internet memes. For example, this scene in One Piece: ワンピースのシーンを再現しました#再現CGメーカー #ワンピース #エース #赤犬 #ルフィ pic.twitter.com/z3PJtvfiqj— 再現CGメーカー (@cgig_imagecg) March 12, 2019 General Public Let's take a look at some of the more popular images contributed by the general public using the app: Game scenes: Galactic Nova from Kirby Super Deluxe: すっごい大規模な事件だったなあ#再現CGメーカー pic.twitter.com/PrEPuW9uT3— しろぼたんは擬カビに帰り咲く (@Shiro_pink09) April 8, 2019 The presence of pyramid shapes in the object list was too good to resist for fans of Ozymandias in Fate/Grand Order: #再現CGメーカー楽しいなこれw pic.twitter.com/a4OkRLwW0b— カラスまる (@mEIUj3w9LQlQHh5) April 8, 2019 Text box: Sun King: "Feeble!". Proceeded to overkill for no reason. Caption: "The fool raised his blade against a pharaoh," he stated. Manga and anime scenes: The (in)famous Road Roller scene from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. #再現CGメーカーいや、草 pic.twitter.com/9swjQjiVMJ— りりさんHQ！🥛 (@haruhi_hq) April 7, 2019 Text box: Astonishing! Man with stand ability uses vehicle as lethal weapon. One man injured. Caption: "Road Roller Da!!!," he stated. From last year's popular anime SSSS.Gridman. これは訓練でもリハーサルでもない校舎に甚大な被害が#再現CGメーカー pic.twitter.com/St60A7KrLL— 岩下スティーブン (@Daimyohjin) April 8, 2019 Text box: Mysterious giant robot destroys school building. Caption: "I've come to rescue you from boredom," he stated. Internet memes: くそみそテクニック#再現CGメーカー pic.twitter.com/xLew7XgRGh— 通りすがりの店長✌('ω')ｴﾘｰﾄﾊﾑｽﾀｰ (@tencho_tsurusan) April 8, 2019 Text box: "Man in mechanic's jumpsuit arrested for sexual harassment." Caption: He stated: "Yaranaika?" Your turn Reenactment CG Maker is developed by Takuya Motomura and available for free. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can follow these links for iOS and Android. By - Ben K. Tags: Android / Anime / App / CG / CG crime reenactment / Computer Graphics / humor / internet memes / iOS / Manga / Reenactment CG Maker grape Japan Culture Japanese CG Crime Reenactment Maker App Released, Hilarity on Twitter Ensues Related Article Little Witch Academia VR takes flight on Oct. 13th; details, new promotional video released Japanese artist’s stunning photograph-esque illustrations look like a charming anime SDGs food mall WakeAi collabs with auction site Mobaoku & anime SAKUGAN on charity auction Waifu Welfare Benefits Are a Thing Now (Hasbandos Too): Japanese Company Leads The Way “Artworks of Cobra” Book Celebrates 40 Years of “Cobra The Space Pirate” Japan’s Real Life Studio Ghibli Village Offers The Most Charming Stroll–And It’s Free!