Holograms Video in Japanese


So … I normally sell, like, 10 copies of my iPhone app “Holograms” per day. It’s not a huge seller but I’m happy that people keep on buying it. But on Saturday, 241 people bought Holograms! I looked into it and saw that they were almost all coming from Japan. Why are they buying it? I have no idea.

But if a country is willing to buy over two hundred copies of one of my app on a single day, that ought to be commemorated in some way. And since I happen to sort of speak Japanese (not great, but hey, better than George Takei) I decided to try to make this demo video in Japanese. I also added English subtitles in case any English speakers were curious.

4 Responses to “Holograms Video in Japanese”

  1. judi Says:

    Very cool. Any idea yet why so many copies were sold that day?

    For some reason, you seem somewhat smarter when speaking Japanese. But what do I know. 8^D

    BTW… how many Japanese speaking parts have you done for Pixar? Was that your voice when Russell was messing around with Dug’s collar with the different languages?

  2. Mach Says:

    I have no idea why it sold so many. I couldn’t find any recent articles about Holograms in Japanese, but maybe I just missed it.

    I’ve had people say my voice sounds quite different when I speak Japanese, but you’re the first to say I sound smarter. =)

    Also, I’ve only ever done one voice for Pixar and that was the Japanese car in the Tokyo Mater short film. It was lots of fun to do.

  3. judi Says:

    Oh, that was you in Tokyo Mater, the car that challenges him to race? Cool!

    And yes, your voice does sound different when speaking Japanese. It sounds deeper to me, but I didn’t know if that was a characteristic of speaking the language in general, or just you. 8^)

    The only comparison I can make is speaking Klingon, which requires about a two octave drop for correct pronunciation. It always makes me feel like I’m hacking up a lung.

  4. Mach Says:

    You speak Klingon?! Now that is a video I’d like to see.