We already showed you the dark side of augmented reality in the form of a virtual girlfriend from Japan, but now the same country has given us something a lot less creepy that could be the future of virtual pop stars everywhere.

Produced by Niigata-based studio Gugenka, HoloModels gives iPhone and iPad users an AR character that can be posed and placed in a nearly infinite number of environments. The anime-style character is named Megu Shinonome, and she follows the growing trend in Japan of virtual idols like Hatsune Miku capturing real and very passionate fan bases.

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