Do you have a question for Panasonic about their appliances? Don’t worry, because Panasonic will answer them through their new FAQ bot, Yui. And what’s more is that it’s not just anyone who voices her, because she’s being voiced by seiyuu Ayane Sakura.

BEDORE, Animate Lab, and NAZ Animation STUDIO all worked together to create Yui to answer all your appliance questions. She will serve as the FAQ bit for the website and apps for Club Panasonic, the company’s official fan club. With her state-of-the-art AI program, Yui will answer questions through the fan club’s FAQ chat function. With the help of BEDORE’s dialogue engine and natural language processing technology, she can also respond with a variety of movements and expressions. She can smile, she can answer appliance questions, and she can also blush.

With Yui, Panasonic aims to take some of the load off of their customer service representatives. Noted character designer, NOB-C, best known for Love Rice, as well as Urawa no Usagi-chan, designed her.

As for Yui’s seiyuu, many consider Ayane Sakura as one of the most in-demand seiyuu today. She has already lent her unique voice to My hero Academia’s Ochaco, as well as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU’s Iroha. Her other roles include Charlotte’s Nao Tomori, and of course, Nisekoi’s Haru Onodera.

source: Animate Times