Google rolls out 3D AR anime characters, here’s how to use it

TL:DR: You can now use Google’s 3D AR to bring your favorite anime character to life.

Remember a while back that Google rolled out its 3D animals and dinosaurs? This time, they are doing the same thing, but with anime characters.

That’s right, you can now have your favorite anime character in your living room, courtesy of Google 3D AR. It works on Android devices that support Google’s ARCore software and iOS 11.0+ devices.

Google 3D AR Anime

As you may well know, Filipinos are one of the biggest fans of anime in the world. Globally in the last five years, the Philippines has been the number one country with most Google searches for Hello Kitty, number eight for Little Twin Stars, and number nine for Gundam.

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Try it out for yourself. Here are the list of anime characters you can try with Google AR.

  1. Hello Kitty
  2. Pompompurin
  3. Little Twin Stars
  4. Ultraman
  5. Gomora
  6. Ultraman Zero
  7. Ultraman Belial
  8. Pac-Man
  9. Taiko no Tatsujin
  10. Evangelion
  11. Gundam Penelope
  12. Gundam Odysseus
  13. Xi Gundam
  14. Cogimyun

How to view Google 3D AR anime characters

  1. On your Android or iOS device, open Google Chrome, Safari Browser, or the Google app.
  2. Search for any of the anime characters listed above. You can go to or you can type directly on the search bar.
  3. If a 3D result is available, tap View in 3D. You might need to scroll down through the search results to find it.
  4. Once it is in view, you can interact with the 3D animal by moving it around, and by zooming in and out.
  5. To interact with the 3D animal in AR or augmented reality, tap View in your space and follow the on-screen instructions.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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