CG idols mean no human is required
November 30, 2001 | Source: CNN
Virtual Japanese idol Yuki Terai is a well-known example of a growing group of virtual personalities with very rich careers.Like her predecessor Kyoko Date, and her contemporary American counterpart Ramona, the 17-year-old lover of strawberries and jazz is a recording artist with several CDs and videos under her belt.
Mainstream acceptance in Japan began when she appeared in a toothpaste commercial. When it hit the air she not only raised the profile of the product but expanded the popularity of CG idols beyond the world of the Internet to a new audience of TV viewers.