App’s Classical Music Boys Help You Concentrate on Work
Just when you think Japan must have already personified everything as attractive youths, someone comes up with a new and unexpected anthropomorphization project. Video game and manga creator Sugiya is releasing an an app this month that reimagines classical music as handsome young men.
The Ave Classic ~Classic Danshi ni yoru Sagyō Shūchū Timer~ (Ave Classic: Work Concentration Timer With Classic Young Men) app for iOS and Adroid devices is slated to launch for free in December. The app aims to help users boost productivity by reducing smartphone dependence. The characters represent classic music such as Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Claude Debussy‘s “Clair de lune.”
Users can set a time period during which they would like to focus on work and ask the music boys for help in accomplishing their tasks. The characters will play their trademark tunes as background music during the set period. They then notify users after the time period has elapsed. If people are successful in not touching their smartphones for the preset period of time, they can unlock more than 45 different character episodes.
The app’s story is set in a world that has lost music due to the death of the music god Muse. The world goes out of tune, and the music that was originally supposed to heal takes form and begins to attack people. App users have the power of the Conductor who can bring the music under control. In order to calm the chaos, the Conductor summons the characters who represent music.