TOKYO, November 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Excite Japan Co., Ltd today announced its new story-telling app, Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON"- Japanese Folk Tales & European Fairy Tales -, is now available on the App Store for iPad and iPhone.

Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON"- Japanese Folk Tales & European Fairy Tales -

Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON"- Japanese Folk Tales & European Fairy Tales –

"OTO-EHON" provides a professional narration, wonderful illustrated stories, and an amazing orchestral music to all users.

  • Features
    1. Dramatic story-telling by reading captions like a karaoke.
    2. Keeps user’s own story-telling and music as a memoir.
    3. Enjoy heartwarming story-telling of the narrator Kimberly Forsythe and Yuki Rhinehart.
  • Icon / screen shots

Until now, Excite Japan Co., Ltd has offered three stories in one app for JPY500 (tax-included) as Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON" series. This time, new "OTO-EHON" provides 24 stories of the Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON" series (Japanese version and English version) in one app.

New "OTO-EHON" is free-to-download and users are able to read six stories for free. Users need to register and pay monthly fee to read all stories (Free edition has a limit of available pages).

*Free edition contains the following six stories: "Momotaro," "The Grateful Crane", "A Tengu’s Feathered Fan," "Pinocchio," "Thumbelina," and "The Emperor’s New Clothes."

In charged edition, a new story is added every two weeks, and all functions which have been limited in free edition are available. Since users can switch Japanese captions to English ones easily, "OTO-EHON" is useful for studying English.

*This app is summarized app of the current series of Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON" apps, which have been elected as 12 iTunes DAYS in Japan.

*Information

  • App Name: Bedtime Stories "OTO-EHON"- Japanese Folk Tales & European Fairy Tales –
  • Containing Stories: More than 24 stories, including the following six stories: "Momotaro," "The Grateful Crane," "A Tengu’s Feathered Fan," "Pinocchio," "Thumbelina," and "The Emperor’s New Clothes" (About six min./story, about 20 pages/story)
    *A registered user can get a new story in every two weeks.
  • Release: November 27, 2014
  • Price: Free-to-download ($2.99 / month)
  • Available at: App Store
  • Category: Medical
  • Compatibility: iPhone/ iPad / iPod touch *Universal app
  • Copyrights : decibel / Tatsumi Moritoki / Excite Japan Co., Ltd
  • App Store URL: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id904156750

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*How to use "OTO-EHON"

[READ] mode

Each story is completed with wonderful illustrations. Like Karaoke, the words become highlighted for your assistance. With this help mode, anyone can become a natural storyteller.

[RECORD] mode

Once you’ve become accustomed to storytelling, use the record function to record your own voice. You can record mother’s/father’s original version of storytelling for your child. Also, your child can record your child own voice. The record can be kept as a memoir, or for your child for bedtime storytelling when he/she is alone.

[LISTEN] mode

You can listen to your recorded narration with music (Free edition has a limit of view counts). With listen mode, your child can enjoy "OTO-EHON" even when you can’t read to him/her. You can also enjoy a professional narration with music just like an audio-book (Free edition has a limit of view counts).

Company Profile

Corporate name

Excite Japan Co., Ltd http://www.excite.co.jp/

Address

Azabu Green Terrace 4F, 3-20-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Establishment

August 4,1997

Representative

Kiyoshi Imagawa, President

Activities

Internet information service

Stock Listed

JASDAQ Code number : 3754

Contacts

Excite Japan Co., Ltd
Yuka Takahashi
E-mail: press@excite.jp

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