Exhibit in "Cherish, your imagination"
at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo(Tokyo, Japan)

July 18, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 4-1-1, Miyoshi Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan

Everyone may become a HERO in 20 seconds of anime style

"HERO HEROINE" is an experimental new media artwork that combines fantasy and reality by anime style. Now the technology that extends our sensation has become familiar, we can enjoy an unprecedented imagination by abandoning the commitment to the boundary between fantasy and reality.

The experience of "HERO HEROINE" is about 5 minutes. By shooting of 6 cuts in front of the chroma key curtain, 20 seconds of video is generated. The poses and movements taken are analyzed and synthesized by the unique systems automatically, and you appear in the video as the hero or heroine with a transcendent power.

The video will be released on the Twitter immediately after the experience. The feature of this artwork is that the video generated by each experience is incorporated into the story. To become a hero or heroine, it is necessary to defeat the enemy. The opponent you knockdown is the previous perticipant, and you will be knocked down by the next one. The environment in which the justice and evil swapped will appear on Twitter's timeline.

22nd The Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division Award (March, 2019)

"HERO HEROINE" has won as a Jury Selections of the Art Division at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. We would like to express our deep appreciation to the people involved, the people who experienced, and the people who supported us.

22nd Art Division : Award-winning Works List


Japan Media Arts Festival in Nagasaki

January 8, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

4K VR Tokushima Movie Festival

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Hirono Elementary School, Tokushima Japan

Taoyuan Art and Technology Festival

October 15, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Taoyuan Art Center, Taipei

Tsukuba Media Art Festival 2018

July 28 - August 5, 2018
Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki Japan

Movies of 'HERO HEROINE'


"Virtual world makes me transform"

To imitate the transforming pose of a longing hero, it would be a boyhood experience shared by many people.
July 27, 2018 - Yomiuri shinbun

About us


An artistic group in Tokyo created by director Hitoshi Taguchi and the choreographer/dancer Makiko Izu. Their aim is to divert the idea of “here and now” by carefully planned sensory impressions based on dance. The group carries out projects for museums, theaters, art festivals and various other opportunities across Japan and abroad. Their art beats generalization and goes far beyond the boundaries of art.


Director / Visual Creator
Hitoshi Taguchi (GRINDER-MAN)
Makiko Izu (GRINDER-MAN)
System developer
Hikaru Takatori
Kazuki Sugawara
Miyuki Nishijima
Technical direction
sforzando LLC.
University of Tsukuba Empowerment Informatics
Production manager
Satoru Oyamada, Yuji Amano (GRINDER-MAN)
Hiroo Iwata
Supported by
the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council
Supported by


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