Leave it to Japan’s humanoid robotics to outdo the world’s most avant-garde diva.
Multi-platinum pop star Lady Gaga, in Japan to promote her new album “Artpop,” was presented Sunday with four life-size dolls resembling her, created using precise anatomical measures and realistic silicone skin.
“They look so much like me,” Gaga said during a news conference in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. “I respect your art . . . and the detail you put into the dolls,” she told the manufacturers.
The special state-of-the-art dolls were created by Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in synthetic “love dolls.”
The mannequins may be stuck with poker faces, but you can listen to Gaga’s songs and secret messages by pressing your ear to their chest thanks to the implanted bone conduction technology.
The effigies are expected to be used to advertise her new album.
Gaga arrived in Tokyo on Nov. 26 to promote the follow-up to her chart-topping “The Fame,” “The Monster”and “Born This Way.”
“Artpop” has already reached No. 1 in Japan as well as 93 other countries.
The diva also used the news conference to promote her new charity for the Tohoku region, announcing that she will auction off a big Gaga-inspired Hello Kitty doll.
This is her seventh visit to Japan and the first in 18 months. The artist said she enjoyed “shabu-shabu” during her stay, “which has become a tradition” whenever she’s in the country.
Gaga said she will go on a world tour in 2014 and assured her fans that Japan will be included.