FMB Co., Ltd. started YouTube project called “FTM project” studies transgender body shape of FTM with fashion 3DCG.
FMB Co., Ltd. (Representative Director Yuji Ichikawa, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) is in collaboration with the trans-gender trio YouTuber “Mutant Wave”, a former Nadeshiko League female soccer player FTM (Female to Male)* (the definition of “FTM” in this project will be described later). The numerical measurement and research on body shape of FTM was conducted using 3DCG for the first time in Japan. A YouTube project to solve the problem of clothes that a lot of FTM have has started.
In the “FTM Project”, all three members of Mutant Wave’s body size / body shape were measured and 3DCG models of them were produced. The title of the video is ‘Is the body of FTM woman or man? Let’s see the result of the measurement we got!! (Translated title. Originally in Japanese. The video is in Japanese.)’
YouTube program URL
Following the global trend in recent years, understanding of diversity is gradually progressing in Japan, but the rate of people who come out as sexual minority is not high, as the understanding of diversity of gender and sexual orientation are still not enough.
Many FTMs are groping for a way of life because it is quite hard to find a role models in Japan especially for FTM transgender (people born in a female body who want to live as a man).
According to a survey of 2019 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, FTM transgender is said to be 0.13% of the population.
Mutant Wave aims to become a role model by releasing cheerful and fun YouTube programs without being stiff. The goal of this project is to spread the understanding of the diversity not only to FTM parties but also to a wide range of people by enjoying the process of the measurement and 3DCG model production. There will be two videos for this project.
FMB Co., Ltd. is a startup with the vision of realizing fashion DX (= digital transformation) through fashion 3DCG production.
In 3DCG for fashion, patterns of clothes are dressed on the human-shaped model called avatar. Since the size of the avatar can be changed freely, it is also possible to produce the body shape that has undergone sex reassignment surgery. Also, it is possible to check the functionality of clothing such as comfortability of the clothing on body shapes other than the size mainly used for conventional apparel.
1. Taking advantage of these characteristics, the aims are the following two points.
We will measure the body shapes of three members of Mutant Waves and conduct an ideal pattern study with 3DCG that fits the body shape of FTM that looks good and comfortable.
2. Measure the body shapes of many FTMs * and compare the size with the standard female and male body shapes. Verification of standard prototype pattern (= body shape) specialized for FTM **.
* Conditions of FTM to be measured
・ Breast removal
・ 1 year or more hormone injection history
・ May or may not have a uterine oophorectomy
** We are looking for FTMs who can cooperate in collecting measurements (check the first YouTube video of this project). In the future, we are looking to establish a fashion brand specializing in FTM.
“Mutant Wave is a three-member FTM YouTuber who all three used to be female soccer players of the Nadeshiko League and living as men now.
Regardless of being LGBT or not, Mutant Wave wants to be an opportunity for people to think about something that is natural, such as “everyone is different and everyone is good”, so we are happy to deliver projects that everyone can enjoy.”
Mutant Wave YouTube Channel
Company Name: FMB Inc.
Representative: Yuji Ichikawa
Location: 3-27-22-203 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
TEL : 03-6721-0389
Business description: Fashion 3DCG production / Fashion DX service tool development
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FMB Co., Ltd. Public Relations: Nakatani
Phone: 03-6721-0389 FAX: 03-6721-0380