Oh sumimasen, I'm testing some new cyberoptics. It's always fun to see the world through new eyes, neh? Why am I testing products? Well, a small company like us has little choice, doesn't it?

— Wakamoto Noriko, Business Manager for Kiroshi

Matsushima-Kiroshi Optics is a Japanese corporation that originated in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture. The corporation is often just referred to as Kiroshi Optics or just Kiroshi. It's a small Japanese corporate group that specializes in cyberware, consisting of Kiroshi General Cybernetics and Kiroshi Optics, known collectively as the Kiroshi Group. Its major shareholder is Matsushima Ikki. It is widely regarded as the leading expert in producing optical cyberware.

Overview Edit

An industry leader in optics design and manufacturing. Kiroshi is well known to most users as a producer of high quality cyberoptic implants and scanners, but the company is also heavily invested in orbital programs across Asia and the Americas. After a brief conflict with the European Zeiss company during the Fourth Corporate War, the two rivals signed a peace treaty and divided their spheres of influence. However they remain in a state of cold war, spying on one another, and possibly sabotaging each other's projects. Kiroshi are shrewd advertisers of their products. They sponsor celebrities and pop artists like Us Cracks, who are known for their unique and eccentric eye implants.[1]

History Edit

Kiroshi is the general name of a small corporate group called, appropriately enough, "The Kiroshi Group." It is a cybernetics company and is number one in the world in the making of optics. It is actually two companies: Kiroshi General Cybernetics and Kiroshi Optics, of which Optics gets the lion's share of the business.

In 2013 the group changed its name from "Kiro-shiya" to "Kiroshi." It was originally a watch manufacturer in Kamisuwa, which expanded in the 1980s. It got its biggest boost by launching an orbital factory with the aid of JAB and Kenjiri Technology. Kiroshi practically monopolized the optics business due to the quality of its orbital eyes and other products, such as the Optishield, the optical HUD (heads-up display), the optical remote cyber-cam, and the anti-dazzle protection "Opti-Flash."

Kiroshi has very close ties with Kenjiri, and they have a joint design firm in orbit, to be closer to the manufacturing process. Now, Kiroshi is aiming to dominate the Asian market. Hong Kong and Shanghai, where cheap Kiroshi imitations are made, are the company's prime targets.[2] Aside from the Headquarters in Nagano, Kiroshi has other major offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Seattle, Night City, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore.[2] Kiroshi products can be found just about anywhere in the world, from smaller shops to large electronic chains.

Kiroshi Products Line-Up 2077 Edit

Type Products
Optics Kiroshi Optical Scanner MK.I, Kiroshi Optical Scanner MK.II

Kiroshi Products Line-Up 2020 Edit

Type Products
Optics Opti-Flash MK.II, Opti-Shield MK.I[3], Kiroshi Laser-Comm Optic[4], Kiroshi Monovision[5], Kiroshi Optics Cyberoptic Interferometry System[4], Kiroshi Optics "Tricoptics™"[4], Kiroshi Nuke 'Em[6]
Optics Options Kiroshi Dodgeball[3], Kiroshi Video Imager[3], Kiroshi Video Cam/Transmitter[3], Live-Feed Cyberoptic
Equipment Kiroshi Optics Remote CyberCam 20[7], Kiroshi Optics Heads-Up Display[7]
Interface Plugs Kiroshi Model 100 Interface Plugs[4]

Trivia Edit

  • Kiroshi is one letter off Karōshi which is spelled "過労死." Which can be translated literally as "overwork death". There is no confirmation that this is what they meant to do.

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References Edit

  1. BATYLDA, M. The World of Cyberpunk 2077. 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR; Dark Horse Comics, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 PASQUARETTE, C. Pacific Rim Sourcebook. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1994 (pg.12, 13)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 FISK, C. Chromebook Volume 1. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1991 (pg.31, 39)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ACKERMAN, D. Chromebook Volume 3. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R. Talsorian Games, 1994 (pg.24, 27, 28, 33)
  5. QUINTANAR, D. Chromebook Volume 4. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1996 (pg.9)
  6. FISK, C. Solo of Fortune. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R. Talsorian Games, 1989
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pondsmith, M. Chromebook Volume 2. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1992 (pg.13, 17)
PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk 2020. 2nd ed. Berkeley CA; R.Talsorian Games, 1990.
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