Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of a neural version of Takumi, Polly’s Japanese male text to speech (TTS) voice. Takumi neural TTS sounds natural, friendly and smooth. With this launch, you can now select from three unique Japanese TTS voices: Mizuki Standard, Takumi Standard and Takumi Neural.

You can use Amazon Polly to enhance the user experience and improve the accessibility of your text content with the power of voice. Common use cases include interactive voice response (IVR) systems, audiobooks, newsreaders, eLearning content, and virtual assistants. Amazon Polly neural voices are now available in 14 languages. Standard voices are supported in 31 languages.

To get started with Takumi, please log in to the Amazon Polly console and review the documentation. For more details, review our full list of Amazon Polly text-to-speech voices, Neural TTS pricing, regional availability, service limits, and FAQs.