Popular Japanese Virtual Idol : Hatsune Miku
If you are living in Japan, it is hard to avoid Hatsune Miku. You hear her music or see her figurines in various stores across Japan. Hatsune Miku is a character that has iconic long blue twin tails and was created to accompany Vocaloid Music Software. To use the Vocaloid, you only need to input the song lyrics and the melody to create all of the songs vocal parts. There is also a 3D software program called ‘MikuMikuDance’ which enables people to create their own 3D Miku and manipulate her in a virtual world. Many pro and amateur musicians, artists, 3D creators, and animators collaborate and make Hatsune Music videos. You can find numerous types of Hatsune video clips on Youtube and other video uploading sites. It’s fun to explore many different kinds of Miku music. Now, not only does Miku appear in music videos, but also in Hatsune Miku 3D concerts! These concerts have a virtual 3D Miku that is projected on the stage. Audiences across Japan and over seas have been going crazy for ‘live’ Miku performances!
There are also other Vocaloids with different voices. If you are interested in Miku, why don’t you create your own Hatsune sound!
Hatsune Miku “Put a dream on technology” by Kikuo
Hatsune Miku “tilt-six / overwriter”
SNOW MIKU 2014
Hatsune Miku Live Party 2013 in Kansai