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Chelsea Jordan

on 6 October 2012

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Transcript of 初音 ミク (HATSUNE MIKU) PROJECT

By Chelsea Jordan The Journey of Hatsune Miku START Hope you enjoyed!! Hatsune Miku is a singing synthesizer application with a female persona.
Released on August 31, 2007
Developed by Crypton Future Media
Uses Yamaha Corporation’s Vocaloid 2 synthesizing technology How Miku Came To Be Her name, Hatsune Miku, when broken down means:
HATSU- First
NE- Sound
MIKU- Future
Was the second Vocaloid to be sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine
Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita. Did You Know? Featured on commercials for the Toyota Corolla
Initial sales were high
In 2007 amazon.co.jp reported sales of Hatsune Miku totaling 57,000,000 yen.
Her songs are produced by fans (most are Nico Nico Douga users) they work collaboratively with other users to create videos
Her popularity has seen various references to her in anime. Rise to Fame She has over 100,000 songs using her voicebank
Albums have been released (mostly on popular songs)
A series of rhythm games called Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA have been produced by Sega using Miku and the other Crypton Vocaloids.
Performed her first “live” concert during Animelo Summer Live in 2009.
Has performed similar concerts in Singapore, Tokyo, and recently Los Angeles at Anime Expo
She also sung the original version of Nyan Cat NyanNyanNyan~! Mukashi Mukashi no kyou no boku In these “live” concerts, Miku’s image is projected by a projector onto a clear screen.
A live band plays behind her.
She literally comes to life, singing and dancing on stage while thousands of fans wave glow sticks and bounce to the music.
So far, these concerts have all been sold out once they were announced publicly. “Live” Concerts END Cosplay!! Her name and image has inspired many cosplays
Most cosplays include her default costume along with her various other costumes made popular by her songs
Cosplaying Miku is not easy but everyone tries to out do each other when becoming the "virtual diva"
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