I still find it hard to believe that Vocaloids are really a thing that non-otaku might actually be possibly serious about. But some folks are serious about it. Folks like the fine humans at VIZ media, who have just announced via press release delivered through the magic of electronic web-tubes, that they hold the licensing rights to all things Hatsune Miku in North America.
Sure, they might have the rights, but what does that mean for you, the potential consumer of Miku goods? To be honest, not a whole lot at this point. The press release itself is more a reminder that VIZ and its twin-tailed virtual idol will be present at the Licensing International Expo next week, showcasing all the fine opportunities to be had by licensing a shrilly-voiced aqua-haired computer singing lady.
Ultimately, what this means for you is that Miku-related items you might be buying in the near future, like, say, at Anime Expo's big Miku concert, might have a little VIZ Media stamp on them as part of the plethora of other corporate logos that might need to be present to remind everyone just who owns the rights to what.
So yes, carry on, as you patiently wait for an announcement of an official license for the Project DIVA rhythm game. Brought to you by Sega (and VIZ Media, probably).
It's going to happen, I tell you!
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