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A Daily Dose of Music: CTS Featuring Hatsune Miku


Back to the basics
Apr 07
Brush off those dancing shoes, as CTS is ready to drop the beat. Back in 2011  Kurousa-P dropped the classic Hatsune Miku tune, Senbonzakura on Nico Nico Douga. Needless to say, the track is now considered a Vocaloid cl... read
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Project Mirai DX

Rejoice: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX to release worldwide in May


Vocaloid fans are in for an amazing new year
Jan 14
It's been known for a good while that the latest Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai title for the 3DS was heading West, However, Sega surprised us with some amazing news, as Project Mirai DX hits stores worldwide during the month of... read
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Hatsune Miku

See Hatsune Miku through Tetsuya Nomura's eyes


Costliest hair in Glorious Nippon
Nov 05
Are you ready to journey into the Uncanny Valley? You might not have a choice, because Tetsuya Nomura's already there, and he's populating it with his CG creations, the latest being this rendition of Vocaloid diva Hatsune Mi... read
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Hatsune Miku

So what did you think of Miku on Letterman last night?


Interesting...
Oct 09
So yeah, it happened. It's still seems weird that a Vocaloid was on the David Letterman show! I personally can't quite get my head around the whole thing. I was pretty glad that they played Sharing the World, but question it... read
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Music

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


Back to the start
Oct 09
This week we go back to 2007, and to the humble beginnings of the amazing band supercell. One of Ryo's first productions using Miku was the Nico Nico Douga success, Melt. He actually created a video using artist 119's imager... read
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Hatsune Miku

Catch Miku on Letterman's Late Show tonight


Miku to perform for famed late-night talk show
Oct 08
To kick off a flurry of Miku events in the USA in the coming weeks, the famous vocaloid (we can legitimately call her that now, right?) will perform for the Late Show with David Letterman tonight. Starting on Thursday, Octobe... read
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Hatsune Miku

Miku's Halloween Dance Party's age limit is now 18+


Miku's event is now accessible to more people
Oct 02
As everyone is adapting to the month of October, the folks at Miku Expo have made an update to their upcoming Hatsune Miku Halloween Dance Party event. Originally, the event was meant for people who're 21 or older, but t... read
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Music

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku


EDM Miku time
Aug 25
Japan's top Vocaloid is serving vocal duties for the newest monster of a track by producer extraordinaire, Hachioji-P. The new track, Carry me Off is a pretty intense dance floor number, with big bass breakdowns, and a stomp... read
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Phantasy Star Online 2

Vocaloid concert coming to Phantasy Star Online 2


Take a break from all that monster fighting
Jul 17
Sometimes when you're out killing hundreds of monsters for XP in a MMO you think to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I could take my character to go see a show of some sort." Well fear not, my friends. Sega has just announced that... read
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MIKU EXPO

Miku to visit LA and NYC at next stops of Miku Expo


Two 2-day festivals, exhibits and concerts
Jun 10
Crypton's Miku Expo site announced that the virtual idol will appear in the US again in LA and NYC in October. After MIKU EXPO Indonesia earlier in late May, LA and NYC are the next stops, and there will be a 2-day festival ... read
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Video Games

Vita rhythm game IA/VT's latest trailer is colorful in all the right ways


Tap tap tap
May 02
Marvelous is clearly making a bid for some of that sweet Project Diva pie with their upcoming rhythm game, IA/VT -Colorful- For the uninitiated, IA/VT is a music game starring IA, a brand new Vocaloid that started to gain tr... read
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Video game

Project Diva F 2nd developers talk PS4


It was only a matter of time!
Apr 15
It appears that the creators of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series are excited for its next (possible) iteration on the PS4. Producer Seiji Hayashi expressed: "Although nothing has been decided yet, personally I think it&... read
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Mekakumonogatari
"Oh hey, a Shaft show! I didn't end up watching Nisekoi, so I'll be sure to watch this." This was the only reason I decided to pick up Mekakucity Actors. I had no idea that I was diving into what seems like a reasonably well-... read feature

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Mekaku City Actors

Mekaku City Actors gets a teaser, go nuts


Because I think going nuts is what I should be doing?
Apr 10
Eyes! Super powers! Shaft! What else could you possibly want from an anime series that's based on a few Vocaloid tunes? Mekaku City Actors is that anime, and it'll be airing in just a few days time. Meanwhile you can try and... read
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Video Games

First trailer for Vocaloid powered rhythm game IA/VT is trippy


Digging the beats
Mar 28
Not content to let Sega hog the Vocaloid powered rhythm game market, Marvelous AQL has stepped into the Vita ring with IA/VT -Colorful-. This new rhythm game uses Vocaloid technology to power its main character, featuring ov... read
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Music

The Dose: Bump of Chicken & Hatsune Miku


An unexpected combo
Mar 28
Some combinations just work. Peanut butter and chocolate, Red Bull and vodka, Shinji and Kaworu. However, if you told me Bump of Chicken and Hatsune Miku teaming up was a good idea, I probably thought you were preparing me f... read
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Project DIVA f

Project DIVA f is now available in North America


Europe, sit down and wait your turn.
Mar 04
Did you hold off buying Project DIVA F to wait for the PS Vita version? If you're in North America then wait no longer, as you can now pick up the portable version with the smaller f for a very reasonable $29.99 via the Play... read
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Video Games

New Project Diva F 2nd trailer shows off all 36 tracks


It's like music to my ears
Mar 01
Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd hits Japanese Vita and PS3 consoles on March 27. If you're a fan of rhythm games, I have no doubt that you probably already have that date marked on your calender. This series is popul... read
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Vocaloids

New twin vocaloids Anon and Kanon to debut March 3rd


The first official twin vocaloids debut soon
Feb 18
I love Japanese music but I've never really gotten in the whole vocaloid phenomenon. I know about the various vocaloids and saw Hatsune Miku's Anime Expo concert on DVD (I wasn't able to see it live unfortunately) but even if... read
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Hatsune Miku

Let's make a Hatsune Miku Doll!


Get your yarn ready
Jan 31
Ever wanted to know how to make a Hatsune Miku doll, out of yarn? Well this person is going to show us how! The Miku YouTube channel uploaded an instructional video showing us how to crotchet a Hatsune Miku doll together! It... read
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Vocaloids

Luka V3 is confirmed


Yuu Asakawa is excited!
Jan 31
Today Yuu Asakawa, Japanese voice actor and the person behind the vocaloid Luka, tweeted how happy she was about Luka V3! If you didn't know, last year Luka V3 was announced, along with a new version of Meiko.  They've b... read
Import Preview: Utakumi 5 photo
It's haiku time
I quite enjoy the rhythm action genre.  By no means am I great at them, but there's something undeniably appealing about putting a comfy pair of headphones on and getting in the zone. I've always been big on the genre wh... read feature

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Cute merch

Vocaloids get some Chemical X, join Powerpuff Girls


Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice
Jan 22
Piapro have announced some new goodies for a Powerpuff Girls and Vocaloid collaboration in the form of adorable phone charms. What makes them extra cute is the collab goes both ways: while we're seeing Luka, Miku, and the twi... read
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If they aged, they'd be legal in Japan
Today, December 27th, the Kagamine twins Rin and Len turn six years old. Though they're perpetually 14, there's always a steady flow of art, new costumes, and updated music for all members of the Vocaloid world, so let's enjo... read feature

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Meiko V3

Meiko is ready to crush you


Or something
Dec 13
So I came across the latest demo for Meiko V3, and this time it's all hardcore and dark and stuff. The song, Crush Down, is by L.A.M.B. and I haven't quite decided how I feel about it yet. The song itself and its style aren'... read
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Miku nav

Go on a road trip with Miku as your guide


Android app for Google Nav
Dec 11
This is a neat trick for Android phone users--get Miku (and other vocaloid voices) to speak when you use Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation. By using an undocumented feature, the voiceover audio for Google Maps navigation ca... read
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Meiko V3

Meiko's latest demo does her way more justice


Now that's more like it
Dec 06
In a continued effort to demonstrate how dynamic and versatile Meiko V3 (set to be released in February 2014) is, another demo has been released. And this time it's a more powerful, upbeat tune that I can definitely get behi... read
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Snow Miku

Get a real good look at the Snow Miku 2014 street train


No, really, look at the train
Nov 30
Pedro gave you all a preview of the Magical Snow Miku train at Sapporo, but now there's a whole video showcasing it and its opening day. You can see all the lovely details of the outside of the car as well as the posters, to... read
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Hail to the pink-haired lady!
UDON Entertainment have revealed a nifty 12-page preview of an artbook featuring the lovely Luka Megurine all by her glamorous self. This artbook comprises over 150 illustrations on 96 pages created by over 35 artists, and it... read feature

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Project DIVA F 2nd

Project DIVA F 2nd will take the stage in March


To Vita, or not to Vita? That is the question.
Nov 26
It's surprising no one that there will be yet another Project DIVA game heading to home consoles, and it might just be the last release before we see it head to next gen consoles. But why waste a perfectly good dancing engine... read
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Meiko

Meiko's English demo doesn't sound half bad


Am I being generous?
Nov 22
It's only just over a minute long, but the above video is a demo of what Meiko v.3 sounds like using English. I haven't liked most of the English Miku songs we've been hearing lately, but this Meiko one doesn't sound at all ... read
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vocaloid

Happy birthday, MEIKO!


Her ninth anniversary
Nov 07
MEIKO was the first female vocaloid in Japan, and today is her ninth year anniversary! She was originally released in November of 2004 as the first vocaloid engine. To celebrate her birthday, two preview songs were posted b... read
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Project Diva f

Project Diva f to PS Vita in North America, 2014.


Negaposi*Continues will put a Vita in your Vita
Nov 06
Sega has heard what you had to say! Project Diva f, note the lower case f, is coming west in early 2014. The PS Vita version of the latest Sega Miku rhythm game, which is more or less the same as Project Diva F for the PS3, ... read
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vocaloid

MAIKA the spanish vocaloid's new demo song


The newest edition to the vocaloid family
Nov 02
When will they stop making Vocaloids?! I'm kidding, I love them. In all seriousness though, I can't keep up. There's just so many!  Well apparently Voctro Labs is working on yet another Vocaloid, but this time she's.. Sp... read
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Project Mirai 2

More songs announced for Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2


For that Japanese 3DS you don't have.
Oct 25
Do you remember the first Hatsune Miku Project Mirai game? You know, the one that came out on the 3DS? Probably not, because it's just one of the many Miku games that is still stuck with a Japan-only release. It was a rhythm... read
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Vocaloid

Hatsune Miku gives a concert in the sky


Projected against the clouds over Hokkaido
Oct 18
In what I'm sure amounts to little more than neat science experiment, a group of tech-loving otaku and air conditioning enthusiasts have created the Kumo Project -- an attempt to fuse technology and nature through the projec... read
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Vocaloid

Oculus Rift app lets you "shake hands" with Miku


Sort of cool, I guess...
Oct 09
This is one of those things that's either really creepy, awesome, or both. I've seen Oculus Rift used to develop some interesting programs, but this is a first. An enthusiast by the name of @GOROman developed the Miku Miku A... read
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Terrifying Vocaloid

Pre-order Calne today, get free nightmare tonight


Mikudayo is child's play in comparison
Oct 06
Sometimes there's just a figure so out there, that it's probably worth your attention--if you can stomach Shi-e Calne Ca. This Miku-derivative figure comes from the hit vocaloid music video "Bacterial Contamination" back in 2... read
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Miss Monochrome

Yui Horie bot Miss Monochrome to stream her new anime


Miss Monochrome on Crunchyroll
Oct 01
Yui Horie, the prolific voice actress from Japan, is probably best known for her roles in a line of romantic comedies such as Love Hina or Toradora! Out here, fewer know about her singing career, and fewe... read
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Hatsune Miku

Hello, World: Hatsune Miku English version out now


The sound of the future is English
Sep 02
The time is now, Miku fans! After what felt like forever, it seems that an English-speaking version of everyone's favorite digital diva is finally on the market. Yes, the imaginatively titled Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready ... read






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