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10:00 AM on 03.28.2014

The Dose: Bump of Chicken & Hatsune Miku

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 03.04.2014

Project DIVA f is now available in North America

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...

Chris Walden

12:00 PM on 03.01.2014

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

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...

Elliot Gay

1:00 PM on 02.18.2014

New twin vocaloids Anon and Kanon to debut March 3rd

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...

LB Bryant

8:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Let's make a Hatsune Miku Doll!

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...

Amber Hunt

8:00 AM on 01.31.2014

Luka V3 is confirmed

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...

Amber Hunt



Import Preview: Utakumi 575 photo
Import Preview: Utakumi 575
by Elliot Gay

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 when playing handheld consoles, and fortunately for me Sega seems to feel the same way. Last year they released Project Diva f for the Vita, and this year they have a sequel ready to go already.

That's not all though. Sega recently released Utakumi 575, a brand new original rhythm game with a unique take on the genre. Is it any good though?

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2:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Vocaloids get some Chemical X, join Powerpuff Girls

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...

Kristina Pino



Happy birthday, Kagamine twins! photo
Happy birthday, Kagamine twins!
by Kristina Pino

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 enjoy some of it in the gallery below!

Rin and Len happen to be my favorite Vocaloid characters, and I happen to own a fair amount of figures of the two (including the ones in the header, which were photographed by me), so it was tough narrowing down all the great artwork out there to just a handful for this post. I opted to feature art that was created recently (within the last six months) in order to really cut things down. It helped.

Full credits for each image featured:

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9:00 AM on 12.13.2013

Meiko is ready to crush you

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'...

Kristina Pino





3:30 PM on 12.11.2013

Go on a road trip with Miku as your guide

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...

Jeff Chuang

4:30 PM on 12.06.2013

Meiko's latest demo does her way more justice

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...

Kristina Pino