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FI: Mekakucity Actors photo
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

Mekaku City Actors photo
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
Music photo
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
Video Games photo
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
Vocaloids photo
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
Hatsune Miku photo
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

Cute merch photo
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
Birthday Gallery photo
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

Meiko V3 photo
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
Miku nav photo
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
Meiko V3 photo
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
Snow Miku photo
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
Luka artbook photo
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

Project DIVA F 2nd photo
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
Meiko photo
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
Project Diva f photo
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
Project Mirai 2 photo
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
Vocaloid photo
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
Terrifying Vocaloid  photo
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
Miss Monochrome photo
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
Hatsune Miku photo
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
Miku Miku Hockey for Vita photo
Miku Miku Hockey for Vita

Use the power of AR to play hockey with Miku this fall


Only if you have a Japanese PS Plus subscription and a Vita
Aug 21
It's been a long time since I've gotten the chance to play a good game of air hockey. One of the issues in playing the game is finding a location that has a an air hockey table. Even if I was able to own a own table, certain ... read
Miku's 6th Birthday photo
Miku's 6th Birthday

Heads up: Tickets for Miku's Birthday are now being sold


I'm just dropping a friendly reminder.
Aug 19
Don't mind me, I'm just dropping by to let the people of New York City and Los Angeles know that the tickets for the Hatsune Miku MAGICAL MIRAI 2013 live viewing concert are now available for people to purchase.  Even th... read
Hatsune Miku photo
Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F is out soon, here's a trailer


All the vocaloid gang on PS3
Aug 16
Wow, to think that August could pass by so quickly! You'd think the rapid passing of days would be a bad thing, but for a vocaloid or rhythm game fan, it's a blessing. Why? As the headline says, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F,... read
Miku's Birthday event photo
Miku's Birthday event

Celebrate Miku's 6th Birthday with a theatrical concert


Only open to people in Los Angeles and New York City.
Aug 12
To those who won't be able to make it to Miku's celebration in Japan, the kind people at Live Viewing Japan are going to have a delayed concert broadcast of Hatsune Miku's 6th Birthday (I guess this means that vocaloid years ... read
Hatsune Miku V3 English photo
Hatsune Miku V3 English

Take a peek at Hatsune Miku V3 English's new demo song


Incoming Engrish voices.
Jul 24
If you have been waiting for the English version of Hatsune Miku, the green haired diva has received a new Website and sample song to keep vocaloid fans busy until Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready for service!  For an E... read
Daily Dose photo
Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku


Who wants pizza? P-I-Z-Z-A!
Jul 16
The Dominos Pizza promotion alongside Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku is in full swing! Not only has the international fast food pizza giant begun rolling out Miku branded delivery bikes, they;re even planning an upcoming co... read
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Project Diva f 2nd

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd coming to PS3/Vita


More Hatsune Miku goodness.
Jul 09
An early magazine leak has announced Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd to the PS3 and the Vita. It's about 39% (GET IT?) complete, and will include the song "Romeo and Cinderella." That's literally all we have in the way of det... read
Project Diva photo
Project Diva

Project Diva F is coming to North America, Europe


One more step to virtual idol domination
Jun 06
To the cheers of Miku fans and vocaloid fans everywhere, Sega has just announced that the PS3 version of Project Diva F, the latest in the line of vocaloid-based rhythm games, will be coming to North America and Europe this A... read
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BEWARE THE RISE OF SKYNET
The best concert films go out of their way to replicate the experience of actually attending the filmed event. While nothing will ever nail what it was like to hear the pounding speakers and experience an event with hundreds ... read feature

livetune interview photo
what a genius
Made famous from his tracks featuring Hatsune Miku, DJ kz aka livetune is one of my favorite producers. The soft spoken genius sat down with the folk over at the Miku Channel, and he gave some interesting insite to... read feature

Hatsune Miku chocolate photo
Hatsune Miku chocolate

Do you have the skill to whip up Hatsune Miku chocolate?


I'll volunteer to eat some!
Apr 08
So you didn't get that chocolate you were hoping for on Valentine's day. That doesn't mean your lust for delicious cacao should let up. The folks over at the official Hatsune Miku YouTube page have posted a new video, showin... read
Miku x Domino's photo
Miku x Domino's

Miku's Domino's tie-in made more legit by a foreigner


Not just a foreigner, THE foreigner
Mar 14
Here's a rule of thumb for Japanese advertising: Anything's more legit if you have a foreigner - particularly a westerner - endorse it. Just as a British accent adds more dignity to any American commercial, having a westerne... read






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