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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

8:00 AM on 11.30.2013

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

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...

Kristina Pino



An artbook preview just for Luka Megurine's biggest fans photo
An artbook preview just for Luka Megurine's biggest fans
by Kristina Pino

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's available for you to purchase right meow.

The book's cover is metallic and the pages are 8.25" x 11.75". It does indeed look like a fab release for fans and perhaps even an ideal holiday gift. I only took one photo (besides a crop of the cover art) from UDON's site for this post, so be sure you click through to their blog to see the full preview. Just make sure you hide your wallet before clicking.

That being said, this book was released last month and its listing on Amazon is a fair bit below MSRP at the time of writing, so now's a great time to pick it up if you're going to.

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3:30 PM on 11.26.2013

Project DIVA F 2nd will take the stage in March

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...

Chris Walden

8:00 AM on 11.22.2013

Meiko's English demo doesn't sound half bad

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 ...

Kristina Pino