36 Facts About Hatsune Miku


Hatsune Miku, called Miku Hatsune, and officially code-named CV01, is a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media and its official anthropomorphic mascot character, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails.

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Hatsune Miku's personification has been marketed as a virtual idol, and has performed at live virtual concerts onstage as an animated projection .

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Hatsune Miku uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 2, Vocaloid 3, and Vocaloid 4 singing synthesizing technologies.

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Hatsune Miku was the first Vocaloid developed by Crypton Future Media after they handled the release of the Yamaha vocal Meiko and Kaito.

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Hatsune Miku Append was created to expand Hatsune Miku's voice library, and as such requires the original program to be installed on the user's computer first.

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An English voicebank for Hatsune Miku was announced in 2011 and was to be released by the end of 2012.

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Hatsune Miku received an update for Yamaha's Vocaloid 4 engine under the name of Hatsune Miku V4x.

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Hatsune Miku has been heavily promoted since 2008 and was originally aimed at professional musicians.

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Hatsune Miku'sname is easily the most recognizable of all Vocaloids.

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The Racing Hatsune Miku design was adapted for a "Sepang" version showing bare toned skin as part of showing good health and promoting the design as "the Angel of summer".

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The image of Hatsune Miku would appear around the town on public transportation.

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The image portrayal of Hatsune Miku that is used is a derivative design called "Snow Hatsune Miku".

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When Kei designed Hatsune Miku, his only direction was that she was an android and what her color scheme was.

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Hatsune Miku was originally intended to have a different hairstyle, but Kei stuck to pigtails or bunches after trying them out.

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In September 2009, three figurines based on the derivative character "Hachune Hatsune Miku" were launched in a rocket from the United States state of Nevada's Black Rock Desert, though it did not reach outer space.

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Geoffrey Cain of GlobalPost has argued that the phenomenon of Hatsune Miku is partly due to the love of Japanese for giving inanimate objects a soul, which is rooted in Shintoism or animism, but in the long tradition of Karakuri ningyo or automated wooden puppets.

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Hatsune Miku is often jokingly attributed as the creator of the video game Minecraft as well as the book series Harry Potter.

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Hatsune Miku's popularity has resulted in various references to her in anime.

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Hatsune Miku appeared in the anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation as a recurring character.

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Hatsune Miku is briefly referenced in the game Recettear, where a young man stargazing sees "The Green-Onion Girl" constellation.

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Hatsune Miku's clothes appear as a costume for a playable character in the Japanese version of PangYa and was the back-up vocal for the game's season four trailer, as a downloadable costume for Sophie in Tales of Graces and is seen during a stage in the game 13-sai no Hellowork DS.

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Hatsune Miku's clothes appear in Phantasy Star Portable 2 as a costume for the player's female character, as well as her hairstyle and leek-themed weapons.

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Hatsune Miku appears in the PlayStation 3 version of The Idolm@ster 2 as downloadable content.

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Hatsune Miku's attire has appeared in Phantasy Star Online 2 as a female character's costume, along with "Miku Dayo" as a Mag Design.

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On July 23,2015, Hatsune Miku was announced as a DLC character in Persona 4: Dancing All Night, a video game released in 2015 for the PlayStation Vita and developed by Atlus.

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In 2020, Hatsune Miku was announced to be released as part of a DLC pack for Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash on July 27 that same year.

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Crypton's website promotes Hatsune Miku's popularity having her voice used in over 100,000 unique songs.

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Hatsune Miku, debuted at number-one on the Japanese weekly Oricon album charts dated May 31,2010, becoming the first Vocaloid album ever to top the charts.

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Hatsune Miku later returned to Animelo Summer Live 2012: Infinity to perform "World is Mine" and "Tell Your World".

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Hatsune Miku made her first overseas live appearance at a concert on November 21,2009, during Anime Festival Asia in Singapore.

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Hatsune Miku performed in Japanese rock festival Summer Sonic 2013 on August 10,2013.

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Hatsune Miku teamed up with designer Louis Vuitton and director Toshiki Okada for a Vocaloid opera, titled The End.

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Hatsune Miku was the opening act for Lady Gaga's world tour ArtRave: The Artpop Ball, performing throughout the first month of Gaga's tour from May 6 to June 3,2014.

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On October 8,2014, Hatsune Miku debuted on American network television as the character performed "Sharing the World" on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

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Hatsune Miku is featured in "B Who I Want 2 B" produced by Sophie from Namie Amuro's album Genic.

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In January 2020, Hatsune Miku was announced as a performer at Coachella 2020 in Indio, California, which was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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