Today marks the 9th birthday of Hatune Miku - the world-famous Vocaloid virtual idol whose first iteration of software was released on August 31, 2007 - and this year's celebrations include the release of the Hatsune Miku V4X software, a 9th anniversary album, and more.
The festivities also involve a live-streaming event on Niconico (now concluded) and promotional campaigns for the Hatsune Miku: Graffy Collection - The Mysterious Music Comet smart phone game and mobile music platform. Additionally, there are informal fan campaigns on Twitter and Tumblr celebrating the auspicious event.
Happy birthday, Hatsune Miku!
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