Vocaloid sisters IA and ONE are dropping two new albums this month, and IA is wrapping up a major tour in April! The albums will feature songs from well-known Vocaloid composers, and show off IA's new English voice. Hit the jump for more info!
Warner Music Japan is scheduled to release a Blu-ray and a CD of the "Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017" concert on March 7. You can watch a six-minute clip of "Sakura no Ame" (originally released by halyosy with Hatsune Miku's voice in February 2008) from the concert performed by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on the record company's official YouTube channel.
Starting with "Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru" and "Koisuru [email protected]" in December 2007, XING has distributed about 5,250 vocaloid songs via its karaoke on demand service JOYSOUND for 10 years. In commemoration of the most popular vocaloid girl Hatsune Mikuher's 10th anniversary, the company revealed her top 10 karaoke songs of this year today. Check out the top 10 list after the jump!
December 27th marks the 10th anniversary of Vocaloid virtual idol twins Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len, and Crypton Future Media and Piapro are celebrating the event with a special website that includes information about commemorative events, new artwork from famous illustrators, character goods, music CDs, and an art contest where the winners' works will be used for future events such as "Magical Mirai 2018". Hit the jump to learn more.
On December 27th, 2007, Crypton Future Media released Kagamine Rin and Len, paired 14 year-old female and male Vocaloid voices modeled on Asami Shimoda ([email protected]'s Futami twins, recently Nanaba in Attack on Titan) and named for Fist of the North Star. A site has launched to start introducing the plans and countdown towards the 10th anniversary of their debut. Get a look after thje jump.
Following the previously-introduced Nendoroid version, Good Smile Company today started accepting pre-orders for a new 1/7 scale PVC figure of internationally well-known vocaloid character/digital idol Hatsune Miku, also inspired by her 10th anniversary art drawn by her original package illustrator KEI. See the details of the memorial item after the jump!
Kagamine Rin and Len turn ten this year! Fans of the mirror-image pair will want to grab Kagaminext, the new EXIT TRANCE album featuring over 20 favorites and promising a series of brand new bonus tracks from popular Vocaloid composers. Check out a full track list and pics of limited-edition goodies after the jump!
Aware! Meisaku-kun is a five-minute short school comedy anime series inspired by various masterpiece stories that has been aired on NHK Educational TV since April 2016. In its upcoming 63rd episode to be aired on October 20, virtual singer Hatsune Miku will make a guest appearance and introduce her own story as a masterpiece. Hit the jump for more details.
Ever wondered how those life-sized anime figures are made? Japanese news program Catch! goes behind the scenes of their creation, from licensing to 3D printers to what it's like owning such a massive piece of anime memorabilia. Check out the videos after the jump!
A new preview video goes behind the scenes for Hatsune Miku Sings Osamu Tezuka and Isao Tomita Live Music, an upcoming concept album featuring a three way collaboration between the virtual idol, the godfather of manga, and one of the pioneers of electronic music. Hit the jump to learn more.
On the 10th anniversary day for Hatsune Miku, the internationally well-known vocaloid character/digital idol, Good Smile Company released products photos of its newest Nendoroid figure of her based on the main visual for her 10th anniversary project drawn by her original package illustrator KEI. Check out the new Miku Nendoroid's details after the jump!