Celebrate the Vocaloid's birthday with albums, events, chocolate, and more
Megurine Luka turns 10 today, but you've still got plenty of time to celebrate her anniversary!
Luka marked the third release in Crypton's Character Vocal Series, after Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin and Ren. She premiered in 2009 with a voice bank recorded from voice actress Yuu Asakawa. In 2015, she received an upgrade, including English-language capabilities.
To celebrate, an anniversary site has been launched, featuring news on upcoming events and music releases. It also features a video showing the creation of a flag for the occasion:
Birthday events, including a tea party, are going on through tomorrow in Japan. Additionally, two new albums—EXIT TUNES Megurinemotion ft. Megurine Luka and Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary - Fabulous∞Melody—are now available for purchase.
Chocolatier morozoff is also releasing a line of Luka and Miku inspired chocolates:
Chocolates are available for purchase until February 5.
Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRV, We Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.