Sep 012015
 

Like clockwork, Vocaloid producers often create songs specially for Hatsune Miku’s birthday every year. This year also yielded a number of new songs (and PVs as well), so please enjoy! Also feel free to share your personal favorite birthday songs in the comments below.

NEVER ENDING LOVE by BIGHEAD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScevJPhDp_s

Umareru Parallel by Tilt-Six

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tGLkjspwG8

Happy Birthday by Sola Kurage

Weißer Schnee by Regulus

Last Night, Good Night MMD PV by Siva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pinvUAWZ6xc

Poppippo (V3 Edition) by LamazeP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikgQhG4AlVk

be yourself! by Tilt-Six, PV by Thanks-san
A promotional video for Hatsune Miku’s collab with Square-Enix’s “Kai-ri-Sei Milion Arthur” Mobile Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Yqe6Vv9XE

sister/sister by AVTechNO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfuyGT7fj5Y

Shihatsu to Kafuka by n-buna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-cQ97A0OPM

Aug 312015
 

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Miku-san β by iXima on Pixiv

In celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 8th anniversary, Crypton Future Media has announced today the Hatsune Miku V4X release for the first half of 2016. Regarding the above illustration by iXima, she shares no relation with the Hatsune Miku V4X actual design.

Fans who previously own Hatsune Miku V3 or/and Megurine Luka V4X will have a chance to gain a Hatsune Miku V4X demo in mid-September, with free usage up to August 31st, 2016. The method and necessary details will follow in a moment.

Below is the first demo song from the producer tilt-six, titled “Electro Saturator”, and shows features of the present progress and development of Hatsune Miku V4X voicebank. This includes the current performance of E.V.E.C. Voice Colors such as SOFT and POWER. Visit the product page.

https://youtu.be/MILDduR_k9c

Aug 302015
 

Miku 8th BirthdayIllustration by 通行人P from Pixiv.

It’s now August 31st within Japan, marking today as the 8th anniversary since Hatsune Miku’s original VOCALOID2 software was released to the world. Essentially, this means it’s also her birthday!

The past year has brought a number of major highlights in Hatsune Miku’s history:

Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Released Worldwide
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Announced For Western Fans
Hatsune Miku’s Appearance on David Letterman
Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID4 Software Announced
Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles
Hatsune Miku Collaboration With Georgia Coffee (Coca Cola)
Hatsune Miku: Snow Miku LIVE! 2015 Concert in Sapporo
Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka and Tokyo
GoodSmile Racing’s Hatsune Miku BMW Z4 Wins 2014 SuperGT Race Season
Snow Miku 2016 Design Chosen

… And so much more! Thank you for bringing another year of immeasurable excitement and happiness for many people around the world. Happy Birthday, Hatsune Miku!

Below are some illustrations by Pixiv Illustrators in celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 8th anniversary.


Aug 302015
 

Just in time for Hatsune Miku’s 8th anniversary, the official music video for HachiojiP’s “Desktop Cinderella feat. Hatsune Miku” has been uploaded to YouTube! The music and lyrics were done by HachiojiP, while the music video was produced by WakamuraP.

The music video also helps promote the release of HachiojiP’s newest album of the same name, “Desktop Cinderella”, which is set to release on September 2nd. The album features 14 original tracks by HachiojiP, and will be launched in physical and digital versions with world-wide availability.

Get Desktop Cinderella (Regular Edition) on CDJapan!

Get Desktop Cinderella (Limited Edition) on CDJapan!

Get Desktop Cinderella (Digital Version) on iTunes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQCPXcckCaQ

Aug 302015
 

In celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 8th anniversary today (it’s now August 31st in Japan), SEGA has announced the newest Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA title in the series: “Project DIVA X”, which is the 10th Project DIVA game release to date. While little is known regarding the new project, several interesting points have recently been revealed.

The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita platforms, with releases set for Fall 2016 for PlayStation 4 and March 2016 for PS Vita. For Magical Mirai 2015 participants, a Project Diva X game demo will be available at SEGA’s booth during the event from September 4th~6th.

The game’s theme song will be composed by Ryo, and we already have at least one game song confirmed: Raspberry*Monster by HoneyWorks (with the module designed by Aki Akane). A new gameplay mode called “Live Quest Mode”, which promises a new exciting way of playing the rhythm game.

In addition, a teaser screenshot has been released by SEGA via their Hatsune Miku Project blog. Below is a trailer released by SEGA, revealing some of the music producers and illustrators for the next game title:

Teased Illustrators for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

https://youtu.be/G-pCNNbMCgA