The producers BrotherP and Aono.Y have finally released their new promotional video to the public in a highly impressive 4K resolution. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, that’s an eye-popping 3840×2160 resolution. The video was first revealed at the 2013 Vocaloid Cinema Party on 3/9 in celebration of the 5th “Miku Day” anniversary.
Directed by BrotherP, the video features the song and story from cosMo‘s Leaping from 0 to Eternity, and the animation was produced by Aono.Y. Aside from the stunning resolution, the video also features very high detail and animation quality. The model of choice for the PV was XS Miku, which adds a nice touch (definitely one of the cuter models). The video was not produced in MikuMikuDance, however.
The video uploaded to YouTube is a much lower 720p resolution to make viewing easier for normal users. But those who feel adventurous and have powerful machines can download the original 4K resolution video directly from Aono.Y’s website, located here. Enjoy the PV below!
Official YouTube version. Official Nicovideo version available here.
You can definitely tell it’s almost Spring, at least where I’m from. The weather has been much warmer than normal for this time of year. But other than that, there’s some good news!
The Sakura Miku Nendoroid orders from 6 months ago have finally shipped out just a few days ago. While you’re waiting for your orders to arrive, you can watch Mikatan from Good Smile Company unbox one of these beautiful figures. The album Re:Dial by kz(livetune) is also set to ship out on the first day of Spring.
Lastly, the producer Ika (composer of the popular song Miku Miku Ni Shite Ageru) has released a new song just for the occasion titled “Cherry Blossom Banquet”, directed and animated by MasatakaP. Below is the video from Ika’s official channel. Subscribe if you enjoy his work!
Nicovideo version also available here.
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The Vocaloid community is full of all kinds of artistic talent, as demonstrated by the countless number of music writers, composers and illustrators. But then we have the group of producers who take on the task of combining all of these works, and bringing them to life in a way that’s hard to visualize with a song and illustration alone. These people are the animation producers, and they have what is arguably the hardest task when it comes to content creation in the community.
This Producer of the Week article will focus on BrotherP and his creations. While there are other high profile animation producers like Director Wakamura that excel at the creation of eye popping visuals, BrotherP has an equally impressive talent for creating immersive and emotionally touching stories with his animations. (more…)
Those of you who followed news back from the Summer Caravan event may remember this model being used in small live performances. Or if you heard news from the NYCC info panel, you may know that Crypton had plans to make this particular model publicly available.
Well, it’s finally here! The model is freely available from Piapro. You will need a registered piapro account to download it. The file will download as a “.x” filetype, which you will need to manually rename back to “.zip” to extract the model.
The model works in both MikuMikuDance and MikuMikuMoving, and follows Piapro’s new creative commons license.
The model is versatile and also quite cute in appearance. Below is a short demo video.
I imagine that quite a few producers will have fun using this one.
I hope that you are all enjoying your Christmas Eve, or whatever day you may be celebrating today.
In the light of the holiday, I felt it would be appropriate to share some music to fit the season. Below you’ll find several videos of Christmas or Winter themed songs, with the first being a brand new video by SEGA featuring the track “39″ by sasakure.UK and DECO*27.
Since there’s quite a few videos, you’ll find the rest of them in the full article. I wish everyone out there a safe and enjoyable holiday season, with a new year right around the corner! Happy “Mikumas”!
Image via Pixiv.
“39″ by sasakure.UK and DECO*27. Original song via Nicovideo.
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