Nov 302016

When we first saw Hatsune Miku perform live years ago, we thought we’d seen it all. But dedicated Hatsune Miku fans in Japan decided to do something fun and experiment with the idea of Hatsune Miku DJ’ing “live” on stage.

At the VocaRealize fan event on November 20th near Shibuya in Japan, Hatsune Miku appeared on stage as a special guest DJ. The magic of the appearance lies in the technology of live motion capture, which provided movement to Hatsune Miku’s 3D model. This marks the first time Hatsune Miku ever appeared as a live DJ. Check out the videos below!

Nov 222016

Can you imagine a world where Hatsune Miku gives daily traffic update reports? Thanks to a collaboration between Vocaloid producer “TakaP” and illustrator “bob“, along with some Live2D software magic, we can now enjoy what that would be like.

Using bob’s recent Live2D model submission, TakaP had some fun creating a parody traffic report broadcast, based upon a real broadcast by “bayfm Traffic Updates”. There’s even English closed captions. Enjoy the original video below!

Nov 072016

Hatsune Miku fans keep working to find better ways to enjoy projected, or “hologram” style, Hatsune Miku entertainment, whether it be in concerts, or in your own home. A tweet from @aomesan147, a representative of Polid Screen Technology, shows off projections of Hatsune Miku on their screen technology, which allows Miku to be seen from the front and back!

The setup requires the use of multiple projectors, and a couple sheets of polyethylene, and you can read the (Japanese) guide on how to set it up. Double-sided projections are very new, and @aomesan147 says it’s the first time it has been done with Miku.

We can see this technology being useful in entertainment venues where the performance stage is in the center, or for personal home use.

Via Crunchyroll and @aomesan147

Oct 222016


Hatsune Miku’s appearance as seen in the video

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the leading Japanese clothing retailer BEAMS has released a music video featuring 40 years worth of fashion and trend in Japan since 1976. The music video features a great number of artists, including sasakure.UK and Hatsune Miku, singing to the song “Kon’ya wa Boogie-Back (smooth rap)” by Scha Dara Parr. Below is the music video in question.

Hatsune Miku’s appearance can be seen from 3 minutes and 41 seconds onward in the music video.

Via press release

Aug 262016


Image via the CM announcement video

Hatsune Miku has been announced to star in a 60-second Lux commercial scheduled for release on August 30th. The CM aims to promote the new shampoo & conditioner series in line “Lux Super Rich Shine Straight & Beauty”, and will feature the theme song “Future Overture (LUX Ver.)” by Mitchie M.

The announcement was first made today via staffs as well as an announcement video at Miku Symphony, a Hatsune Miku orchestra concert sponsored by Lux Straight & Beauty that was held today. The special announcement video in question is now available on the special website that launched today.

Special website →

Below are teaser images from the commercial starring Miku, as well as Scarlett Johansson.