Vocaloid Producer of the Week #2: Dixie Flatline

Filed under: Megurine Luka,Other,PotW — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 @ 7:55 pm


 
Continuing tradition from last week, this week’s obscure channel promotion is aimed at Dixie Flatline, a producer who captured Vocaloid fans around the world with his emotional music.

Dixie Flatline was first noticed by the vocaloid community after the release of his first song, Gemini, back in March of 2008. The excellent use of the Kagamine twins made his first song an instant success. But things didn’t stop there. Just a little over a year later, he released his most notable song to date: Just be Friends featuring Megurine Luka. The most popular print on youtube for this song has raked in over 5 million hits, and his song is also a popular choice in official concerts.

I also got to enjoy the song in concert myself at Mikunopolis. In fact, if you own the DVD or Blu-Ray of the performance, you’ll be able to see me standing and clapping along with the song. The image below is a shot taken by Tokiko during a network broadcast of the Mikunopolis concert.

Tokiko spotted me in the audience of Mikunopolis during the song “Just be Friends”. Click the image to read the full article.

 
Of course, we’re here promote the official pages of Dixie Flatline. So without further interruption…

Official Channel Link

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Te8Sw3jsyoVBxr_UfUONQ

Official Twitter Link (English)

https://twitter.com/DixieF4En

 
Dixie’s channel was first revealed after he showed the premier of his new song, “Answer“, at Anime Expo 2012. The song serves as the successor to the previous story, “Just be Friends”. The video below is the official print for the song directly from his own channel. As always, if you love this producer and appreciate his work, please share this article to help promote and support him directly.

Official “Answer” PV from Dixie Flatline’s channel.

Official Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka Panels Announced for New York Comic Con

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Megurine Luka,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Monday, September 10th, 2012 @ 7:29 pm


I’ve been pretty busy, so better late than never I guess…

In case some of you managed to miss the two official announcements (unlikely), there will be two important official panels at the New York Comic Con on October 12th and October 14th. The panels will be about Megurine Luka, and Hatsune Miku, respectively.

Megurine Luka Panel Info

Location: 1A23
Speakers: Danny Choo & Yu Asakawa

Information: “The Japan Foundation is proud to welcome YU ASAKAWA, a successful voice actress and the voice provider for the Vocaloid2 MEGURINE LUKA, to share behind-the-scenes stories about her experience in lending voice to LUKA both in Japanese and English. There will be a special video screening followed by Q&A where YU ASAKAWA will answer questions from fans. This panel will be moderated by Danny Choo.”

Hatsune Miku Panel Info

Location: 1A23
Speakers: Kanae Muraki & Tara Knight

Information: “At NYCC 2010 Crypton Future Media promised to release Hatsune Miku English software if Miku’s facebook page reached over 39,390 fans. Now, two years later, it reaches over 600 thousand fans. It is time for Miku to break onto the international scene! Join Kanae Muraki, director of global development for Crypton Future Media, and Tara Knight, the director of “Mikumentary,” an upcoming series of short documentaries focusing on the phenomenon, for a behind the scenes discussion of the virtual idol. There will be special announcements and a Q&A session.”

Based on the history of presentations at the last two NYCC conventions, there’s a good chance that something exciting will happen at this one as well. Unfortunately, you will not find me attending this convention. But those of you who are attending, be sure to enjoy yourselves and have a good time!

Birthday Song for Miku by Mitchie M feat. Rin, Len, Luka, Meiko, and Kaito

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,J-Pop,Megurine Luka,Meme,Other Vocaloids — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

Created by Mitchie M, this amazing PV to celebrate Miku’s Birthday uses all of the Cryptonloids (minus Miku herself) for the music. And despite being over a month early, that doesn’t make the song and video any less amazing. Well done!

Producer’s youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/MitchieMTV

Obligatory meme image: http://i.imgur.com/UD95R.gif

Watch the official youtube version below, or watch on Nicovideo here.

8 More Songs Announced For Project Diva F’s Library

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Megurine Luka,Other Vocaloids,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 @ 1:51 am

Thanks to a new post by Famitsu, 8 additional songs have been confirmed for Project Diva F’s library. It looks like SEGA is bringing in quite a few big name artists for this game, and one of the most surprising (for me) is the inclusion of AVTechNO!. This would make the first time that an electro styled track was used for gameplay in a Project Diva title. Having 8#Prince in there is pretty exciting news as well. It also seems that Ryo will be creating the opening song once again.

These songs are not yet posted on the official Project Diva F website, so this is a slightly early leak. The newly announced songs are:

Time Machine by 1640mP(164×40mP)
Fire◎Flower by halyosy
FREELY TOMORROW by Mitchie M
DYE by AVTechNO!
Ashes to Ashes by テンネン(Ten’nen)
Weekender Girl by kz/八王子P (livetune×8#Prince)
Nostalogic by yuukiss
ODDS&ENDS by ryo

EDIT: A new video has been uploaded to the official Project Diva youtube channel to showcase the new tracks.


 
There’s quite a few game snapshots as well, but you should really head over to famitsu’s gallery to see all of them in their full size. However, here’s a few quick thumbnails to show you what you can expect. Thanks again to salanos for the find.
 

 

Coca Cola x Hatsune Miku Artwork Finally Spotted On Cola Machines

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Megurine Luka,Merchandise,Other Vocaloids — Written by jrharbort on Monday, June 18th, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

As some of you may recall, there was a contest a short while ago where fans could design an art piece of Hatsune Miku to be featured on Coca Cola machines in Japan. The winner was awarded with a year supply of Coke, along with other goodies.

The winning art has finally been spotted in use within Japan on cola machines. Machines marked with the artwork and the Project Diva Arcade logo also have a chance of dispensing a can with a collectable strap/keychain. Each can costs 120 Yen, or roughly $1.50 USD. Cans containing one of the straps will have it held in place at the top under some protective plastic. You can obtain 4 different Crypton characters, including Miku, Len, Rin, and Luka.

Thank you to SeyrenLK for the info!

Click to see full size.

 

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