Nov 252010

I know this is coming a tad late, but I still wanted to share with everyone in case anyone missed this wondrous announcement: Miku is getting a ‘singing in English’ version! That is correct, soon everyone all around the world will be able to create English Miku goodness, although it had not been entirely impossible before…

However, opinion is split in this regard. This new version should feature an entirely different voicebank for Miku. With almost no information to what is planned and in knowledge of how well the Japanese speak English generally, some fans are uneasy. Only time will tell if their worries are justified. 

In October at the New York Anime Festival, Crypton Future Media Inc. stated that if Miku’s official Facebook fanpage receives 39390 likes, they will release said English version. The wierd number is explained by the two ways the digits 3 and 9 can be pronounced in Japanese: San and Kyuu as well as Mi and Ku. Obviously, something as easy as clicking the ‘like’ button on facebook was no hurdle for Miku’s fan community, the 39390 was broken in no time…

On this occassion I would like to refer everyone to the mentioned Facebook fanpage and suggest them to become a Fan for Miku’s support, if one has not already, of course. For people who don’t posses something like a Facebook account or for those who might have never heard of ‘Facebook’, which I doubt are many, creating one is as easy as clicking this link, putting in your desired name and your e-mail address and pressing the big ‘Sign Up’ button.

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  • Hmm.

    This is relevant to my interest :O

  • Sasayaki

    Oh Miku! Your english is almost there!! Please continue to study hard; we’re all waiting for your big american debut! ^.^ GAMBATTE KUDASAI~

  • Lelouch

    i personally think that miku and the other volaloids should stay singing in japanese i’m sorry to all that like her in english but i think that miku made it this far that she should stay the same plus i’v heard some dubed songs and they’re almost ruined english does’t flow out like japanese but i could be concedered wrong to others and i’ll respect that but all i ask is to not make me listion to a song that sounds way better not in english

  • Enrico

    I prefer the songs in Japanese ‘-‘

  • Justice

    an american miku is not miku anymore o.o

  • PJ

    I think some of the english songs are good.
    But miku and an english version will suck.

    I imagining all the crappy noob songs already in english.
    Don’t act stupid crypton and don’t make / release it.
    If you do this you are making miku’s grave.

  • hello everyone, just want a quick shout. we’ve managed to secure an interview with the makers of Hatsune Miku! We can ask as many questions as we like, and that’s where we’d like your help.

    If you’d like to submit a question, come over to our facebook page (axiom nihon) and post your question there. If you’re lucky, we’ll use your question and submit it to Crypton Future Media!

    Merry Christmas from Axiom x

  • Ray Scanten known as Senchi

    I love writing English songs which must sing Miku with Japanese accent, but my stupid Japanese can say only 55 words and no songs I can write in Japanese. The only Japanese song I know is “Roman tetsudou”, an anthem of JR Kyushu railroad company. So, as English Luka Megurine exists, English Hatsune Miku must be!

  • ashley

    Miku is awesome!!!! If her english improves i think she will be soo famous!!!! GO MIKU!!!!!!!

  • Miku Fan

    Cant wait to hear “World is Mine” & ” Magnet” in English!!!

  • z

    they should leave the orignal voice bank and just write the program in english

  • miku lover

    an english miku is a dream come true no mare learning jappanese i can just listen to it in my own language doesnt mean ill stop trying for japanese though

  • Alis

    To people who are saying that a english Hatsune Miku shouldn’t exist, it doesn’t mean that the Japanese hatsune miku would suddenly dissapear or anything, it just means that she could sing in another language, isn’t it better for anyone to be bilingual?

  • fan

    LOL the funny part is that he/she states “That is correct, soon everyone all around the world will be able to create English Miku goodness, although it had not been entirely impossible before…” and they are soon making one in spring of 2012 XD!!!!!!

  • TerraShira

    One, the reason why Hatsune Miku sounds so bad in English is because of something called an accent, haven’t you ever heard of it?!
    Two, I like the Japanese Miku too but i would look forward to hearing an OFFICIAL AND PROFESSIONAL English Miku
    Three, the people on YouTube doing it sounds bad because it’s not OFFICIAL or PROFESSIONAL!!! GET IT NOW!!!???

  • Leanna

    it wonderful!!!but, i dont like the accent that much maybe they coutl workon that.. and even if it gets on the usa radio not many people would like it… i personaly love it!!!!

  • Grace

    Gosh, they already have Luka… Now there just making everyone forget about the other Vocaloids. It’s like they’re taking all the Vocaloids’ special features and putting them on Miku… That’s ridiculous. If they’re gonna give her more features, at least make them sound good…

  • Hatersgonnahate

    I never really liked Miku. I’m a huge fan of Vocaloid, but Miku was never a good Vocaloid to me. Her English is just making her worst. I get her appearance is cute, but it feels like CRYPTON is sticking with her just because of her looks. That’s probably the only thing her fans like about her, too. I get that many people like her and they shouldn’t stop using her just because of me, but still. They should start making the other Vocaloids that are actually WORTH listening to more concerts so people can see that there are many Vocaloids better than Miku.
    Also, there are many Vocaloids that are Japanese that have better English accents than Miku. (Ex: Luka).