Aug 022018
 

Great news for fansubbers and translators in the Hatsune Miku fan community! The official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel has enabled community contributions for all videos on the channel, meaning it’s now possible for fans to submit their own translations!

Some fan translations have already been accepted on videos, such as the official Magical Mirai 2018 theme song “Greenlights Serenade”, so it’s definitely a real thing! Let’s get to work on helping out! Official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HatsuneMiku/

Official Greenlights Serenade music video with fan-submitted English captions

Jul 222018
 

Go ahead and add this one to the list of amazing Hatsune Miku fanart creations! A 3D pen artist named Sequena has created a Hatsune Miku nendoroid-like figure using nothing but a 3D pen as their primary tool. The process, which you can watch in the uploaded making-of video below, is said to have taken 29 hours to complete.

We’re marveled at the artist’s skill and patience, this one came out pretty good! Sequena’s official channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSPZokRn1VaF57j7KAL9qA

Jun 242018
 

While we’ve already announced the news across our social media, we feel it’s important our website followers also know the good news: The fake MikuHatsuneVEVO YouTube channel we previously reported has been successfully shut down!

Previous report details here → https://www.mikufan.com/help-hatsune-miku-report-the-fake-mikuhatsunevevo-youtube-channel/

Thanks to the flood of reports from fans, YouTube was finally forced into investigating Crypton Future Media’s trademark claim against the channel and finally approved the takedown. The removal was first confirmed on June 22nd, 2018.

Lastly, there’s more good news! The official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel is now verified, so this sticky mess is not likely to happen again from here on out.

Thank you everyone for your help in reporting!

Jun 102018
 

This feels nostalgic, doesn’t it? In 2012, we had to help put an end to the “Save Miku” madness that had no foundation… But this time, in 2018, there is a serious threat to Crypton Future Media, and the name of Hatsune Miku.

What’s The Problem?
For some time now, a fake Hatsune Miku channel has been allowed to exist on YouTube by the name of “MikuHatsuneVevo”. We confirmed early on with communication with Crypton Future Media that this channel was indeed fake. It is not owned or operated by any official Crypton employee or entity. What is laughable is how they put bogus copyright info in the video descriptions, such as “© 2018 VOCALOID, a division of Sega, Inc”. We all know that Vocaloid is owned by YAMAHA, not SEGA.

Worst of all, the channel somehow gained a “verified” status, again, despite being fake. At this point, the channel was growing at an accelerated rate, and its subscriber count is now nearly 600,000, and surpassed that of even the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel (530,000). It has many Vocaloid and Hatsune Miku fans convinced that the channel is legitimate when it is not. They are also stealing various copyrighted works as their own, and making massive profits from them.

How Can This Hurt Miku?
The channel has a lot of power, despite being fake. It is already being used to spread fake information on copyright ownerships and supposed “official” mashups, such as the Sand Planet feat. Nicki Minaj video. With that kind of power, whoever is operating the channel could upload content potentially harmful or disastrous to Crypton Future Media’s image, and their respective properties. In this case, Hatsune Miku. This is something that should be prevented.

What Can Be Done?
Crypton Future Media has already tried to take action by reporting the channel with a Trademark complaint, but YouTube is once again blundering and seemingly ignored the claim. After conversing with Crypton, it’s clear what we as fans can do: We can help report the channel for impersonation. And the more reports there are, the more likely YouTube will start paying attention!

YouTube has a video report function that allows you to report a channel for “Impersonating a channel I know or follow”. If we submit enough reports, YouTube is more likely to notice and take action! Here is a modified link pointing to the fake channel, to help discourage boosting their search engine rankings: https://donotlink.it/GGeV

How To Report?
To begin reporting the fake channel, click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/reportabuse?report_abuse_type=I&u=HnizRN2B3u_wDtgIhi765g

The form will also ask you to enter the URL of the channel being impersonated, which is this one: https://www.youtube.com/user/HatsuneMiku/

After submitting the two links, there’s also an option to select videos from the impersonating channel. We selected the recent “Decade” video for this example.

Finally, YouTube asks you to provide an explanation for your report. Our report was worded along the lines of “Crypton Future Media, the respective Trademark holders of Hatsune Miku, filed a report against this channel, and YouTube ignored it. We, the users of YouTube, are taking action and assisting with reporting this channel for impersonation“. However, please use your own wording, so YouTube doesn’t think the submissions are by a bot!

What is CFM Doing About This?
After the failed YouTube report, CFM is now investigating a direct report with Vevo. But this takes additional time, and this take-down process has already been going on for a while. In the meantime, reporting the channel for impersonation is something that we, the fans of Hatsune Miku, can do to help! Let’s finally get YouTube to act and take the fake MikuHatsuneVevo channel down once and for all.

Apr 212018
 

Teased back in the late December last year, Hatsune Miku finally makes her grand appearance as a pilot in the bullet train transforming robot TV anime “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion“! The said episode, episode 15, tells a crisis where an enemy is spotted in Hokkaido whereas our main character, Hayato Hayasugi, is in Omiya and may not make it in time. Rose to the rescue in this crisis is the 11 year old pilot “Hatsune Miku” and her partner “Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa”.

“Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” is a TV anime directed by Takahiro Ikezoe. The series is based on the line of transforming train toys, where gifted children pilot transforming bullet trains to combat monsters that resemble jet black bullet trains. In commemoration of this week’s episode, staffs has released special Hatsune Miku wallpapers now available for free download on the official site. Be sure to check it out!

Official site: http://www.shinkalion.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/shinkalion

Via Cho Animedia