Sep 062018

For Hatsune Miku’s 11th anniversary, the Sony Sapporo Store staff uploaded a rather touching video to their official Twitter. It starts with Hatsune Miku wandering the Sapporo streets at night, when the Sony Sapporo store catches her eye. Miku takes a look around inside, and is caught by surprise with a heartwarming birthday greeting from the store staff.

Sony Store Sapporo has had several collaborations with Hatsune Miku in the past with exclusive merchandise, and Sapporo is also Hatsune Miku’s hometown. So it’s nice to see Sony Sapporo remembering Hatsune Miku on her birthday. Watch the video below!

Aug 312018

It’s August 31st in Japan, and to many Hatsune Miku fans around the globe, it’s the world’s virtual diva’s 11th birthday. It’s been 11 years since Hatsune Miku was first released, and from that moment on follows many creations that would lead to a growth we’d never imagine. While the complete list may perhaps be too big to handle here, let’s take a look at what we’ve gathered for this year’s memories.

  • Hatsune Miku Dollfie Dream With Traditional Japanese Style Dress On Display in Kyoto, Japan
  • World’s Largest GPS Drawing Artist “Yassan” Creates Large-Scale Hatsune Miku GPS Drawing
  • MIKU WITH YOU 2017 in Shanghai, China
  • Hatsune Miku Themed Car Announced By Daihatsu, The Move Canbus Miku Ver.
  • Hatsune Miku’s Voice Coming To Amazon Alexa Digital Assistant and Amazon Echo in Japan
  • Goodsmile Racing Wins the 2017 SUPER GT Championship
  • Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur
  • Hatsune Miku Appeared as a Pilot in “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” TV Anime
  • Hatsune Miku Tops Shinkalion Anime Character Popularity Poll
  • Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 U.S. And Mexico
  • Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 Announced for Tokyo and Osaka
  • Hatsune Miku Figures and Reveals at 2018 Winter Wonder Festival
  • Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. DX 1/8 Scale Figure Rerelease
  • Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 Europe Tour Announced
  • Hatsune Miku GT Project 10th Anniversary
  • Victory: The Fake MikuHatsuneVEVO YouTube Channel is Removed!
  • Happy 3939 Day! Hatsune Miku Fans Celebrate 3939 Day Anniversary
  • Hatsune Miku Special Edition Xiaomi Mi 6X Officially Announced
  • Hatsune Miku To Perform Live at Tokyo Kabuki Girls with Kizuna AI and More
  • VOCALOID5 Engine Officially Announced by YAMAHA
  • Hatsune Miku Figures and Reveals at 2018 Summer Wonder Festival
  • Official Hatsune Miku YouTube Channel Now Accepting Community Translations
  • 35 Year Old Japanese Man Planning To Marry Virtual Character Hatsune Miku
  • MIKU WITH YOU 2018 in Beijing and Shanghai Details Leaked
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 in Osaka and Tokyo

Thank you for another year of happiness and great memories for many people around the world. Below are some illustrations by Pixiv illustrators in celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 11th anniversary. Happy Birthday, Hatsune Miku!

Aug 192018

Fans of Hatsune Miku keep taking their love of the character to new levels and heights, but actual marriage is definitely the pinnacle of showing your love for the two-dimensional virtual idol. Such is the case of 35-year old Kondo Akihiko of Japan, who has recently announced his plans of marriage to Hatsune Miku on Twitter.

In his recent tweets, Akihiko announced his marriage plans to Hatsune Miku for November 4th, 2018, and even has certified marriage documents prepared, courtesy of a limited production run by Gatebox, the same company that created the Gatebox home device for living with your favorite virtual characters.

No wedding ceremony would be complete without the wedding rings, which Akihiko also recently had prepared.

Akihiko may soon not be alone, as Gatebox had around 3,000 registrations for marriage documents of others also interested in marriage with their favorite 2D characters. What is your take on marriage with virtual characters?

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:

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: