Aug 302012
 

It is now midnight in Japan on August 31st, which means it is now Miku’s 5th birthday. 5 years isn’t very long, but we’ve seen a lot happen within such a short time. What was expected to be just another typical vocal synthesis product, took the internet by storm. Miku has helped spark events leading to a future of consumer generated media, and created a massive web of creativity and collaboration that spans the entire globe. The reach of the Vocaloid movement now has no bounds, and continues to grow at an immeasurable pace.

From a boxed product, to a virtual idol, to a live performance diva, to a water stage princess… No one could have predicted any of this happening in just 5 years. I don’t know what expect to see happen in the next 5 years either.  All I know is… I’ll continue to be there to watch and cheer for you. Thank you very much for everything, and Happy Birthday!

Image via pixiv.

 

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A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!