Jul 082013

Because there is so much other news to go over, I will make this a quick summary of my coverage from Twitter as the panel was happening.

Near the beginning of the panel, a short clip from Mikumentary Episode 3 was played. Mikumentary is a documentary series on Hatsune Miku that was created by Tara Knight. Crypton also mentioned how English Miku will be supported on Mac, and that English Miku will be easily accessible to people in the U.S. through the online vendor bigfishaudio.

A new English Miku demo was played (which was also played several hours earlier at Japan Expo 2013 in France). English Miku was also mentioned to include Crypton’s own Piapro editor for free. Crypton then announced their new partnership with the online shop WeLoveFine to sell officially licensed Miku shirts. WeLoveFine will also be holding shirt design contests.

Crypton congratulated Hatsune Miku’s Facebook page for hitting 1 million followers, and is throwing an event to celebrate. They have launched the “Find Me” campaign to find the concentration of fans in certain cities around the world. They plan to use this data to try and host events in areas where there is sufficient demand. You also have a chance to win a flight and tickets to see Magical Mirai in late August.

There is still no confirmed launch date for English Miku other than for “Summer 2013”, so you can subscribe to the English Miku website to be immediately notified of updates when they happen: http://mikuenglish.com/

Below is a video I personally recorded of the English Miku demo at Anime Expo 2013.

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A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan as the Head Writer in October 2011. Follow on Twitter at @jrharbort.