Aug 302015

Miku 8th BirthdayIllustration by 通行人P from Pixiv.

It’s now August 31st within Japan, marking today as the 8th anniversary since Hatsune Miku’s original VOCALOID2 software was released to the world. Essentially, this means it’s also her birthday!

The past year has brought a number of major highlights in Hatsune Miku’s history:

Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Released Worldwide
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Announced For Western Fans
Hatsune Miku’s Appearance on David Letterman
Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID4 Software Announced
Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles
Hatsune Miku Collaboration With Georgia Coffee (Coca Cola)
Hatsune Miku: Snow Miku LIVE! 2015 Concert in Sapporo
Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka and Tokyo
GoodSmile Racing’s Hatsune Miku BMW Z4 Wins 2014 SuperGT Race Season
Snow Miku 2016 Design Chosen

… And so much more! Thank you for bringing another year of immeasurable excitement and happiness for many people around the world. Happy Birthday, Hatsune Miku!

Below are some illustrations by Pixiv Illustrators in celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 8th anniversary.