sábado, 31 de julho de 2010

[Kamui Gakupo] Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Gakupo! ^^ Our Samurai Vocaloid is 2 years old!

domingo, 18 de julho de 2010

[PETITION] Project Diva World Concert Tour

It has started an online petition in hope to follow the success of JAXA’s aluminum plates and 3/9 Live Concert HD DVD-BluRay online petitions.

The goal is trying to collect 10,000 signatures for Project Diva World Concert Tour, and going to submit the signatures to Sega in hope to have Project Diva Concert, just like the one in last March, in selected countries.

To help in the signing of the petition, go to this blog or directly to the comment box here or simply click on the first blog post to add in your signature there.


2010年07月18日 19:58 投稿
Title: "I Don't Want to End the World Cup Video" - MEIKO(メイコ) KAITO (カイト) Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン) Kagamine Len (鏡音レン) Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ) GUMI/Megpoid(メグッポイド) Kamui Gakupo (神威がくぽ) miki (SF-A2開発コードmiki) Akita Neru (亞北ネル) Yowane Haku (弱音ハク)
Song: "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan
Movie: サカイトP


2010年07月16日 22:21 投稿
Title: "Magical☆Ru Ru Uruumajikaru" - Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music, Lyrics, Illustration & Movie: Caz


2010年07月18日 15:11 投稿
Title: "Balloon Moon" - GUMI / Megpoid(メグッポイド)
Music: acane
Movie & Images: せむ
Logo: 市井

鏡音リン&MEIKO「The amulet」

2010年07月15日 21:09 投稿
Title: "The amulet" - Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン) MEIKO (メイコ)
Music: ぺぺろんP
Illustration: 御厨わた


2010年07月15日 20:17 投稿
Title: "Mosaic Roll" - GUMI / Megpoid(メグッポイド)
Music & Lyrics: DECO*27
Movie: akka, mirto


2010年07月18日 03:01 投稿
Title: "Little, Little Starwars" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music, Lyrics & Arrangement: ぼーかりおどP
Illustration: キョー介
Mix: shindy


2010年07月16日 22:03 投稿
Title: "Tony" - Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Music: chroma
Movie: sono

sexta-feira, 16 de julho de 2010


2010年07月15日 04:56 投稿
Title: "Fight☆Song -A Song to Help People's Dreams-" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: 日向かな
Movie & Illustration: こころりP


2010年07月15日 20:21 投稿
Title: "The Life That Was Dumped" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: ななほし (NanahoshiP)
Movie: K2kyano
Illustration: きみかわ, タツリ


2010年07月16日 04:30 投稿
Title: "The Beginning of the Next Sensation" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music, Lyrics & Arrangement: daniwellP


2010年07月15日 17:16 投稿
Title: "Yuki-chan's Adventure Room" - Kaai Yuki (歌愛ユキ) Hiyama Kiyoteru (氷山キヨテル)
Music: GojimajiP

【MAD】Welcome to the MikuMikuDance Parade

2010年07月15日 03:15 投稿
Music: "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance
Movie & Collaboration: ツブラヤP

【鏡音レン】 いばらの罪 【オリジナル】

2010年07月15日 20:15 投稿
Title: "Crime of Thorns" - Kagamine Len (鏡音レン)
Music & Lyrics: このり
Illustration: ハルセ (絵師)


2010年07月16日 01:09 投稿
Title: secret - Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music, Lyrics & Movie: aRth

【GUMI】 [anon] 【オリジナル】

2010年07月15日 17:03 投稿
Title: "anon" - GUMI / Megpoid(メグッポイド)
Music & Illustration: hyton

[Black★Rock Shooter] Dead Scythe

Name: Dead Scythe
Origin: Black ★ Rock Shooter
Category: Clothing / Accessories
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: 3800 yen ($43.65 or 33.82€)
Run: Standard

[Hatsune Miku] Tabgraphics Works cover Resin Figure

Name: Hatsune Miku
Version: Tabgraphics Works cover
Origin: Vocaloid
Manufacturer: Epoxy Parfait
Material: Resin
Scale: 1/8
Price: 9000 yen ($103.37 or 80.11€)
Release Date: 07/2010
Run: Limited + Exclusive

[Project DIVA 2nd] Idolmaster SP Costumes + Songs DLC

According to the August issue of Gemaga magazine, there will be a special collaboration between the PSP titles, "Hatsune Miku Project DIVA 2nd" and "Idolmaster SP"!

Cover of Gemaga (August issue)

It appears that Sega will offer Idolmaster SP music and costumes for the Project DIVA 2nd game via DLC on the Japanese Playstation Network. This will include the Idolmaster SP Costumes (Primary Star Plum):

Above are the “Primary Star Plum” costumes:

* Haruka Amami outfit (available for Hatsune Miku)
* Ami & Mami Futami outfit (available for Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len(?) )
* Chihaya Kisaragi outfit (available for Megurine Luka)

Idolmaster SP Music:
* Two Idolmaster SP songs planned at the moment. Nothing announced as of yet.
* Miku, Rin, and Luka will sing solo or in a duet.

quinta-feira, 15 de julho de 2010

[Black★Rock Shooter] About the OVA

The opening song is "Braveheart" by THE GOMBAND.

As we know, Black★Rock Shooter will be an OVA, with only one episode of 50 minutes. It will be aired on July 24th, 2010, produced by Ordet. The recommended rating is PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

The Director is Shinobu Yoshioka and Hiromi Kikuta is the Sound Director. The Script was written by Nagaru Tanigawa and, as we all know, Huke made the Original Character Design.

According to a report on Akibahobby, the Black★Rock Shooter DVD will be coming with 7 languages in subtitle, assuming that one of the languages will be English.

Don't forget that you can get the DVD free with the magazine Hobby Japan (24/7), Megami Magazine (30/7) and Monthly Animedia (10/8).

[Black★Rock Shooter] The PV TRAILER

quarta-feira, 14 de julho de 2010


2010年07月13日 12:52 投稿
Title: "The Song of Typhoon 2010" Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Movie: 魔姫★P


2010年07月13日 01:33 投稿
Title: "The Music Camphor" - Kagamine Rin・Len (鏡音リン・レン)
Music, Lyrics & Movie: おいちゃんP

[Good Smile Company] Racing Miku Set 2010 ver. Nendoroid Petite

Name: Nendoroid Petite - Racing Miku Set 2010 ver.
Series: Vocaloid
Height: 6.5 cm
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: 875 yen ($9.89 or 7.77€) each piece
Order period: 13th July 2010
Release date: November 2010
Info: Niconico Chokuhan exclusive

[Lily] THE DEMO!!!

Super Sonic Dance

Internet Co., Ltd has just released the first official song demo from the forthcoming Vocaloid software Lily.

This song, entitled "SUPER SONIC DANCE", was originally a 2001 single from the Japanese electronica band m.o.v.e.

Vocaloid software "Lily"
Release Date: August 25th, 2010
Price: 15.750 yen ($178.02 or 139.86€)
Voicebank: Masuda Yuuri (m.o.v.e. vocalist)
Recommended tempo: 90BPM ~ 180BPM
Recommended range: D2 ~ D4

segunda-feira, 12 de julho de 2010


2010年05月24日 16:52 投稿
Music: "Drawing Night" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Photos: kasutera0317
Movie: D90

【古川本舗】カレイドスイミング !!soundagree mix!!【キャプテンミライ】

2010年07月10日 14:03 投稿
Title: "Kaleido Swimming -soundagree mix-" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Arrangement: 古川本舗 (古川P)
Original: キャプミラP

【初音ミク】a brave【オリジナル】

2010年07月11日 13:51 投稿
Title: "a brave" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: 口南P


2010年07月11日 18:19 投稿
Title: "I Learned 500 Digits of Pi Like Miku." - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: daniwellP
Movie & Arrangement: ミロ

【MMAD】 ミクンドー

2010年07月05日 04:06 投稿
Title: "Mikundo" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) KAITO (カイト)
Movie: てろッP

【MMAD】 ミクンドー 【吹替版】

2010年07月11日 19:17 投稿
Title: "Mikundo" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) Kagamine Len (鏡音レン) KAITO (カイト) Kasane Teto (重音テト)
Movie: てろッP

【巡音ルカ】Don't Turn Around【オリジナル】

2010年07月12日 15:51 投稿
Title: "Don't Turn Around" - Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music & Arrangement: あルカP (M@SATOSHI)
Lyrics: kaya (Glint of Sound)
Illustration: AO


2010年07月12日 17:34 投稿
Title: "Chocolate☆Magic" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Movie: ulaP

Wonderful Word /初音ミク fullver.

2010年07月12日 18:09 投稿
Title: "Wonderful Word" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: azuma
Illustration: ひなのすけ
Movie & Editor: せむ


2010年07月12日 18:14 投稿
Title: "The Melancholy of Vidro" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: himawari
Illustration: うらら~

domingo, 11 de julho de 2010


2010年07月10日 22:36 投稿
Title: "Fireworks Drop" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Arrangement: aquascape
Lyrics: 瑞野小葉
Illustration: ミルサ
Movie: Eupho


2010年07月10日 22:08 投稿
Title: "Heimudaru Horn" - Hatsune Miku Append (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: KulfiQ
Illustration: NOCO, とれパン (生放送主)
Movie: とれパン (生放送主)
Guitar: Myon5


2010年07月10日 00:03 投稿
Title: Dive'N'Arrive - Hatsune Miku Append (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: 磯P
Illustration: riria009

sábado, 10 de julho de 2010

Synchronicity~第二章 光と影の楽園~

2009年12月09日 23:15 投稿
Title: "Paradise of Light and Shadow" - Synchronicity series / part 2 - Kagamine Rin・Len (鏡音リン・レン)
Music: Hitoshizuku P
Video: Suzunosuke


2009年02月25日 01:31 投稿
Title: "Looking For You In The Sky" - Synchronicity series / part 1 - Kagamine Len (鏡音レン)
Music: Hitoshizuku P
Video: Suzunosuke

【KAITO】 パンツ脱げるもん!+俺得おまけ 【カヴァー】

2010年07月10日 14:36投稿
Title: "I Can Take My Panties Off!" - KAITO (カイト)
Music, Lyrics & Arrangement: TakeponG (ちょむP)

[Tonio] More Demos!!

Cinque Dieci

La Donna è Moblie

Deh Vieni alla Finestra

[Project DIVA 2nd] New Confirmed Song List & Promotional Video

Another promotional video of "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd" was released earlier today showing off 3 new songs and a look at the different difficulty modes.
"When the First Love Ends" by ryo, "Finder (DSLR remix‐re:edit)" by kz, and "The Singing Passion of Hatsune Miku" by cosMo are among the new rhythm tracks ready for you to challenge. The game will be released out July 29th.

New Confirmed Song List:

* "Ai Kotoba" by DECO*27
* "Clover♣Club" by Yuuyu
* "Colorful x Melody" by Team MOER
* "Dear" by 19′s Sound Factory
* "Double Lariat" by Ago-anikiP
* "Finder (DSLR remix‐re:edit)" by kz
* "Innocence" by Kazu-P
* "Just Be Friends" by Dixie Flatline
* "Kocchi Muite Baby" by ryo
* "Koiiro Byouto" by OSTER project
* "Kokoro" by Travolta
* "Kyodai Shoujo" by 40mP
* "magnet" by minato (RyuuseiP)
* "Meltdown" by iroha(sasaki)
* "PoPiPo" by Lamaze-P
* "Promise" by samfree
* "Romeo & Cinderella" by doriko
* "Saihate" by Kobayashi Onyx
* "Sound" by baker
* "The Singing Passion of Hatsune Miku" by cosMo(Bousou-P)
* "VOiCE -DIVA Mix-" by Lovely-P
* "When the First Love Ends" by ryo
* "Yellow" by kz

Confirmed Classic Song List:

* "Melt" by ryo
* "Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪" by ika_mo
* "Miracle Paint" by OSTER project
* "packaged" by kz
* "Song of Wastelands, Forests, and Magic" by Travolta
* "The secret garden" by Otomania


2010年07月09日 02:01 投稿
Title: "Hitorigotosuitchi" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: KulfiQ
Illustration & Movie: vient

charActer / 初音ミク、巡音ルカ fullver.

2010年07月09日 17:05 投稿
Title: "charActer" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music: azuma
Illustration: Shari
Video: 三重の人


2010年07月08日 21:02 投稿
Title: "Rhine Waitoauto"
Music, Lyrics & Illustration: ショミ (般P)

【初音ミク】Imitation Wings【オリジナル曲】

2010年07月08日 20:17 投稿
Title: Imitation Wings - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Lyrics: テラ小室P
Illustration: 海蛙
Guitar: G@POPO
Mastering: ep0d


2010年07月09日 01:13 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Lost & Found" - Hatsune Miku Append (初音ミク)
Music, Lyrics & Movie: sasakure.UK (ささくれP)
Illustration: ChaKoro


2010年07月09日 00:10 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Contrail" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music & Lyrics: kochoP
Illustration: AO


2010年07月09日 06:49 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "BLUEBIRD Desert" - Kagamine Len・Rin (鏡音レン・リン)
Music & Lyrics: mothy_悪ノP
Illustration: はゆーりん
Album: EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Supernova 3


2010年07月09日 05:00 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Rin Rin HIGH☆MIND" - Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Music & Lyrics: 斜め上P
Movie: daigoman

【鏡音リン・レン】 Never -High Speed Revolution mix- 【オリジナル曲】

2010年07月10日 00:13 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: !Never -High Speed Revolution mix-! - Kagamine Rin・Len (鏡音リン・レン)
Music & Movie: DATEKEN
Lyrics: ふらんそわ
Illustration: ふうと

【オリジナル曲】「gain」 baker 【House】

2010年07月09日 22:19 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "gain" - Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music: baker

初音ミクオリジナル曲 「初音ミクの激唱(LONG VERSION)」

2010年07月09日 18:00 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title "Intense singing of Hatsune Miku (LONG VERSION)" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music: cosMo@ 暴走P
Lyrics: GAiA

【雑音部オリジナル曲】quiet water【初音ミク】

2010年07月09日 22:06 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "quiet water" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music: geppei- taro(月餅P)
Illustration: sara(さら(まんだあ))

sexta-feira, 9 de julho de 2010

【初音ミクAppend】   code:elegy   【オリジナル】

2010年07月08日 23:18 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "code:elegy" - Hatsune Miku Append(初音ミク) - Vivid
Music: M@SATOSHI(A_RukaP. あルカP)
3DCG: コーチP(tukiyo)
Illustration: noritama00


2010年07月08日 00:37 投稿
Song: "Kiss!Kiss!Kiss!" by Bruno!
Movie MMD: sparetime

【ボーマス13】 merotronica 【クロスフェードデモ】

2010年07月08日 22:50 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Album "merotronica"(Cross Fade Demo) - Hatsune Miku Append(初音ミク)
Music: tac_
Illustration: natsu


Una Furtiva Lagrima

First Tonio demo from Zero-G!
Coming mid July!

More info:

quinta-feira, 8 de julho de 2010

初音ミクちゃんオリジナル曲 夏色列島

2010年07月07日 06:00 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Archipelago Summer Colors" - Hatsune Miku Append (初音ミク) Sweet
Music & Lyrics: ムスカP
Illustration: 碧茶

[Lily] To Be Released On August 25th, 2010!

Just earlier Internet Co. Ltd. has revealed more information on Vocaloid Lily, in which the illustration art was done by KEI, the same person who did the design for Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin/Len and Megurine Luka. She will be voiced by Masuda Yuri, who’s the vocalist for the band m.o.v.e.. For those interested you can listen to samples of m.o.v.e.’s music over on MySpace.

Lily’s recommended tempo would be between 90 BPM ~ 180 BPM while her recommended range is between D2 ~ D4. She will be scheduled to be released on August 25th 2010 at a price of 15,750 yen ($177.80 or 140.22€).

[Black★Rock Shooter] New Anime Screenshots!!!

Mikatan has recently updated her blog with new screenshots from the upcoming “Black★Rock Shooter Anime 50-Minute OVA” which was taken at a BRS event lately. The DVD will come as a free bundle with the September issue of Hobby Japan (release date – July 24th 2010), Megami (July 30th 2010), and Animedia (August 10th 2010) magazines, in which AmiAmi is taking reservations for the magazines currently.

[Project DIVA 2nd] "Look This Way, Baby!" Full PV Released!

[UPDATE] [Project DIVA 2nd] Gameplay Videos! [UPDATE]

Here are three more PVs from the game "Hatsune Miku - Project DIVA 2nd".

Song – Saihate
Producer – Kobayashi Onyx
Music, Lyrics, PV – Kobayashi Onyx

The new costume: Saihate Miku Costume

Song – Kokoro
Producer – TravoltaP
Lyrics, Compose, Arrange – TravoltaP

Song – Double Lariat
Producer – AgoanikiP
Lyrics, Compose, Arrange – AgoanikiP

【初音ミク】H!!gh $pё¢ ℃Θmp∪tεЯ【オリジナル】

2010年07月06日 06:58 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: H!!gh $pё¢ ℃Θmp∪tεЯ (High Spec Computer)
Music & Lyrics: himawari
Illustration: Shii


2010年07月07日 16:49 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Don't do it, Neru-san" - MMD
Music: にくた@入場無料P's "My Dear Shiteyanyo" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Movie: adyu


2010年03月01日 06:47 投稿
[ORIGINAL][ORIGINAL] Title: "My Dear Shiteyanyo" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music: にくた@入場無料P

【鏡音リン】 自白 【オリジナル】

2010年07月07日 22:44 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Confession" - Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Music & Lyrics: 俺 (光収容の倉庫)
Movie & Illustration: NEGI

【初音ミク・GUMI(40㍍)】 フタリボシ 【オリジナル曲PV付】

2010年07月07日 00:00 投稿
[VOCALOID]ORIGINAL] Title: "Futariboshi" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) GUMI / Megpoid(メグッポイド)
Music & Lyrics: 40㍍P
Movie & Illustration: たまよ

【初音ミク】 プラネアリウム 【オリジナル曲】

2010年07月07日 19:49 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Puraneariumu" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music & Arrangement: れれれP
Lyrics: カステラ

【巡音ルカ】Distorted Love - Club Extend mix【オリジナル曲】

2010年07月07日 08:21 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title "Distorted Love - Club Extend mix" - Megurine Luka (巡音ルカ)
Music: Rin(Gin)(Rin(ぎん))

【初音ミク】 り。光 【オリジナル曲】

2010年07月07日 13:53 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title "Ri. Hikari" - Hatsune Miku Append(初音ミク) - Soft
Music: phasma (ふぁすま)

sábado, 3 de julho de 2010

【初音ミク】 hope this helps【オリジナル】

2010年07月03日 18:07 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title "hope this helps" - Hatsune Miku Append (初音ミク) - Soft
Music: temporu
Illustration: ゼロ

初音ミクがオリジナル曲を歌ってくれたよ「こっち向いて Baby」【Project DIVA 2nd】

Kocchi Muite Baby by ryo

[Hatsune Miku] "Another Dimensions" Tripshots [ALBUM]

Tripshots has announced that he will release an album with remixes of nebula and anger, and a new song.

Track List:
01_ nebula - Haru-P
02_ nebula Hardcore 93 Kaz-Hitechno Remix - Sososo (Tsukui Kazuhito)
03_ nebula Link Remix - Kuma
04_ nebula DMG01 Remix - Ajiponn
05_ anger DMG01 Remix - Ajiponn
06_ anger Ambient Trance Remix - Ryushi-P
07_ resistance - Tripshots

The CD Album "Another Dimensions" will be released on "Vocaloid master 13th" event on 13th July. It will cost 1,000 yen ($11.39 or 9.08€).

To visit the website, click HERE.

Hatsune Miku in the Japanese Elections!

It's election time in Japan, which means thousands of commercials of politicians trying to persuade people to vote for them and their policies. Like using Miku Hatsune, for example.

The DNP party's running candidate, Kenzou Fujisue, originally tried getting rights to Miku's image as well, at first. However, Crypton outright denied the DNP party rights to her image. That didn't stop them, however. While it is illegal to use Miku as a character for commercial purposes, her voice is just like an instrument and can be used commercially.

Now, some of you may be thinking that, "Yay! Vocaloid is taking over the world! >D" This is not so. The response to the ad was overall negative, with an astounding 76 dislikes to 5 likes on the youtube video, and that's just on Youtube alone.

A few of the commentors have gone so far as to call it "disgusting" how Kenzou Fujisue and the DNP party are using Miku to "further their agenda." Originally using Miku was an attempt at reaching out to the younger generation, sources say. However, this seems to have only made them more distant.

ハサミサンド / 初音ミク

2010年07月02日 07:45 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "Hasami Sand" - Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music: Radio-taisouP(ラジオ体操P)
Lyrics: 安価
Illustration: ゆだ. u. りす.


2010年07月02日 00:14 投稿
[VOCALOID][ORIGINAL] Title: "The resident of the isolation facility" - Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)
Music: KuruosamuneP(黒サムネP)

Interview with KEI

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Q: How did you come up with Miku's look? Was it your own decision or was it based on specifications from here makers?
A: There were no requests regarding her hair or clothing. All I received was "she's an android" along with some specs for her color design and certain auxiliary parts. Miku was given a particular YAMAHA synthesizer's signature blue-green color and some of the same synthesizer motifs on her clothing. For example ~ the print on her skirt is actually based on a panel from the real synthesizer.

Q: It seems cosplayers who want to dress up as Hatsune Miku could learn a lot by checking out some synthesizers. Was it your idea to incorporate things like that?
A: No, I know next to nothing about synthesizers. So I had to have the makers point me in the right direction and correct my initial sketches. For example: after I showed them my roughs for Kagamine Len, they suggested he have and M-D cable (a part used to connect instruments and equipment)... so I added one to his right leg.

Q: Come to think of it, the Kagamine twins' leg covers have really specialized designs too. Are those based on music equipment as well?
A: The two of them are also based on a YAMAHA synthesizer. Even their theme color comes from a synthesizer. That's why the details on their leg covers aren't the same for both legs. The synthesizer's they're based on have speakers on only one side. Rin's details are on her left leg and Len's are on his right. I lined them up in designs to that Rin would show her left leg and Len, his right.

Q: I see. It's a natural idea for twin characters, huh?
A: I didn't actually intend for them to be twins. I was told that they're more like mirrors. It's just that when I designed them, I did it at exactly the same time. No sooner was Rin finished than I'd started drawing roughs of Len.

Q: Was there anything else you were requested to incorporate into the VOCALOIDs' designs?
A: Well, I was given their approximate ages. But I got them along with the information that they were also androids. I'm not sure if androids even age, so I tried to design characters whose personalities and ages aren't immediately obvious from their images alone.

Q: So, you're saying the "android" factor weighs most heavily in your designs?
A: Yeah, I guess so. When I first got Miku's specs, my immediate image of her involved headphones that would cover her eats and give her a more robotic look. I also wanted her to look even more mechanical than she does now. But over time, I toned it down a bit...

Q: What material did you intend for Miku's arm covers to be made from? Are they plastic? Metal?
A: I have no idea. The material for the arm covers is unspecified, but it allows the characters to move freely.

Q: If they're androids, do they have other robotic parts?
A: Well, I suppose you could say Hatsune Miku's hair ribbons are like that. I actually designed them to be free-floating. It could even be the case that her ribbons themselves turn with the tempo of the music (laughs).

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Q: Those are the sort of props that make cosplayers break into tears (laughs). Though the characters are all androids, they have a very human cuteness about them, I think. Was it difficult for you to draw so many detailed parts for them?
A: I have my own less-complicated version of them in my head which are much easier to draw, but when it comes to the official designs, it's really no trouble. Though I have to say, sometimes drawing those belts can be a bit of a pain in the ass (laughs).

Q: Is there anything you're particularly detailed about when it comes to your artwork?
A: Wrinkles in clothing and lighting. Most of my illustrations involve gothic-lolita fashion, so I'm really careful with wrinkles and creases. Beyond that, lately I really love drawing Miku's twintails! Actually, I had originally intended fr a different hairstyle completely, but I tried out the twintails first on a whim and there was no turning back. At the same time, I decided to add the "01" to her arm and the arm panel detailing.

Q: Miku, Rin and Luka all have numbers on their shoulders along with their names, right? Does Len have the same tattoo or not?
A: He does. You can't see it because of his sleeve, but he has it on his left arm just like Rin. Also, if you look at my SD illustrations of the characters, you'll see that the thing slung over his shoulder in the official designs is a shoulder keyboard.

Q: How did the design for Megurine Luka come about?
A: Well the order came in for a 20 year-old, bilingual female voiced by Yuu Asakawa. Her voice was husky and a little airy and she had been programmed to handle moodier genres like jazz. The image I initially had of her was of a more mature Oriental-styled woman in a traditional Chinese dress. The other impression I got was one of asymmetry (imbalance between right and left). Since she can sing in both Japanese and English, I wanted the impression of her look to be slightly different when viewed from different angles to capture that visually. I'm often asked about her eyes. I wanted them to be more mysterious and unreadable than Miku, Rin and Len's.

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Q: Is there an equipment or instrumental basis for Luka's design too?
A: Just like Miku, Rin and Len, she has a YAMAHA equipment motif, but she also incorporates brass and woodwind instruments. Her own synthesizer motif involves wood-paneling that mutes the cyber-look a bit, so I think her design is a bit less "robotic" than the others.

Q: What about the jewel she wears at her throat?
A: It's tied to the instrument motif. I put a woodwind instrument motif along the slit in her skirt. Luka's whole concept is based on the idea of a "breathy voice". Knowing that, I developed the image of air moving through her like an instrument. The jewel adds moisture to the air passing through her throat.

Q: Of all of the different themes incorporated into Luka's design, which did you focus on the most?
A: The impression of brass. I didn't need to create the same metallic impression with Miku, Rin and Len, but with Luka, I had to worry about creating the impression of real brass. I tried to make her costume add balance to the whole character vocal series.

Q: So, which character in the series is your favorite?
A: I love them all, but I suppose the first, Hatsune Miku, will always have an extra-special place in my heart. As for the software, I don't really use any of them, so I can't say.

Q: Finally, do you have any message for your fans?
A: Please take good care of Luka and keep on using Miku, Rin and Len!

Thank you for answering so many questions for us today!

quinta-feira, 1 de julho de 2010

[UPDATE] [Megurine Luka] Max Factory Figma [UPDATE]

Pre-orders are open! If you want to make your reservation, click on you favorite site:
- Hobby Search
- CD Japan
- Otacute

Main article: http://ichigo-cyber-world.blogspot.com/2010/06/megurine-luka-max-factory-figma.html

Description from Manufacturer:

The fashionable yet mysterious Vocaloid, with a husky voice. From the popular “Character Vocal Series” comes yet another figma, Luka Megurine!

* Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out various scenes.
* A flexible plastic is used for specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept, without compromising posability.
* Luka’s standard face, as well as a singing face ideal for a Vocaloid are both included as facial expressions.
* Various extras are included, such as the well-known tuna fish “Ooma-san”, as well as a new classic mike to sing into.
* Careful attention to detail has left Luka just as stunning as she should be, including the metallically colored parts of her outfit.
* A poseable figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

[Concert] 39’s Miku’s Thanks Giving Day - Now in DVD!!

Miku’s 39’s Giving Day live concert, which was held on March 9th 2010 at the Zepp Tokyo Music Hall, will be released in the forms of BD (Blu-Ray Disk), DVD and CD as well.

First off, here’s the commercial video:

And here’s the pricing info:
BD – 7,350 yen ($83.78 or 67.96€)
DVD – 6,300 yen ($71.81 or 58.25€)
CD – 3,150 yen ($35.91 or 29.13€)

There will be a first-run limited edition bonus which will include a special case and picture label and the BD/DVD itself will include 39’s Giving Day mobile strap as well as a mobile cleaner which was originally sold at the event.

A special website has been set up for this and you can access it HERE. The BD, DVD and CD versions of the concert will be released on September 1st, 2010. AmiAmi is taking reservations for the BD and CD version of the concert currently.