Happy Birthday Hatsune Miku!

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Hatsune Miku is a humanoid persona that is developed by Crypton Future Media. She is voiced by a singing synthesizer application. Hatsune Miku is described as a 16 year old girl with long turquoise twintails. She is widely popular because of her appearance and character design. Miku was the second Vocaloid that was sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine, and the very first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the 2nd Vocaloid engine. Her voice sample was derived from the Japanese Voice Actress “seiyuu” Saki Fujita (Ruri Hijiribe from Durarara!!; Skuld from Sword Art online; Ritsu from Assassination Classroom). Hatsune Miku is well known for performing at her concerts onstage as an animated projection.

Hatsune Miku’s name came from the combination of Japanese words for first (hatsu), sound (ne), and future (miku). If you would put it together, it would simply say as “the first sound from the future”, depicting what the future would sound like. She was initially released on August 31, 2007. Hence, her birthday was yesterday (in a different time zone cause it’s already September 2 when I made this post). And I know some of you may not know her (well, not mostly). No, she’s not in an anime, she’s a Vocaloid.

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