Sega Bringing More Hatsune Miku Games To NA And EU

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 26, 2014 in Videogames

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After several years, Sega finally released a Hatsune Miku PS3 game in North America and Europe last year, with a Vita version released just this month. Apparently Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F did well enough that they’re bringing over the sequel — also on PS3 and Vita — to both territories this fall. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will continue the music series, which has players pressing buttons in time with music made using Vocaloid voice-synth software, specifically the most popular version featuring virtual idol Hatsune Miku. I wouldn’t say that it’s my favorite music game, but I put a decent amount of time into the original Japan-only PSP game, and it’s pretty fun. Whether you enjoy this comes down to whether or not you enjoy the 40 new songs and returning favorites, but it’s worth trying out if you get chance. Read more…

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Hatsune Miku Joins Orchestra And Classic Anime Composer For Concert

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 28, 2012 in Anime

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In case you missed the boat, Hatsune Miku is serious business. The virtual music star started out as a mascot for a certain Vocaloid voice synthesizer and grew to be a legitimate pop idol that swept Japan. After even getting her own live concerts thanks to 3D projection technology, it’s time for the next step in her musical career: teaming up with an orchestra for a symphonic concert. Read more…

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Photobomb Dad Doesn’t Want You Looking at Cosplay Daughter!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 17, 2011 in Animation, Design

Photobomb Dad Doesn't Want You Looking at Cosplay Daughter! photo by Christian Liendo

Wait a second — who that’s peering at us behind Hatsune Miku? Oh noes it’s her father and he doesn’t seem to happy about the situation: Read more…

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Miku Hatsune Stars in a Toyota Advert

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 24, 2011 in Animation, Japanese TV

Miku Hatsune Stars in a Toyota Advert

I just came across this cute Toyota commercial which star virtual idol Miku Hatsune: Read more…

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Good Smile Serves Up Some Black Rock Curry

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Aug 19, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

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As far as Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid goes, Black Rock Shooter is still the craze in Japan. The popular franchise has been churning out everything from cosplay and figures, to a series of OVAs. No doubt as a result of their fortune, Good Smile Company has recently announced plans to open a cafe in Chiba. To celebrate the opening, they’ll be featuring a special Black Rock Shooter theme. Customers who attend will be receiving a Black Rock Shooter DVD, food mat, and tea coaster. The menu will also feature a special Black Rock Curry, which looks kind of scary but probably tastes amazing. To be honest, I’m just curious what they’ll be putting in it to make it so dark. For more details, and images, check out Danny Choo’s recent blog here. Read more…

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Anime and Papercraft, a Marriage Made in Heaven?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 25, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

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Some of you may know Danny Choo, he’s a pretty popular guy among otakus and fanboys alike. As such, I tend to share many of the same passions, such as Japanese anime and figures. Recently he uploaded these amazing photos to his flickr account, showing off some fantastic anime papercraft. I especially loved the Asuka he posted, as it actually looks better than some of the low-end PVC statues I’ve seen floating around. Pretty crazy considering it’s just paper. Check out his flickr stream if you want to see some more. Read more…

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A Proper Otaku Porsche

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 6, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

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Oh sure any fanboy can put an anime emblem on their car — but it takes a very special otaku to tattoo their beloved Porsche with the characters from Lucky Star and Hatsune Miku! Read more…

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