I only know about Miku Hatsune after I spent sometime playing Project Diva on my PSP. In that process, I became a fan for her songs. That was where I started to find out more about her.
Hatsune Miku was the first installment in the Vocaloid2 Character Vocal Series released on August 31, 2007 so officially, she is two years old today!
Happy 2nd Birthday Miku!
Last year on her birthday, they made a song, 【初音ミク】8月の花嫁【オリジナル曲】 / 【Miku Hatsune】August Bride 【Original Song】 and this year to celebrate Miku's 2nd Birthday, there will be Miku FES 2009 in Japan later today.
For those who do not know who is Miku and why she so hot now, here's a short introduction about her.
Who is Hatsune Miku?
If you are talking about her as a person or a character, she was "The first voice of the Future" in liter translation of her name 初音未来.
What? She is not a person?
Like Mickey Mouse and other famous characters in cartoon or Anime, she is a fictional character. To be exact, she is a Vocaloid.
Huh? What is a Vocaloid?
Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer application software developed by the Yamaha Corporation that enables users to synthesize singing by just typing in lyrics and melody. The software was first brought to light in January 15, 2004 and in January 2007, Yamaha announced a new version of the software engine, Vocaloid2. That is where Hatsune Miku came in.
Hatsune Miku was the first installment of Vocaloid2 character vocal series which is tuned to create J-pop songs mostly and other genres.
So who is the voice behind Hatsune Miku?
Her voice data was collected by using a Japanese voice actress voice of Saki Fujita as sampling.
The above picture is NOT Saki Fujita but just some random good cosplayer which I felt she really suited to be Miku! :D
On this blog, I will be start a series of Project Diva fun stuff soon, so look out for it Miku's fan!
Meanwhile, you can go take a look at Project Diva Tokyo game show last year at kyourankyodai.com. You can get to see the voice actress Saki Fujita on that post too!