Vocaloid

Japanese bank releases Hatsune Miku credit card with exclusive member benefits

The awesome merchandise included in the special reward points program makes this the ultimate credit card for anime vocaloid fans.

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Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku celebrates her birthday with amazing illustrations from fans

The virtual birthday cards she’s been receiving online show the popular virtual idol in a number of poses and scenarios.

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Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku takes the reins from Scarlett Johansson in new shampoo commercial

Check out Hatsune Miku showing off her shiny tresses without her signature twin tail hairstyle.

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Ukiyo-e woodblock print of vocaloid Hatsune Miku in Edo-period Japan sells out immediately online

A number of impressive details hidden within the image has made fans go crazy for this limited-edition print.

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Hatsune Miku VR Future Live creators announce players will not be able to look up her skirt

What looked to be a breakthrough in the long battle to peep up the virtual superstar’s skirt turns out to be a dead end. 

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Vocaloid Yukari Yuzuki becomes a life-size figure with equally enormous price tag

Will you be one of the lucky few to have this in your abode?

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Say I do with Hatsune Miku! Virtual idol now gracing Japanese marriage certificates

Two designs to help you and your beloved begin your real-world wedded bliss.

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Enjoy the taste of Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku with new Angel Pie sweets from Morinaga

These delicious-looking cream-filled sweets take sound bites to a whole new level.

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Toyota shifts otaku marketing into high gear with Vocaloid song, cosplay of car part girls 【Vids】

The 40 anthropomorphized parts of the Prius hybrid are back in a virtual idol-backed video with a unique method of writing lyrics.

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Virtual idol Hatsune Miku dances and sings, for real, with awesome new figure 【Video】

If you can’t make it to one of Miku’s concerts, now she can perform for you right in your home.

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Snow Miku is back, and this time she’s collaborating with μ’s from Love Live!

It’s less than a month till the Snow Miku 2016 festival! And even more fans will be delighted this year, as Miku teams up with μ’s from Love Live!

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Japanese music and vocaloid content disappears as YouTube rolls out new paid service

Japanese and overseas communities react to YouTube disabling U.S. access to content, as Google pressures Japanese labels and rights-holders to sign up for paid service YouTube Red.

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Hatsune Miku-inspired figure has no need for pants or panties 【Photos】

There’s a long backstory to this figure inspired by virtual idol Hatsune Miku, but here’s the condensed version: She’s got no pants, or underwear, for that matter.

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Virtual idol Hatsune Miku announces seven-city U.S., Canadian concert tour

The world’s biggest virtual idol is returning to the U.S. on a new concert tour, and also making her Canadian performance debut.

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Hatsune Miku appears with J-pop legend Namie Amuro in new music video

Vocaloid music still isn’t exactly what you’d call mainstream in Japan, but the genre of virtual idols has made considerable strides in popularity over the last couple of years. Just last month, Vocaloid Hatsune Miku appeared on perpetually popular TV program Music Station, a feat that’s considered a feather in the cap of any performer.

Now, Japan’s most popular virtual vocalist has teamed up with one of its most popular human ones, as Hatsune Miku and J-pop recording legend Namie Amuro have collaborated on a new song and music video.

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Super Mario Maker level recreates intense Vocaloid hit with carefully positioned music blocks

Nintendo fans have been hard at work these past few weeks churning out all kinds of creative levels in Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. Even if you don’t have a copy of the game yourself, if you’re a fan of Mario you’ve no doubt had fun watching videos showcasing the mad-cap levels people have come up with and the rages of gamers trying to beat the hardest courses.

The level we’re showcasing today, however, focuses on not what an insanely tricky course looks like, but what you can do with music in the game by bringing Vocaloid into the Mario world.

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New music video by Sasanomaly is making paper marionette puppets cool again 【Video】

What was the last really creative music video you remember seeing? While watching artists sing, dance, and play their instruments never seems to get old, it’s nice to see something more unique once in a while.

Enter Sasanomaly and his new video for his cover of Hatsune Miku‘s “Synesthesia Ghost.” Not only is it a fresh idea, it’s very cool, kind of creepy and involves art students from Prague!

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Have this new Hatsune Miku toy which transforms into a… donkey

We all knew it was eventually going to happen.

As Hatsune Miku’s popularity grew – eventually landing her a much-lauded place on David Letterman, where her appearance was met with widespread confusion and much self-conscious head bobbing – we were all essentially certain that one day, like all other holographic semi-celebrities, our much beloved Hatsune would one day be immortalized in the form of a transforming donkey.

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Is Hatsune Miku without twintails still Hatsune Miku?

What defines an anime character? Digital idol Hatsune Miku’s most distinctive features are her long, turquoise blue pigtails – or twintails as they’re known in Japan.

But take those away and is she still Hatsune Miku?

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Japan Airlines attendants dance to Hatsune Miku

The flight attendants of Japan Airlines (JAL) put on their best idol costumes to dance to Hatsune Miku’s “39” (San-kyuu, or ‘Thank You’) song to promote the company’s participation at the Niconico Chokaigi 2015 event this month.

The video shows the dancers in various spots within the JAL Sky Museum in Tokyo. In the background you can see how the attendant’s uniforms have changed throughout time.

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