Hatsune Miku Slated to Perform Vocaloid Concert in Singapore

Apparently Hatsune Miku isn’t quite done with her concert tour just yet. After performing to a sold-out crowd at Mikunopolis, it looks like her next destination will be Singapore for Anime Festival Asia.

This concert should provide an exciting opportunity for Vocaloid fans who weren’t able to see Hatsune Miku’s Los Angeles concert, one that was well-received by many attendees. In any event, we hope that you’ll be able to make it out there to see not only the wondrous technology, but also the music, which has enthralled many fans both in and out of Japan.

Anime Expo 2011 Presents Hatsune Miku Live Vocaloid Concert

Given how popular Hatsune Miku and friends have been lately, we figured it was a matter of time before the United States would be graced with a Vocaloid concert. Looks like that time is now as Anime Expo, which will be held in Los Angeles, will get its first shot at holding the event which will take place on July 2nd.

For those who aren’t familiar, Vocaloid is a voice synthesizer program that has given musicians the opportunity to have a virtual idol sing their music. Hatsune Miku, in particular, has become quite the cultural icon, having had a few Japanese concerts, including the “Miku’s Day Thanksgiving” concert held in March of last year. This year’s concert at AX will be based on that same concert, but will feature a few improvements over the original event.

Vocaloid Character Hatsune Miku Turns Three

Given all of the Hatsune Miku songs that have been created and played on sites like Nico Nico Douga, it seems as though she’s been around forever. But when August 31 rolls around, it’s a firm reminder just how relatively new she is as she turns 3 years old this year.

With a voice sampled from the voice actress Saki Fujita (known most recently for playing the roll of Mahiru Inami from Working!!), Hatsune Miku has gone on to do arrangements of popular anime themes along with original works like supercell’s “Melt” and more famously, “Black Rock Shooter.” Her popularity continues to grow and reach out far beyond Japan and with new mixes continually being churned out, she still has plenty left in her and so, we can all look forward to seeing what this year brings for her!

Hatsune Miku Arrives in America Through TinierMe


Miku and the other Vocaloids aren’t limited to the space on Youtube or Nico Nico Douga, or Japanese retail stores. Hatsune Miku will go as far as to appear on TinierMe, a virtual world developed by GCREST America, Inc. in the vein of Second Life through a partnership with Crypton Future Media.

From July 20 until November 30, 2010, you can catch Miku perform newly-released songs within the virtual world. That is, the composer, KarenT will release new songs over that time period as a way of keeping the virtual concert varied and interesting. Those interested can create an avatar in TinierMe to check it all out.

Release Date for Otakon Theme Song Set for July 30, 2010


The Otakon theme song, titled “Shackles of Night,” will be released on July 30, 2010 for $15. This CD contains music composed by Hiroki Kikuta, with instrumentals performed by Eminence Symphony Orchestra’s founder Hiroaki Yura, and sung by Shihori. The Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku will also sing her own version of the song for the CD.

In addition to “Shackles of Night,” the disc will also have a B-side, titled “Antique Doll,” also sung by Shihori and three tracks that currently have been labeled as a collaboration between Hiroki Kikuta and Hiroaki Yura.

More information can be found on Eminence’s page for “Shackles of Night.”

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