Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku – a legendary Japanese girl, who has become the world’s famous and strangest star, because apart from her Japanese name, there is not a simple component of her is biologically human being. She is a version of singing synthesizer application software, created by Crypton Future Media to demonstrate the future of entertainment. As described by Hamasaki (2008), Hatsune Miku “enables users to synthesize songs that include singing by inputting lyrics and melody on computers just like computer music”. In other words, Hatsune Miku was created through 3D animation technology.


Technological-wise, the creation of Hatsune Miku was not a revolutionary step, but she does introduce a brand new theme of virtual entertainment. Due to the rapid development of over society, people are becoming less satisfied by the traditional styles of entertainment. However, considering the nature of Hatsune Miku – a “16 years old, cute, stylish, and has the number 1 chart-topping single (Firth, 2010)” artefact created for maximum entertainment, she is possible to achieve the perfection through technology.


Hatsune Miku’s mother company – Crypton, has described her as “a source of inspiration to create its derivative works”. She made the new world of entertainment a great creativity and flexibility.


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