While I was browsing Youtube today. I stumbled into a very interesting video. I was amazed to see the video and the performance. Hatasune Miku had a live concert! I don’t know when was this held but I guess this just happen this year.
That is right Hatsune Miku from Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA performed in a live concert in Japan! How was this possible? I mean Hatsune Miku is not even a real person? Let’s find out. But first a little background of Hatsune Miku.
Hatsune Miku is a character from the game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA. She is a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media. (and Yes, she is not a real person). Hatsune Miku is powered by Yamaha Corporation’s Vocaloid synthesizing technology. Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer application first developed at the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and backed financially by the Yamaha Corporation. This amazing software lets the users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody. It uses synthesizing technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers. The software is available in English and Japanese, although a Chinese version was produced for Sonika.
The name Hatsune Miku comes from a fusion of the Japanese for first (初, hatsu?), sound (音, ne?) and future (Miku (ミク?) sounds like a nanori reading of future, 未来, normally read as “mirai”), referring to her position as the first of Crypton’s “Character Vocal Series”. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita.
Hatsune Miku herself performed an onstage concert. How? They made use of a 3D holographic technology to bring Hatsune Miku into our world. It’s a hologram!