Sunday, January 15, 2012

Creepy-weird Japanese thing of the week: Hatsune Miku, The World’s First Holographic Pop Star

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So this week’s Creepy-Weird thing from japan is a little more on the weird side then the creepy. But Leave it to Japan to make the worlds first synthetic pop star, and to form said pop star, in the uber-cute, uncomfortably-sexualized-schoolgirl motif, that we’ve all come to know and love.

Hatsune was created by Crypton Future Media as the face of vocaloid, a Yamaha created technology, which gives music composers the ability to synthesize singing by simply typing in lyrics and melody. Exit Tunes Presents Vocalogenesis feat. Hatsune Miku, became the first vocaloid album to top the Japanese weekly Oricon album charts, in 2010.

Hatsune had already begun “performing” live in holographic form before her album even made the charts. In August 0f 2009, Hatsune appeared “live” on stage for the first time at the Saitama Super Arena. A performance soon followed up with an overseas appearance, on November 21, 2009, in Singapore.

And my friends wounder why I gave up trying to become a musician.

VIA:Compendium of Strange


  1. I love how...charmingly strange Japan's pop culture can be sometimes. I mean, think of all the American stuff that would be improved by incorporating tentacles, binary code and sheer untrammeled madness...

    1. Agreed. Think how much more interesting presidential debates would be if they were held in the style of a Japanese game show and there were living Cephalopods involved! I'd watch.