Hatsune Miku, a virtual idol, has passed the borders of being a Vocaloid software to inspire an anime adaptation. In this technology-driven age, virtual idols are the latest rage, and Miku has secured her place in this field.
The virtual idol is not just receiving an anime, but a webtoon adaptation is also in the talks.
The pandemic gave an impetus to the already rising popularity of virtual celebrities. They are even hired as representatives of events or companies.
Crypton Future Media, the developer of Hatsune Miku, has recently announced that the virtual idol will be inspiring an anime series.
Crypton Future Media is also partnering with Graphis India and Carlin West Agency for original webtoon and comics series.
Guillaume Devigne, the overseas licensing director of Crypton Future Media, has commented that they have found a unique way to create an animated series that will also stay true to the essence of Miku.
Saki Fujita voices miku, but her personality has been made by a combination of features that were decided by a fan poll.
According to Devigne, Miku is the “perfect vessel for fan creativity and unlimited opportunities for artistic expression.” The decision to branch out into new media adaptations will no doubt make Miku’s fans immensely pleased.
The original anime will enter the “Mikuverse” story arc and combine live-action, animation, and music.
The CEO of Carlin West Agency, Carlin West is of the opinion that Miku’s iconic fashion style and musical sense will be moulded into an engaging series for fans.
Although Hatsune Miku was first targeted towards singers and music-related consumers, currently, she has a much larger fan base.
Miku’s popularity has led to her being referenced in anime several times, and now she will actually receive one of her own!
About Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku is a virtual Vocaloid idol developed by Crypton Future Media in 2007. Her character is a 16-year-old girl with long turquoise twintails. Her voice is based on the voice actress, Saki Fujita.
Miku is marketed as a virtual idol who holds various concerts and is also friends with other virtual icons.
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