Happy Birthday Miku!

Happy Birthday Miku!
Happy Birthday Miku!

Well, it’s finally Miku’s birthday. The countdown is over. This day, one year ago, Hatsune Miku was bornt. And today, she finally have her first anniversary. So many people cared about her this week. STGT made a itasha racing car on Hatsune Miku.

Re:Package, an album full of Hatsune Miku’s song, was released, and is almost on top of every ranking out there, including the ORICON ranking, a ranking which Japanese Music fans must know. SEGA, in collaboration with PIAPRO, made a game based on Hatsune Miku. OSTER project made a special song on her birthday.

Everyone is happy for you in this special day!
Everyone is happy for you in this special day!

So many people made awesome songs with her. This year have been a great year for Hatsune Miku, may the next be even better! I don’t know what to say, other than Happy Birthday Miku! Your voice is cheering me up every morning in my car, makes me passionate about studying, and it made me sleep everyday. Thanks for everything this year!

A nice wallpaper made by Purin.
A nice wallpaper made by Purin.

Everyone from Crypton have a little something to say about Hatsune Miku.



それから1年、次々と巻き起こる『協創の連鎖』は、様々な分野のクリエイターや技術者の創造力を刺激しつつ、単なる音楽ソフトの枠をはるかに超えて、多方面に拡がってきました。そして、その一片のきっかけを創り出してくれたのは、優れた音楽作品という形で「初音ミク」を世に投げかけてくれた、DTMユーザーの皆様に他なりません。この場を借りまして、弊社を代表して深い感謝と敬意を表したいと思います。この1年間、本当にありがとうございます! ・・・そして次の1年も変わらぬご愛顧を、どうぞ宜しくお願いいたします。

弊社では引き続き、クリエイターの皆様に必要とされる製品やサービスの向上に努めて参りたいと考えておりますが、それだけに留まらず、例えば著作権やコンテンツ流通の分野など、クリエイターの皆様に有益な仕組み作りにも貢献できればと考えております。「メタ・クリエイター」(クリエイターのためのクリエイターの意)として、皆様のお役に立てるよう、誠心誠意努めて参りますので、今後とも宜しくお願い申し上げます。 (伊藤博之)


この1年間。『初音ミク』という存在(キャラクター&歌唱音源)は、皆様と一緒に沢山の経験をさせて頂きました。まずは、初音ミクに興味を持ってくださったクリエイターの方々、初音ミクファンの皆様、ヤマハ(株) サウンドテクノロジー開発センターの担当者の皆様に心の底から感謝、申し上げます。本当に本当に有難う御座います。




最後に今後の展開ですが、CV01 / CV02と比べて大きなサウンドデータから成る、CV03を構築中です。CV01/02と異なる点もあり、特に可愛らしい要素と離れている事から、受ける印象も違うでしょう(CV01をガンダムに例えるなら、03はサイコガンダムといった所でしょうか…意味不明でスイマセン)。

最終的に03が、今のVOCALOIDコミュニティにとってどういう存在に収まるかは未知ですが、それに関わらず今私は””新しい切り口や可能性、それを多くの人に、出来るだけフラットに試して頂ける状況””を作るべく努力したいと思います。CV03を含む、幾つかの有意義なプロジェクトの完成をして、その内容を、また、ここでお伝えしたいと思います。それがクリエイター様にとって有意義なものとなれますよう。。。単なる偶然ではなく、そこに近づけるように、どうかこれからも勉強させてください。 (佐々木渉)

That was from Hiroyuki Itou and Wataru Sasaki of Crypton, and I’ll try to translate them roughly (and summarize it) down here. I’m sorry if it’s wrong, please tell me in the comments if it is.

Hello, this is Hiroyuki from Crypton. I think everyone would know that tomorrow, August 31 2008, is the 1st Anniversary of Hatsune Miku. A year ago, Hatsune Miku was released, and was only used mainly for proffesional work. It does not occur to us that THIS would happen. All of us doesn’t expect that Hatsune Miku would be so popular, and is used by many people, not just for proffesional work. That’s one year ago today. I’d like to use this moment to say thank you everyone! I really appriceate it! We’ll continue to keep developing the program, and improve it. We hope to do better in the future. (Hiroyuki Itou)

Hello, this is Wataru from Crypton. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting us here with the VOCALOID project. In the future, CV03 would be huge compared to CV01 or CV02. If CV01 is like a Gundam, CV03 is like a Saiko Gundam. I’m sorry if you don’t understand that. What fits into today’s VOCALOID community is still unknown, but we’ll still try some new possibilities, we’re trying to make CV03 better for everyone. (Wataru Sasaki)

OSTER project have made a new song, for Hatsune Miku’s birthday.


It’s really awesome, and it was the winner of today’s Daily Ranking. The makers of the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking in Nico Nico Douga is making a Yearly Annual VOCALOID Ranking, and I’ll make a big blog post about it when it’s released sometimes next month. They’ll begin counting the points tonight.

Re:Package was a huge success, I hope more VOCALOID songs are being sold as albums! Today, it’s number two on the Daily ORICON ranking. It’s going UP!

It's number TWO!
It’s number TWO!

PIAPRO also made a post about Hatsune Miku’s birthday, showing their trophies with Miku and showing off something secret.

What's this?
What's this?

So what’s more for Hatsune Miku’s birthday? I’ll update this post later with more content when available. Also, the SEGA Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- is now open, I’ll make a blog post about the PSP game later on tonight. Thanks again for reading!

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8 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Miku!”

  1. Happy Birthday Miku! I’m going to guess the last picture is a t-shirt? btw added you to my blogroll, I keep coming back to this blog so it’s better if I can find it fast ^^

  2. @Persocom: I don’t know what’s on that last picture… but today the PIAPRO blog was updated and they say they’re going to give Hatsune Miku (with Kagamine Rin and Len) mousepads as presents for people who participated in the 1 year anniversary collaboration at PIAPRO… it may be that, it may be something else… =x
    and thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll! =D

    @unknowdata: thank you so much for visiting my blog! =D
    really? I just visited your blog, thank you so much for linking into me! =)
    and your blog’s theme is nice, too =o
    I’m still using the default one since it’s simple… xD
    but I might change it in the future =3

  3. Happy Birthday Miku <3~~
    I love the video <3 the illustrations are cute <333
    I don’t know why but I saw the cencored pic as Miku’s t-shirt or something like that… LoL

    Miku is sure loved xDD Happy birthday once again <3~!

  4. This is late … (finally back in Chch now)
    BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKU. YAYYYY! 😀 😀 😀 Those are some lovely pictures.
    Argh, I want Re:Package! >_<

    (Apologies, I can’t login right now …)

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