Music Girl Hatsune Miku is now available on the iTunes App Store for $3.99. Originally released in Japan back in August 2012, MARZA ANIMATION PLANET localized the application into English and made it available in the US, however it is now a paid application instead of being free while at the same time including the Harukaze costume set for free. For more information on Music Girl Hatsune Miku and some gameplay videos, check out our original release article.
Full press release:
Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E):The English Version Now available on iOS
Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2013 – MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2013 – MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. is pleased to announce that iPhone/iPod touch App “Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E)” is now available in English on the iTunes App Store.
“Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E )”is a hit app that climbed to #2 in the iTunes App Store ranking in just two days after its release.
This is a music player app in which the ever so popular IP Character “Hatsune Miku”, not only in her home country Japan, but all over the world, dances to the tunes installed in the user’s music player.
By utilizing fully the functions of iPhone/iPod touch, Hatsune Miku’s moves and grooves in exceptionally smooth 3-D graphics.
App Features are as follows:
– Select a song from iPhone/iPod touch, and listen to the music together with Miku, and If the BPM is acquired then Miku can move to the beat of the song and show various types of movements.
– The users can enjoy communication with Miku while listening to music, and if the closeness level rises then the user can receive special presents.
– Users can enjoy changing Miku’s fashion by acquiring new hairstyles, accessories and wardrobes available at the store inside the app. More items will be added and available in the future.
Who is Hatsune Miku?
The virtual singer “Hatsune Miku” is a vocal android = VOCALOID where a Japanese voice actress provides the character voice. It is one of the vocal voice sources that was created by a voice creation system “VOCALOID 2”developed by Yamaha Corporation.
By inputting the melody and lyrics, the main vocal and back chorus is automatically created. The software itself is positioned as a virtual idol character, and Hatsune Miku is positioned as a “futuristic idol.”
In the USA, Toyota Corolla has used Miku in advertisements since May 2011, and also a live concert was held for the first time outside of Japan in the same year.
The rights holder has said that as long as it is non-profit, it can be used freely, allowing the individual users to utilize not only the voice but the character herself for creative activities, and in turn has become a forerunner in the CGM contents field in Japan.
About Product Overview:
AppStore URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/music-girl-hatsune-miku-e/id652722751?l=ja&ls=1&mt=8
Product Name: Music Girl Hatsune Miku（E ）
Sales Company: MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC.
Developing Company: W ROCK GAMES Co., Ltd.
Copyrights: (C) SEGA / (C) Crypton Future Media, INC.
(C) W ROCK GAMES Co., Ltd.／MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC.
Requirements: iPhone 3GS／iPod Touch beyond 3rd generation onwards, iOS4.1 onwards required.
MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. was founded in June 2009 as a CG animation studio in the Sega Sammy Holdings group, with its origins in Sega’s CG animation development department.
For more information, please visit to our website. http://www.marza.com/en
W ROCK GAMES Co., Ltd. is iOS development firm. Website URL:http://www.wrock-games.com/en/