Feb 262014
 

Kanako Ito, the 40-year-old Japanese singer whose songs are famous throughout the anime and video game community, released her 6th album “RASTER” today.

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Feb 052014
 

Rage of Bahamut players are in for a treat, especially those who are Vocaloid fans. Hatsune Miku, the world’s most popular digital idol, will be joinig the online mobile card game in a special collaboration lasting until February 14. Upon logging in, players will receive cards of Miku in addition to an exclusive Miku song. Miku cards will also be available as rewards for ranking up in battles, event item exchanges, and in limited-time-only gachapon (capsule toys). Make sure to grab them while you can!

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[via: ANN]

Jan 282014
 

hatsune-miku-senbonzakura-1Hatsune Miku fans, prepare yourselves! Figure company FREEing is releasing a Senbonzakura version of Miku this July. For those unfamiliar with the digital idol, here’s the description from Kahotan’s Blog:

From the popular Hatsune Miku song by Kurousa-P, ‘Senbonzakura’ comes a figure of Hatsune Miku in her unique outfit from the song! The figure is based on Itto Maru’s original illustration featuring Miku looking over her shoulder with her hand pointing in the shape of a gun, as if firing behind her. 

All the details of her pose and design have been faithfully recreated, making sure Miku is ready to shoot right into the heart of her fans! The spirit of the song is already retained in the figure beautifully, but Rin and Len are also in production to display with her soon, allowing you to bring out the Senbonzakura atmosphere even more!

The song itself is about westernization in Japan, which happened during the Meiji Restoration. Despite having an upbeat, oriental track, the song contains rather dark themes, mentioning guillotines and ICBMs. For fans of Meiji Restoration clothing, this might be the figure for you. You can check out the song and some moar pictures below. Continue reading »

May 162011
 

So I was browsing Sankaku Complex and found an interesting article regarding Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku which caused quite the fan outrage.  For some odd reason, Toyota decided to use Miku to promote their new Corolla in the U.S. What caused people to get up in arms was the way she was portrayed.  I’m not gonna lie either, when I first saw it I thought she was hideous.  Very manly.  Check the image out for yourself:

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May 022011
 

Japan says "Thank you!"

*This information obtained from Anime News Network

Remember when I posted that article about the Miku Support Version Nendoroid?  And if you bought one, Good Smile Company would make a 1000 yen donation to the Japan Red Cross?  Well information released by GSC revealed that 74,394 Miku’s were ordered worldwide.  Based on the number of orders from Japan and 40 other countries, GSC will donate 74,394,000 yen (about $913,260).  Wow. That is all.

Mar 272011
 

Want to help Japan and get a cool Miku Nendoroid as well? Well you can by purchasing this cool Miku Support Version off the proxy site Yokatta. For every purchase, Good Smile Company will donate 1000 yen to the Japan Red Cross while Yokatta will make a 200 yen donation. That’s about $15. Not a bad contribution for just buying a figure. We all know the devastation that the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami has done to Japan. It’s never a good thing to see your fellow man suffer. So if you haven’t helped in some form or fashion, maybe now’s the time if you’re a figure collector (or Miku fan). I’ve given $10 to the Japan Salvation Army and to this really cool dude collecting donations in front of Kenka’s at St. Mark’s playing a shamisen.