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:
*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.
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.