About Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku - Virtual pop star of the future
Hatsune Miku, codenamed CV01, is the name of a Vocaloid voicebank's personification, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails. Miku debuted in August 2007 for the Vocaloid 2 engine. She was the seventh Vocaloid ever and the first Japanese Vocaloid to be both developed and distributed by Crypton Future Media, Inc. The name of the character is composed of the Japanese kanji for first (hatsu), sound (ne) and future (miku), which combine to mean "the first sound of the future," referring to her position as the first of Crypton's Character Vocal Series. Hatsune Miku's voicebank is provided by Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita.
Search by Category
Search by Character
Hatsune Miku Videos
Vocaloid Character Ranking: Producers' Favorite Vocaloids
Hatsune Miku Recommended Items
初音ミク マジカルミライ 2019 ライブハッピ 事前通販限定フルグラフィックTシャツ XL 2018Tシャツ、2017、2018マフラータオル セット
【中古】初音ミク Project DIVA Future Tone DX メモリアルパック (限定版)ソフト:プレイステーション4ソフト／リズムアクション・ゲーム
初音ミク マジカルミライ2019 8.31(土) 夜公演 SS席 B5ブロック1番～30番1枚 16：00開場 17：00開演
HATSUNE MIKU 10th Anniversary Album 「Re:Start」 [ オムニバス ]
初音ミク マジカルミライ2019 8.30 夜公演 SS席 A5ブロック60番～80番1枚 16：00開場 17：00開演
初音ミク 「キャラクター・ボーカル・シリーズ 01 初音ミク」 フィギュア 2nd season Spring ver.
予約商品・初音ミク GTプロジェクト レーシングミク 2018 Challenging to the TOP 1/7 完成品フィギュア（2019年9月発売予定）
ボカロ キーホルダー(初音ミク) -AbsoluteZero-
1/7 初音ミク Memorial Dress Ver.(キャラクター・ボーカル・シリーズ01 初音ミク) グッドスマイルカンパニー
初音ミク 「初音ミク Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone」 スーパープレミアムフィギュア”初音ミク-堕悪天使”
初音ミク 京都チョコ焼ショコラ 京都限定
【美品】初音ミクGTプロジェクト レーシングミク 2017 Ver. 1/1スケール フィギュア おまけ付き Tony グッドスマイルカンパニー
ボカロ Project DIVA
初音ミク Project mirai でらっくす
Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid. Originally, "Vocaloid" referred to a singing voice synthesizer software, but the trademark has since been used in the names of other commercial products. The software uses pre-recorded voicebanks of voice actors or singers to allow consumers to create synthesized singing by typing in lyrics and melodies. A wide range of voicebanks have been released for use with the Vocaloid synthesizer technology. Each is sold as "a singer in a box," designed to replace the role of an actual singer within a song's composition. The voicebanks have associated avatars that are also referred to as Vocaloids. Vocaloids are often marketed as virtual idols, with some even performing at live concerts as an on-stage projection.
Crypton had the idea to release Miku as "an android diva in the near-future world where songs are lost. She was the third Vocaloid to be sold commercially by the company, following their release of Yamaha Corporation-developed vocals Meiko and Kaito. Vocaloid was a cultural hit in Japan, with Hatsune Miku gaining instant success as the face of the brand. In September 2007, Amazon Japan reported Hatsune Miku sales totaling over 57 million yen, making her the number one selling software of that time. Crypton reportedly sold 40,000 Hatsune Miku units by July 2008 at an average of 300 units per week. By January 2011, sales had climbed to 60,000 units. In March 2012, the Nomura Research Institute estimated that the sales of all Hatsune Miku goods produced in the five years since her release added up to around 10 billion yen.
The original purpose of Hatsune Miku's English version was to allow Japanese producers to break into the Western market and expand their audiences. In 2011, Crypton introduced Miku in the United States by releasing a preview of her hit song "World is Mine" as a single on Amazon. When the song finally went on sale, it ranked seventh on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart within its first week. Even with the addition of other Character Vocals, Miku continues to be used as Crypton Future Media's primary marketing tool. This is evidenced by the fact that most Vocaloid-related products feature only Hatsune Miku's name. She is easily the most recognizable of all Vocaloids and has gone on to make countless appearances in other media around the world.