Virtual idol Hatsune Miku’s latest live performance, “Miku’s Day,” has proven a huge success, with otaku attendees enthusiastically queueing by the the thousand and being driven into a frenzy by the spectacular performance the Vocaloids offered.
One particularly obsessive fan reported a virtual epiphany…
Miku and the Vocaloids appeared on stage by way of a transparent screen:
One 2ch denizen attended the Miku Live event together with 2,499 other creepy otaku (and thousands more in virtual attendance via Nico), and was evidently deeply moved by the experience:
It was nothing like it looked on Nico.
It was like Miku was actually there, in front of you. What’s real and what’s an optical illusion, it was hard to tell.
She was glittering amidst the smoke and lights – it was especially nice how she used the smoke to change costumes.
This is better than any normal live performance! The world of anime has come into the real world! I get goose bumps thinking about it… in the end I wept.
[he goes on at length about how amazing it was]
What makes 2D so great is that you see from our world. But live Miku was different. It was like Miku came into our world. Not just watching images, but the descent of Miku down into the real world.
[he continues at length about how Miku is the best thing ever]
2ch’s reaction to this is instructive:
“Go to a hospital!”
“Get out of here, this isn’t your damn diary!”
“I was shocked to read this.”
Undeterred, he returns to share his MikuMiku Life:
Celebratory Nendoroid chaos: