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Hatsune Miku fans have noted with interest the Vocaloid sensation’s UK tabloid debut, in the pages of rag Metro.

The article in question was published both in the print and online editions of Metro, the UK’s 4th most popular daily:

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Details of the event mentioned are visible in previous articles – although strictly speaking there was nothing “holographic” about the technology used to project her likeness onto the stage.

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The ironic side to the article is that the art used in the paper edition is by top lolicon mangaka Rustle, most of whose works are now illegal in the UK thanks to its decline into a moralist surveillance state.

The article also fails to mention Miku’s official age is 16 – illegal to draw suggestively in the UK, although legal for an adult to have sex with were she in fact real, handily criminalising most of her British fanbase.


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    Comment by Peter Barton
    17:12 23/10/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Can't wait to read about her sex scandals in the tabloids.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    21:55 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol won't be long til a sex tape gets leaked

    Avatar of Schrobby
    Comment by Schrobby
    00:53 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Happened long ago. Miku's a real celeb now. ^_^

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLxe1VsEsrY

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    03:17 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should get some japanese chick to cosplay Miku and turn her into a Music Idol or something.
    Then again, maybe it would be a fail...

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    09:17 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir, just made my day.... rofl

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    18:48 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as it's not drug controversies I'd be fine with that..

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    17:16 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh the hypocrisy.

    Well I guess it's about time to get that plane ticket to London so that I can fuck a 16yo right in the middle of Westminster Square and be back by the lunch time. (/sarcasm)

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    Comment by Schrobby
    19:14 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dumb brits are dumb.

    They can't even read Chibi Miku without fear of getting jailed because it shows lolis with miniskirt...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm pondering wether or not a lawsuit against metro for showing a fictional 16 year-old in a suggestive pose would serve well to point out how retarded those laws are.

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    Comment by Eddyak
    22:50 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't blame the public for the actions of dumbass governments.

    We take no responsibility for their stupidity.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    23:05 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, that's a great idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just a matter of Tories going all Thatcher and LibDems betraying all their values and voters to appease their coalition partners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, no. Not even 50% voted for the main party this time.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    03:28 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The public sure voted the assholes, though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    We can look at whatever we want as long as its justified, unlike America with its patriot act and Christian-nutjob run government. We don't censor the human form unless its harmful, the people on this site have no idea how open Britain is. The bans come as a way of pleasing foreign comment, part of a political move. Also I won't get shot at or arrested for having an opinion contrary to majority in Britain.

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    20:15 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fine, fuck a 16-year-old. Just don't hire an artist to draw the incident. That would be illegal!

    All hail Britannia!

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    00:52 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm enjoying all this delicious lack of researching that popular media all over the world seem to be afflicted with. Gives me a good laugh every time. It takes..what..? A minute to search online and find out all about Miku (age and all)?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The metro is not from one county is has many editions and content is shared.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    there is an Irish edition but it only has 28 pages compered to 76 pages in the UK edition

    http://e-edition.metroherald.ie/2010/10/22/

    http://e-edition.metro.co.uk/2010/10/22/

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    17:28 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *nods sadly in agreement*

    If only they knew the facts about our beloved Miku Hatsune and her fellow Voc@loids...

    By the way, if anyone wants all the works of Rustle, I have everything by him...

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    19:55 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rustle's doujin works are in my profile...

    Scroll down all the way to the bottom~

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    Comment by Naison
    17:14 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would get a great kick out of that.

    This might require photoshop.

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    01:45 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is beyond ironic. Oh, the hilarity.

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    Comment by starsplash
    17:48 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont know what would happen: people being amazed on the fact that shes not real, yet famouse than, or the fact that something tells me that most people in the UK probably wont read this considering its so brand new, it might be and probably is stupid.

    Wonder what the reaction is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being from the UK, I can tell you...

    People won't be amazed, we already get so many articles about the Gorillaz being "cartoons" and "virtual". Since it's not a well written article and only gives basic information, people won't care at all.
    It's more of a "did you know? oh, that's interesting." type thing.

    Not impressed..

    Comment by Shalala
    21:35 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw it and said "omg its mikumiku" most of my class said it was cool one said it was stupid but I just told him to stfu

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    Comment by DmonHiro
    18:14 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So... it is illegal to draw Miku having sex, but were she a real girl, it would be OK to have sex with her.

    Wow... This is the kind of shit you feed to the HAL9000 to make his head explode.

    Comment by Kudie Pie
    03:42 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember that in Britain, we've just come out of 13 years of rule by socialist Christfags. Just think about that for a second. Socialism and Christfaggotry combined. Imagine the worst parts of the Democrats and the Republicans, with no pesky constitution or Bill of Rights to get in their way and stop them from making an average of a new law for every day they were in charge.

    That's the kind of government we've just had, so it's no surprised our laws are fucked up beyond belief.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    03:31 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup. Only the sick brains of politicians and femnazis can produce such mind fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one who raged that the fact they westernized Fujita Saki's name?

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    Comment by ytdh
    00:06 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how long will it be till we see Miku on the line up in Godskitechen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay miku!!! omg this made my day lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    miku miku iikuuuu~

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    Comment by a pervert
    03:25 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    matte matte OK iikuu yo! (We are here to spread Hatsune Miku's domination aren't we?)

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    Comment by Karasz
    01:38 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh! Do the same for America! Americans must have an article about her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is wrong.

    The English should fight for King and Country against this.

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    Comment by GOD
    18:06 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This newspaper has just invited many unwanted fans for our precious 2D Goddess. This tabloid increases the chance that Soulja Boy and others like him will pollute her.

    I believe that only those who choose the right path and decide to be a fan of Hatsune Miku without tabloid influences should be accepted as true fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you realize how pathetic you sounded?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel the same way. It's sad that so many nerds don't see eye to eye with otaku and would rather prase something like this than fight against it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Legal fruit loops.
    I love em.

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    Comment by Ben
    12:00 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, they're all in possession of child pornography.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, being a Britfag myself I hardly think we qualify as a 'moralist surveillance state' just yet, and neither is the London Metro a 'rag', but yes, the whole absurdity of our loli-laws baffles me at times.

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    Comment by Shadow35
    20:15 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn I live in the UK, how did I not see this :O. Well because I don't read the metro but Miku getting some British exposure is awesome :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 03/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay, Unexpected consequence.

    thoguh with bands Like Gorrilaz birthed in the Uk its not to Awe inspiring ^_^ though i wonder how aq concert would play out there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 12/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've listened to a number of Hatsune Miku songs without prejudice. God that shit is annoying.

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    Comment by Stangace20
    06:38 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not surprising in a country where the police are expected to fight armed robbers w/ pea shooters,lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's pretty hard to fight crime when you're:

    1. Stuck behind a desk
    2. Don't give a fuck about the common people

    The only time you'll ever see police in the UK on the street is when they're all marching in a line demanding more pay

    The UK, it's a fucking cesspool.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    04:58 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, really? So you can't draw her two-dimensionally but you could have sex with her in the real world. Oh bitter irony...

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    Comment by Shuubi
    15:43 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally I'm just butthurt that they got so much of the information wrong.
    Her first concert wasnt this march, that was her second one, technically her third but her second 'solo live'. Her first two were in 2009.
    She doesn't have 'a' video game, she has two.

    Most importantly, it completely fails to mention the reason Miku is popular; because of how she created this whole subculture around fan-produced ORIGINAL songs. They make it sound like all Vocaloid is is crappy covers of existing songs on youtube. I mean, supercell's album of original songs getting in the top 3 Oricon charts? You'd think it'd include something about that. It kind of just reads like someone who just got into Vocaloid by watching Lady Gaga covers on youtube and couldn't be bothered to do any more research about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 24/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, no-life otaku.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    11:15 25/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    omigod I have an interest in vocaloid, therefore I have no life. I certainly must have less of a life than the guy who goes around to nearly every comment just to let them know they don't have lives. 8/

    Ps the correct term is 'fujoshi'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 30/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @14:40
    We don´t care what you think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 28/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does it look like I give a fuck? Otaku, fujoshi, you're still pathetic to me.





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