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  • translate translate learn spanish we learned english not because we like it it was a neccesity Aprendan español y si quieren saber que dice pues ya les dije que hacer y no es un copy paste no sean idiotas

  • it’s… kinda weird, don’t you think? it spread so easily in the west but not so much in the east. eh, maybe it’s just me or the west is really that easy to conquer when Miku-sama’s there.

    anyway, my country suck so much so it might be a challenge for her to make it fall. we got a korean fagdo– fandom here so it’s really a sucky counrty
    WE NEED MIKU HERE!! REQUESTING REINFORCEMENT!!

  • You do know that Equality Now is probably going to attempt to give rights to Hatsune Miku. -_- I wouldn’t be surprised if those ignorant fools along with Angas Chan put their focus on attacking Vocaloid and Hatsune Miku. Heaven forbid that.

  • Miku es tu mai!!!

    I’m latino I can understand the article completly.. it just says general stuff about her been a syntetized voice and not real… bla bla bla yada yada… and taking the hearts of plp every where otakus exists.

  • Yeah, miku first appeared here in Ecuador’s papers a couple months ago. I have the tokyo concert in BD, so if she has a concert here or while i’m in sofla, I’ll definitely go.

    In case anyone wonders: All it says on those pages/graphics is a bio of Miku, name origins, what it is, what r vocaloids and how impossible it is to be w/ her cuz she’s not real (as if no one knew that by now). Everything else is not as important.

  • Vocaloid for the win! ^_^

    I’d much rather listen to Miku any day over some of today’s.. “singers.” Today’s “artists” who have to use AutoTune to enhance their voice (because they can’t sing) are making a mockery out of the music industry – I don’t want to listen to robots. The use of AutoTune is not a fair measure of one’s vocal talent. At least the Vocaloid programs sound more real to me.. which is actually quite ironic. O_o

    YAMAHA needs to distribute all versions of Vocaloid internationally soon. Worldwide appeal is inevitable.

  • I’m afraid if Miku ever gets an American publication it will be more on the lines of what happened with pedo bear in CA. Instead it will be Crazy Japanese Animation girl who is underage causes moral corruption in kids and pedophilia in adult males.

  • well,… N’deed!!

    Datz jus fine with me if she does have a global cult started. She’ll have something a lot of girls will envy – “Political Clout of the Masses”,……….. Although getting otakus to reach a consensus about issues is another monster all together, let alone getting one to actually cast their votes.

    Thankfully, I’m a registered Absentee Voter, so I don’t have to deal with the usual political B/S, and I get my ballots EARLY!!

    ^_^**

    • that’s only a rought translation of the U.K,article, anyways I think Miku has already conquered the digital world, in just 3 years took the attention of the world and is recognized in many countries, is like Touhou is a phenomenon that takes small steps towards the world domination! btw why always Yucatán have those kind of news? they really care about their readers I guess

  • It says that “thousands want to know her, [i]touch[/i] her, and even hug her”. Can’t argue with that.
    By the way, I was wondering why they don’t use more official artwork of her? Like ones drawn by Kei? Just a thought.

  • French television make it too.
    The popular French TV show named “Le grand journal” make a review about the Miku Hatsune 39’s Giving Day concert the 25/10/10 :
    http://tania.blog.canalplus.fr/archive/2010/10/25/l-instant-t-du-25-10.html

    Where the french fails : There are many mistakes like singer name (Miku when Luka is singing), Vocaloid mispelled on Volcaloid or the comparaison to an another shitting ringing tone “René la taupe”.
    Ah , being french these days is soooo lame 🙁

  • Translation (Sorry for my bad english):

    Miku Hatsune is an artist, like an idol in Japan. That it to say, a pop star that
    is followed by a million of young people and lend his voice for all the songs of
    animation series. It dresses with marvellous costumes and have a particularly high
    pitch voice. Sells millions of merchandise, fill enormous colliseums for his concerts and thousands would want to meet,touch and even hugh her

    The problem that is impossible. Doesn´t matter how the fans wish to have contact with him, they will never be able to have it, because Miku doesn´t exist in the
    real World. This will know as Vocaloid, an virtual idol.

    Victor García is a otaku (Name that receives a fanatic of Japanese animation)
    “coolaquileño” (guayaquileño?? , his nick?). He has followed very close this phenomenon and he explains that it is a vocal synthesis software that is able to
    to “sing”. “Was developed by Yamaha and sintetizes songs simply by writing the
    lyrics and the melody”, says García

    Mariano Rodríguez, a ingeniery of computer systems, affirms that the software “give
    to the user the ability to sintetize songs with only write the lyrics and the melody”. The japanese company looked for a way of commercialize to the public and
    with this miku born in 2007.

    “Is the sinthesis of a digital voice, with a teenager body, in charge of the artist
    Kei, and a innocent personality”, adds García. These characteristics have turned
    to these Vocaloids on virtual Idols of that some fanatics they get to fall in love.

    “The possibility of love of one or a “idoru” , one electronic creation, it can be
    real on a near future, something considered normal. On these days, the real thing
    and the virtual, begin to mix itself, says to the magazine Estrellas Virtuales,
    Silvia Nieto, sociologist. Miku Hatsune has published 10 albums of varios kind of
    styles, like pop tecno, romantic ballad even polka. Since 2008, exist various figures of collection, postals, books and wear. Also, there are games, like Hatsune
    Miku: Project Diva, where the user is a species of manager of this virtual star. At
    the end of march of this year, His fanatics could assist to the first concert of an
    virtual character on Tokio, in that they were sold 2.500 tickets.

    Although there are many that assures that this isn´t true, the group Gorrillaz it already shown a and spectacle like this, the character of Miku is the first to got
    his own virtual voice, while Gorillaz presents the voices of real artists, including the Britpop Blur vocalist.

    The idols are a very important parts of the Japanese society and the idea of virtual idols has facilitated the hability of perpetuate them in the time, because
    they do not age nor they tire to give concerts.

    Miku Hatsune

    Age: 16 years
    Height: 1,58 meters
    Weight: 42 Kg
    Made: 31 aug 2007

    His name cames of Hatsu (first), Ne (Sound) and Miku (Future). The first sound of
    the future.

    Other Voices

    Kagamine Rin/Len: duet formed by Rin (female voice) and Len (male voice); Megurine
    Luka: female voice on english and japanaese; Sweet Ann: female voice in english;
    Prima: female voice in english; Big-Al: male voice in english, Sonika: female voice
    in english.

  • Miku Hatsune is an idol type artist in Japan. That is, a pop star followed by millions of young men and women, who sang musical themes to animation series. She dresses with elaborated outfits and has a particularly high pinch tone. Sells millions on merchandise, sell-out enormous coliseums for each concert and thousands would love to meet her, touch and hug her.

    The problem is that is just impossible. It doesn’t matter hoe much her fans would like to make contact with her, they will never be able to, because Miku Hatsune doesn’t exist in the real world. She is what is known as Vocaloid, a virtual idol.

    Victor Garcia is an otaku (name given to those fanatic to Japanese animation) Guayaquil. He has followed very closely the Vocaloid phenomenon and explains that the synthesizer voice software is what is capable of the “singing”. “It was developed by Yamaha and synthesizes song simply by writing the lyrics and melody”, comments Garcia.

    Mariano Rodriguez, systems engineer, confirms that the software “let the user the ability to synthesize songs with only the lyrics and the melody”. The Japanese company was looking for a way to sell it to a wider market and so Miku was born in the year 2007.

    “It’s the synthesis of a digital voice, the body of a pre-adolescent, lead by the Japanese artist Kei, and a naïve personality”, Garcia comments. These characteristic have made this Vocaloids into virtual idols of which some fans have fall in love with.

    “The possibility of falling in love with or from an idol, a virtual creation, may become, in a near future, something considered normal. In our days, the real and virtual began to mix-up”, expresses sociologist Siliva Nieto from the publication Estrellas Virtuales. Miku Hatsune has published 10 discs in several styles, such as pop techno, romantic ballad, even polka. Since the year 2008 have been made collectionable figures, postal, books and clothing. There also are video games, such as Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, where the player is some sort of manager to the virtual idol. This year last march, her fanatics assist the first concert of a virtual character in Tokyo, where 2,500 tickets where sold.

    Though many argue this is not quite true, because the group Gorillaz had already made such a concert, Miku’s character is the first of having her own virtual voice, while the Gorillaz uses real artist voices, including the vocalist from the Brtipop band Blur.

    Idols are a real important part of the Japanese society and the idea of virtual idols has facilitated the ability to immortalize them through time, because they don’t age nor they go tired from doing concerts.

    Miku Hatsune
    Age: 16 years old
    Height: 1.58 m (5’2”)
    Weight: 42 Kg (92.59 lb)
    Created: August 31 2007
    Her name comes from the words Hatsu (first), Ne (sound) and Miku (Future). Roughly translates to the sound of the future.

    Other voices
    Kagamine Rin/Len: duet formed by Rin (female voice) and Len (male voice); Megurine Luka: female voice in Japanese and English; Sweet Ann: female voice in English; Prima: female voice in English; Big-Al: male voice in English, Sonika: female voice in English.

  • even though there may be people who argue this is not all true, the group Gorillaz had already performed an act like this, Miku is the first in having
    it’s own virtual voice, while Gorillaz performs with the voices of real artist, including vocalist for the band from Britpop Blur.

  • there have been collectible
    figures since the year 2008, there’s also been posters, books, and clothes. there are also games like Hatsune Miku: project diva,
    where the user is a type of manager to this virtual idol. at the end of march of this year, her fans were able to attend their first concert
    for a virtual persona in tokyo, in which 2,500 attended.

  • “the possibility of falling in love with an idol, a virtual creation, could come to be, in a not to far away future, it may become the norm.
    In these days reality and what is virtual begin to mix” expert in virtual star publications, sivia nieto, commented.
    Hatsune Miku has published 10 disks in various styles, like pop, tecno, romantic ballad, and even polka.

  • “it’s the synthesis of a digital voice, with a adolescent body, in the care of Japanese artist Kei, and also with an innocent personality”
    Garcia adds, these characteristics have turned these Vocaloids into virtual idols in wich fanatics come to fall in love with.

  • Mariano Radriguez, system engineer, states that the software “gives the user the ability to syntheses songs by writing down the
    lyrics and melody” the Japanese company looked for a way to sell their product to the public and that is how Miku nation 2007

  • Victor Garcia is and otaku (name given to any fanatic of japanese animation) he has followed very closely the phenomenon that is
    Vocaloid and explains that it is a voice synthesizer that is capable of “singing” “it was developed by Yamaha and synthesizes simply
    by writing down the lyrics and melody”, comments Garcia.

  • the problem is, this is impossible. no mater how many fans may want to have contact with her, they will never have the chance.
    because Hatsune Miku does not exist in the real world. she is what is known as a Vocaloid, a virtual idol.

  • Hatsune Miku is an artist type idol in Japan. that’s to say, a pop star that is followed by millions of young followers,
    and lends her voice to musical themes from animation. She dresses in flashy outfits and she has a rather distinct voice
    she sells millions in merchandise, she sells out enormous coliseums for her concerts and thousands would like to know her,
    touch her and ever hug her.

  • Miku Hatsune
    age: 16 year old
    height: 1,58 M
    wheight: 42 Kgs
    creation date: agust 31, 2007

    other voices
    Kagamine Rin/Len: duo formed by Rin (female voice) and Len(male voice); Megurine Luka: female voice in English and japanese
    Sweet ann: female voice in inglish; prima: female voice; Big-Al: male voice in English, Sonika: female voice in English.

  • “the possibility of falling in love with an idol, a virtual creation, could come to be, in a not to far away future, it may become the norm.
    In these days reality and what is virtual begin to mix” expert in virtual star publications, sivia nieto, commented.
    Hatsune Miku has published 10 disks in various styles, like pop, tecno, romantic ballad, and even polka. there have been collectible
    figures since the year 2008, there’s also been posters, books, and clothes. there are also games like Hatsune Miku: project diva,
    where the user is a type of manager to this virtual idol. at the end of march of this year, her fans were able to attend their first concert
    for a virtual persona in tokyo, in which 2,500 attended.

    even though there may be people who argue this is not all true, the group Gorillaz had already performed an act like this, Miku is the first in having
    it’s own virtual voice, while Gorillaz performs with the voices of real artist, including vocalist for the band from Britpop Blur.

    Idols are an important part of japanese society, and the idea of virtual idols has facilitated the existence of perpetuation in time,
    since they don’t age or tire of concerts.

  • Mariano Radriguez, system engineer, states that the software “gives the user the ability to syntheses songs by writing down the
    lyrics and melody” the Japanese company looked for a way to sell their product to the public and that is how Miku nation 2007

    “it’s the synthesis of a digital voice, with a adolescent body, in the care of Japanese artist Kei, and also with an innocent personality”
    Garcia adds, these characteristics have turned these Vocaloids into virtual idols in wich fanatics come to fall in love with.

  • Hatsune Miku is an artist type idol in Japan. that’s to say, a pop star that is followed by millions of young followers,
    and lends her voice to musical themes from animation. She dresses in flashy outfits and she has a rather distinct voice
    she sells millions in merchandise, she sells out enormous coliseums for her concerts and thousands would like to know her,
    touch her and ever hug her.

    the problem is, this is impossible. no mater how many fans may want to have contact with her, they will never have the chance.
    because Hatsune Miku does not exist in the real world. she is what is known as a Vocaloid, a virtual idol.

    Victor Garcia is and otaku (name given to any fanatic of japanese animation) he has followed very closely the phenomenon that is
    Vocaloid and explains that it is a voice synthesizer that is capable of “singing” “it was developed by Yamaha and synthesizes simply
    by writing down the lyrics and melody”, comments Garcia.

  • Translation (Sorry for my bad english):

    Miku Hatsune is an artist, like an idol in Japan. That it to say, a pop star that is followed by a million of young people and lend his voice for all the songs of animation series. It dresses with marvellous costumes and have a particularly high
    pitch voice. Sells millions of merchandise, fill enormous colliseums for his concerts and thousands would want to meet,touch and even hugh her.

    The problem that is impossible. Doesn´t matter how the fans wish to have contact with him, they will never be able to have it, because Miku doesn´t exist in the real World. This will know as Vocaloid, an virtual idol.

    Victor García is a otaku (Name that receives a fanatic of Japanese animation) “coolaquileño” (guayaquileño?? , his nick?). He has followed very close this phenomenon and he explains that it is a vocal synthesis software that is able to “sing”. “Was developed by Yamaha and sintetizes songs simply by writing the lyrics and the melody”, says García.

    Mariano Rodríguez, a ingeniery of computer systems, affirms that the software “give to the user the ability to sintetize songs with only write the lyrics and the melody”. The japanese company looked for a way of commercialize to the public and with this miku born in 2007.

    “Is the sinthesis of a digital voice, with a teenager body, in charge of the artist Kei, and a innocent personality”, adds García. These characteristics have turned to these Vocaloids on virtual Idols of that some fanatics they get to fall in love.

    “The possibility of love of one or a “idoru” , one electronic creation, it can be real on a near future, something considered normal. On these days, the real thing and the virtual, begin to mix itself, says to the magazine Estrellas Virtuales,
    Silvia Nieto, sociologist. Miku Hatsune has published 10 albums of varios kind of styles, like pop tecno, romantic ballad even polka. Since 2008, exist various figures of collection, postals, books and wear. Also, there are games, like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, where the user is a species of manager of this virtual star. At the end of march of this year, His fanatics could assist to the first concert of an virtual character on Tokio, in that they were sold 2.500 tickets.

    Although there are many that assures that this isn´t true, the group Gorrillaz it already shown a and spectacle like this, the character of Miku is the first to got his own virtual voice, while Gorillaz presents the voices of real artists,
    including the Britpop Blur vocalist. The idols are a very important parts of the Japanese society and the idea of virtual idols has facilitated the hability of perpetuate them in the time, because
    they do not age nor they tire to give concerts.

    Miku Hatsune

    Age: 16 years
    Height: 1,58 meters
    Weight: 42 Kg
    Made: 31 aug 2007

    His name cames of Hatsu (first), Ne (Sound) and Miku (Future). The first sound of the future.

    Other Voices

    Kagamine Rin/Len: duet formed by Rin (female voice) and Len (male voice); Megurine Luka: female voice on english and japanaese; Sweet Ann: female voice in english; Prima: female voice in english; Big-Al: male voice in english, Sonika: female voice
    in english.

  • Es bueno ver esta clase de material en LA donde es un tabu tan grande la animacion y el anime pierde mercado, que salga en un diario es aun mas de elogiar, supongo que el editor fue flexible al permitir esto.
    Ya estamos podridos de asociaciones de padres asociando el anime o las cosas japonesas como productos malos para la sociedad, es por eso que aqui no llegan con fuerza.
    ¿Traduccion al ingles?, !esta¡ jajaja

  • ahh this is actually pretty old i was trying to send the scans before but i never got the time T_T. A translation of something like this is rather unnecessary. It pretty much talks a little about how Famous Miku is and it compares her to Gorillaz. It talks about the Vocaloid program and how everything started.
    This was release the 8 of September I still got my copy ^^

  • Yes, it’s spanish, No, it’s not a copy-paste of the English version of the new, and Nope, now I can’t translate because i gotta go to study right now -.- But basically it’s the same idea the other paper had, adding a psychological review saying “It’ll be usual to fall in love of Virtual Idoru”.
    Anyway, this newspaper made a real research, not like the pity and disgusting comment that a yellow newspaped made here in Chile. Just shameless (Please, DON’T POST IT! IT’S A WASTE OF HONOR AND SPACE!!)

    • Ok, Here i made some-kind of a translation.
      (This isn’t perfect and made on-the-go, so don’t be to harsh on me, thanks ^^)

      Miku Hatsune is an idol artist in Japan. This means, she’s a pop star followed by millions of youngsters, and she borrows her voice for musical themes of animated series. She dresses her up with astonishing costumes and has a particularly acute voice. Selling millions in merchandising, filling up enormous coliseums for her concerts and thousands would love to met her, touch her and even hug her.
      The problem relays in this being impossible. It doesn’t matter how much her fans would like to have some kind of contact with her, they will never be, because Miku Hatsune doesn’t exist in the real world. This is known as a Vocaloid, a virtual idol.
      Victor Garcia is an otaku (name given to the fanatic of Japanese animation) Guayaquileño (http://bit.ly/dvVGZL). He has been following really closely the “vocaloid” effect and he explains this is a software created for making a synthesis of voice with the ability of “singing”. “It was developed by Yamaha and synthesizes songs just by writing the lyrics and the melody”, Garcia explains.
      Mariano Rodriguez, a Systems Engineer, affirms that the software “allows the user the ability to synthesize songs by just writing lyrics and the melody”. The Japanese company was looking a way to publicize it to the general public, and that’s how in 2007 Miku was born.
      “The possibility to fall in love with a (male or female) idol, a electronic creation, can become, in a not-so-long-future, as being considered as something normal. In our days, what’s real an what’s virtual starts to mix”, expresses in the publishing Estrellas Virtuales (Virtual Stars) Silva Nieto, sociologist. Miku Hatsune has published 10 albums in a wide variety of styles, like pop techno, romantic ballads and even polkas. Since 2008 have existed collective figures, postcards, books and underwear. There’s also videogames, like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, where the user is some kind of a manager of this virtual star. By the ends of [this year] March, her fans could assist to the first concert of a Virtual Character in Tokyo, where the sales for the entrance summed up to 2500 tickets.
      Although there are lots who assure this isn’t quite true, as Gorillaz has already given this kind of spectacle, Miku’s character is the first one to have her own virtual voice, while Gorillaz represents the voices of real artist, including the vocalist of the Britpop Blur band.
      The idols are an important part of Japanese society and the idea of virtual idosl has facilitated the ability to perpetuate them in time, as they doesn’t grow old nor they get tired of giving concerts.
      Miku Hatsune
      Age: 16 years old
      Height: 5.18 ft
      Weight: 92.5 pounds
      Created: August 31 2007
      Her name comes from Hatsu (first), Ne (sound) and Miku (future). The first sound of the future.
      Other Voices
      Kagamine Rin/Len: a duo conformed by Rin (female voice) and Len (Masculine voice); Megurine Luka (Feminine voice in English and Japanese; Sweet Ann: Feminine voice in English; Prima: Feminine Voice in English; Big-Al: Masculine voice in English, Sonika: Feminine voice in English.

    • First spanish-english translation (always english-spanish) hope at least it be redeable:

      “Vocaloid, famous artist that aren’t flesh and bones”

      Miku Hatsune is Idol-type artist from Japan. A pop star followed by
      million of youths. a lends her voice for animation series songs.
      She wear flashy costumes and had a particular high pitch.

      The problem is that is impossible. No matter how much her fans want to get in touch with her. Hatsune doesn’t exist

      in the real wotld. She is what is known as a Vocaloid, a virtual idol.

      Victor García is an Guayaquillean otaku (name given to the japanese animation fan) (Guayaquillean “those one from

      Guayaquil”). He has followed the Vocaloid phenom very close and explains that it is an voice synthesizer software
      caplade of “sing. “It was developed by Yamaha and sinthesizes songs simply writting lyrics and melody”, comments

      García.

      Systems Engineer Mariano Rodriguez asserts that the software “provides the user the ability for synthing songs only

      writting the lyrics and melody”. Japanese company was looking for selling to the general public market and then is

      when in 2007 Miku was born.

      In the syntesize of adigital voice, with a preteen body, made by japanese artist Key, and a innocent personality”

      Adds García. this features have turn all this Vocaloids in virtual idols that make some fans fall in love.

      “The chance of falling in love with an “idoru”, an electronic creation, could become, in a not far future, something

      considered normal. In our days, real and virtual begin to mix” writes Sociologist Silvia Nieto on her publication

      Virual Stars.
      Miku Hatsune has published 10 CDs in various styules, like pop-tecno, ballad and even polka. Since year 2088 exists

      collectable figures, postals, books and clothes. There alse are games, Like hatsune Miku: Proyect Diva, where the player is some kind of manager of this virtual star. By the end of macrh, current year, her fans could assist to the first concert from a virtual character in Tokyo, which sold 2.500 tickets.

      Meanwhile there are lots who asserts that it isn´t entirely true, because Gorillaz had already given a concert with that feature, Miku’s character is the first having it own virtual voice, instead Gorillaz presents voices from real artist, included vocalist from britpop band Blur

      Idols are a important part of japanese society, and the idea of virtual idols has provided the ability to perpetuate them in time, because they don’t get aged nor get tired of giving concerts.

    • not much too say to be honest. It talks about how famous she is in Japan. Then it shows a small interview with an Ecuadorian Otaku that explains what a vocaloid is. They talk about the program and idols. Finally they sum up making a comparison to Gorillaz (same concept but Miku is 100% digital).
      Ill actually translate the last paragraph since it make me giggle:
      “Idols are of great importance to the Japanese culture and the ability to virtualize them have facilitate the capacity to preserve them throw time, since they don’t grow old or get tired of giving concerts”

      At the very end it gives a description of the other Vocaloids.