Miku Truly “Fantastico”


Holographic princess Hatsune Miku’s recent spate of mass media appearances still has not entirely abated – her most recent appearance even sees her seiyuu interviewed by Brazilian TV.

A digest of some of her more notably appearances follows, with thanks to the many kind souls who submitted the news of their nation’s passage into the desmesne of the world’s foremost if not only holographic princess.

On Brazilian TV (again) – but this time with Miku voice model Saki Fujita appearing as well:

On the cover of a Mexican rag:


On Italian TV (and elsewhere) as “L’ultima pop star giapponese è virtuale”:

Australian free rag – “but Japan’s newest and biggest pop star differs from most of her peers in one crucial aspect – she is a hologram”:


Czech news – “Japonská popová hvězda je 3D hologram školačky!”

Half a dozen Greek news sources covered the advent of Χατσούνε Μίκου as well.

Attack of the Show – now Attack of the Miku.

Sweden takes a break from its customary misandry to cover Miku, as do its Scandinavian brothers Denmark and Finland.

Even the Hong Kong press takes a break from publishing conspiracy theories to acknowledge the might of 初音未來:


Either the world’s mass media are right and Miku really is a hologram and not something more difficult for an English literature major (or its local equivalent) to understand, such as a “virtual idol,” or 100% of these publications are endlessly recycling the same fluff piece without bothering to check… surely not?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    As great as it is for Miku to gain international publicity, I would totally hate to seen the world to only know her as some "gimmick hologram".

    I hope the world media eventually figures out that Vocoloid is a voice synthesizer, in future media mentionings.

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    Comment by CowExtract
    02:40 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "[...] future media mentionings"
    future media...
    Crypton future media...
    I see what you did there :)

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    Comment by O-Jin
    08:30 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well... the first media in this article mention exactly that, if you notice.

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:21 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "World is Mine" indeed. Long may the MikuMiku World Conquest continue.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:50 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    They're categorizing our Majesty as a hologram?!

    ME MAD!

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    Comment by TheBudds
    10:44 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    (brings the pitchforks & torches)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So its alright to have sex with her then, since she's real?

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    Comment by torappu
    02:33 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hitler wasn't praised by his future German supporters right away when he participated in the first world war or had his first speeches.

    Some people only started recognizing his charisma, he was getting publicity not as "the man who will save our country" but instead pretty much mocked at by those who didn't actually bother listening to him just once (criticizing before actually knowing what something is about = world-spread human skill), saying he knows nothing, only to later be adored by those same people who didn't actually try to listen to him.

    This will be the same.
    Miku will become the world's majesty, and not just our own, this is only one of the first steps of Japan's mastermind plan, k.

    Jokes aside (..or not), I don't mind if nothing happens either since I'm content being one of the few who actually know what Vocaloid is in this country.

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    Comment by JSRF
    01:25 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They really need to stop calling Miku a hologram, she is a Vocaloid, and this world conquest bullshit doesn't matter if the world sees her for something she's not.

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    Comment by Roy
    15:22 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)





    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well, at least the brazilian one said a little about Vocaloid and how her songs are made by many people and didn't say that she was only a hologram.
    What I guess nobody will ever get right is that not everyone on that stage is Miku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Artefact, giving credit where credit is due, they DID call Miku a virtual idol on the brazilian one.

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    Comment by Default Player
    01:07 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Hm, well, I'm not surprised there.

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    02:40 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I hope that soon I can go to Miku show in Brazil <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We all hope friend, we all hope...

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    Comment by King Tiger
    03:59 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    ...in other news Miku's world conquest continues unabated....
    (and just as planned)

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    Comment by Yourtime
    01:15 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    well the thing I don't get. they know miku isn't "really" alive, so it doesn't make much sense trying to get attention from her or? :/.

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    Comment by Polariuz Bear
    01:25 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Beware of Mikumiku Bacteria♪ :)

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:49 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And those Tako Luka Plushie drones!

    04:31 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Leek probing sessions for non-believers.

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:02 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The Hachune drone army continues to multiply-


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    Comment by King Tiger
    06:00 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    probe the non-believers they'll love it! >:]

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    Comment by Mikorio
    11:12 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Hong Kong newspaper actually has "virtual song princess" in the header, and it's high otaku population doesn't make it such a surprise.

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    Comment by Roy
    15:12 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again with the probing~~!

    Comment by flood
    01:21 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    They love Miku. They see Miku. They get desperate. They lose sight of reality.

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:26 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Brazilian TV interviewing her seiyuu = Doing it Right

    Australian newspaper categorising Miku with decorated camels and a man being force-fed his beard = Doing it Wrong

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    01:38 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    MikuMiku's world domination seems to be imminent.

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    Comment by Aniota
    01:38 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    lol Yeah, but MX is just Train Toilet Paper, everytime I get on on the train I have to move like 3 copies off the empty seat that I want to sit on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    There are fan(atics) for God even though he is virtual. Why should this not be possible? (^_^)v

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:41 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's about time! They're fuckin' late!

    Those damn sleeper cells really were sleeping?! Jam the signals and invade their mass media already!

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    Comment by The Kiss
    02:49 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    @Megidola: That makes sense...

    Too bad mass media doesn't make sense at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Sorry, but not all Brazilian are retards. Though this was surprisingly good for something from Brazil's mass media master, Globo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well I dont have nothing against you and I even agree that brazilians are a plague but as a brazilian myself I need to ask, bad english aside way you think we are all retards?

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    Comment by TenguSan
    06:06 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the conquest continues O.O

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they're the worst and most annoying playerbase in every online game I've played.
    They suck at every aspect of the games and don't give a crap if they ruin it for others or not by being retarded even when they know full-well what they're doing.
    They love to insult others in portuguese and be stupid about everything.
    Call me racist if you want, but most of you guys don't even try to be any better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Miku dun get into Scandals/ Gays/ Les..

    I dun want anymore Lady GaGa/ Elton John..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I agree, it was very good comming from them.

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    Comment by Roy
    15:11 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG~! I understand it also... Now thats funny~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for proving my point, and yes, I can understand portuguese :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    04:36 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Megidola I was wondering why i didn't see the article in the newspaper, i probably skipped it cause of the stupid camel picture.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    05:20 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No surprise here, am I right people or am I right?...

    But wow, this is still extraordinary btw...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow I remember reading that MX (Aus newspaper) article a while ago!! MX is a total pile of garbage but everyone who works in city areas and catches public transport home reads it on their trip because it's given out (often by pretty girls) for free.. Never thought I'd see it mentioned here though haha!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In defense of the first commenter: brazil somehow houses the most retarded internet users on earth. They are ten times more idiotic than your average btard, and are surprisingly proud of being so dumb. Must be something genetic, merely place a brazilian in front of a pc and he'll regress to a mental age of ten.

    I know because i live among them :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Call me racist if you want" lie you only say that because you know that you are a racist (as every foreigner) but want to feel better trying to say that you do not care what people think and say so just to type "your racist shit" if someone says this loses a little effect because you've kind of self-proclaimed racist (yes you've indirectly said that) and how is something that you already said it loses all sense but I think it's pathetic and ridiculous to try to do something only for the people do not see you as racist
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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:05 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You just proved everything anon said @12:53 to be true... Happy now?
    Brazilians (on online games), when they are alone they are harmless, just watch out for packs of them, large numbers make them go retarded.
    Oh and, @13:35 again, using cheats, anyone is "better" than others, you know?
    Because of people like that I never reveal I'm Brazilian on online games or online communities.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I guess Brazilians aren't as retarded as I thought

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 04/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    btw the brazilian reporter called her Virtual Idol at 2:05

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I watched it on TV, it was awesome, cause they talk about Vocaloid and the seiyuu. Nice job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Miku is the best thing SEGA/CRYPTON/HUMANITY has ever made i been a fan of her music waay befor she got this much attention im so happy she is getting the recognition she deserves and all the VOCALOIDS are the future of music!!

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    Comment by konakona
    01:23 04/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Shouldn't they have leek shaped glow sticks to wave around?

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    Comment by Jash
    06:22 04/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I think some did

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