American Miku More Macho Than Ever

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Toyota’s manly version of Hatsune Miku, evidently designed specifically for the discerning tastes of the testosterone loving American public, is apparently the only version deemed fit for use in the land of the free and continues to find itself the subject of additional advertising.

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Liberty Miku vs Hatsune Miku:

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At least this time it is not stealing Tony’s pose.

Angry Miku fans have been urging their compatriots to pressure Toyota into ending its blasphemous and disrespectful treatment of the world’s foremost virtual diva:

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    Avatar of H-Ero
    Comment by H-Ero
    19:41 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Artwork aside, I hope that Americans won't simply identify Miku as just that "cartoon Toyota girl" from all these ads. There should be more effort put into advertising her for what she actually is: a Vocaloid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why? More people use and enjoy cars than they listen to shitty, choppy music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    'use and enjoy cars'....really?

    you posted that on sc?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 09/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are fake and gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 31/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOBODY IT´S FAKE AND GAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Um yeah stupid. Most people in America use and enjoy cars. Most people in America don't give a fuck about Miku. How retarded are you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 15/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    STILL doesn't make any sense, either you know who Miku is, and you think "what the fuck have they done to Miku and what has she to do with cars?" or you don't and just think "why is that chick with the seriously weird blue hair orgasming on top of a Toyota?"

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    19:36 15/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    This is much better and original.

    But god, that previous one looked like she was on steroids or something that messes up your face. Still can't beat Tony's version tho <3

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    Comment by Megidola
    20:36 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Don't worry, that hideous face could never belong to Hatsune Miku.

    The commercial tells us it's actually the imposter Hatsooney Miku.

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    Comment by AVEN
    20:44 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    One point for Megidola, one point less for Toyota

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    23:00 15/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Reminds me of this MAD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUEHNSO4Mb0&feature=player_embedded [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUEHNSO4Mb0&feature=player_embedded]

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    Comment by Andices
    22:09 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gotta hate it when they become commercial for products.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ..implying that she isnt an advertisement for a product..

    Hello? VOCALOID? No one would have any idea what that is without her.

    She is an advertisement. Mascots represent a product or an idea.

    Kinda like how Sonic = SEGA.

    Sorry but you're in love with a moe blob brand icon.

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    Comment by Castian
    02:14 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its ok for them to announce products as long shes not Rapped, like... toyotas and that euro magazine...
    poor Miku

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the fuck is up with them pointy ass titties? That's not Miku!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    23:01 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I think that's fine in a way, but that previous one, just NO.

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    Comment by Lilith

    Hm, I think this new one looks pretty good, actually.

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    Comment by alex251
    20:41 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the body and all looks good but the face and expression are horrible

    wait...shouldn't be Miku DFC ? o.0

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They'd have serious legal issues if she was DFC - due to recent event >>;

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    Comment by alex251
    23:58 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    what event ?

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    Comment by Gogetters
    03:41 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also note that this isn't porn, and there is no DFC laws in the US, so no "legal issues" could come up even if they wanted too...

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    Comment by Gogetters
    00:21 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What legal issues? Are you sure you're not confusing the US with Australia...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    SLIGHTLY Less manly

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 17/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything people from United States touch is pretty much ruined. Latest example I remember is that while everybody else in the world calls popular Korean rhythm-action-game "DJMAX" like the Korean developers (Pentavision) of that game call it ("DJMAX")... After all american version was released the publisher made a mistake with the naming calling it "DJ Max" as if the "Max" was a person or something which isn't true at all. Well the PMStudio corrected their mistake in next northern american release which was DJMAX Portable 3 but damage was already done and because of that only american DJMAX community members refer to DJMAX most of the time incorrectly as "DJ Max". This is really annoying. DJMAX with a space applied between DJ and MAX is incorrect spelling.

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    Comment by Yourtime
    00:41 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol agree, but the tony figure is so.. overpowered >_<

    Comment by Anonymous

    I just hate the face of the Tony rip off.
    Yep the new pic is not bad actually!

    Comment by Anonymous

    I like both for what they are. I win!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 15/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Americanized Miku looks like a trap , seriously. With its long nose and manly face(sharp chin too). Definitely a trap.
    I also don't see the relevance of Miku to the car. I would understand if it was Roger Federer since he would need a car to drive around but what about a cyber diva? Fail Marketing sense is fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You haven't met a lot of women in your life, haven't you? You fail at social life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't still answer what's the deal with the car.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats like asking "Why do celebs advertise anything but the movies they are in?"
    It's something popular to make another thing popular.
    Also last I checked sharp chins are drawn on females or VERY pretty men...
    I have about a BILLION How to Draw Manga books as well as many artists who follow this common trend.
    Round chins are mainly for young children.
    Also the nose isn't THAT fucking long!
    Is detail too much to much of a problem?
    I don't like Chun-Lee fan art because her legs have no muscle 9/10.

    Comment by Anonymous

    A trap? Really? Are you blind or just stupid?

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by AVEN
    19:21 15/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    In sumary... the fans want more "moe" and less "realistic" Miku.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I think its more like they don't want Miku to become "realistic".

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Jews: Proving Hitler Right Since 1945.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The body is good but that face...! o__O

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:55 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Liberty Miku looks like a SLUT!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:57 15/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    It's faithful to the original then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So If I buy that car, a virtual goddess will descend upon me? There's a picture of it so it must be true!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    doesn't look that bad to me. Sure it's not as good as say Tony's work, but I've seen worse artwork and at least Miku is getting more and more recognised in the west

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 15/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    It's BETTER than Tony's work.

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    Comment by AVEN
    19:46 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Son i am disappoint

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    20:58 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *crying*

    Don't worry he'll understand, *sniffs* won't he?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually I do like it more than Tony's. I think Tony's art is over-glorified and other otaku are just afraid to come out and say how boring and unimaginative the majority of his work is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well what WERE you expecting this is SanCom

    And we DON'T think it's bad, but and I mean BUT it's like going into a pet club full of cat lovers, you know what your getting into but you still scream DOG and well that's what you get.

    All SanCom members know how to appreciate art but we just like Tony's kind than others

    What's sad is that you guys expected different

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:30 15/05/2011

    if your definition of "art" is: "looking more like real life"
    than this indeed is better art than the Tony version.

    But if this is your definition of art...
    wouldn't you have to consider it bad art for the illustration errors?
    Most obvious being lighting inconsistencies.

    It is trying to be a realistic painting but the artist is, considering the project, likely due to time constraints, incapable of creating good art in this, by your preferences, superior art-style.

    We accept that someone will consider a style as superior, but even then, what is "better" art given two specific images?
    An illustration perfectly executed in an inferior style?
    Or an illustration that's kind-of done right in the superior one?

    Even if your choice differs, does that mean that the other "fuckers don't know shit about art." ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:17 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Actually I do like it more than Tony's. I think Tony's art is over-glorified and other otaku are just afraid to come out and say how boring and unimaginative the majority of his work is."

    I have to kind of agree. I don't really like Tony's drawings as much as most people. My main problem is that they're usually really boring to look at.

    Are they drawn skillfully? Yes, quite skillfully.

    But I just think they lack expression. Even when they're smiling, it doesn't feel like they're actually smiling. Just for reference, I decided to look through some of his tagged stuff.

    http://chan.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/1023881

    This is the only one that I found fun to look at. This guy actually has an interesting look to him. Every other picture I've seen, they look like humanoids made to simulate emotion.

    Just my 2 cents.

    As for this picture, I think it's drawn better than Tony's works, but I also think it's out of character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all know it's OK and some will prefer it..
    The eyes are closed so it couldn't be cross-eyed like the previous one.

    Still no acting skills though., unless of course she was intended to be drawn being shot from behind. (which would explain pose, light-source and facial expression)

    The main problem I've got with this US-Miku is that the painting is missing the cleanliness, and "radiation" necessary for depicting a "perfect" artificial life-form.
    Rather than "glowing" like a typical representation in this scenario (whether angel or charged-up gynoid), this US-Muku is a dull back-lit object, giving the character a dead feeling.
    (not even the spread hair was drawn to be translucent like it would be in reality, or this illustration http://chan.sankakucomplex.com/ja/post/show/465886
    The most ironic point is that the wings were drawn to be rather translucent in parts that wouldn't be on a real wing, but I guess they could be the light-source, whereas the hair was shaded as simple shiny solid object... )

    I wonder what a Miku by Hajime Sorayama would look like, he'd seem to be the perfect artist for pulling off a 100% photo-realistic version ^^;

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I understand you fuckers don't know shit about art.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ I don't understand you don't know shit about us.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    19:51 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    The nose...Ye gods, the nostrils...

    *hugs his Hachune Miku plushie and whimpers*

    The leeks do nothing...

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    Comment by Elc
    19:55 15/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    the face in general looks like a damn train wreck...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 16/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are bitching about her legs HERE but not in that disjointed piece of shit figure that everyone was going on and on about a couple months ago? REALLY?

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    21:01 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks beau*cough cough whore*tiful doesn't she?

    But this just a futile rebellion soon they SHALL know the way of the MOE

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @yuriphoria

    I don't know if you're an artist, but either way that isn't exactly true. You don't need to be an artist to see that manga-styled art can have just as detailed character designs including super-realistic body details and proportions as works of western artists. It might not be the norm and depends on the artist, but you can't just dismiss that fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell have they done to her legs!?! Are they made of rubber or something?!

    No, this is not well done. Good coloration, but the actual lineart must have been truly horrendous.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    20:00 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it IS good artwork, and it's more realistic too. Probably took more time even.

    It's manga art which simplifies and streamlines designs to unrealistic extents. Beautiful unrealistic extents.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "What the hell have they done to her legs!?! Are they made of rubber or something?!"

    What, you mean the original anime versions are better? Jesus, they look like they don't have bones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:57 15/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i like the pic un the most upper section








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