Outrage at Singer’s “Inadequate Miku Cosplay”

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Chinese and Japanese Vocaloid fans alike have been outraged at a Chinese singer whose on-stage Hatsune Miku cosplay was “an insult to Miku fans” by way of its sheer sloppiness.

A September concert by Chinese songstress Moraynia (or Liu Xin) has been widely derided on Sina Weibo for donning an “inferior” Hatsune Miku outfit, with fans moaning that she was “insulting cosplay” and “not even trying to look like Miku.”

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The fact that she apparently took only 4 minutes to change into the costume and even omitted the holy twintails “because they got in the way of the dancing” has them particularly annoyed:

“I cannot believe she omitted the twintails!”

“That isn’t Miku’s costume, and that isn’t Miku’s hair. What is this, Chinese Miku?”

“Just playing dress-up is not cosplay!”

“Did they even bother getting Crypton’s permission for this…”

“It looks nothing like her.”

“What would anyone expect from China but a cheap rip-off?”

“Quite funny that she ditched the ‘tails because they got in the way of her dancing…”

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    18:33 07/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yup, it's sad but it's true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    very sad

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I sense underlying intent, as if to downplay the image of Hatsune Miku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Those people who care have too much time on their hands. An obscure foreign singer on the other side of the world gives a crappy concert. So what?

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:57 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dem twintails are missing and she's wearing a dead muppet for a wig.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dem twintails.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    unfortunately the whole world is fixated on what China is doing now.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What are you doing on this article if it doesn't interest you? Just return to your american die hard sucky movies, everyone will be pleased.

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    Comment by dukemagus
    09:53 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maybe it isn't a miku cosplay... just a funny clothing and a blue wig

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I wonder if this is really supposed to be a Miku cosplay. Looks more like she simply copied elements of Miku's for her own stage outfit ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? With failKaito on one side and failLuka on the other? You really think this *isn't* supposed to be a Vocaloid cosplay?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    /who fucking cares.

    Seriously, there are more important things in the world... /yawn

    Comment by Anonymous

    You people say that but if you actually browse this site, you care, there's hardly any earth-shatering news here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't see what the big deal is, everyone knows that Chinese knockoffs never resemble the real thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Sadly everything is made in china, even every other real thing in the world LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not true, I picked up four random things on my desk and only one was made in china...
    A jar of spices, made in EU.
    An ink bottle, made in germany.
    Pack of batteries, made in EU.
    And only the clown nose I got from somewhere is made in China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    u have a clown nose?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I also picked up four random things: a speaker from my laptop, a coffee cup, a remote control for the DVD player and an electric razor. The cup was made in Thailand. The other three in China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your pack of batteries might be made in EU, but the component inside your batteries is very likely to be made in china

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well getting wig that much fron is pretty horrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LMFAO no where even close... real sad those people are i mean seriously..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    three words - L.O.L. I'm laughing my ass off right now at how effective this PR-campaign turned out. I mean - people (including those actually knowing what they're talking about) keep saying how "this isn't Miku", so basically this is a hype about how "someone random" put on a "random costume"....and people scream "it's not Miku"? I applaud the troll that was the first to say it IS her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, I don`t understand this. it`s not the case that just one detail is different, EVERYTHING is different. so now if someone uses an accessory in that color it is automatically labelled "a Miku cosplay"?!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe she's cosplaying Rei Ayanami cosplaying Miku

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...cosplaying Haruhi cosplaying Yamaxanadu cosplaying Ryuushi Mifune.

    But they may also be the Katsuras and Tasuke Aoha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hilarious that if you omitting the 'twin-tails' suddenly it's not Miku. Is it that weak of a character that recognition is based on one feature alone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda like with the chromosomes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 09/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's a combination of things.
    If I recall correctly, there are plenty of non twin-tails Miku designs out there that are immediately recognizable.

    Just goes to show how bad this "cosplay" is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 09/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe if the wig didn't look like a bloated melting afro. It doesn't even need to be twin tails.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 12/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm, I dont know. It may be likely that her or her producer is a miku fan. However, except the color of her custom, I don't see anything like miku. Calling it a knock off is a bit over reacted. Like I said, Chinese knock off bunch of crap and we all know it. There are also some Chinese originated design that we omitted (on purpose or not). Such as the dual sim card smartphone exists long ago( approx more than 10 yrs) and the Chinese are the 1st designed and made them. Also the smart watch that can even make calls were made by them 8 yrs ago long before any stupid Samsung smart watch. They even wrote their own buggy OS with linux before any android device exist. Well, whatever, people will keep ignoring this and the next time a few Chinese dude rip something off and then all Chinese will be labeled as bunch of a holes only know how to copy like they have a choice of government and can force the office to do something about it. Chinese innovators also suffer badly and they are usually the 1st to get hit by this. As a Chinese engineer, I can say there are young innovative and enthusiastic people in China develops stuff that are out of totally new ideas. It is just the higher up are bunch of short sighted, fucked up money grabbing scums that undermining innovations and the true development of the country. Well, what do you expect anyway, it is communist. As long as the short term GDP maintain high, they don't give a shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 09/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, who cares chinese anyway LOL. I even skipped what you wrote and directly comment here :d

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:52 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't anyone care that they are using the instrumental from Perfume's song 微かなカオリ? ;w;

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 09/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also sounds like kyary at the beginning

    Comment by achthenuts
    10:45 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate China since I saw Team Fortress 2 rip-off from China.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:56 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't even look like Miku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry, she'll explode soon

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    sie und ihre productions reihe is gefeuert.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    better watch this, than those...
    nice, even without costume :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Joke's on you 11's, she did it just to piss you off.
    it worked.

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    Comment by cutemi2
    21:29 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    HATERS GONNA HATE MOST, Pirating the Whole Vocaloid. EPIC FAIL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a joke right? The worst insult to the whole world are the "Miku" fans themselves. That singer is hot and she's doing a big favor to those weirdos, they should be praising her instead of insulting her... Well, that's exactly why they're a bunch of weird morons in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hot?? To me she feels a little ugly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 08/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the anon at 02:05 was pointing out that this girl is putting on a live show and doing her best to please the crowd, whereas Miku is just a program and doesn't give a shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Needs more leeks in that performance.

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    Comment by caiooa
    20:18 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    fun cause nobody said anything like it to those race-queen "cosplaying" evangelion years ago http://idol.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/319016
    even if this "ayanami" have a more natural hair (not blue/white), people loved her lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Miku without twintails is not a Miku I know. This is blasphemy.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    18:59 07/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. Makes you wonder, maybe they were trying to pass that for an original?

    Still shit anyway.

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