SEGA’s Matsuri Da Diva: “Seiyuu vs Miku!?”

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Hatsune Miku’s 3/9 celebration MATSURI DA DIVA is over, and reactions are mixed about the two hour plus event, with some complaints from Vocaloid fans about all the amount of time given over to seiyuu rather the virtual idols themselves…

The event began with a rousing Miku music video to warm up the crowd, then turns into a variety show of sorts, hosted by Vocaloid seiyuu Saki Fujita, Asami Shimoda, and Yu Asakawa, with live singing performances by other vocaloid seiyuu Naoto Fuga and Meiko Haigo – although with there being a notable divide between Vocaloid fans and seiyuu otaku and some questions as to just what business a bunch of vocal models for synthesiser software and third party songs have in being identified as Vocaloid “seiyuu,” the event was perhaps not as straightforwardly received as organisers might like.

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And in a bid to promote the game this entire show is intended to promote, the seiyuu show off their Project Diva rythmn game skills (or in the case of Saki Fujita, a lack there of…), and finally exit with a final all-seiyuu singing performance:

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Then began the main event all Vocaloid fans were waiting for, where the holographic princess descended to the stage to perform a 6 song setlist, including some new songs and past classics such as Tell Your World and The World is Mine:

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    Comment by cpc65
    07:23 11/03/2014 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    If you sit in the fist few rows can you still see up her skirt?

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    Comment by Chris
    09:00 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I like the way you think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    she is not 3D, is just proyected in a flat liquid screen, so she still 2D

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think it's okay. The fans can learn more about the people behind the VOCALOID they love. It gives a new fresh air. And soon there will be another Magical Mirai Concert in Osaka, so this could be a warm-up concert :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    except instead of vocaloid and seiyuu collaborate, which could've been awesome, it's just like any other seiyuu concert. WE'RE REAL. VOCALOIDS ARE NOT. OH YEA NEW GAME OUT THAT WE DID NOT PLAYTEST HUR HUR HUR.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh yeah, it also feels good to learn that Miku's Voicebank Saki Fujita is actually... a TERRIBLE SINGER (^0^) That makes Miku totally a unique and one of a kind of singer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Needed Mahiru Inmi cameo...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like making a 4 star dish. you can't just give the chef all the credit.
    nevertheless, it's pretty blantant and shameless to make the seiyuus play the new game in front of an audience waiting for music.
    it's like waiting for usher and instead you get his grandma come out and play the new call of duty because WTF.

    if you want to show off the new game, do it at the waiting floors.

    if you want to show off the voiced behind it, let them sing with the 3D modules dancing.
    then at the end, they pop out, blurring out the line between vocaloid and human voice.
    of even crazier, a duet with the singing 3D module.

    seriously a six song setlist? that's almost as bad as anime expo which was barely longer than a disney movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was never advertised as a concert, it was advertised as a promotion for the new game. Anyone who went to it thinking it was a regular concert only has themselves to blame. Japan has these kind of seiyuu talk events all the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well the whole idol worship thing in general is just stupid anyway. I'm not just talking about virtual idol's either. Real and virtual alike.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So now humans are worshiping a computer made idol? That's very nice, lucky I'm not part of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 14/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ALL idols, gods, celebrities, are fabrications of men and only exist in the mind of the fans (and that INCLUDES religious figures, so if you go to church to idolize jesus your just as stupid as these japanese idolizinb Miku, same goes of you go to a movie cause of certain actor or bought a jersey whit the number of your favorite sport star IS ALL THE SAME) and MIKU is man made computer idol, eve the "voice" is sampled from humans so i dont see your point, im a firm believer that NO ONE is better than me or deserves to be praised or idolized by me, no matter what they do or did theyr just simple human beings like me, and i said they only exist in the mind of the fans because THEY DO, Miku is a nobody TO YOU, but is an Idol to THEM, i dont care one bit about sport stars, or movie stars, there are different kind of "stars" there are political figures, researchers and inventors and such

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 17/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Tips fedora*

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm scared...

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    Comment by Christian Song
    07:21 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was sooooooooo exited about this, until 30 minutes later, I realise that there was no Miku on Stage... and that went for hour and half. Not a bad game presentation, but it isn't worth 1000 yens just for 30 minutes of Miku solo concert.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess they are the people who provided the voice samples for hatsune, rin and luka? O_O

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes but other than asami shimoda who did a great rin album, the other two have not covered any of their vocaloid's songs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 10/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, Saki Fujita has performed a nice duet with Miku.

    http://youtu.be/zcIxD4pP6N4

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    Comment by KingFisher
    04:49 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its funny though because they've already got 3d like holograms where it would be possible to look under her skirt. Just one problem....its way to expensive to use for events like this.!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you sit in the first few rows can you still see up her skirt?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    To bad there's no chance of a wardrobe malfunction.

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    Comment by kintama00
    03:26 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did expect a change of clothes, smth dirty maybe, bit boring like this..

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    just wondering if it's possible to see her pantsu if u're below her or the image will be the same

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    Comment by Rya
    02:42 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just as much as you can when lying down in front of your TV. You can't see whats not there. I think you need to read up on how this whole "hologram" nonsense works. In short, it's just a 2D projection onto a transparent screen.

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    Comment by cats2
    06:08 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To be fair, it's not like the diva games had "void's there or it was non existent, there was panties to be seen even if they had the "hentai alarm".

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It will be cool if Miku battles Acchan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:24 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    who is MISS TAKE, and what does she have to do with any of this? lol

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    Comment by Tasche
    11:21 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay for fujita saki!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would bang seiyuu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dammm serious?, and I thought that LOQUENDO make the Miku's voice.

    Pd: Prefer Luka...Good Genes, and not LOQUENDO voice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    XDDXDXDXDXD LOQUENDO...poor miku.

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    Comment by Chris
    09:01 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it rape if she says no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yes you dumb shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched this.

    YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK! nearly nonstop. And what do I get for my Patience? only 6 songs. NEVER do something like this ever again Sega.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It still baffles me, why people like 3D idols. Why do these people even pay to see this?

    Comment by soyokaze
    02:25 11/03/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    It's like believing in a god, only better looking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You've obviously never heard of Sharon Apple.

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    Comment by Tasche
    11:20 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    it would be a mistake to give miku a sentient AI =p. Thank god we dont have macrosses yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    same people like a hipster carpenter

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Miku are like "real" singers..prefabricated, made of plastic and full of lies..

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because. Why not?

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    Comment by aush
    02:21 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Essentially, this 3D idol is a compilation of thoughts and souls of peoples who work on it. I've spent quite a time trying to fit it to mind and now it's clear to me.

    It's like why one would buy a BD if he can just download the rip? Now as content becomes less and less material here comes new concept of expressing your gratitude.

    Did your ever go to picture gallery? Why one even pay for the 2D? And often the author is already dead.

    So you don't have to like products of peoples work, but you have to understand, that for others it may be appropriate and enjoyable to watch these products by their own eyes and even to pay for this experience.

    Comment by soyokaze
    02:31 11/03/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I think you missed the point a bit. Miku is not treated as a product anymore - to fans she's an idol, a person, albeit one without a physical body. Otaku noticed that most of the real idols are as much of a "product" of the industry as Miku herself, so why shouldn't they worship her too/instead?

    Also, she will be virgin forever. Win-win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That last line, made me lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The day VR comes true, Miku will loose her virginity. A lot of times. Every single day.
    Otaku are just like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @19:35 - and then it will be replenished, every single time... well, it depends on what a person considers a virginity to be. "Would you like to have blood turned on? How much? How many seconds in? That will be $35".

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree soon the future will be ruled by artists like Hatsune Miku, Miss Monochrome and Love Live and the world of music will be better for it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The people who provided the voices for the Vocaloids are already largely irrelevant to the phenomenon. And they will continue to be until they are totally forgotten as mere trivia.

    They need to get over it sooner rather than later, because they're just embarassing themselves trying to act as if they are the real life counterparts of the Vocaloids.

    Hear this, Saki Fujita? You're not the "real" Miku, regardless of the voice samples you provided. Get over it and get out of the stage already, because you're not the one that Hatsune Miku fans want to see/hear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 16/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiot Vocaloid fan!

    It's not so bad to acknowledge the people who gave their voices for Vocaloids. Sure it would be really bad to make Saki dance as Miku for the whole concert but a guest or promo appearance is entirely fine. Vocaloids are collaborations of seiyuu, the people behind the program, the people behind the personas, the creators and the fans. Everyone is important.

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    Comment by Tasche
    11:17 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    my my...arnt we alittle conceited here? So, youre telling me that Miku would still exist without saki? Would snake exist without david hayter? Would Shana exist without kugimiya?

    All i see is butthurt fans QQing that their digital divas didnt get enough screen time. I think the people behind the voices should get recognition for their roles and be allowed as such to assume their digital counterparts. Heck, how often do you get to see seiyuu's live doing cool stuff?

    This is a promotion for a game...not a full out concert just for miku and friends. get real. If you cant see past that, youre just as thickskinned as every other vocaloid band-wagoner.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:09 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    as much as i'd wanna thank them, i'd pretty much want my digital divas more than the seiyuu behind them. reason being is that to me, these divas already have their own entity which, with the appearance of their seiyuu makes it hard to swallow simply for the fact that they don't look like the divas registered in my head. what i fell for and supported is the synthetic voice program and the box cover, not the people who made them possible. all in all, it's okay. it's not that i'd see them in every miku concert anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never knew that they were trying to be relevant, I mean if it wasn't them, it would've been any other person giving the voice samples. What made vocaloid and its community what it is, is the people/fan themselves, not the people behind the voice samples.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 11/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe those are fans too?




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