Art: Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a 16-years-old girl character representing a singing vocal synthesizer Vocaloid, developed by Yamaha.

Vocal synthesizer is a machine that generate singing human voice. So, it'll sing any song, eventually, as perfect or better than human singers.

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Hatsune Miku painted on a car.
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Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) coming out of screen. [image source ]

Her singing sounds terrible.

There's sci-fi anime story Macross Plus, where a computer AI produced female entertainer named Sharon Apple, represented as a hologram, became a galactic pop idol. Miku Hatsune is a real-life version of Sharon Apple. See: Sharon Apple - Information High (Macross Plus).

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Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku Avatar in Second Life. [source 2012-01-07]
[30fps Full風] Romeo and Cinderella ロミオとシンデレラ -Hatsune Miku 初音ミク DIVA English lyrics romaji subtitles
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Miku - Love is War [2017-07-12 image source]

miku toys

Thanks to Gwern Branwen, [2012-01-07 wizardgynoid ] ( ) for tips.