At Anime Expo this past weekend, we were lucky enough to met up with our friend, Ms. Muraki, from Crypton Future Media, the brains behind the amazing vocaloid software, and she gave us some really exciting news about Hatsune Miku!



1. The English Hatsune Miku software will come out this summer.
And guess what? They’re releasing a Mac version as well for the first time! Ms. Muraki let me hear a glimpse of the voice, and it sounds just like Hatsune Miku speaking English – just a slight accent so that it sounds like a Japanese girl singing in English, but with a good enough pronunciation so that the lyrics can be easily understood without subtitles. It will not disappoint! Another great fact about this software is that it’s an all-in-one package. Crypton is including their Piapro Studio Editor, which makes editing the voice super easy, for free. It also comes with samples of more than 200 instruments and a general editor for the music. What this means is that you can make all the vocaloid music you desire with just this software!



2. T-Shirt Design Contest with WeLoveFine
As you all know, Hatsune Miku is a user-fueled creation, and therefore Crypton is collaborating with WeLoveFine to give you an opportunity to design a t-shirt that could become a part of official Miku merchandise! The deadline is 8/31, so you’d better get on it now!




3. Join the Help Us Find You Campaign and Win Two Roundtrip Tickets to Tokyo and a Pair of Tickets to the Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai Concert!
Nope, I’m not kidding. Because Crypton wants to answer all your requests for a concert, they’ve created this Help Us Find You campaign where you tell them which cities they should hold the shows in. Unfortunately, throwing a Hatsune Miku concert is EXTREMELY expensive, so they need to go to a fewer amount of cities while reaching the most amount of fans. If you really want to see a vocaloid concert, help them out! Your voice will get Crypton one step closer to hosting a possible Hatsune Miku tour. And as an added incentive, you can win two roundtrip tickets to Tokyo to see Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai show on 8/30, or win some kawaii Miku goods! The campaign ends 7/15, so GO GO GO!

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