Manga Monday Special Chapters Boosktore HAUL

The Chapters book store in downtown Toronto will be closing at the end of the month which is why I headed down there last week to scope out the deals… Manga Mentioned: xxxHolic Mahou Shoujo Oriko Magica Uragiri wa Boku … Continue reading

April Mini Box Haul + Youtube Video

Hey guys, today I wanted to do another mini anime haul that basically featured mini figures or just little accessories. I’m trying to figure out a name for this haul so leave a suggestion in the comments if you think of something. This haul features merchandise from four different animes and two Vocaloid merchandise collection series. This post actually goes with video on my channel at youtube here and the pictures are for reference because the products are so small, it was really hard to get a clear look at them.

Yes, I am also on Youtube now. It’s a bit nerve wracking for me because I’m usually sitting behind the screen and behind the camera, not in front. Thank you guys for dropping in every once in a while and for your support.

Nendoroid Petit Character Vocal Series 01 Hatsune Miku

 

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Soul Gem Cell phone Strap

K Project Rubber Cell Phone Strap

Sword Art Online Mini Character Keychain: Silica

Hatsune Miku X Shumai-Kun Collection

Free! Character Collection: Rin Matsuoka

– Cloudy

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Hatsune Miku Live Party Concert Screening

The Hatsune Miku Live Party Concert Screening was a great way to end my FanExpo weekend on Sunday. Though it took place in a movie theatre setting and it was only a screening of a Hatsune Miku concert, all the fans were still cheering and waving and singing to every song. It was tons of fun and I really hope that Crypton Future Media brings the concert over to Toronto soon!

Hope you guys like these photos! Thanks for dropping in!

– Cloudy

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Crypton Media Presents: Hatsune Miku Panel @ FanExpoCanada 2013

On Saturday of FanExpo Canada this year, I attended a panel featured around Hatsune Miku, a vocaloid. Now, you may be wondering, “What is a vocaloid?” If many of you are familiar with the vocaloids, you’ll know that they’re not anime characters nor are they from a game. Vocaloids are basically voice synthesizers that work together with other together with other audio workstations and music editing programs to create music.

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The Crypton Media Hatsune Miku panel was really great because it answered a lot of questions pertaining the possibility of well, more Miku in North America. First off, it was announced that the Hatsune Miku V3 English will be officially released on August 31 – This week! The voice of English Miku stays true to the original Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita and the program will be available for both Windows and Max users.

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Hatsune Miku English will come with a piapro studio vocal editor with an English database, a full digital audio workstation and more than 200 visual instruments. The download version will be released first and the entire thing costs about 149 dollars + tax.

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For all you gamers out there, the Hatsune Miku Project Diva F English version, available on the PlayStation 3 will be released this week. I originally played this game in Japanese on my friend’s PSP. It’s really addicting and if you enjoy games like Dance Dance Revolution or music related games, you’ll love it! If they convert the official English version into PSP format, I might just buy a PSP just to play and own the game.

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As well, there’s actually a Hatsune Miku Opera that played earlier in Japan this year. It’s called The End and features three huge screens to animate the vocaloid as she sings. Miku’s outfits were designed by the French fashion designer Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Marc Jacobs and his own studio team.

Vocaloid culture and Hatsune Miku fandom seems to be growing by slowly and steadily, accumulating fans all over the world. And it’s great! Because there are new songs being created every day with the Vocaloid programs, new designs, images and videos!

Lastly, release dates for the first official Miku books in English are going to be released this year!

Starting with CV01: Hatsune Miku Edition ($29.95) – August 28, 2013

CV02: Kagamine Rin & Len Edition ($34.95) – August 28, 2013

CV03: Megurine Luka Edition ($34.95) – October 30, 2013

If you guys are more curious as to what Miku is all about, search up the Hatsune Miku Google Chrome commercial. It’s really short and cute but it really sums up the entire vocaloid culture really well.

Here are some of my favourite vocaloid songs…

Gumi- Hey DJ!

Hatsune Miku- Story

Hatsune Miku- Senbonzakura

Megurine Luka- The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka

Hatsune Miku- Tell Your World

Gakupo- Breathe

Kagamine Rin- Romantic Escape

I hope you guys liked this mini feature. More features from FanExpo Canada to come soon!

– Cloudy

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