On March 9th, 2010, a Vocaloid concert event known as 「Miku no Nichi Kanshasai 39′s Giving Day」 was held at the Zepp Tokyo music hall. Today it has been announced that another live show will be held in the same venue and date next year.
It was recently discovered that techno/electronica artist AVTechNO has removed all his Vocaloid works off the video sharing website, NicoNico Douga — with the exception of collaborations and remixes. According to this blog post, he apologizes to all his supporters for the sudden deletion. He also wanted to share a story concerning the Japanese-pop group KAT-TUN and their song, 「NEVER × OVER ～「-」IS YOUR PART～」.
A promotional video for the latest songs to be added to 「Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade」 is now up for view. The new update will be available November 30th.
Finally a new Vocaloid sub release! Last one we put out was ｢Summer☆Girl｣ a few months back. Thankfully the group found time to get together recently and work on their 38th project — Hatsune Miku’s ｢Secret Police｣ by BuriruP. You may find the video after the jump.
Last month at New York Anime Festival, a panel was held with regards to the future of Crypton’s Vocaloid series. It was there were plans of a possible English version of Hatsune Miku Vocaloid software would be under heavy consideration if there was enough demand for it. Fans would be able to display their interest in the idea by visiting Hatsune Miku’s Facebook page. If her Facebook reaches 39,390 “likes” — the number meaning “miku” and “sankyu (thank you)” — then we’ll soon be hearing the now international virtual idol sensation sing in English. That very goal has been reached today.
Nekomura Iroha now joins Miki, Kaai Yuki, and Hiyama Kiyoteru.
A few days ago, Yamaha’s official twitter announced that a new Vocaloid (not VY1) would be revealed at the Sanrio booth held at Comiket 78. According to this tweet by Tomohide Ogata (AHS) and Hatsune MikuMiku blog, it is a collaboration project with AH-Software.
A 30-day trial version of the 「VOCALOID2 Lily」 software from Internet Co., Ltd is now available on the official website. This is for a contest where users can compose original songs just in time for Lily’s grand debut. Prizes include Lily-related promotional goods, as well as a copy of Internet Co., Ltd’s 「Singer Song Writer 9 Professional」 software — make music like the pros do. Judges include DJ Lily and MOSH (animo.v.e), Masashi Kamibayashi and Kenichiro Yorozu (DTM MAGAZINE), and Hideki Kenmochi (YAMAHA).