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Hatsune Miku to Invade America!

posted Jul 30, 2012, 10:15 PM by Douglas Sun   [ updated Aug 1, 2012, 11:54 AM ]
Originally posted: June 8, 2011

As far as I’m concerned, the biggest news yet out of Anime Expo 2011 is that it will host a live concert by Hatsune Miku, the original Vocaloid girl, who will also be AX’s “first Virtual Guest of Honor.” I hope to sit in, as the concert will (apparently) use the same holographic projection technology on view in Miku’s recent “39 Giving Day” concert:

I suspect that there will be a lot of competition for seats, however.

Furthermore, Toyota’s Facebook page for the 2011 Corolla confirms another thing reported in the AX press release, namely that Toyota will use Miku as the spokesmodel for that brand in the U.S. Not that I’m complaining, but this took me a bit by surprise, as I didn’t know that she had much appeal in America outside of nerdy otaku-types (like me).

I just hope the commercials are like this:

“Pui! Pui!” indeed.