I do understand it is a fictional character, and so I feel there must be a story behind this virtual Diva. I am interested in learning "how" Hatsune Miku became interested in singing.

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    AFAIK there is none. It was all left to the fans community to decide. May 21, 2015 at 9:33
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    Sure, Hatsune Miku does not appear in an anime, but she exists firmly within the "anime-o-sphere", however you construe that. The meta post you linked to is very old (like, two days after the site was created) and does not really reflect current consensus about how inclusive we should be with regard to peripheral anime-related topics (cf. Touhou, KanColle before the anime, and so forth). As such, I'm unilaterally reopening this question.
    – senshin
    May 22, 2015 at 3:10
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    I guess there's no real "background story" of Hatsune Miku, unless you are talking about how her concept was created.
    – user8802
    May 22, 2015 at 4:31
  • @KousakaKirino I sure woule like to know any details that I can get my hands on.
    – SoundStage
    May 22, 2015 at 5:31
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    @Mindwin, since there are manga that have been published which use the character of Hatsune Miku as the protagonist, she is on-topic for this SE (as compared to questions about vocaloid software, which are off-topic). (^_~)
    – seijitsu
    May 23, 2015 at 4:21

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As is the case with most vocaloids, the company that invented 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku), Crypton Future Media, released an official personal data sheet for Miku; however, this contains her physical and technical traits rather than personality or back story, which intentionally allows the fans to take a role in developing the characterization of the character. She is referred to as a "beloved collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity with a growing user community across the world." Some fans have been allowed to create officially-sponsored costumes for Miku through a design competition for the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival). It could be said that the clothing design becomes a part of the character's personality (i.e. this is the sort of fashion that Miku would wear).

『メーカー非公式 初音みっくす』 (Meekaa Hikoushiki Hatsune Mikkusu) is a manga about Hatsune Miku which ran in『月刊コミックラッシュ』(Gekkan Comic Rush) magaizine published by ジャイブ株式会社 (JIVE Ltd.). It is licensed in North America by Dark Horse Comics under the title Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix.

『週刊はじめての初音ミク』 (Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku) is a yonkoma gag manga that ran in 『週刊ヤングジャンプ』(Shuukan Young Jump) magazine published by 集英社 (Shuueisha).

Additionally, some mangaka of 『りぼん』(Ribon) shoujo manga magazine published by Shuueisha have drawn illustrations of Miku that were included in a 付録 (furoku = freebie) included with an issue of the magazine, and on some special pages printed in the magazine.

Each of these portrayals have different aspects and storylines for Miku, in keeping with the collaborative, undefined nature of vacaloid characters. There is no one background story for Miku. Crypton intentionally encourages fans to create their own songs, music videos, visual novels, doujinshi, fanfiction, fanart, etc. and basically anything is fair game; portrayals that strike a chord with many fans rise in popularity, where fans adopt another fan creator's rendition of Miku into their own image of her character. Miku is who each person wants her to be, which includes limitless options for coming up with her backstory.


Miku is a product. She is made to sing, she has no other purpose in life but to sing. Before being a singing superstar, she didn't exist.

Miku has a version number, she is character version 01 of the singing software Vocaloid. Her tattoo is much like a serial number on a factory product. Factory products don't have back-stories :(

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If Miku did have a background story, it would probably be fan-driven and non-canon, as the creators of Miku & Co left their stories purposefully open so that creators could write their own stories - Similarly, they didn't mention what style of music Miku likes or what her aspirations in life are.


Like I said in the comment, official background story for Hatsune Miku doesn't exist. Like pointed by @seijitsu in his answer, Crypton Future Media released only his physical and technical traits. This applies to most other Vocaloids too if not all.

There are various stories about Hatsune Miku on the net. She even have 2 visual novels namely, Mirai no Kimi to, Subete no Uta ni and Mirai no Uta to, Tsunagaru Hitomi. If I remember correctly, one tells about how she got interested in singing. Those visual novels, however, are not official story from Crypton. They are fan made stories released on Comiket.

Depiction of Miku's personal item (ultimate weapon?) the Leek (in Western community) or Negi (in Japanese community) is also based on fan-made videos. It started from the song "Ievan Polka", which is a composer-made song, not a song from Crypton.

You can try checking Nico Nico Douga to find videos of Hatsune Miku daily conducts made with MMD. It has story of her and other Vocaloids like the Kagamine twins, Luka, and Kaito.

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