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Hatsune Miku holding a leek comes from a parody video of the Leekspin meme. The Leekspin meme is a video of Orihime from Bleach spinning a leek in one of the episodes with the Finnish folk song Ievan Polkka playing in the background. On another note, the vegetable she is holding is actually a "negi" or green onion. However, the English dub for Bleach called ...


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Vocaloid is a piece of software used to model a human singing voice. Users can create music with the software by putting in a backing track and giving the Vocaloid program a set of lyrics to sing. While many Vocaloid (And similar software) mascots are anime-styled, there are no actual animes that include them as a main role. There have been some fan-based ...


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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 ...


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It's probably going to be pretty rare for anime soundtracks to be featured with a Vocaloid singer, since the talent tie-ins and money for making anime want to promote their in-house talent so they want to use their own (live) singers. You can see a lot of famous vocaloid producers get hired for their music but instead of the vocaloid voice track, they use in-...


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Vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer. In other words, a piece of software that enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody. One of the better known vocaloids is Hatsune Miku. At the moment there is no anime with vocaloids. There is only a manga called: Hatsune Mix. The only relation I can futher find for vocaliods with anime is: ...


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Apart from headphones and microphones, other popular and well known Vocaloids, such as Rin, Len, Kaito and Luca, don't seem to have any strange items like vegetables. Actually, many vocaloid (and other voice software) have items associated with them GUMI (a Megloid) has a carrot for her item Teto Kasane (an UTAUloid) has bread Luka is often associated with ...


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Vocaloid is a program that produces singing voice, it is not an anime. As to how it is related to anime, there are a few anime which have vocaloid singers. You can also see this question for a bit more explanation on that aspect, which I think are well detailed. The significance of Vocaloids in the anime industry is probably similar to how significant ...


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Jon Lin's answer is good, so I don't think I have anything to add in that direction. As he says, using Vocaloid singers for songs of full-length anime (rather than animated music videos) is rather uncommon. It sometimes happens that a Vocaloid singer will be used in early stages of production, but by the time they are ready to release the song it's usually ...


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The earliest archived revision of Crypton's page for the Kagamines that reveals details about them has their names in both Latin script and in Japanese. That revision is from 3 Dec 2007, which is shortly before they were actually first sold later that same month. So I guess the answer to your question is that it was known to people pretty much from the ...


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The reason Miku usually has a leek with her most of the time when you see her, is because since she is a vocaloid, someone (I guess) wanted to make her sing Ievan Polkka, a Finnish song, and that's what got her popular at first. *Luka And as one of the answers already stated this, these vegetable pairings with Vocaloids came from the fans themselves, so ...


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Here is an excerpt from: http://kotaku.com/5936200/why-hatsune-miku-is-the-worlds-most-popular-virtual-idol Hatsune Miku is more than a little big in Japan. She appears on billboards, in TV commercials, and gives sold-out concerts to legions of fans the world over. Of course, being a popular singer in and of itself isn't something that out of the ordinary....


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Paprika, a 2006 anime movie, has a theme song called "The Girl in Byakkoya" by Susumu Hirasawa which was sung by Vocaloid LOLA. It's considered as the first anime movie to use Vocaloid in its OST. The last track, "The Girl in Byakkoya", features three spoken lines in Vietnamese. The soundtrack is significant for being the first made for a film to use a ...


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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 :( If Miku did have a ...


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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 ...


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according to the Vocaloid Wikia it's based on an EDM, non-lyrical song of the same name. "VOICES" is a remixed Japanese song by tilt-six featuring Hatsune Miku. The song is based off of an EDM, non-lyrical song of the same name. The video was created as a collaboration between iXima, tilt-six and Sony to promote the new Sony XPERIA smartphone the page ...


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On one hand, she was literally made to appeal to her audience raised on anime and sugar-coated J-pop. Her look, manners and expressions where scientifically designed to be loved. That's more than just being "cute". It is possible to custom or cosplay her and as she is virtual, it is even possible to basically have a little Hatsune Miku in your house. That ...


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I found it! Thanks to people who searched, it took me until page 20, going through Miku's Innocence song, and then a little bit further to find it. Hatsune Miku "Escape", 3D Music Video in Sci-Fi style It's called ESCAPE. The "xeno" part referred to "Xenolinguistic".


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Episode 6 of Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui was sung by Miku, but it's kinda sad that it was only for an episode. And it seems like it wasn't even an original song, I think, but just a cover. Not sure, though.


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