vocaloids

Japan’s number-one cosplayer revs fans’ engines by cosplaying as Japan’s number-one virtual idol

Enako dresses up to celebrate new service that lets you go for a drive with Hatsune Miku.

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35-year-old otaku throws US$17,700 wedding ceremony in Tokyo so he can marry his 2-D crush

Over three dozen guests attend ceremony and reception where groom and Hatsune Miku drink wedding toast, cut cake, and exchange rings.

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Anime girl virtual YouTuber unmasked as middle-age male otaku, loses some fans, gains others【Vid】

Technical glitch during live stream may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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Hatsune Miku becomes classic hina doll to show girls they don’t have to get married to be happy

The vocaloid virtual idol takes on a traditional form while saying it’s OK not to take a traditional path through life.

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State of the otaku union 2017: Idols booming, boys’ love flat, erotic games drooping

Tokyo research company releases its annual report on what’s up and what’s down in Japan’s otaku economy.

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Train otaku’s YouTube channel is packed full of funky music videos dedicated to stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

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Dancing Hatsune Miku inside custom computer tower stuns Japanese Internet, everybody wants one

If you need more Miku in your life, just put her inside your computer tower.

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Meet Azuki and Matcha: The two newest vocaloids 【Video】

If you’ve never heard of Project 575 before… well, we can’t blame you. Despite existing for a few years now, the pair have never been considered “official” Vocaloids. Until now.

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Cafe in Japan will hook diners up with a virtual girlfriend to keep them company while they eat

Virtual idol Hatsune Miku takes time out from her busy schedule to sit down for some sweets in augmented reality event.

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Hatsune Miku goes retro sci-fi with God of Manga-style makeover

Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku meets the “God of Manga,” Osamu Tezuka, in new exhibition.

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Japanese illustrator transforms super-rough CD jacket concept sketch into gorgeous art

A few scribbles and bullet points were all this amazing artist needed.

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Hatsune Miku becomes charming tour guide of Japan in “Oishii” trip music video【Video】

All in the name of promoting Japanese culture and Japanese food!
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Have a moving Hatsune Miku come to life inside your computer desktop background

Oh, hello there. What are you doing outside of the computer?

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Virtual idol Hatsune Miku now has her own line of real intimate apparel 【Photos】

Now you can wear Hatsune Miku lingerie, even if she, lacking a physical body, can’t.

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After pleasing your ears, Hatsune Miku is ready to ease your pain as a PC cushion plushie

The multi-talented Vocaloid adds yet another skill set to her repertoire.

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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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Kimono-clad Hatsune Miku figure proves she’d have looked just fine in the pre-computer era

Exquisitely painted figure reimagines the digital idol in traditional garb.

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Mikuture, the Hatsune Miku app that brings our favorite CG idol into all the pictures【Photos】

The Vocaloid star has been secretly hiding in your smart phone, just waiting for the right application to let her loose.

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Looking for some new Japanese music? Virtual boy band Eight of Triangle is about to blow up

One of the oddest and yet most popular idols in Japan is the Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. She sings, she dances, and fans think of her more as a living, breathing person than the virtual reality project that she is. She makes a ton of money from her live concerts and merchandise and her only real competition is her other female Vocaloid friends.

But perhaps that is about to change, as a new duo of virtual reality idols hit the Internet today, launching their careers with a preview of their upcoming single along with their sultry computer-generated good looks. Introducing Kazuto and Ray from the group Eight of Triangle!

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