How’s that for bizarre: A fictional musical Guest of Honor at Anime Expo. Danny Choo revealed on his blog that Hatsune Miku was coming to Anime Expo 2011. Hatsune Miku is a personification of a voice synthesizer created by Crypton Future Media, which has had an insane impact in Japanese otaku culture. The program’s widespread use and the character’s popular design has landed Hatsune Miku a #1 debut album on the Oricon chart in 2010, and held a live as a giant 3D digital projection.
Anime Expo’s list of guests have been revealed at such a slow pace that any anticipation I had almost ran dry, but this is definitely peaks my interest. How often does an opportunity to see a virtual performer come by? I’m definitely interested to see how this turns out.