Hatsune Miku at Anime Expo 2011

Hatsune Miku at Anime Expo 2011

Rachel Atwood
Jul 6, 2011

Anime Expo's guest of honor Hatsune Miku is not your typical popstar. Her fanbase is growing and her concerts are spectacular displays, but she won't give you her autograph and you won't be able to take a picture with her: because she is purely digital.

Hatsune Miku started out as a synthesized voice for the Crypton Future Media software Vocaloid (Vocal + Android) and has rapidly gained status as an international diva. Mikunopolis was Miku's first U.S. concert, taking place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2011.

The show was done with Miku reflected against a glass wall, which has received mixed responses from con-goers. Stare directly at the glass and you'll have gotten a perfect concert, but if you're too far to the left or right, Miku disappears occasionally as she moves around. Despite that, the responses to the concert have been overwhelming, and this will surely contribue to Vocaloid popularity and sales in the future.

Check out the video below to see a clip from Mikunopolis.

(Image: LA Weekly Live Review)

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