Once again, Miku knows that the world is hers.
Yesterday, cable network Fusion published a short documentary that traces the rise of the Vocaloid in North America. The ten-minute feature sees journalist Cara Santa Maria taking her beat to Anime Expo as she explores the Vocaloid software, as well as the fandom that surrounds it.
She doesn’t go it alone, though. Vocaloid Ruby co-creator Misha serves as a sherpa for Santa Maria, explaining the ins and outs of the Vocaloid software and the core technical aspects. Tara Knight, University of California Associate Director of Culture, breaks down the cultural appeal of the digital divas, as well as the community that surrounds them.
The feature, which originally aired as part of Fusion’s Real Future series, is a strong, concise primer to the world of Vocaloid. Given that Hatsune Miku is coming back for a cross-continental tour this year, this may be a bit better of an introduction for people than a second Late Show appearance!
Editor’s Note: For those looking for a bit more of a Vocaloid fix: Seth Burn was able to attend the IA show featured in the documentary.
In 2014, Brian took on Miku Expo New York, as well as the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom.