31 August 2008

Happy Birthday Hatsune Miku!!

Celebrating Hatsune Miku's birthday with a Big Bang!!

Today is a very wonderful moment for every Miku fans out there.. Today marks the birthday for Hatsune Miku.. To be precise, it is her 1st birthday according to the year she was born into this world (2007)..

It has been 1 whole since she was born as a voice synthesizer program where people could just use her voice to make songs that they composed.. However, most of us didn't think she would become very famous unlike Kaito and Meiko; the 2 characters from Vocaloid 1 voice synthesizer series..

Well, since then, alot of songs have been made using the program.. She is now very famous, even in the shores of tiny Singapore.. I could have sworn some random person was wearing it during CosFest.. xD

This year have been a great year for Hatsune Miku, may the next be even better! I don’t know what to say, other than Happy Birthday Miku! Your voice cheer me up when I am feeling down and also entertain me with those nice melodies when I go to and from school by train.. A million thanks for everything Miku!! ^^
A token of appreciation by the Miku Guardian..

Other than just words, every Vocaloid's music listeners do know that a new song was just released yesterday by the OSTER Project team.. They made a song, 【初音ミク】8月の花嫁【オリジナル曲】 / 【Miku Hatsune】August Bride 【Original Song】 which coincides with Hatsune Miku's birthday..

The song is pretty amazing and the best thing is is that the song became the winner of Nico Nico Douga’s Daily Ranking... According to Kevinay, The makers of the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking in Nico Nico Douga is making a Yearly Annual VOCALOID Ranking.. They’ll begin counting the points as of tonight...
Anyway, here is the song:

【初音ミク】8月の花嫁【オリジナル曲】 / 【Miku Hatsune】August Bride 【Original Song】

Miku's birthday is filled with many surprises this week, from the GT Car to the Announcement of the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA to the Release of the "Re:Packaged" music album to last but not least the Announcement of the figma Hatsune Miku.. Those are one heck of a surprise.. xD
Miku community showing some love for Hatsune Miku..

Back to the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA, apparently Sega has finally opened the official site for the game.. Currently, it is laggy to go into the domain due to very very high traffic..

Well, you can visitthe site via the link I've shown which is at "
So what can we see more for Hatsune Miku's birthday? Well, I will post more pictures with Miku celebrating her birthday.. New about the opening of the Project DIVA website is also a good news to blog about.. And speaking of figures, I hoping to get Figma Hatsune Miku during September.. ^^

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30 August 2008

Vocaloid Weekly 47 - Between Light And Dark

Well, I must apologise for posting this entry on Vocaloid Weekly slightly late because there are so many recent news and announcements about anything Hatsune Miku.. First there is the GT Itasha, then the Miku on PSP and just yesterday the announcement that the figma Hatsune Miku is up for pre-orders (which on same day closed due to it being fully booked..)..

Back to topic at hand, in this week Vocaloid Weekly, we get to listen and see some Vocaloid songs that are cheerful and lively (LIGHT) while there are some that are emotional and sad (DARK).. So its a battle between Light and Dark, best competition personally would be between 「モノクロアクト」 オリジナル曲 vo.初音ミク(PV仕様) and 【初音ミクオリジナル曲】SETSUNA【PV付】..

As usual, let us take a look at the Vocaloid Weekly #47 charts:

Part A:

Part B:

Moving on to some of the songs in this week Vocaloid Weekly Chart:

28 - 初音ミクが自作曲 『竟』 を歌いやがった: A music worth listening.. It has a unique medieval tune, which is quite lively if you listen to it long enough.. It has that feeling that makes you want to listen it a second time.. Trust me, I thought the song was weird but as I continue to listen further on, I got hooked to it and I wanted to listen to it again..
24 - 初音ミクオリジナル曲 『Breeze』: A very nice, relaxing music, enabling you to feel calm while playing your game, say DOTA?? LOL.. But it does have a very soothing tune which you can listen to when you are going to take a short nap.. And I like how the piano is being played, very smooth and energetic..
21 - 「モノクロアクト」 オリジナル曲 vo.初音ミク(PV仕様): Also known as Monochroact, a very mesmerizing song that can leave you deciding whether this is a lively song or a very sad song.. From my point of view, this is about Miku having a depression or some sort, judging by the grey, black and white overall.. I like the music as it shows both side of Miku.. Anyway, I like when they begin the whole song with a tape being played.. Very original.. ^^
14 - 【鏡音リン&初音ミク】 逆さまレインボー 【オリジナル・PV付】: More known by my bro as Reverse Rainbow, a very lively duet by both Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin.. I like the artwork they make and the transition between each scene is awesome.. I was amazed that this person have time to make both video and song, having said that he have to do a solo on Miku and Rin themselves.. Overall, this song is one of the best yet..
11 - 彼方まで虹を架けて【初音ミクオリジナル】: A very happy song that leave you wanting more.. Its like one of those INSERT songs in one of those romance anime sort of thing.. A very catchy tune plus a very nice chorus.. Judging by listening to it, I say that this song does have potential to go up the rankings.. Who knows, right?? xD

Let us move on to the TOP 3 of this week Vocaloid Weekly:

3rd Place - 【初音ミク】 ペヤングだばあ 【オリジナル曲】: A very hip song with catchy tune.. Picture of the cute Miku tempted me to listen to the whole song.. The rhythm of the song is unique while the beat is funky.. Ntg much to say since I got bored halfway and closed the page.. -_-"
2nd Place - 【初音ミクオリジナル曲】SETSUNA【PV付】: Well, what can I say about this song? it has been most people's favourite for some time already and it has gone up 1 rank to be in 2nd place.. The song is just very nice to listen to, I doubt you ever miss it anyway.. The artwork is visually stunning plus just by adding overlays on a pic is pure genius.. It is as good as 初音ミクがオリジナル曲を歌ってくれました「Last Night, Good Night」 (Pity this song went down the rankings..).. Im hoping that this song will get 1st place for next week..
1st Place - がくぽに鬼畜眼鏡を歌ってもらった(full ver.): This spot for this week Vocaloid Weekly is taken by the powerhouse, Gackpoid.. Although no animation is needed, the song managed to clinch the TOP Spot 2 weeks in a row which is quite rare to see.. Usually it is those music with animations that stays on 1st Place for quite awhile like 初音ミクがオリジナルを歌ってくれたよ「ブラック★ロックシューター」 a.k.a. Black Rock Shooter.. Well, Gackpoid must be having his good luck for this 2 weeks.. Will he continue to stay in TOP Position? We will see..

Well, looking at some of the songs, I am sure some of them will go up the rankings.. It is hard to tell who will take the TOP 3 spots just like last week Vocaloid Weekly #46 when the song がくぽに鬼畜眼鏡を歌ってもらった(full ver.) came out of nowhere and take 1st Place.. There are also some new songs that took the TOP 10 spots in this week Vocaloid Weekly so expect the unexpected.. xD

Let us carry on to the music of the Winner & 1 best song of the week:

21 - 「モノクロアクト」 オリジナル曲 vo.初音ミク(PV仕様) a.k.a. Monochroact

And here is the Winner of this week Vocaloid Weekly #47:

Winner - がくぽに鬼畜眼鏡を歌ってもらった(full ver.)

For more info, you can visit the NicoVideo site..

Well, that sums up this week review of Vocaloid Weekly.. Sorry again if I post this entry quite late.. I was shopping for some IT stuff at Comex which was held at SuntecConvention Centre..

Anyway, 1 more day to Hatsune Miku's birthday.. I wonder what post I should make for her birthday.. Hmm, still have alot of time to think.. I still have time to do my Wordpress page so do stay to catch the announcement once I complete the page..

Till then, keep on listening to Vocaloid songs ok?? ^^

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29 August 2008

Figma Hatsune Miku Open for Reservation

The wait is finally over.. Everyone's dreams of wanting to hear the announcement of the pre-order for figma Hatsune Miku has been answered.. Max Factory finally announced that she is now available for pre-order.. ^^

If you have read my previous entry about figma Hatsune Miku, it shows that she comes with her own microphone, which comes with its own stand.. Now how great is that..

I like this pose..

Other than just the mic, she also comes with not one, but 2 leeks to go with.. This feels that that .gif I saw a while ago when Hatsune Miku swings around with 2 leeks.. xD
I simply like Miku's outfit, quite shiny I might say.. It adds to the uniqueness of the character.. I prefer to see figma Miku up close personally.. The details on her outfit are well made..
Close-up shot of figma Miku.

So anyway, the figma Miku is opened for reservation as of today at Hobby Search(HS).. However, the bad news is that it is limited to 1 person only, which Wcloudx told me earlier today.. :(

Fortunately, Panther also have an account on HS and I asked him whether he can do so for me.. Well, I shall await for his news whether he received the confirmation email from them.. Thanks Panther.. ^^
Anyway, figma Hatsune Miku will be available as early as September 10th, 2008, just few weeks away, by Max Factory for 2,500 Yen which is about SGD$32 retail price...

The reason why it’s early is probably to celebrate Hatsune Miku’s birthday, which is on this Sunday, 31st August.. I hope I get my WP site online on that day.. And it will be a great disappointment if I cannot obtain her.. :(

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28 August 2008

"Re:Package" [Livetune feat. Hatsune Miku]

It seems that the time has finally come.. The much-hyped Hatsune Miku music album, "Re:Packaged" by Livetune featuring none other than Miku herself is already out on the market just yesterday.. It is good news since Miku's birthday is just 3 days away(Its on 31st August).. ^^

Apparently the album was so famous that it was almost on top of every ranking, on it’s first day of release.. Now that is simply EPIC.. Anyway, which rankings am I talking about?

Well, first of all is the advertising box called “Nico Nico Ichiba”, which you can find at the bottom of the video page.. There are products that are related to the video itself. People could then click on this and buy it from Nico Nico Douga's partners (such as Amazon Japan).. In most Hatsune Miku videos, this usually points to the "Re:Packaged" album..

Well, here is the ranking on the day of the album's release:

Wow, it seems that Touhou is still the winners too.. They took the 2nd and 3rd spots in "Nico Nico Ichiba".. Well, their songs are awesome too.. ^^

Next up is Amazon Japan, one of Nico Nico Douga's partners.. Since the album is primarily sold there, they are placed in the rankings.. Here you go:

Well, there you have it, the rankings for "Re:Packaged" from 2 good sites.. I wonder how the other website will rank the album.. Looking at those rankings already tempt me into buying the album, seriously..

Anyway, back to topic at hand, the album featured many Hatsune Miku songs made by "kz" and "kajyuki", 2 of the many best composer for Hatsune Miku.. They are quite good, believe me..

So I went to compile the list of songs that are included within the album.. Here are the songs:

01. Anthem
02. Packaged
03. over16bit!(Full ver.)
04. シューティング☆スター :"Shooting Star"
05. 虹色 :"Niji-Iro"
06. 椛 :"Momiji"
07. Light Song
08. リラホルン :"Lilachorn"
09. 日々の夢想い :"Hibi No Omoi"
10. ファインダー :"Finder"
11. ドキドキハートチューン :"Doki Doki Heart Tune"
12. ストロボナイツ :"Strobo Nights"
13. Last Night, Good Night
14. Packaged piano ver.
15. our music

You can get to hear a preview of their songs at their Official Website.. There is an intro video so please do not skip it if your internet isn't laggy.. ^^

The background picture is so beautiful that I managed to save it as my desktop wallpaper.. It looks good on my empty desktop since I just reformat the whole laptop of mine..

So for those Miku fans out there, here are some of the songs that are in the album.. Enjoy! xD

Packaged [PV Ver.]

ファインダー :"Finder

Light Song

And last but not least, the ever famous song;

Last Night, Good Night

There you go, some of the great songs in the album itself.. If you wish to purchase it, you have to go to Amazon Japan to do so.. As for me, I am still finding a way to purchase it..

So if you have any slots for the purchase please tell me.. I am very happy for Miku's birthday this Sunday.. ^^

Source: Kevinay

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27 August 2008

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA (PSP)

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Well, you guess it right.. Sega apparently announced that a PSP game for Hatsune Miku is currently under production and will be scheduled for released at 2009 (Thats pretty long)..

Judging by the pictures, it seems that it is like a cousin of the popular iDOLM@STER.. The details and the gameplay looks similar, but hey, this is Hatsune Miku we are talking about right? ^^

From my point of view, it seems that there is a room customization feature (see top picture).. I think this is a very cool and unique feature since you can customize Miku's room to suit your taste..

Well, at least Miku is going to be the main character of the game, not just an add-on or an extra unimportant character like in 13 Sai No Hello Work DS or PangYa! Japan...

Famitsu reports that the game is currently 40% finished.. Well, I shall let Sega take their time to make this game.. I do not want this game to turn out bad.. ^^
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The good news is that this game will be on PSP.. I am so happy to hear this news.. First there was the iDOLM@STER game which will be released on PSP and now this.. I think this news is awesome since it almost coincide with Miku's birthday coming soon..

Who knows, maybe the announcement for figma Miku might come on her birthday as well?? xD

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Digging of Old Junks

It has been awhile since I have reformatted my laptop (about 1 years..).. It was troubling for me to reformat early this year due to schoolwork and also the problem of studying for my school's semestral examination..

Some of you might have noticed that I post this entry quite late due to the reformatting process I did after my final exam paper for this semester..
Not only does it took 2 hours to reformat the whole laptop, it took me an extra 1 hour to get all the necessary drivers and softwares needed to be installed on my laptop..

Backing up on my old data was quite boring actually; I have to copy those pictures, videos and other datas that are worth being backed up.. Those that are not selected for backing up are gone permanently which is good since I do not have to delete them one at a time..

Well, one of the files that I backed up was the "My Pictures" folder, filled wit pictures of the recent events like Natsu Matsuri, CosFest and the WCG Coscon..

There are also the Hatsune Miku pictures that I have stored for blogging reference and also inspiration for making my own Miku pictures.. There are a couple of Miku projects me and my brother embarked on.. More on that in future entries..

Although digging up old junks was initially boring, there was some interesting discovery I found within my laptop..

I found some old screenshots of my WoW character during my WoW days.. It has been a long time since I played the game.. Due to the September holidays coming up and also the recent Wrath of the Lich King cinematic trailer, I might start my WoW account again..

Then this is the best treasure I found within my laptop's data, the music video for White Reflection, the famous song played in Gundam Wing Endless Waltz..

No it is not the Gundam Wing video, it is really a PV from TWO-MIX themselves, though it is animated..

This was a very old video I found by chance from the defunct DivX Video Site like quite long ago, even longer than last year's reformat.. Well, this is one PV that I kept for so long and will be one of the few videos that I will continue to keep for times to come..

Anyway, for those Gundam Wing fans, here is the PV of White Reflection by TWO-MIX:

How about you, do you find any good treasures while digging out old data junks from your desktop or laptop? ^^

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25 August 2008

More Figma Vocaloid Pictures

Well, this must be old news to some but to those Miku fans out there (including me), apparently there was a picture showing what is in store for the figma Vocaloid.. This includes the figma Hatsune Miku and also the figma Kagamine Twins, both Rin and Len..

I was surprised to see that figma Miku is going to have her own microphone stand.. And looking at the accessories, it seems that she will come with 2 leeks.. That is just awesome..

Anyway, other than just Miku, there is also the Kagamine Twins who got their own accessories, such as Rin getting her own microphone while Len got his own mini musical keyboard.. ^^

Well, this is just another sneakpeek to what will come out for the figma Vocaloid..


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24 August 2008

Natsu Matsuri and Bon Odori 2008

It has been a day since the Natsu Matsuri & Bon Odori 2008 was held at the Singapore Japanese Primary School at Changi.. It was a very fun festival where you could see people wearing Yukatas, both males and females and later on dance together with the beat of the drums..

However, the weather was not in favour, as what most of us did not expect..

Anyway, I met up with Chibihien and Sam (Squeex) at Bedok MRT Station where we took a direct bus service (Bus Service No. 2) to the school.. There we met with the rest of the people who were also going for the festival..

The entrance ticket is about SGD$2.. Well, that wasn't the worrying part.. The worrying part is the huge queue, splitted up into 5 queues.. I feel this is like the Comiket, but smaller.. xD

While Sam and Chibi was queueing, I sneak away to see some shops that are already opened to the public.. Enjoy the pics.. ^^

The shop selling Geta which goes together with the Yukatas..

The many Getas on sale..

However, I do find the price of the Getas abit expensive.. But hey, at least it is cheaper compared to what you can find outside..

77th Star Pte Ltd did make an appearence in the festival, promoting their anime, Gacha Gacha..

If you did not buy your own Yukata, you can rent one from the school itself.. However, I did not know the price of the rental nor did I want to try one..

The queue for the Yukata Rental.. It opened at about 4.30pm(+GMT 8) and if I remember correctly closed 50 minutes after the end of Bon Odori..


More pictures of the shops..

When the queue for the festival began to move, we head towards the food section to get our dinner..

We got our spot under the clouds though it was just a slight drizzle.. We couldn't care less about the rain because we are just very hungry..

My Teriyaki Set.. Very delicious with the Seaweed and a slice of apple..

More shots..

A Promotion of Asahi Beer anyone?? xD

Now this is where the fun comes in; Games Galore.. Well, Natsu Matsuri would always come with games where families and friends can come and have fun.. It isn't just shopping for food and merchandise..

Well, there are some games to play during the festival.. However, you need to purchase some tickets to play the game, about SGD$2 per game ticket.. Quite a reasonable price for a game ticket..

So what kind of games can be found there? Well, there is this so-called "bowling game" where you have to hit every pins at the end..

Then there is the "Goldfish Scooping", however, they aren't really goldfish but small toys and bouncing balls..

Then there is the "Pick-Your-Prize-By-Luck" game.. Seriously, I do not know what they called it.. Gomen..

The crowd is huge.. I almost got lost within the crowd when I was searching for Chibi and Sam..

Anyway, Chibi bought himself 5 game tickets so he had no choice but to try out every single games that are there..
Chibi in Action..
Now this is the best part of the Festival, the concert and also the one we were waiting for, the BON ODORI... The event started at about 8pm and since we played every single game and went shopping, we couldn't resist and attended the show..

Sadly, the Bon Odori was held indoor at the sports hall due to the heavy rain.. The field was muddy and there was no way to bring the drums onto the outdoor stage.. But hey, indoor is still as refreshing right??

Anyway, enjoy the pictures.. Pictures speak a thousand words.. ^^

Well, there is more.. It is not like it is the end of the entry yet.. Other than just the pictures, there are some videos I recorded during the festival, including the Bon Odori..

Theses videos are recorded using my dad's N82 and I would like to say sorry for its lousy quality.. So enjoy the videos everyone.. ^^

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Well, even with the heavy downpour, the event was a great success other than the many lolis there.. It was a great sensation attending such an awesome annual event..

I would like to come again for next year Bon Odori, though it would be better it doesn't rain.. ^^

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