A localised English version of Music Girl Hatsune Miku – a music player app in which you can listen to tunes stored on your iPhone, play dress-up and interact with the popular virtual idol – has been launched on the iTunes app store today.
The app, previously available in the Japanese iTunes app store only, has now been brought out in English all over the world thanks to the efforts of Marza Animation Planet – the same folks who worked on the opening videos for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games, and the Hatsune Miku live concerts.
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When it came out in Japan I’ve briefly checked out the app myself, and I must say, if you’re a Hatsune Miku fan who listens to music on your iPhone, you need to get this right away.
In Music Girl Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid star will do a little dance as she’s listening to your choice of music with you – the speed of her dance will depend on the song’s beats per minute (BPM).
So don’t just listen to your music on your iPhone passively. With this app you can convert time spent enjoying music on your iPhone into opportunities to find out how well you know Hatsune Miku. You’ll get to know Miku better through the quizzes, too!
Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E) is available on the iTunes app store now, available for US$3.99 (S$4.98).
The app comes with a complimentary Harukaze costume pack. Other costume packs available as in-app purchases include those for YukiMiku 2013 (Snow Miku 2013).
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From the press release:
Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2013 – MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2013 – MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. is pleased to announce that iPhone/iPod touch App “Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E)” is now available in English on the iTunes App Store.
“Music Girl Hatsune Miku (E )”is a hit app that climbed to #2 in the iTunes App Store ranking in just two days after its release.
This is a music player app in which the ever so popular IP Character “Hatsune Miku”, not only in her home country Japan, but all over the world, dances to the tunes installed in the user’s music player.
By utilizing fully the functions of iPhone/iPod touch, Hatsune Miku’s moves and grooves in exceptionally smooth 3-D graphics.
App Features are as follows:
– Select a song from iPhone/iPod touch, and listen to the music together with Miku, and If the BPM is acquired then Miku can move to the beat of the song and show various types of movements.
– The users can enjoy communication with Miku while listening to music, and if the closeness level rises then the user can receive special presents.
– Users can enjoy changing Miku’s fashion by acquiring new hairstyles, accessories and wardrobes available at the store inside the app. More items will be added and available in the future.
Who is Hatsune Miku?
The virtual singer “Hatsune Miku” is a vocal android = VOCALOID where a Japanese voice actress provides the character voice. It is one of the vocal voice sources that was created by a voice creation system “VOCALOID 2”developed by Yamaha Corporation.
By inputting the melody and lyrics, the main vocal and back chorus is automatically created. The software itself is positioned as a virtual idol character, and Hatsune Miku is positioned as a “futuristic idol.”
In the USA, Toyota Corolla has used Miku in advertisements since May 2011, and also a live concert was held for the first time outside of Japan in the same year.
The rights holder has said that as long as it is non-profit, it can be used freely, allowing the individual users to utilize not only the voice but the character herself for creative activities, and in turn has become a forerunner in the CGM contents field in Japan.
About Product Overview:
Product Name: Music Girl Hatsune Miku（E ）
Sales Company: MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC.
Developing Company: W ROCK GAMES Co., Ltd.
Copyrights: (C) SEGA / (C) Crypton Future Media, INC.
(C) W ROCK GAMES Co., Ltd.／MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC.
Requirements: iPhone 3GS／iPod Touch beyond 3rd generation onwards, iOS4.1 onwards required.