Preview | Freeing:
Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Here’s a pretty interesting figure variation of Hatsune Miku by Freeing. Dubbed as Hatsune Miku “Senbonzakura” version, this figure was based on a song by Miku about the westernization of Japan called “Senbonzakura” (Thousand Cherry Tree). There’s also a music video of the song which you can check out below. Figure slated July 2014, ¥9,074.

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (1)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (2)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (3)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (4)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (5)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.) (6)

Preview | Freeing: Hatsune Miku (Senbonzakura Ver.)

Figure Info

  • Character: Hatsune Miku
  • Release Date: July 2014
  • Origin: Vocaloid
  • Brand: Freeing
  • Artist(s): QuailEGG (Sculptor)
  • Version: Senbonzakura Version
  • Scale: 1/8
  • Price: ¥9,074

Character Info

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media. She uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 2 and Vocaloid 3 singing synthesizing technologies. She also uses Crypton Future Media's Piapro Studio, a singing synthesizer VSTi Plugin. She was the second Vocaloid sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine, and the first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the Vocaloid 2 engine. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku has performed at her concerts onstage as an animated projection. Hatsune Miku is portrayed to be a 16-year-old girl with long turquoise pigtails.

The name of the character comes from merging the Japanese words for first (初 hatsu), sound (音 ne) and future (Miku (ミク) sounds like a nanori reading of future, 未来, normally read as "mirai"), referring to her position as the first of Crypton's "Character Vocal Series". According to Crypton, her name is meant to signify the "first sound from the future".

Series Info

Vocaloid (ボーカロイド Bōkaroido) is a singing voice synthesizer. Its signal processing part was developed through a joint research project led by Kenmochi Hideki at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain in 2000 (the same team that later founded Voctro Labs) and originally was not intended to be a full commercial project. Backed by the Yamaha Corporation, it developed the software into the commercial product "Vocaloid." The software enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody. It uses synthesizing technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers. To create a song, the user must input the melody and lyrics.

A piano roll type interface is used to input the melody and the lyrics can be entered on each note. The software can change the stress of the pronunciations, add effects such as vibrato, or change the dynamics and tone of the voice. Each Vocaloid is sold as "a singer in a box" designed to act as a replacement for an actual singer. The software was originally only available in English starting with the first Vocaloids Leon, Lola and Miriam and Japanese with Meiko and Kaito, but Vocaloid 3 has added support for Spanish for the Vocaloids Bruno, Clara and Maika; Chinese for Luo Tianyi and Yan He; Korean for SeeU, Catalan for Ona, and French for ALYS.

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