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Miku Hatsune Virtual Idol Dōjin Game Approved

posted on 2008-02-23 23:58 EST
Miku's creator removes earlier restrictions in its copyright guidelines

The Ejin Kenkyūsho dōjin software circle has announced on Friday that the software developer Crypton has approved Ejin's unofficial game based on Crypton's Miku Hatsune virtual idol character. Crypton had originally created Miku Hatsune to personify one of its Vocaloid vocal music synthesizer releases. Crypton asked Ejin Kenkyūsho and another dōjin circle, Murder Kōbō, to cease distribution of their Tatakae! Ore no Hatsune Miku ver.1.2 (Fight! My Miku Hatsune ver. 1.2) fighting simulation adventure game two weeks after its January 25 release. Crypton has now aproved the game, although Eijin has to rename the game as Ike! Miku to Mikurobo Kenkyūsho (Go! Miku and the Miku-robo/Microbo Laboratory). Eijin says it will change its game's logo and packaging (pictured at right) to reflect Crypton's request, so it will release the revised game after a short delay.

Ejin notes that Crypton has also changed its guidelines and online Q&A page. Crypton no longer explicitly forbids unofficial releases based on Miku Hatsune, as long as those releases do not damage the image of its products. There are two official manga titles based on Miku Hatsune, and an unknown number of unofficial dōjinshi manga.

Source: Canned Dogs


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