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Hatsune Miku Goes Down in History... Book

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

How do you know you've made it big? Receiving a mention in a history book is probably a pretty clear sign. Virtual idol Hatsune Miku is now adding that to her list of accomplishments. Twitter user @non_A1207 posted a picture of Hatsune Miku's entry in a high school history book on Tuesday.

The book describes the Vocaloid idol as an "internationally active virtual singer." The talks about Hatsune Miku's software origins in 2007 and goes on to discuss her impact and achievements, including ranking eighth on Time magazine's "15 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014" list.

The history book in @non_A1207's tweet is the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Nihonshi A (Japanese History A) book. The tweeted image of one of its pages has taken off among online commenters, and it has already received more than 28,000 retweets and 80,000 likes.

Meanwhile, fellow Twitter users replied to the recent post with images from their own textbooks of various subjects. Below are photos of Miku appearing in English, music, and business books.

Many other figures from Japanese pop culture have also appeared in textbooks in Japan. For example, characters from Madoka Magica debuted in a high school English textbook last year.

Source: @non_A1207's Twitter account via Nijimen

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