Hatsune Miku Creator Hopes for UK Concert
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The Jpopgo website has posted an interview with Hitroyuki Itoh, the creator of Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloid phenomenon. Itoh is in Britain this week, speaking at London on Wednesday and in Edinburgh on Thursday.
Asked whether there would be a Hatsune Miku concert in the U.K., Itoh replied that he hoped so, but the problem was the expense. However, he said that, "We are working on another technology to make the cost lower... I hope I bring Hatsune Miku for the UK fans."
Itoh also said that an English version of Miku was under development but not yet finished.
Asked about Miku's international popularity, Itoh said that he thought she was viewed as "uncommon, really strange - not particularly in a nice way" by people in the U.K. and America. He also said that he did not know how popular Miku is in the U.K.
However, he acknowledged Miku's victory on the The Top Tens website, where she was voted the top music artist that voters wanted to see at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Itoh said the website removed Miku for not being a real singer, only for her fans to complain to the site. "The website then admitted to nominate her name on the poll. All the Hatsune Miku fans swarmed onto the website. That's why Hatsune Miku was No. 1!"
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