Master music with the DS and Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku

By Spencer . March 3, 2008 . 7:27am

hellowork.jpgHatsune Miku is an anomaly. The anime-like character was designed as a face (i.e. marketing purposes) for Yamaha’s type-to-sing voice synthesizer and strangely she’s become an icon. Let’s say she has enough of a fanbase to star in a Nintendo DS game where she “teaches” people how to play instruments. In 13-sai no Hello Work DS Ms. Miku (Ms. Future) aqua colored notes scroll from left to right and players touch a keyboard in time to hit them. After you perfect guitar chords by hitting a keyboard (?) you get to accompany Hatsune Miku while she sings. Yes, her synthesized voice is part of the experience.


Digital Works Entertainment has 13-sai no Hello Work DS slated for a spring release in Japan and it seems unlikely we will see this in North America. Unlikely, but possible. Nippon Ichi Software put Hatsune Miku in Tori no Hoshi: Aerial Planet and NIS America has a casual games label. If anyone is going to localize this I suppose NIS America is the prime candidate. Speaking of Tori no Hoshi: Aerial Planet, I played it and impressions are coming sometime this week.

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  • Shuyin

    Aerial Planet is a great game. I really really hope it’ll get localized

  • matty

    It’s quite a phenomenon.

  • Aoshi00

    Never knew about this Hakune Miku icon, sounds like a virtual idol, interesting.. Looking forward to hear your impressions on Tori no Hoshi too.

  • maxchain

    She can sing a pretty sweet a cappella of “Popcorn.” I’m looking forward to checking this game out!

  • LuminousAtelier

    Oh I’ve heard of her but didn’t know she was an icon,heh well I like her character design it’s so cute and so is that girl standing next to her,oh this is my first time seeing they new siliconera site theme,it’s cool.-^__^-b

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