Is This Atlus RPG Character Inspired By Hatsune Miku?

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Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku made a few video game cameos and lent her signature costume to many other titles including Tales of Graces. Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest, a new Nintendo DS RPG from Atlus and Atelier series storywriter Shinichi Yoshiike, doesn’t officially have Hatsune Miku. Mellow may be inspired by her.

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Nora finds Mellow who is lost in a garden. Mellow is a gentle girl who always has a smile on her face, even though she lost her memory. She joins Nora as a playable character.

 

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Mellow looks somewhat like Hatsune Miku. Atlus’ artists appear to have used the same palette, but that’s not the strongest connection between the two characters.

 

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Hatsune Miku’s "voice" is made from samples from voice actress Saki Fujita… who also happens to voice Mellow in Nora and the Time Studio.

 

Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest comes out on July 21 in Japan.


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