Hatsune Miku

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Name: Hatsune Miku
Occupation: Vocaloid
Fandom: Vocaloid
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Hatsune Miku is a popular Vocaloid. Her voice is modelled after Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita. She has a large fandom following and is the most well-known Vocaloid.

"Miku Monday" is a recurring art event on sites such as Twitter and Tumblr.



Hatsune Miku originally became popular due to Nico Nico Douga, A japanese website akin to Youtube. Users would post animated videos featuring her voice. A particularly famous video is her singing Levan Polkka while holding a leek, which has since become a popular motif connected with her character.[1] Since then she has starred in many animated videos and songs.

She has since been featured in magazines, been referenced in multiple animes, had holographic performances at concerts[2] and starred in a manga. She has also had multiple voicebank updates, including voicebanks in the English and Chinese languages.


A popular form of Vocaloid fanwork is MMDs. MMDs, or 'MikuMikuDance' are 3D animated videos that typically feature characters dancing to songs. It was originally created for Hatsune Miku[3] , but all Vocaloids are very popular choices since their own songs can be used.

Popular MMDs include:

Other popular forms of Fanworks are cosplay and music. Hatsune Miku has a very distinctive design and is a popular cosplay choice at cons. Her music, too, is very distinctive and popular on websites such as Youtube and NicoNico. Popular songs include:


Hatsune Miku tends to be shipped with other Vocaloids. Popular ships include Hatsune Miku/Megurine Luka, Hatsune Miku/Kagamine Len and Rin, and Hatsune Miku/Kaito. Reader inserts are also very popular, especially on Wattpad and Deviantart.

Resources and Archives


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmf9JkedPR8 Hatsune Miku levan polkka - Youtube
  2. World is Mine - Youtube
  3. MikuMikuDance - Wikipedia