Viz Snags Rights To Hatsune Miku, Prepare For The Vocaloid Invasion
Finally, my and Xopher’s favorite synthesized singer is legal in the good ol’ US of A.
Viz has acquired the license to Hatsune Miku, meaning that we will soon see a flood of Miku products into the US, especially with the big concert that’s going down at Anime Expo next month. Miku is a moneymaker in Japan, with more products and sales than one can count.
This announcement comes on the heels of Supercell’s first US release album, Supercell Featuring Hatsune Miku, which will drop June 21st here in the states. Supercell is a Japanese band that features Miku as the vocalist for some of their songs.
It will be interesting to see exactly what products Viz brings over. Personally, I’m hoping we get a translation of Project Diva, the PSP games based on Miku’s most popular music.