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Hatsune Miku is Practically REAL with Square Enix’s Graphics Technology!

Hatsune Miku is Practically REAL with Square Enix’s Graphics Technology!

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The collaboration video between Crypton Future Media’s Vocaloid Hatsune Miku and game developer Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura that premiered at Hatsune Miku art exhibition “Universal Positivity”@Wallplay (Oct.9th-Oct. 19th), as a part of HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in New York, has been revealed. The video was produced by Visual Arts, Visual Works, the CG movie production department of Square Enix.

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So real, she looks almost like a living human.
Familiar Square Enix style graphics and the Hatsune Miku of her fan’s imaginations overlap in the unsettling video.

Japanese message boards are already caught up in a whirlwind of debate: “They overdid the realism”, “I mean, if she was real this is probably how she’d look”, “She looks like a cosplayer to me”.

Now it seems that Hatsune Miku has reached a point where the term “virtual idol” is no longer sufficient to describe her. She exists in a realm we cannot comprehend, her appearance continually changing with the wishes of the people who imagine her. It’s almost as if she’s hinting at the future of 4-D.

Neither virtual, nor real.
Something that can’t be called simply “virtual reality”; the new real.
The era of Hatsune Miku has arrived.

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