Okay, I thought Dave Matthews was weird. I was wrong. This is weird. Hatsune Miku is a character made up for Vocaloid, which is basically some software that lets you make pretty real sounding songs, using this singer. This software is so good, in fact, that this character has built up many many (did I mention many) adoring fans. Watch the video above. Holographic-anime-character-rock-concerts… Only in Japan.
Apparently, she (and her holographic colleagues) go on concert in Japan from time to time, selling out stadiums and other venues, even though she’s totally fictional. Gotta admit. She’s not all that bad, either, for a hologram.
Personally, I’ve never seen holograms that were this good and had this much movement to them. All I remember is the holograms from the ’08 elections, and those were pretty lame. Forget 3D televisions, I want holograms in my home. This is just another example of how Japan is ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to really cool technology being used in weird and creepy ways. Doesn’t mean it’s not awesome, though.
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