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    'miku'

    Letterman just had the most bizarre thing on his show.

    A 'hologram' singer from Japan. Yes, you heard that right.

    He introduced it as a real person and said things like 'her us tour debut'. You can tell from the look on his face that he just didn't get it. and the audience was so quiet and laughing that they didn't get it either.
    Now, I know this thing has been around since 2006 at least, because I've seen people post videos of it. and only anime nerds have even heard of it, or people who browse popular youtube videos.
    What surprises me is the the reaction this thing got on Lettermans page.

    Folks treating it like it's a real person. one disturbed lady even posted 'Dave, tell Miku I love her!'. Others vehemently attack you if you called it out for what it was, a piece of technology. sadly others claimed that this was the first time they've even HEARD of Letterman, and would be the one and only time they ever watched him'. Most posters vehemently protecting 'miku' had anime avatars and probably where not frequent posters to letterman's group. probably no older than 15.

    Did I miss something along the way? I love animation and anime. I go out of my way to watch subbed anime. I do not get the fascination people have with this 'digital singer' and why tons of people would actually pay money to attend a concert to watch a 2D image sing. the song wasn't even that impressive, and you couldn't understand what the thing was 'singing' anyway because it was all jarbled together....

    Maybe I just don't get the magic...then again, I'm not a big concert person to begin with ;o).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    Did I miss something along the way? I love animation and anime. I go out of my way to watch subbed anime. I do not get the fascination people have with this 'digital singer' and why tons of people would actually pay money to attend a concert to watch a 2D image sing. the song wasn't even that impressive, and you couldn't understand what the thing was 'singing' anyway because it was all jarbled together....

    Maybe I just don't get the magic...then again, I'm not a big concert person to begin with ;o).
    For me, it's just a bit of fun. It's music, it's an escape. Yes, Miku is a digital singer, but somewhere in the background there are real people with a real passion for this composing and programming songs for her and the other Vocaloids. And some of them do a great job of it. =)
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    Does the digital equipment actually sing, or is there a voice artist somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-Man View Post
    Does the digital equipment actually sing, or is there a voice artist somewhere?
    Nope, it's just a pre recorded track, I think.

    I might get it if it was a live voice actress and a live person doing all the dance moves making the character in real time. but as it is, the animation wasn't that great, it hardly moved at all....blegh ;o)..
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