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Hatsune Miku stars in Nomura collaboration, Letterman show

Sinan Kubba, @sinankubba
October 9, 2014
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In take-stock-of-reality news, vocaloid virtual star Hatsune Miku starred in a double-whammy of surprising reveals this week. For starters, Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura provided his own Final Fantasy-esque take on the aqua-haired diva in a New York art exhibition devoted to her, which opens to the public starting today and runs through to October 19. You can check out more details on the exhibition's site, while Famitsu's report of the opening event has more images to peruse if you're intrigued by Nomura's latest design - not forgetting his recent, similarly inimitable take on Batman.

As for the other surprising reveal, it's perhaps even more of an eye-opener. As you can see in the video below the break, Miss Miku strutted onto primetime US TV by performing her song "Sharing the World" on last night's Late Show with David Letterman. As the bemused host put it at the end of the surreal performance, "It's like being on Willie Nelson's bus."


The hubbub precedes two stateside concerts for the synthesized star, starting with one in Los Angeles this weekend and followed by another in New York next week.

Miku is of course already a sensation in Japan and her rhythm games have been a significant part of her success, with 2.5 million units shipped in that country alone. Now it seems creator Crypton Future Media is stepping things up stateside ahead of the songstress' newest rhythm games; Sega is bringing Project Diva F 2nd to North America for PS3 and Vita on November 18 and Project Mirai Remix for 3DS sometime next year.





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