Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Local news struggles to comprehend Mikunopolis~


So! Mikunopolis happened, and it was awesome. Besides being awesome, it happened in America, where Miku isn't as big...yet. Therefore, it was only natural that local news outlets pick it up, to fill in their mandatory "human interest" block. Or in this case, Vocaloid interest~

Such was the case with KTLA, which performed a decent enough job of highlighting this strange Japanese cultural curio. Like most mainstream news coverage it still suffers from some of the misconceptions about why Vocaloids are a thing, but Miku's label as a "virtual diva" is as good a shorthand as any. At least they didn't make any jokes about robot overlords or somesuch~

via : ktla

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