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Introducing the backside of "Hatsune Miku" development!Prof. Ito KCGI lectures in Kyoto

Prof. Hiroyuki Ito, KCGI (Kyoto University of Information Sciences, Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall)
Prof. Hiroyuki Ito, KCGI (Kyoto University of Information Sciences, Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall)

Produced and raised the vocaloid "Hatsune Miku" at Kyoto Information Graduate University (KCGI) Hiroyuki Ito A special lecture in Kyoto by Mr. Krypton Future Media Co., Ltd. (Head office: Sapporo City) was held on December 6th at the The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Hall.Prof. Ito introduced the new software “Hatsune Miku V3” released in September this year, in addition to the history of “Hatsune Miku” being loved from all over the world and collaboration with various genres.“If“ Hatsune Miku ”can continue to contribute to international contribution through creative activities,” he said.KCGI and KCG students earnestly listened to the lecture of Prof. Ito, who attracted attention from all over the world and became a timeless person.

Hatsune Miku was born in 2007 with a height of 158 cm, a weight of 42 kg, and 16 years old.100,000 songs, 1 million videos (YouTube), more than 1.6 million official Facebook users, and 3D concerts around the world are popular because tickets are always sold out.Professor Ito said, “Electronic music and speech synthesis technologies were not new, but there was no example of combining characters with them.Miku Hatsune, a “some kind of interface” (Mr. Ito), took steps from secondary creation to tertiary creation. He explained that the method of expression expanded from video to cosplay, illustrations to figures, and 3D models to animation.

At first, it was said that there was a problem with copyright, Professor Ito said, “When a third party uses a secondary creation, it would be a big burden if we received permission from Krypton and the second producers. felt.Therefore, the content submission site “piapro” was launched, and it was made available for non-commercial use as long as it conveys gratitude to the producer as a manner.We made efforts to create a place where creators could actively create without shrinking. "That freedom is familiar to creators all over the world, and it seems to be a major reason why fans have expanded.

After that, “Hatsune Miku” continued to be commercialized and realized many collaborations such as illustration collection books, figures, tie-ups with convenience stores, racing teams, and games.At a concert held in Tokyo in August 2009, the 3D avatar “Hatsune Miku” appeared on stage for the first time using a transparent screen.This pattern was reported in TV news around the world.13-17 years of age, gathering a lot of support from women in gender, as the Japanese “singer” on the Chinese portal site, reigns as the top of the immovable popularity.In addition, Prof. Ito introduced that Hatsune Miku is active in various fields such as ▽ Orchestra ▽ Art ▽ Fashion ▽ Ningyo Joruri and other Japanese traditional culture ▽ Social activities. In Hokkaido, the Snow Snow Festival SNOW MIKU, an exhibition corner at New Chitose Airport, train wrapping, and other events such as music and film festivals have attracted customers and helped boost the community. " .

As for the newly released “Hatsune Miku V3”, “The 6 years have passed since the appearance, and the requests that fans have strongly said are ▽ What should I do other than singing?▽ Please support Mac-2 points.With “everyone as a music creator” as a development concept, we have successfully released all-in-one software that meets these requirements.Later, the English version will also be released, and we expect to create more creations around the world than ever before. "After showing the video of the concert in Taiwan, which was filmed mainly by the audience, “Now there is political conflict with neighboring countries, but it has nothing to do with creators, creations, and activities at the private level. There is no.I would like to continue to contribute internationally through creative activities.During the question-and-answer session, many questions were asked by students, and Prof. Ito answered each one carefully.

Prof. Ito assumed office in April this year.In recognition of international activities and technological innovations, he was awarded the autumn indigo emblem.KCGI and KCG have mutual exchanges of classes, and there is a mechanism for listening to each other's classes.There will be opportunities to learn various things from Prof. Ito at the contents business course at KCGI and the IT voice actor course at the Information Processing Department of KCG Computer Science in April 2014.

Prof. Hiroyuki Ito, KCGI (Kyoto University of Information Sciences, Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall)