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Possibility of digital contents learned from Hatsune Miku Special lecture by Prof. Hiroyuki Ito KCGI

Prof. Hiroyuki Ito, Krypton Future Media CEO, KCGI gave a special lecture entitled “Possibility of Digital Contents Learned from Hatsune Miku”.(November 16, 2018, KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite, KCG Kyoto Ekimae 6th Floor Large Hall)
Prof. Hiroyuki Ito, Krypton Future Media CEO, KCGI gave a special lecture entitled “Possibility of Digital Contents Learned from Hatsune Miku”.(November 16, 2018, KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite, KCG Kyoto Ekimae 6th Floor Large Hall)

By the creator of VOCALOID “Hatsune Miku”, the world's most popular, and the representative director of Krypton Future Media Co., Ltd. (head office: Sapporo, founded: 1995) A special lecture was held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) Kyoto Station Front School / KCGI Kyoto Station Front 6th Floor Large Hall.Prof. Ito explained the background and growth of “Hatsune Miku”, his efforts in voice technology and 3DCG technology, and his wide-ranging activities in Japan and overseas.Special lectures will be broadcast simultaneously with simultaneous interpretation in English using the latest system to KCGI's Kyoto Main School, Million-University Campus, Sapporo and Tokyo Satellites, and all participants will be enthusiastic about the content business leaders. I listened to.

“Hatsune Miku” is a virtual idol born on August 31, 2007.It is software that sings by voice synthesis when lyrics and melody are input, and is also a popular “character” of 158 cm tall, 42 kg weight, 16 years old.Live concerts are held not only in Japan but also overseas, and it is a symbol of Cool Japan that transmits Japanese culture to the world.

The title of the special lecture is "Possibility of digital content learned from Hatsune Miku".Prof. Ito introduced the work of Krypton and explained the basics of computer music. “Vocaloid is a virtual instrument that synthesizes a human voice.“Hatsune Miku” is a song singing software that Krypton has commercialized using Vocaloid technology.

Adding a character to “Hatsune Miku”, people who created not only music but also a figure and posted it on the Internet appeared, and the chain of creation expanded.Prof. Ito explained that “(Hatsune Miku) is the main voice synthesizer and the character tends to think like a bonus, but thanks to the character, it was easy to create a chain of creation.”In order to process the rights of creation, the license is released and the content posting site “Piapro” is opened.Prof. Ito said, “The work posted here may be transferred to other works if it is a site user.We created an environment that facilitates creation, ”he said.

“Hatsune Miku” is 11 years old.As a result of creators' secondary creations and tertiary creations, not only songs and voices, but also dances, videos, cosplay, figures, etc., their expression methods spread, fashion, opera, robots, racing teams, games, Japanese drums, TV Commercialization of popular anime characters such as is continuing.Prof. Ito said, “Hatsune Miku's (active) area has been expanded and we are collaborating with various fields.”

“Hatsune Miku” will be performed at home and abroad, including performances and events.In 2018, event tours were held in seven cities in the North American continent, and performances on the grand stage such as jazz and taiko entertainment groups and symphony concerts continue in Japan.There is also a Chinese version. In October, concerts were held in three cities including Beijing.In August 2019, a performance of "Super Kabuki" is scheduled in Minamiza, Kyoto.

Prof. Ito became KCGI professor in April 2013.Recognized for international activities and technological innovations, we have received the 2013 autumn indigo badge.KCGI and KCG have a mechanism that allows them to listen to each other.Not only students related to KCGI's content business, but also students studying content related topics such as KCG art / design, digital game, computer science, information processing department, IT voice actor course, etc. Can learn

Prof. Ito KCGI talking to students
Prof. Ito KCGI talking to students

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