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Dear Hatsune: Kindly accept my sincerest apologies for being a week late in wishing you a happy fourth birthday. As Anime News Network was so kind to remind me, Hatsune Miku, the “single biggest icon in Vocaloid history,” enjoyed her fourth birthday on August 31st, 2011 [ANN].

In celebration of the vocaloid’s birthday, there are 33 new Hatsune Miku tracks for our listening pleasure, which can all be perused at Hear Japan, an MP3 music store dedicated to sharing music from Japan with the world.

For those interested in the heartfelt cinematic capabilities of Hatsune Miku’s voice, consider the track Rera on the album Dreamer. It’s a rather lovely feel-good song. Similarly, for those looking to relax, I strongly recommend the track Mine by Re:nG. Miku’s soft voice in the opening of this song is utterly soothing. For those looking for something a little more upbeat without going over the top, check out the track Neverland, which was created specifically in celebration of Hatsune Miku’s birthday.

About HearJapan:
HearJapan is a great place to find the hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese music. HearJapan is the largest place on the web to purchase Japanese music of all genres. The site features over 5,000 artist profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100 releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs in the 100% DRM free catalog. So that you can shop with confidence, HearJapan is an officially registered music store with the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), E-license, an d Japan Rights Clearance (JRC). This guarantees that the artists on their site are fully compensated.

About Hatsune Miku:
Hatsune Miku is the first Japanese Vocaloid2 in the Vocaloid2 Character Vocal Series created by Crypton Future Media. It is considered as the most popular and well known Vocaloid and the first to become a pop idol. Her name was chosen by combining Hatsu (first), Ne (sound), and Miku (future) thus meaning “the first sound from the future.” The data for the voice was created by sampling the voice of Saki Fujita, a Japanese voice actress. [Source].

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  • Matt October 26 2011

    I will never understand how she’s so popular; but the music sounds good, so I guess that’s all that matters, eh? Happy Birthday Miku, indeed!

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