Friday, December 4, 2009

Hatsune Miku Friday! Hatsune iPhone apps!

Yes it is Friday and you know what that means kiddies!

It's Thank God It's Hatsune Miku Day!

For this Friday's celebration of the world's Number 1 Virtual Idol, I've gathered up a collection of iPhone apps, available in the US iTunes store. That's right, you don't even have to get on the Japanese store to find these goodies.

The first one up is simple, but fun, called: Miku Miku Mobile

There isn't much to this one, but it is adorable. It has a row of 3D Mikus lined up in a row singing "Levan Polkka". You can either tilt the iPhone to move around the singing mini Miku's or use the touch screen to move around the 3D space.

Next on the list is probably the best of the bunch: zoome TDKI

Basically these are user submitted videos from Japan, just like YouTube except every one of them is a Voc@loid video, mostly of Miku. The load times can be a little wonky, but it's a great way to have her full assorment of PV's at your finger tips at all time.

Third is more Hatsune Miku related but doesn't exactly involve her: Anogakki

Anogakki is actually a really neat musical instrument that uses random touches to produce music, shapes and colors. Miku used the Anogakki in one of her videos and that is where it took off in popularity.
The picture to the left is from the video not the app.

Lastly, there is another Miku related one, that doesn't involve the idol herself: redjuice

Redjuice is actually a digital artbook/portfolio of the artist Redjuice who designed the artwork for the "Re:Package" Hatsune Miku album. The album art is beautiful and so are the pictures in this collection. However, there are a few warnings. There aren't a ton of pictures and I beleive the collection costs about $3. Also it contains nudity on one picture, which might be an issue for some people.

However, he is a very talented artist and I can't wait to see where he ends up in the contemporary Japanese art scene.

And that does it for the Hatsune Miku Friday roundup.

Just remember: Hatsune Miku. There's an app for that.