Chinese Knockoff Of Hatsune Miku Is Terrifying

It’s no secret that China just can’t stop making terrible knockoffs of everything from smartphones to toothpaste. China has now upped the ante by ripping off a virtual idol. That’s right Miku fans, China now has a Hatsune Miku ripoff that is both laughable and disgusting.

For those of you not in the know, Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol singer from Japan that rose up in popularity from her humble start as “vocaloid” software, a program that will “sing” lyrics input by the user. Miku has become an international sensation, and even sings “in concert” using 3D projectors. Check out the videos below to see the comparison between the “real” Hatsune Miku and her awful looking knockoff version.

The real Miku:

Vocaloid Knockoff:

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Taxi Drivers In Taiwan Show Off Hatsune Miku Taxi Cabs

In Japan there are groups of anime fans that turn cars into “itasha”, which are vehicles decorated with pictures of anime girls.  This ultimate expression of love for all things anime has reached all the way to Taiwan, where taxi drivers have begun to turn cabs into itasha.  The picture above features a couple cabs from a fleet featuring Hatsune Miku and other vocaloid characters.

For those who have no idea who Hatsune Miku is, she is Japan’s “virtual idol”, a character that sings and dances to songs written for use with “vocaloid” software.  Hatsune Miku and the other “vocaloids” can be seen on everything from toys and video games, to buses and race cars.  Toyota has featured her in ads and even sells a “Hatsune Miku” edition Corolla that features a high-end audio system.  Hatsune Miku also performs “concerts” around the world using hologram projectors, and has toured as far as the United States in a concert named “Mikunopolis”.  The itasha cab drivers in Taiwan claim that the newly decorated taxi cabs have attracted more business.