初音ミク ～ Hatsune Miku
Posted by meronpan on June 27, 2009
Continuing to review older releases until some new orders arrive ^^; Looks like tama-nee is released but I had combined her with the delayed moka so she probably won’t ship until July orz. Anyhow, thought miku was fitting since lately I’ve been watching so many vocaloid videos on niconico ^^;
I believe miku was originally released in September, 2008 – quickly followed up with multiple rereleases. Good Smile Company’s 1/8 release is pretty solid, though at the moment I wish I had a 1/7 ^^; (seems like Max Factory is working on that?)
I think it’s awesome that the all time most viewed video on niconico is みくみくにしてあげる♪ (youtube) – miku miku ni shite ageru – I’ll mikumiku it for you. 6.4 million views, 1.9 million comments, and 139k people added to a “my list” (niconico’s playlist system).
It wasn’t really until I started watching all the stuff on niconico that I really started to get into the vocaloids. All the fan art, videos, mmd (mikumiku dance) and fan renditions of songs is really amazing. I’ll try to put together my own niconico guide for the less language inclined folk sometime soon ^^;
Been having a bit of a problem with my lens… it’s so powerful all the dust is captured in excruciating detail ^^;;
…and that’s after I spend five minutes dusting orz.
I’d stick with some less magnified views but I’m having too much fun, so dust be damned :P
Plus it lets you see how well the details were done on miku ^^
I find myself using the live view so I can zoom in digitally 10x and manually focus. Pretty good insurance that my shot is focused, then I just have to worry about getting a narrow enough aperture to keep the rest of the pic in focus ^^;
Hmm just realized I forgot pantsu shots. You can check in with foo-bar-baz for that.
You can see my background wasn’t high enough for the angle above ^^; Was nice and blurred out though so thought I’d leave it. Then decided to see how it’d look without the bg.
Ok I guess, not sure about the black shelf making that horizontal line ^^;
I dunno but I really like her 01 tatoo ^^
And I like the above shot for no good reason ^^;
Lights were causing some weird reflections -_-
Should’ve fixed the white balance below, looks more like world is mine ^^;
Green fingernails match her I guess but not sure I like the color ^^;
Turns out this is the figure I gave away for the contest I held last December.
nanu ended up winning by guessing how many volumes of manga I would have when the contest ended. Hopefully I’ll have some extra cash to hold another contest this year. Always fun to give things away ^^
One nice thing about having a sharp lens and higher resolution pictures is that I can finally make 1920×1200 wallpapers that look as sharp as the resized smaller pics! I’ll have to update my figure wallpaper page with some new stuff.