The Otaku Car – Hatsune Miku in the USA


It’s something new that Toyota is teaming up with Hatsune Miku, the huge pop idol that’s actually a virtual star. It’s straight up on their Toyota Corolla site. Does this mean you can buy a show room ready car wrapped Toyota? Probably not, but you will see ads and more. Take a look at the video commercial.What’s with the voice over, it’s a non match. But the concept and ideas of integrating the “Vocaloid” star of Japan into something here is something cutting edge – especially since Miku is still relatively unknown here.

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There’s been previous virtual stars. This isn’t new. Click forward to see a couple more from the past.

Max Headroom! This dude was weird, and way too ahead of it’s time.

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Ananova delivering news in 2000.

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There’s been others, but they’re escaping me now, but I think that’s what they’re supposed to do in a way. It’s temporary.


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