Getting Re-Excited about MikuMikuDance … Happy Birthday Miku!

Happy Birthday Miku … SIX YEARS OLD on August 31st, 2013!

A little Tribute by Reggie DentmoreHappy Birthday Miku! - Six years old and going strong! Image from Aoki2720's video featured in this article.

Hatsune Miku’s birthday is coming around, again … her phenomenal instant-burst into stardom continues as her creators release her into new venues. She started out as a character in the Yamaha/Sony/Sega Vocaloid games. Today she stars in concerts “Live on Stage”, in Toyota TV commercials, and in tens of thousands of fan-made videos on NicoNicoDouga and YouTube, thanks to the free program: MikuMikuDance! With her popularity on the rise, Miku’s showbiz career has no end in sight! Happy Birthday Miku! Reggie Dentmore is the original creator of ... the "most alive" MMD site on the web! has been online for just over TWO years. I have been writing for, and working on, these pages every day since August 18 of 2011. I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover MikuMikuDance, back then. Wow! … a free A great "sing and dance" routine created with MikuMikudance. Image from Aoki2720's video featured in this article.3D animation software featuring anime-style dancers … How awesome is that?! I downloaded the program and got started. Learning the nuts and bolts of this software has consumed my brain and my spare-time for this last couple of years … and every now and then I need to remind myself to “stop and smell the roses” … take a break from the details and re-discover the Magic of MMD. MikuMikuDance is a wonderful program with limitless creative possibilities. There are tens of thousands of “users”, MMDers, creating unique animations and works of art … a veritable explosion of human creativity on a global scale! Unbelievable that Miku’s charming little face and the simple 5mb downloadable program folder could release so much pent-up energy!

Many “Favorite” Videos …

My list of YouTube “Favorite” videos is long, indeed. But I keep coming back to this one … I just love it:

“Don’t take off my Sailor Suit” or “Won’t take off my Sailor Suit” … something to that effect … by YouTube’s aoki2720 … Fun Music and dynamite use of the motion files to create a wonderful romp of a sing-and-dance routine. LOVE the use of the many Miku models … and Neru and Rin, as well. This is one of my top favorites! … (My brother’s response was “Wouldn’t want to be the janitor in THAT school. I mean, who’s gonna want to sweep-up all the blue hair?”) … too funny!

So … Get Re-Excited about MikuMikuDance …Remember to love MikuMikuDance all over again! Image from Aoki2720's video featured in this article.

Say “Happy Birthday Miku!” … and revisit YOUR list of favorite videos … relive the excitement that first got you started with MikuMikuDance!


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