Vocaloid Hatsune Miku is getting an original animated series. Creator Crypton Future Media is developing the show with Graphic India and Carlin West Agency.
The Hatsune Miku series will be created by Graphic India CEO Sharad Devarajan and Carlin West Agency CEO Carlin West along with a “team of esteemed writers and artists.” Graphic India is the company behind the Baahubali: The Lost Legends animated series, while Carlin West Agency is a licensing company that has worked with properties like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! . Crypton Future Media CEO Hiroyuki Itoh will serve as executive producter alongside Devarajan and West.
“Miku’s fans will be able to experience a new original series and enter the story of the “Mikuverse” that will combine live action, animation and music,” says the press release. In addition to the animated series, there will be webtoons and comics as well.
Crypton Future Media overseas licensing director Guillaume Devigne said, “We are excited to partner with the exceptional team at Graphic India and Carlin West Agency to take Hatsune Miku into this new animated series direction. We believe we have found a unique way to create an original animated series that stays true to the essence of Miku, who is a perfect vessel for fan creativity and unlimited opportunities for artistic expression. It will be a major moment for Miku and her fans around the world.”
Hatsune Miku debuted in 2007 and has since released over 100,000 songs, opened for Lady Gaga, and performed in concerts worldwide. She was due to perform at the Shrine Auditorium on April 13 prior to the event’s cancellation.
Source: Deadline, PR Newswire