Dark Horse Comics and Ontama are bringing us a brand new story featuring Hatsune Miku. Miku is the Vocaloid, the synthesizer superstar who’s singing your song and her new story will take place within the page of Hatsune Miku: Mikubon.
Hatsune Miku and her friends Rin, Len, and Luka are back in school enrolling at the St. Diva Academy for Vocaloids. They’re going to give it their best at St Diva, as a wonderland of friendship, determination, and even love unfolds. Will they be able to stay out of trouble when the mad professor of the Hachune Miku Research Lab is nearby?
Hatsune Miku: Mikubon is from the creative duo Ontama. The name is a combination of the pen names of music producer Otomania and artist Tamago. In 2007, they created the original hit music video to use Miku, the leek-spinning “levan Polkka” with over 14 million views on YouTube to date. Ontama’s version of “levan Polkka” is currently being used as the background music in Jason Statham’s new commercial for the LG G5 phone.
Dark Horse’s first omnibus manga of Miku’s musical adventures with her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, and Luka, Unofficial Hatsune Mix was the #1 on the New York Times Manga Top 10 list. It sold out of bookstores nationwide within the first month. Unofficial Hatsune Mix featured manga by KEI, Miku’s visual designer. Dark Horse continues the tradition with Ontama on creative duties for Hatsune Miku: Mikubon.
Miku has become a pop culture icon with over 170,000 music videos uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer. Miku has appeared in Toyota and Domino’s ads as well as an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Hatsune Miku: Mikubon hit stores on October 5th. Pre-Order your copy today.