Friday, May 06, 2011

Hatsune Miku Drives a ... ... Toyota?

Toyota now has website dedicated to the combination of Hatsune Miku and the Toyota Corolla, which has been declared the "the official car of Hatsune Miku." Take a look:



For some reason, I always pictured her in a Benz, maybe an SLK. I guess I figured her singing and software gigs paid a little better... (hat tip to Erik for sending!)

2 comments:

MARl0 said...

I caught this yesterday on another site, and it has to be one of the weirdest things I've seen in a long time. I mean, how big can the target market actually be for a Miku x Toyota ad campaign be in the US of all places? And the few people in this country who actually are familiar with Miku would be horrified by the Americanized illustration of her on the webpage.

I would have loved to have witnessed the board meeting where this idea was proposed.

koko said...

I can't help but agree.(Except for the part about the illustration. She's a cartoon character and there's plenty of fanart besides so people are used to it.) All I can say is that I hope this doesn't get air-time in America. Miku's audience here is just too small for this to be effective. Not to mention that, because of that, this would be many peoples 1st impression of Miku. That impression being of a computer model used to hock Toyota's. (When she's really a computer model who was created to hock the Vocaloid software. lol *die x_x)