Commemorating the 11th anniversary of meeting Hatsune Miku

Series - Nijigen Autobiography

This article was originally written last year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of meeting Hatsune Miku, but it was abandoned due to the large scope.

Today, to commemorate the day I met Hatsune Miku 11 years ago on December 20, 2012, I made some modifications and wrote this slightly magical article.

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This content is translated from the original Chinses version of the post from this blog through GitHub Copilot translation, and then modified appropriately. Please forgive me if there are some bugs such as unfluent English sentences.

At that time, I, who was always second to last, was trapped in the abyss called ninth grade, with no expectations for life, and the sky was dark.

On December 20, 2012, the weekly school TV show started, with the theme being anime. The show ended with H.K.君 feai. 洛天依 - 千年食谱颂 (The school was quite open-minded back then, playing what was popular in the world of anime at that time. It’s impossible to imagine that happening in 2023).

Opening of the 千年食谱颂 PV

Opening of the 千年食谱颂 PV

Oh~, her name is Luo Tianyi. This anime character on the right caught my attention, and curiosity drove me to continue searching. I found Luo Tianyi’s MMD animation of Senbonzakura (千本桜). Following this clue, I discovered VOCALOID and, of course, Hatsune Miku.

The first time I met Miku was in an MMD video featuring Hatsune and Dongfang Zhizi (It’s also the earliest screenshot I could find as proof of me knowing Hatsune Miku)

The first time I met Miku was in an MMD video featuring Hatsune and Dongfang Zhizi (It’s also the earliest screenshot I could find as proof of me knowing Hatsune Miku)

Later on, I found the Project Diva series of games and played Project Diva Extend using JPCSP (at that time, PPSSPP was only at version 0.6.0 and couldn’t run any of the Project Diva PSP games). Although the emulator was laggy and I couldn’t even pass the easy difficulty, it didn’t stop me from meeting Hatsune Miku.

Through the Project Diva Extend, I got to know the 6 members of Crypton Future Media - Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO, and MEIKO.

Nekomimi Switch, Utani Katachi wa Nai Keredo, Sennen no Dokusouka, Just Be Friends, and many more. Beautiful songs are stored in my phone, played on my way home from school, played during the toughest time preparing for finals, or when doing homework. They shine in the abyss.

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I, who don’t even know how to take screenshots or understand screen resolutions, try to capture the adorable appearance of Hatsune Miku

When I came to my senses, I realized that I was already sitting in Hatsune Miku’s room, admiring her adorable appearance. It was as if a first love had begun, as if a light was illuminating the darkness in the abyss. I gradually fell in love with Hatsune Miku, the diva who was two years older than me at the time.

The pressure was overwhelming, and I couldn’t help but grab a corner of Hatsune Miku’s clothes and almost cry out, “Can you stay by my side?”

“I am the manifestation of the wishes of all fans and creators, the embodiment of Hatsune Miku from everyone’s hearts, so of course I am willing.”

At this moment, I no longer feared the darkness, because I had someone to protect in my heart, and the story of turning the tide in the abyss begun.