[Solicitations] Miku returns to manga at Dark Horse with Hatsune Miku: Mikubon!
She’s a global cybercelebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. It’s Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid—the synthesizer superstar who’s singing your song! Dark Horse and Ontama are debuting a brand new volume of Miku’s story in Hatsune Miku: Mikubon!
Hatsune Miku and her friends Rin, Len, and Luka are not only back in manga…they’re back to 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! But can they stay out of trouble, especially when the mad professor of the Hachune Miku Research Lab is nearby…?
Hatsune Miku: Mikubon is by Ontama, a duo combining 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 “Ievan Polkka” (“Eva’s Polka”), with over 14 million views on YouTube to date. Ontama’s version of “Ievan Polkka” is currently being used as the background music in Jason Statham’s new commercial for the LG G5 phone!
Dark Horse Comics’ first omnibus manga of the musical adventures (and misadventures!) of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, Unofficial Hatsune Mix, landed at #1 on the New York Times Manga Top 10 list and sold out of bookstores across the nation within the first month of release! Unofficial Hatsune Mix featured manga by KEI, Miku’s visual designer—now Dark Horse follows up with Hatsune Miku: Mikubon, featuring manga by Ontama, the pair who first helped to make Miku a worldwide star!
Over 170,000 music videos have been uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer. Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA, Domino’s, and on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Hatsune Miku: Mikubon is in stores October 5, 2016.