Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol most widely known in Japan. She is the digital personification for a Vocaloid software developed by Crypton Future Media that sings synthesized music, performs at concerts onstage as an animated projection and has a series of arcade games published by SEGA of America.

Her name comes from merging the Japanese words for first (初 hatsu), sound (音 ne), and future (ミク miku), thus meaning “the first sound of the future”.