As speculated, preorders officially opened last night for Goodsmile’s Nendoroid Hatsune Miku. She should be gradually appearing at online shops over the course of the day today, so those keen on the acquisition are advised to keep a sharp eye out… There has been some questioning in comments as to what the big deal is surrounding Miku, so a quick word on that: Hatsune Miku is voice synthesizer software that can be manipulated to sing just about anything – in other words, a virtual idol. A combination of solid character design and competent technical specifications provided the platform for a profusion of net memes that catapulted her to doujin stardom virtually overnight, becoming a sensation similar to Churuya-san or the OS-tans. She can be found on YouTube here and here. (no more)