Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol!! Specifically, she is a vocal bank of different sounds, used to make her sound like a real girl singing! People who make music with Miku's voice are usually credited as producers, and should always be created as the song writer, not Miku!
Even tho Miku is often depicted in an "anime" style, she is not considered an anime or manga character. That being said, many people have written mangas about her and other "Vocaloids"!! She is also a successful videogame designer. and is the creator of a very popular game called Minecraft. She is dating Crunchyroll-hime!
I first learned about Miku through my sister. She had a Project Diva game on her PS Vita (in Japanese, of course....so thank goodness she knows a lot of Japanese!!) The first song she showed me was PoPiPo! and it remains one of my favorites to this day! When I moved out of my family's house and in with my partner, we got Project Diva F 2ND on PS Vita, and we have been obsessed with her together since!
My partner and I attended the first Miku Expo North America Tour at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX, dressed loosely in Miku and Megpoid Gumi's Matryoshka "modules" (or outfits). We also wore the Matryoshka oufits, in full, at A-Kon 27 in Dallas, TX! (I can't find any old pics of us, so I guess we will have to do the costume again some time!!)
Miku wouldn't be able to be such an icon without her producers!! Right now, my favorite Miku (and general Vocaloid) producers are.... Utsu-P, Mitchie M, Giga-P, kz Livetune, Dixie Flatline, emon(Tes.), Crusher P, wowaka, deino333, doriko, ATOLS, and Kikuo!!
Coming soon: Pictures of my Miku collections! Right now I have... 1 poster, 4 prints, 6 figures, 2 funkos, 3 keychains, 2 armbands, 1 standee, and 4 games (although one is digital only!), and even an official Miku mouse!! Also, my Dollfie Dream doll is a Miku cosplayer... I guess you could say I love Miku a LOT!!
DISCLAIMER!! I also love Megurine Luka, Kagamine Len & Rin, Meiko, Megpoid GUMI, and IA.... but Miku is just my FAVORITE!! uwu