With the curiosity of What is Miku and why she is so popular, I looking back to the history for this kind of character, wanting to know more about the development of this kinds. The I begin by search from the original. The result is I found that people have the desire to love and develop the virtual character to become true.
The first try is the animation ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit‘. It is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on Gary K. Wolf’s 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? which depicts a world in which cartoon characters interact directly with human beings and animals.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released the film through its Touchstone Pictures division on June 22, 1988, to financial success and acclaimed reviews from critics, becoming a blockbuster. The film brought a renewed interest in the Golden Age of American animation, spearheading modern American animation and the Disney Renaissance.
Why is was so successful? Because people loves it? So, why do they love it? Cause the rabbit Roger has ‘come’ to the real life! Even they looks totally different from the picture, human still have a wide gap with the 2-dementional character, however it shows out people’s will !