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''Miku Formula'' My Arse by Mintaka-TK ''Miku Formula'' My Arse by Mintaka-TK
(Picture in the background is supposed to be a grumpy Hatsune Miku. Sorry that you can't see very well.)

UGLY STAMP IS UGLY. :x

Anyhow... I've seen Mikutards claim (false) accusations of certain characters copying from Miku's design - most notably, her pigtails. I think Miku is now victim to the One Mario Limit in a visual way - just like you never see video game characters named Mario anymore, it doesn't look like we're going to see characters with green (or blue) pigtails anymore. Miku's hair seems to have become iconic. :XD:

It's even more hysterical when the Mikutards accuse characters created before Miku was of being a Miku "rip-off", just because they have green (or blue) pigtails. :lol:

Also, wondering about the title? It's related to this: [link]
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:iconthecandyrosebud:
TheCandyRosebud Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Like Xj9/Jenny who came before?
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:iconminidangosakurasushi:
I wouldn't be surprised if the Mikutards shit on Mion and Shion for being a rip-off Miku for having green hair. Smh...
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chibiuverworld Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
These Mikutards are so irrational.
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:iconminidangosakurasushi:
I wouldn't be surprised if the Mikutards shit on Mion and Shion for being a rip-off Miku for having green hair. Smh...
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chibiuverworld Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There was a Chinese Vocaloid named Xingchen/Stardust who had to get her pigtails worn in a different style because people said she'll look like Miku. She wears her pigtails low. Xingchen has purple hair with a white tint because she's meant to have an interstellar theme that's why her name is also Stardust. I see her hair as bluish green, not straight up green (yes sometimes she's given straight up green hair like in Senbonzakura).
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:iconminidangosakurasushi:
I see.
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chocone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Miku was inspired by her www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
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LOz-Lola123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I've seen people get angry at a picture of an ice fairy mascot that was printed a cough candy medicine package because she was illustrated to have light blue pigtails similar to Snow Miku (have to admit it's rather amusing)
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Flowdette Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Do you know Stardust? vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Stardu…
Read the 'Appearance'. That's enough to give you shock.
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Envicaxia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
UM AHEM YOU MEAN TEAL
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Griffonmender Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Doesn't help that in Japanese "ao" used to mean blue AND green before "midori" became the word for green, thus resulting in Miku covering the full blue-to-green color range (and thus making a lot of characters seem more "Miku-y".) 
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Pochinano Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, most people immediately think of her when they think about blue pigtails.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They aren't really "green" ponytails. They are more of a dull blue color.
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
On the contrary, they're turquoise.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
In my comic, "The Jitterbugs", there's a kid named Wendy who has green pigtails. She has no relation to Miku whatsoever (Wendy is an American second grader with braces, a lime-colored sundress, and flip flops) and will not tolerate your whining about hairdos and copyrights and all that kangblabla.
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RitaLeader14 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I agree with this. I made an UTAU that is based off Miku. People make characters like this because they love her. There are probably thousands of characters out there in reference to her.
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TDQueen-Ninja Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Miku's pigtails are teal, but I have seen what you mean. Aoki Lapis has been bullied for being "A Miku copy" and I only found about about her two days ago, but I love her and all the Vocaloids so much. I just wanna hug them all regardless of their "similarities". I'd also hug Utaus and fanmade Vocaloids because they're just as cute as Miku! X3
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XMonochrome-NimbusX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna give my green-haired OC pigtails to piss off people.
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MyonNyanMukyuu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, hair down to the shoulders with ribbons isn't Haruhi, to all who annoy us about Yuri's design.

I absolutely love Angel Beats. :D
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morakke Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
My friend drew a picture of a cute pigtailed girl, and she colored the hair green. Someone called her a Miku plagiarizer when they saw her picture.
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Inkfy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WTF? That doesn't make sense?! Miku has been shown in other styles before, and hell other vocaloids are based on her style?...WTF?!!!:| (Blank Stare) 
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Since when is a hair color and style copyrighted???
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QueenOfHearts67 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I agree to this due to YOU CAN'T Copyright Pigtails and/or green hair~
but that's my two sents :D
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Geniusofmath Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes do it! ^^
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ho boy...I'm not part of the Vocaloid fandom (I like the character designs though), but that's just ridiculous. Lots of anime/video game characters have similar looks, whether you like it or not, so these fans need to stuff it. I'm surprised they've not gone after Sasami Jurai from Tenchi Muyo, considering she has bluish-green pigtails. O.O
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Eti-blanca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The twinpigtail hairstyles are so popular now!
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Sipa-chuu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True
True
and True uvu
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glowbone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I wonder how many vocatards will jump on my ass for having a green-ponytailed OC.
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scn71402 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that long pigtails are extremely popular simply because they're simple and cute. Not all girls that have twin blue/green  long pigtails are named Miku. She's just cute, ain't she? I don't see anything wrong in drawing a girl with long twin green/blue pigtails but naming her in names other than Miku.
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MisteryEevee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Never mind green/blue pigtails, people actually claimed SAILOR MOON as a Miku Rip-off X'D  Oh my god, I can't!  It's just too stupid and ridiculous...

And believe it or not, when Yan He first came around, someone came to the wikia and started to write a long list of how her design is Miku-formula'd and shit.  >n>
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ScarletDevilVocaloid Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sailor Moon?
THE STUPIDITY
IT HURTS
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MisteryEevee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
My childhood character!  I cannot!
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:iconmintaka-tk:
Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Sailor Moon?! EPIC FAIL. :x
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MisteryEevee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Exactly!  Oh god, this fandom.... *facepalm*
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CrystaltheCool Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Mysteryeevee? From the Vocaloid Wiki? OMG HI! (I'm anon108, the one who fears for humanity and shares your hatred of KaiMi)
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MisteryEevee Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Yes, hello!
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CrystaltheCool Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
What's up Eevee?
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:iconmisteryeevee:
MisteryEevee Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Nothing really.  Just busy
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AllyLunarMobian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Oh God, I mostly hate it when people say Ape Escape's CASI looks like Miku. Or ask if she IS Miku. Casi was made prior to Miku and she [Casi] doesn't even HAVE pigtails. Just a ponytail. <|D;; Honestly it drives me up the wall!
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aventurera10 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*Latina como sho detected :'D*
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AllyLunarMobian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
:? Come again?
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TheFrilliestLoser Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next time someone says you're ripping off Miku's twintails, just say she's the one ripping off Sailor Moon :iconwhatchagonnadoplz:
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Emerald-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
It's really odd. When a famous/well-known artist borrowed some parts from another people's work & his/her creation become famous, people call it being inspired & creative.

But when normal people/not-so-famous artist trying to do the same, people call it rip-off/plagiarism & unoriginal.

Aside from Miku, it seems some Rintards are assuming that any character with big bow on the head or short blonde hair = Rin copy. Ugh!
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Aside from Miku, it seems some Rintards are assuming that any character with big bow on the head or short blonde hair = Rin copy. Ugh!
Other characters are being affected by Rin, now? Dammit! :x
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Emerald-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Well, not as bad as Miku, I suppose. But yeah, it's happening :x

I've yet to see people making big issue of Rin design being similar to Hiiragi Tsukasa (whose design is similar to Kamigishi Akari). But nyeh, it won't be happening soon since [sarcasm] vocaloids own every designs [/sarcasm] <.<
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MisteryEevee Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Not to mention that the Chinese Vocaloid designs didn't REALLY look like Miku! At least, I couldn't even tell!
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ponpongerardway Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Yes! Thank you! :iconlazycryplz:
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snapdragonanime101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a shame that new characters can't be made (specifically OCs and UTAU designs) that look anything like her because they'll be accused of copying her or using the formula just to get popular easily, I think a lot of people feel pressured because of that to make a design that's not "unoriginal". Eventually all "types" of designs will be done one day so it's more of an effort to pull off that Miku look with your own flair to it.
Not sayin' "oh man cryptonloids FTW" (future-robot-singer-school uniform gets a bit stale for me) but fffs I do like long pig tails and skirt + thigh highs combo.
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