I was putting off unlocking the Ren and Rin versions of certain songs in Project Diva because I really don’t like them that much. But I finally finished Project Diva by unlocking all the songs, and in the credits under motion capture a girl called Ogura Yui is mentioned :S. I always thought Miku’s dances were a bit loli-ish, but the mystery is solved!
A quick check on a 2ch reveals that she’s a 13 year old idol who Sega motion captured for the game, and a video started floating around on Nico Nico Douga of the dancer doing the dance herself compared with the Hatsune Miku in the game. Looks like Sega did a pretty awesome job.
And now for the original video:
I don’t think I can look at Miku the same way again :'(. For those of you hoping for a Japan post, the next one will be one so stay tuned!