Japan’s number-one cosplayer revs fans’ engines by cosplaying as Japan’s number-one virtual idol

Enako dresses up to celebrate new service that lets you go for a drive with Hatsune Miku.

After closing out the year with a packed schedule of appearances both inside and outside of the halls of Comiket, you might expect Enako to be taking some much-deserved R and R at the start of the new year. But Japan’s number-one cosplayer isn’t resting on her laurels, as she’s already moving on to her next project.

Later this month, carmaker Honda and online media company Dwango are set to launch their Osoba service, an app that features the voice of virtual idol extraordinaire Hatsune Miku chatting with you and giving you feedback on the condition of your car while you’re behind the wheel. In celebration, Honda has commissioned a Hatsune Miku itasha of its S660 compact open-top sports car, and also enlisted Enako to cosplay as the pioneering digital songstress.

ドワンゴ×Honda共同プロジェクト、矢吹健太朗が描く初音ミクコラボカー完成&えなこのコスプレ姿初披露 | ドワンゴジェイピーnews – 最新の芸能ニュースぞくぞく! news.dwango.jp/news/34064-1901 #えなこ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ドワンゴジェイピーnews (@dwangojpnews) January 08, 2019

『【Honda史上、最高にミク】なクルマ、完成 powered by osoba』生放送ご視聴・コメントありがとうございました! ついに衣装初お披露目!後ろのお尻部分がハートに空いてるのがポイントです(*⁰▿⁰*)♡ そして東京… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

えなこ (@enako_cos) January 07, 2019

If you’re thinking Enako’s outfit looks a little different than Miku’s orthodox black, gray, and teal ensemble, that’s because the character has been given a special redesign for the project, with Kentaro Yabuki (artist for manga To Love-Ru) doing the honors

2019/01/07 #dwango #Honda #osoba ニコ生 #えなこ スクショタイム たくさん動いてるところが見れて可愛かった〜 撮影会行くよ! #えなこりん #初音ミク #東京オートサロン2019 https://t.co/mAieq6Gztk

かすみ (@kasumi_cam) January 08, 2019

The app itself is now complete and can be downloaded for free here through the Apple App Store. Honda has also put together a video showing off the service’s features, showing an S660 driver going for a dropped-top drive from Yokohama’s Minato Mirai harbor district up into some of Japan’s beautiful mountain pass roads.

▼ Miku’s comments range from “Turning right. Watch out for oncoming traffic and pedestrians please.” to “Driving is fun! Vroom vroom!” and “Thanks for driving. Let’s go out again sometime!”

@enako_cos 生放送お疲れ様でした! 矢吹先生のイラストの初音ミクが二次元の世界から出てきたような完成度の高さで、特にシースルーの箇所から見える美しいくびれと腹筋に、プロコスプレイヤーとしてのえなこりんの努力と凄さを感じ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ひなた (@o_o_o_ops) January 07, 2019

It’s a little unusual to see Enako without several circular layers of fans surrounding her, but these photos are from a dedicated unveiling event for



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