Tokyo, March 19, 2012 --- "MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES", an epoch-making live act featuring Vocaloid characters held at NOKIA Theater (Los Angeles) on July 2, 2011, was chosen top among nine other nominees in "Digital Content Of The Year 2011 Awards". Having been conducted by "Association of Media in Digital" --- a corporation under Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications --- for 17 years, this award recognizes the producer(s) of the distinct digital contents or services put into the market in the year. Focusing at the front-edge digital contents, it contributes to the motivation of content producers, the growth of content business industry and the prosperous content culture in Japan. "MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES", produced by Crypton Future Media, SEGA, and ASCII Media Works, was given "The AMD Grand Prize" (or "Prize of Minister of Internal Affairs") for the following reason, the report says: "Hatsune Miku, emerged in 2007 as a name of a singing voice synthesis software, triggered the chain of collaborations among content creators of original music works, paintings, and music PVs using 3DCG over the Internet and got popular as a virtual idol. It spread around the world not by a commercial promotion but by cycles of CGM (consumer generated medium), finally to reach the summit --- the live act at Nokia Theater (Los Angeles) where the full audience was all wildly excited. Further, it has grown up to be a world-wide idol, being featured in CMs of Toyota and Google. Celebrating the achievement of such an overseas performance as a world-famous CGM virtual idol from Japan, and in the hope of many more active performances around the world, The Association of Media in Digital proudly presents the award of excellence, this year for the second time, following the first one in 2008. "