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'Disappearance of Hatsune Miku' Song Inspires Novel

posted on 2012-05-04 21:26 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Mimuya Aga, song producer cosMo@BōsōP write adaptation for July release

Japanese publisher Ichijinsha will release a novel based on the virtual Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku's "Hatsune Miku no Shōshitsu" (The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku) series of songs. Mimuya Aga is collaborating with producer and composer cosMo@BōsōP to write the novel based on cosMo@BōsōP's songs with illustrations by Yūnagi. The book will cost 1,260 yen (about US$16) when it ships in Japan on July 7.

The songs' story follows the virtual singer's life from her creation to her disappearance. EXIT TUNES released the 14-track Disappearance of Hatsune Miku CD album in Japan in August 2010. The video for "Hatsune Miku no Shōshitsu" has been played over 5 million times, and topped a ranking by the JOYSOUND karaoke company of "songs that are too hard to sing."

Novel adaptations of "Sakura no Ame" and "Kokoro," two other songs popularized by Vocaloid singers, also shipped in Japan earlier this year.

[Via Temple Knights]


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