'Disappearance of Hatsune Miku' Song Inspires Novel
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
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 [email protected]ōsōP to write the novel based on [email protected]ōsōP'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."
[Via Temple Knights]