Hatsune Miku Team Ups With The Band That Did Final Fantasy Type-0′s Theme Song

By Eugene . March 14, 2014 . 3:31pm

 

Bump of Chicken is a pretty famous band in Japan, having featured their music in dramas and video games. Some of that list includes Final Fantasy Type-0, where they performed the theme song “Zero”, in addition to their work on One Piece and Tales of the Abyss.

 

Their latest single, RAY has a collaboration music video version with the virtual idol herself, Hatsune Miku, and it’s perfect for getting ready for the weekend.

 

It’s also pretty interesting to think how far Miku’s come, and the power she has in Japan that enables such collaborations to even be taking place. Who else do you think would make good collab music with Miku given a chance? Me, I’d actually like to see her team up with… X Japan (Impossible as that may be).


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  • Kayriss Wins

    This isn’t the first time Miku’s collaborated with real life artists, she did a duet with Stephanie Yanez a few years back:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBki_Pi62A

  • GodLikesSnacks

    Love U Miku!
    Sooner or later U will rule the whole world!

    • Tinye

      I will follow this!

    • konsama

      She’s forever young and cute, she don’t go haywire cuz terrible childhood, she’s 100% cuteness as her real image.

      She’s the perfect idol and will stick even after us surely even after she becomes the main AI of the world and controls it with blue cuteness.

      ALL HAIL THE MIKU EMPIRE.

  • Brimfyre

    I’m glad Miku has reached that point after her initial hype phase, where she is just here to stay, and didn’t just become a fad.

    • Kayriss Wins

      She’s the idol that will never die, quite literally lol.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

    The Type-0 soundtrack is awesome so

  • Victor Wesker

    Yeah, Miku is the best virtual pop singer.

    • CirnoLakes

      As much as I like some of the other Vocaloids, Miku really will always be the true symbolic Diva of the future of music and virtual idols.

      Many people don’t know this, but it’s part of her characterization that “Hatsune Miku is an Android(gynoid) from the future where all songs are lost”. Making her just like Miss Monochrome.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2H-8F4iqg

      And other characters are awesome. But Hatsune Miku is the character with the most far reaching symbolism. Even in her name, being “future sound”. She’s exactly what Yamaha envisioned for Vocaloid. An emphasis on a scifi future, of androids and virtual idols and so forth. Yamaha set out to create something futuristic, and they did so with Miku. Miku is more than a digital voice synthesizer, more than a virtual idol, more than an important part of the Japanese pop industry today, more than a fictional robot from the future, she’s a symbol. A symbol of a brilliant future where companies and people like Yamaha are unafraid to make dreams come true and make a futuristic world where science fiction is real and things are better for us all.

      Yamaha creating success with Hatsune Miku, a virtual idol, and all that she symbolizes, is proof that people who try to make the future happen can succeed. Not just people who try to create virtual idols. But also people who try to improve medicine, find cures for diseases. Who want to make the internet of things a reality. For people who want to make 3D printing, augmented reality, and virtual reality ubiquitous. And all of these amazing technologies that can and will be a part of our future.

      Though for me, in particular, Bump of Chicken and Vocaloid working together, feels just a little bit like that Vocaloid and Tales of the Abyss are a part of the same universe in a way. And that makes me super happy as both a big fan of both Vocaloid and Tales. There’s nothing I want more than to see things I love connected.

  • konsama

    Not a real fan of Bump of Chicken, but man “Zero” is just perfect and it couldn’t be placed any better in type-0, i just cried at that point of the game.

    Also this sounds really nice, this might really start a trend of collaborations with Miku.

    inb4pitbullXmikucollab -_-

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      *eyes full of tears*
      don’t remember me of that event…SE went the Key Visual Arts way
      :_:

      -
      also
      Snoop Dogg feat. Miku
      Weed is War

  • anarchy_panty
    • CirnoLakes

      *gasp*
      Screamo! More screamo fans here! I love screamo.

      I’d love to see two of my favourite genres crossover.

      I always wish more Japanese screamo bands than just Envy were known.

  • Genjo

    her maintenance is very easy to handle so yeah LONG LIVE MIKU!

  • Prinnydoom

    The thing I’ve always wondered about Miku is how she’d fair against more western music………can’t imagine it going well >__< Still love Bump of chicken and this is pretty cool.

  • notentirelythere

    Wow, this was… pretty bland. I guess it’s more of a tech demo.
    Even from the perspective of a ubiquitous pop collab, this is strange to listen to. Motoo’s voice entirely eats up Miku’s.
    Fans might wanna check this short doc on the people behind the round screen: watch?v=m0N9szI19BA

  • Ric Vazquez

    Match made in heaven

  • KoRLumen

    The juxtaposition between the synthetic and real voices… It turned out a lot better than I thought! Here’s to even more collabs in the future :D

  • Justin Grant
  • CirnoLakes

    “The Band That Did Final Fantasy Type-0′s Theme Song”

    I thought they were more known for Karma, though?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTdcxQZcQAE

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