Jul 112012

This is a song and a 3DPV that deserves a special mention from me, because mikuru396 is the entire reason I’m here right now. So I’ll tell you the story of how I came to be where I am today.

Back in late 2007, a friend of mine in Singapore who now goes by the name of Fuzzy (and one of the owners of kyourankyodai) was often mentioning this odd female character with teal colored twin tails. I didn’t show a whole lot of interest at the time. But then on December 15th, 2007, he linked me to the 3DPV of “Melody…” (or Melody.exe as some call it) from nicovideo on the day it was uploaded.

This was the first Vocaloid video I ever saw.

The first thing that caught my eye was the visuals. It was in a style I had never seen before. But what caught my interest the most was the fact that the Vocals were 100% synthesized. We had tools like Microsoft Sam to make our computers speak, so the fact that there was a program to make your computer sing was quite astonishing.

It was thanks to that song by Mikuru396 that I got involved in Vocaloid when I did. Now fast forward to today, and we have a brand new song by the same artist titled “:Re”. This song was created as the “answer” and successor for his classic “Melody…”. This song… This PV… It’s beautiful. It brings back so many memories of the older days, and it makes me remember when the Vocaloid community was something small and obscure. I’ve had the chance to watch the community blossom to what it is now over the past 4.5 years. Those thoughts, combined with this song, actually made me cry. It was that powerful.

But enough with my own emotions. Let’s move onto the song itself. The track was composed by Mikuru396, and the PV was made by Brother-P.

Original from Nicovideo.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY4f4aL3Fcs]


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About jrharbort
A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan as the Head Writer in October 2011. Follow on Twitter at @jrharbort.