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Hatsune Miku Sings “The Music of Osamu Tezuka & Isao Tomita Live” Now on Sale!

If you’ve enjoyed reading about the Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit ~ Worlds Connected by Isao Tomita ~ art event, but are unable to visit the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum where the exhibit is taking place, then we’ve got good news for you. The next part of the collaboration event is a brand new album entitled Hatsune Miku Sings “The Music of Osamu Tezuka & Isao Tomita Live” (初音ミク Sings “手塚治虫と冨田勲の音楽を生演奏で”), and is now available for anyone to purchase online!

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Tracklist:

  1. Opening: “Ribbon no Kishi” from Princess Knight (Original)
  2. Hatsune Miku TALK 1: “Hello, I’m Hatsune Miku!”
  3. “Ribbon no Kishi (Prince Version)” from Princess Knight feat. Hatsune Miku
  4. Hatsune Miku TALK 2: “Introduction to Osamu Tezuka & Isao Tomita”
  5. “Ribbon no March” from Princess Knight feat. Hatsune Miku & Rena Maeda
  6. Hatsune Miku TALK 3: “Introduction to Kimba the White Lion
  7. “A-I-U-E-O Mambo” from Kimba the White Lion feat. Hatsune Miku
  8. “Boku ni Chikara wo Otou-san” from Kimba the White Lion feat. Hatsune Miku & Kasane Teto
  9. Hatsune Miku TALK 4 ~ Guest Speaker: Welcoming Masaki Tsuji
  10. “Dororo no Uta” from Dororo feat. Hatsune Miku
  11. Hatsune Miku TALK 5 ~ Guest Speaker: Welcoming Rumiko Tezuka
  12. “Jungle Taitei no Theme (Vocalist Version)” from Kimba the White Lion feat. Hatsune Miku, Kasane Teto, and Rena Maeda
  13. Special Ending: An Ode to All of Osamu Tezuka’s Works, Rap Session With Hatsune Miku

Samples for each track are also available for listening on Nippon Columbia’s product page!

About the Album

The year 2017 marks Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, as well as what would have been the late Osamu Tezuka‘s 90th birthday, and the late Isao Tomita‘s 85th birthday. Thus, Tezuka Productions and Nippon Columbia found it a fitting time to create something truly special that celebrates all three of these individuals who have greatly impacted their respective worlds. In this album, Miku will be singing many of the songs that Tomita wrote for Tezuka’s anime series alongside Rena Maeda, and even the UTAU Kasane Teto!

However, Miku will be doing more than just sing in this album; she’s also serving as an MC of sorts, giving fully voiced introductions to each of the songs, and even interviewing special guests! This use of Miku’s voice is the first of its kind, never before done for an album release!

The underlying story of the interviews was written by the veteran mystery novelist, Masaki Tsuji. Now 85 years old, Tsuji is known as the main script-writer for Princess Knight back in 1967, and in this album, he’ll be reflecting on his past accomplishments with both Tezuka and Tomita.

The full list of credits goes as so:

Vocalists:
Hatsune Miku (interviewer, singer)
Kasane Teto (singer)
Rena Maeda (singer)

Recording Studios:
Studio Sound Valley (interview recording)
Onkio Haus

Music:
Masahiko Satoh (sound production, editing, piano, keyboard)
Shinichi Kato (bass)
Hiroshi Murakami (drums)
Youichi Okabe (percussion)
しじま (Shijima) (rap session producer)

Other:
Masaki Tusji (story and interview writing)
Rumiko Tezuka (director of Tezuka Productions; interviewee)

Special Pre-order Goods

Those who pre-ordered the album would receive a free gift, which varies depending on the pre-order site.

From Tower Records: IC Card Sticker featuring the Princess Knight x Hatsune Miku illustration by 柚希きひろ (Yunkel)

From HMV: IC Card Sticker featuring the Kimba the White Lion x Hatsune Miku illustration by ヒョーゴノスケ (Hyogonosuke)

From Amazon: IC Card Sticker featuring the Princess Knight x Hatsune Miku illustration by iXima

From Animate: IC Card Sticker featuring the Dororo x Hatsune Miku illustration by さいとう なおき (Naoki Saito)

From any of the below stores and sites: CD-sized Sticker featuring the limited edition album cover art

Online:
Nippon Columbia
Neo Wing
Yodobashi.com

In the Tokyo Metropolitan Area:
Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Music Software Store
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba Store
Kinokuniya Book Store in Shinjuku
Bunkyodo Hobby & Animega in Machida
Lamm Tarra Media World Akiba

In Kanagawa Prefecture:
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Kawasaki LeFront Store
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Yokohama Store

In Shizuoka Prefecture:
Ikeya Takabayashi Store

In Aichi Prefecture:
Ongakudo Sakaechika Store

In Kyoto:
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Kyoto Store

In Osaka:
DiscPier Nihonbashi Store
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda Store

In Fukuoka Prefecture:
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Hakata Store

Finally, anyone who purchases the album at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum before the Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit‘s conclusion on October 23rd, will get a free A2-size poster featuring an original Phoenix x Hatsune Miku illustration by KEI!

Purchase Links

Regular Edition

The Regular Edition costs ¥3,000 JPY (about $27 USD) plus tax. Album cover art was created by Tezuka Productions in conjunction with Crypton Future Media and iXima.

Purchase the Regular Edition on CDJapan!
Purchase the Regular Edition on Amazon!

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition costs ¥4,800 JPY (about $44 USD) plus tax. It comes with 5 alternate album covers and can badges featuring artwork from the exhibit, as well as two additional tracks called “Hatsune Miku Sings Outtakes.”

Purchase the Limited Edition on CDJapan!
Purchase the Limited Edition on Amazon
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Information source

Isao Tomita’s Official Site
Real Sound
VocaDB

About marumain

Hello! You can call me Marumain, and I serve as a translator between VNN in English and VNN in Japanese, translating articles between the two languages. I love pretty much every Vocaloid, though I consider MAIKA to be my favorite!

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