Dead Love: Anime Phenomenon

Today my friend Jeff posted on Shonen Knife, and they are pretty cool, but my heart will always meruto for Hatsune Miku, because she’s my kind of pop star and favorite “anime phenomenon.” She proves that virtual gals have a spot … maybe a spotlight … in the material world. La, la, la, la, la, la, la/ la, la, la, la, la, la, la/ la, la,la, la, la!


MERUTO iki ga tsumarisou
kimi ni fureteru migite ga furueru
takanaru mune hanbun kono kasa
te wo nobaseba todoku kyori doushiyou…!
omoi yo todoke kimi ni

onegai jikan wo tomete nakisou nano
demo ureshikute shinde shimau wa!

Melt – I can hardly breathe
My hand, touching yours, is trembling
My heart is racing under this half of the umbrella
If you should stretch out your hand to close the distance, what’ll I do…?!
My feelings will reach you

It’s time to stop wishing, I feel like I’m gonna cry
And yet, I’m so happy I could die!

—Lyrics and music by Ryo, sung by Hatsune Miku

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice

  • boldlow

    Are we headed towards a holographic world? Your posting on this topic and the youtube shares certainly make a good argument that we are. At first it sounded very surreal for a holographic performer filling auditoriums. But then, in discussion with others, think of the performers who lip-sinc their songs … those performers become shells for the REAL performer … ha ha! The possibilities unfold … then there's The Nursery by Ray Bradbury – the future is a projection of the past, n'est pas?