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Opera and Anime Together: Hatsune Miku Sings Mozart

posted Aug 15, 2012, 11:39 PM by Douglas Sun
Originally posted: May 15, 2009

It’s always exciting — well, sometimes it’s just freaky, but usually it’s exciting — when two of my nerdly interests come smashing together.

The Japanese version of Vocaloid, the Yamaha-developed vocal synthesizer program, counts as anime, more or less. Its vocal samples are performed by seiyuu Saki Fujita, (Momoha Odori in “Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight,” among other roles) and her avatar, Hatsune Miku, has high-tech anime girl written all over her character design. And according to Wikipedia, Vocaloid is tuned to be compatible with J-Pop/anime songs.

So it’s all the more impressive that someone plugged The Magic Flute into Vocaloid and got this, the Queen of the Night’s aria sung (more or less) by Saki Fujita:

And y’know what? Darned if it doesn’t work pretty well. Even the German enunciation comes off better than one might think. Brava, Fujita-san.