Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vocaloid song Senbonzakura inspires... a novel?

Earlier this summer, I posted on the incredibly catchy (and incredibly nationalistic...) Hatsune Miku song Senbonzakura. Released earlier this year by the talented Vocaloid producer Kurousa-P (White flame), Senbonzakura is an infectuously upbeat song with some pretty deep lyrics behind it.

Someone has apparently taken note of the song's success and profoundly inspirational message and decided that it would make a great book.

That's right, the song is becoming a book-complete with pages and covers.

That 'someone' in question in no less a company than pop culture behemoth ASCII Media Works, so it's easy to see their interest in the Vocaloid community given their publishing catalog... but it's still remarkable that a simple pop song could be so popular that it would serve as the basis of a novelization.

Nothing against Katy Perry here, but I don't see Vintage Books knocking down here door to turn I Kissed a Girl into a novella.

Anyway! As nifty as the novelization of Senbonzakura is, it's not the first Vocaloid song to be turned into a book (or light novel, for that matter), and it probably won't be the last. It will be interesting to see how much of the song's nationalistic message is retained in the publication, however...

Via: ANN