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Pokémon's Project VOLTAGE Hatsune Miku collaboration continues, with Kasamura Tota's Kimi to Sora wo Tobu releasing 6:30pm (JST) / 9:30am (UTC)

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Kasamura Tota's きみとそらをとぶ (Kimi to Sora wo Tobu), featuring Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka - Key Art
Project VOLTAGE, the special art and music collaboration project between Pokémon and the popular Volcaloid character Hatsune Miku, will soon be releasing the sixth of 18 music videos, with Kimi to Sora wo Tobu (きみとそらをとぶ) featuring Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka, from Vocaloid producer Kasamura Tota (傘村トータ), also known as machiomiii. The song's title translates in English as Flying in the air with you. The music video for the song will premiere this Friday, December 8th, at 6:30pm (JST) / 9:30am (UTC) / 1:30am (PST).

Kasamura Tota (傘村トータ), also known as machiomiii, a music producer best known for soothing and melancholic piano performances. machiomiii made her Vocaloid debut in 2017 withしゃぼん玉花火 (Shabontama Hanabi). To date, they have only rarely released songs with Hatsune Miku, with their most well known song あなたの夜が明けるまで instead featuring IA & Fukase. In addition to their Vocaloid work, machiomiii has also produced songs for a number of Japanese singers including ReoNa and CIEL.

The Vocaloid producers releasing music videos for this project over December were revealed in a post on the official @PokeMikuVOLTAGE account on X (formerly Twitter) at the end of November. Apart from the common theme of "Pokémon featuring Hatsune Miku", and the requirement that the songs sample the background music and sound effects of the Pokémon games in some way, each of the producers for the Songs and Music Videos sub-project have been given free reign to express their own creative vision. The remaining songs will be released on the YouTube channels of each individual Vocaloid Producer over the coming months.

December 15th's song, the title of which has yet to be announced, will be from Giga, also known as Giga-P (ギガP), a producer, composer and utaite who first debuted in 2010 with the song 流線プリズム (Ryuusen Prism), featuring the voice of Megurine Luka. Though primarily known for their work with Vocaloids Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len with songs such as LUVORATORRRRRY!, Giga has also produced songs utilizing a wide range of different Vocaloids, with their most well known one featuring Hatsune Miku arguably being ヒビカセ (Resonate). Their music typically has a techno or pop feel, with high energy arrangements. In recent years, Giga has also become well known outside of the Vocaloid community for their collaborations with other artists and utaite, in particular for their contributions to the song 踊 (Odo) by Ado, together with DECO*27, whose Volt Tackle feat. Hatsune Miku kicked off this project, and TeddyLoid.

Project VOLTAGE's first sub-project, "18 Types of Hatsune Miku and Partner Pokémon Illustrations and Settings" (18タイプの初音ミク&相棒ポケモンのイラスト・設定資料) featured a set of 18 artworks from 6 separate artists based on the theme of "What if Hatsune Miku was an XX-type Pokémon Trainer". This project completed on September 28th, with the posting of the Dragon-type Hatsune Miku with her partner Pokémon Miraidon. The illustrations released by the project to date can be found catalogued on Bulbapedia.


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