The Pokémon fan community has been buzzing for a month now. And it’s not because of a new game or an update for ‘Pokémon Go.’ It doesn’t even relate to the anime or the trading card game. Instead, it’s about an unprecedented collaboration with Hatsune Miku, where they released 18 images, each featuring a different type of trainer and created by independent artists. So, what’s next? Was this all Project Voltage had to offer? Well, from the looks of it… it’s only just begun.
Gotta sing with all!
Now, the crossover will extend to 18 different songs sung by Hatsune Miku and created by various Vocaloid artists. Remember, if you’re a bit older or simply not interested in this topic, Hatsune Miku isn’t a real artist; she’s an artificial voice used to create songs and has even performed concerts worldwide.
The first hit is composed by DECO*27 and is called ‘Volt Tackle,’ featuring the singer and none other than Pikachu himself. The lyrics might not be its strongest suit (“This love goes zip zap zoom and the chu chu chu won’t stop (…) I throw my Electric Tackle at your heart. Not very effective… Why not? Come on!!”), but its progressive rock rhythm makes it impossible not to listen to it over and over again.
The same sentiment has been echoed by three million people in three days, turning one of the most unlikely collaborations into a major hit of the season. We know that the next artists to present their vision will be Inabakumori, Mitchie M, and Pinocchio-p, all renowned Vocaloid composers. We can only wait for the new anthems that will captivate a whole generation of Pokémon fans.