Today marks the anniversary of the release of two of the most popular Vocaloids, Rin and Len Kagamine. They were released by Crypton in 2007 as part of the Vocaloid 2 series, following the success of virtual pop star Miku Hatsune.
Of course, because the software takes the guise of two twin teenagers, today’s their “birthday” in the fan community. It’s pretty exciting 🙂 They’re my favorite Japanese Vocaloids, so I thought I’d take a bit of time to celebrate.
Here’s some WIP fanart I’ve been working on (I thought I’d have it finished in time for their birthday, but today was really busy :P)
And here are some of my favorite songs by the twins.
Their most popular song, a tune about love. This is from one of their concerts in Tokyo (the projections are CGI and displayed on a giant screen. The music is live).
A song about moving on and staying strong when love doesn’t work out like you want it to:
A cute (read: LLAMA’D ADORABLE) song about a gentleman trying to please his “princess”.
The most epic song in the universe. A combination of Lord of the Rings, Eragon, and The Legend of Zelda, with a story arc that’s begging to become a novel or video game.
And my personal favorite, a song about a corrupt princess with a superiority complex, and her faithful servant, as her kingdom crumbles beneath her. (This is the best song ever ^.^)
Sorry if you’re not into this “Japanese robot” stuff 🙂 Hopefully I can make it up to you in the near future…. with an awesome project or two….