The new single “Dune feat. Hatsune Miku” by Hachi (aka <a href=”/artist/6677778/kenshi-yonezu/chart”>Kenshi Yonezu</a>) and its accompanying music video were released on iTunes on Thursday (Aug. 31), the 10th anniversary of the birth of the Vocaloid sensation.
The track was originally created as the theme song for the Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Magical Mirai 2017 event held at Makuharu Messe convention center Sept. 1-3.
“Dune feat. Hatsune Miku” became the fastest original Vocaloid video to reach a million views on the Japanese online video-sharing site Nico Nico Douga. Its interpretation sparked a heated debate among Vocaloid fans, and the buzz surrounding the video powered the song to No. 1 in Twitter mentions on the Billboard Japan chart for the week ending July 23, even before the release of the album it was on.
The song was performed at the Magical Mirai 2017 event, where a special exhibit of the song was held. The themed showcase featured a showing of the music video, display of the related artwork, a photo spot and official merchandise shop.
Kenshi Yonezu will release his fourth album, Bootleg, on Nov. 1, which will include a different version of “Dune.”
Watch the “Dune feat. Hatsune Miku” music video:
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