Miku’s Rock Ballad

Here’s an awesome Japanese fan-made music video from virtual songstress, Hatsune Miku. This music video is actually based on a composition made in 2008 by 203 Soundworks. The song is called “Shining Ray” (or “shiningray” as 203 Soundworks prefer); even though it’s a simple rock ballad, the song resonates with a lot of Nico Nico Douga users. The song feels like an Aerosmith ballad, it has an emotional guitar solo, a heart-pounding marching beat of the drums and a voice that’s very soulful that you almost forget that it’s computer generated.

This music video you see here is created by the MikuMikuDance community at Nico Nico Douga, Japan’s version of YouTube. The video took about half a year to complete and was released this past February. Even though the graphics look like it was made with the Unreal 1 engine, the composition and direction of the video is wonderfully crafted, you have to be a cold-hearted bastard not to play this video on repeat.

Here are other awesome Shining Ray videos:

with English subtitles

Band Edition

Session Band Edition

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