Okay so pride month ended yesterday. Whatever. I’m doing this now anyways. This is another thing I’m going to try and do alongside reviews and my inevitable “anime season review” thing that will come out at the end of this week, after the season kicks off in earnest. Just a list of things I like based around a specific theme, specifically in this case, media with canon LGBT+ rep, and not just things I like to pretend has LGBT+ rep, which is… basically everything (oops). I’m also not listing anything that is um, not good with it’s rep, or media you’ve probably already heard of, like say Sailor Moon or The Legend of Korra. Here we go.
Hatsune Miku, and by extension VOCALOID, is a cultural phenomenon. Almost everyone has seen or heard the twin-tailed virtual diva, whether its in concert, in anime, or in poorly translated YouTube music videos. While many consider her the first VOCALOID, this is false, and while I could go into the expansive history of the VOCALOID product, I’ll spare you the trouble. What’s important for this interview is that one man saw this wave of hype when the product was first released over a decade ago in 2007, and chose to buy the succeeding VOCALOID product released by Crypton Future Media, Kagamine Rin & Len, and start using them for vocals, leading to his two most famous works being released in April 2008: “The Daughter of Evil” and “The Servant of Evil”, becoming the keystone for his expansive multimedia series entitled The Evillious Chronicles.
Personal Rating: Teen