Composer Denies Rumor of Miku's 3D Concert at London Olympics

No chance for the most requested Olympics opening singer?

There has been a rumor that the most famous Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku will perform at the 2012 London Olympics Games. The source was a Taiwanese game/comic/anime news site's article of May 25 that a famous Japanese composer Shigeaki Saegusa was writing operatic tunes for Hatsune Miku. According to the article, Saegusa admitted that he was offered to make tunes for "Hatsune Miku 3D Concert" at the Olympics during the interview. He is well known for his anime soundtrack works for Astro Boy (1980 remake), Mobile Suit Z Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, and the feature film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack among Japanese anime fans.

 

As reported, Miku has been the most requested singer to perform in the London Olympics opening ceremony. But there has been no official announcement by the organizer at all. Miku and

Saegusa's names have never been mentioned in their official program so far. The artistic director

of the opening ceremony is a famous film director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire)

and an English electronic group Underworld direct the music for the ceremony. Some expected

Miku would play with the band as a singer.

 

Finally, a Japanese news site J-cast News asked Saegusa's music production company May Corporation

if the rumor was true yesterday. The company answered that Saegusa has never been offered any music

or producing jobs for the Olympics and it must be false if there is any reports like that. They commented,

"It was true he said Hatsune Miku was very intriguing and he was interesting in her in the interview, but he

never mentioned any composition works for her."

 

Source: J-cast News

 

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