Isao Tomita has been known as one of the pioneers of electronic music in Japan and composer of the music for Osamu Tezuka's television anime series Jungle Emperor, Princess Knight and Dororo in 1960s. The 80-year-old composer has chosen Hatsune Miku, the most famous Vocaloid character, as the main singer for his up-coming orchestra concert "Ihatov Symphony" in November. "Ihatove Symphony" is based on the novel world by Kenji Miyazawa, a Japanese novelist in the early twentieth century. Among foreign anime fans, Miyazawa is probably best known for his Night on the Galactic Railroad novel, which was adapted as an anime film in 1985.
Hatsune Miku will perform with 300 members of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus groups at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (capacity: 1,568) on November 23. This is the first opportunity for Miku to collaborate with a full-size orchestra on stage. Her costumes has not been
decided yet, but one of Tomita's requests is Juunihitoe, twelve-layered ceremonial kimono. Let's see
how this interesting collaboration works.
Isao Tomita and Miku at the press conference