18 May 2011

Vocaloid: Kaito 05

vocaloid cosplay - kaito 5 by reikaOn his first release, Kaito was deemed a failure as he had only sold 500 packages in the initial distribution. However, on the 16th of September 2007, Tatsunami uploaded a parody of the song in Higurashi no naku koro ni, “A Request from Hatsune” onto NicoNicoDouga at the height of Miku’s popularity. The video began with the words “please sometimes recall [KAITO],” as well as Miku asking “where are you and what are you doing now?” from the song Dear You.

It so happened that Ice-P was producing the cover “The Ice Cream Song” sung by Saeko Shee in 1960. Four hours later, the song was uploaded as a response to Miku, with Kaito saying “yes? I was eating an ice cream,” and “Miku, let's eat it together next time.”

The rediscovery led to Kaito’s success, winning the second best seller of the year in Nico nico Market 2008.

Poor Kaito! At least now he has awesome cosplays to go with his success! Awesome cosplay by Reika 麗華 (れいか)!

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