One can learn all kinds of things from an online course on Japanese Pop Culture
The robot Enka bear dubbed over Hatsune Miku
[https://youtu.be/58ACC6ytOoE or https://vimeo.com/198470722]
This is how fans take existing stuff from pop culture — especially if it is lose on the interwebs — add to it and send it back into the raging flood. Secondary Production, Derivative Works, Transformative Works, Remix.
“Kuma Uta – lit “Bear Song” was a 2003 Japanese playstation/2 game wherein
you helped a cartoon polar bear write Enka (sappy Japanese
folk ballad) songs and then set the staging and costuming for his
performance. The musician/ producer/ re-mixer EUPHY went into the game files, extracted the vocal banks and patched them into the (male voice) UTAU banks from a
Vocaloid music program. The instrumental arrangement sounds a bit
grungier too, which really kicks the tune up a few notches.
GAWD I LOVE THIS BEAR SONG COVER!
AUDIO: 【UTAU x Kuma Uta】Love is War【Polar Bear Chaos】
“”This was simply a test on how well Polar Bear Chaos from Kuma
Uta fairs in rock songs, and I think it sounds pretty good imo.
Maybe not exactly heavy rock songs, but stuff like this is good
Song: 恋は戦争 (Love is War)
Original Vocal: Hatsune Miku
Vocal: Polar Bear Chaos (from Kuma Uta) (The game, the voice and
the character all belong to Sony. I only made him into an UTAU.)
USTs: @momo-chan-222 (Main) and IvetaRocketJessie (Harmony)
Mixing / Art: Euphy”
ORIGINAL VIDEO: ｢Moetron-Subs｣ Hatsune Miku – “Love is War” 3DPV
(English Subs) — Uploaded on 17 Sep 2009
Vocals: Hatsune Miku
Miku doing Love is War, ‘live’: [https://youtu.be/G8yTVpKjOOY]
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE: VSDC Free Video Editor [https://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download]
Dubbing & Crap Title page from Orig Euphy art by me
All material belongs to the original creators
Any timing & editing glitches remain mine.
No; this wasn’t Homework – The section on Vocaloids went into the history of
vocal synthesis and mentioned the obscure 2003 PS/2 game. It took a bit of digging but I found plenty of Youtube clips from the game (search Kuma Uta), the Euphy revival and a link to an ISO of the original game. Now, one needs a “chipped” ps/2 to play a bootleg game disk, but guess what I rigged up for someone years ago, which is still available to me? Oh, wait, the game is in Japanese! Help me, she-who-up-with-me-puts, help me! This will make for an odd date night.