Hatsune Miku and the Pokémon Company are working on an art and music collaboration known as Project Voltage.
Daily dose of artwork: The collaboration involves the release of a unique piece of artwork that features Miku as a different type of Pokémon trainer every weekday at 7 p.m. (JST). The daily visual treat started on Monday and will end on Sept. 28.
Project Voltage kicked off with an image of Miku as a psychic-type trainer alongside the Pokémon Meloetta. The second piece of artwork, which was released on Tuesday, showed Miku as a grass-type trainer with the Pokémon Rillaboom.
Electrifying music: After unveiling all the artwork, Project Voltage will start releasing 18 brand-new songs featuring the virtual artist on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. (JST).
The tracks, which will be released “over the next few months,” will reportedly include the iconic sounds of classic Pokémon game music and sound effects. Each track is crafted by a different Vocaloid music producer, ensuring a wide range of musical styles and interpretations.
For the uninitiated, Miku is a Vocaloid software voicebank
embodying the persona of a 16-year-old girl. She has been marketed as a virtual idol, and over the years, she has made waves by performing at live virtual concerts onstage as an animated projection.