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For those of you who are not completely attuned to Japanese memes and corresponding weirdos, this post is about Hatsune Miku.
Hatsune Miku is the mascot of sorts for Yamaha's voice synthesizer software "Vocaloid."
In short, after a little calibration, she sings for you.
The supposed purpose is to make your own vocals easily without needing a real singer.
She does a passable job, but of course her design is so obviously cute that Japan has fallen into love and started using her to sing their meme songs and video game sound effects.
She's definitely more suited for Japanese above any other language (people have tried English and it fails spectacularly) but this is the first time I've heard her do another language, and an opera at that.
The obligatory Korean German sz said it was undeniably cute (but I'm still curious if her pronunciation was any good.)