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OtapediaMelt (song by Hatsune Miku)

"Melt" (メルト), was released on December 7, 2007, on Nico Nico Douga. The song is written by ryo and was one of his first Hatsune Miku songs to be publicly released.

Summary

The song is about a shy girl who goes out of her way to make the boy she is infatuated to notice her. She changes her physical appearance in the hopes that he will notice. Her love is so innocent, that there are often times she can't even bring herself to look at him in the eyes and feels like melting to simply be with him.
Later in the day, it rains although the weather report stated otherwise. The girl feels the collapsible umbrella that she owns is too small so the boy invites her to join him under his umbrella. In Japan, it is commonly believed that sharing an umbrella is associated with couples.

Melt currently has over 13 million views on Nico Nico Douga and is currently the third-most viewed Vocaloid song on the platform, behind Senbonzakura and Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru. It has reached the Hall of Myths, a phrase used by fans to define songs that have exceeded 10 million views on Nico Nico Douga. Melt has since become one of the most well-known Hatsune Miku songs to have ever been released, with a majority of fans having heard the song and memorize its lyrics. Fans feel that they can relate to the general theme present in the song and ryo's popularity skyrocketed as a result.

Melt was originally released on CD at Comiket 73 (December 29-30, 2007), Japan's largest comic and doujin music convention. Because it was early in the Hatsune Miku boom, ryo himself was at the convention selling his CD. It would be one of the only appearances that ryo would make in public. Photos of him were prohibited (as is common with most vendors) and thus very few fans have ever seen what he looks like.

Since 2007, however, Melt has been one of the most-included songs in any Vocaloid album to date, with remixes to the song also proving popular among amateur musicians. Although the song is pop-rock, remixes have come in a variety of flavors including dubstep, trance, and even ambient.

Melt has currently featured in the following albums:

  • メルト
  • supercell (2008)
  • supercell (2009)
  • Hatsune Miku Best ~memories~
  • Hatsune Miku ‐Project DIVA‐ 2nd NONSTOP MIX COLLECTION
  • VOCALOID BEST from ニコニコ動画 (あか)
  • Hatsune Miku 5th Birthday Best ~memories~

and has appeared at the following concerts:

Additionally, Hatsune Miku performed the song as her final song when she performed at the Summer Sonic Festival 2013 event held in Tokyo. The performance was highly praised by fans and the general public in attendance. For those who were not fans, they were somewhat puzzled that "a cartoon character" was allowed to sing with big-name musical talents but many of them had left the experience with a new-found appreciation over the technology and respect for Miku's music, with a particular fondness for Melt, itself.

The song has also featured in the following games:

Song Information

Links

Hatsune Miku sang original song 「Melt」 - Nico Nico Douga
メルト - Hatsune Miku Wiki (atwiki)
メルトとは (メルトとは) [単語記事] - Nico Nico Pedia
メルト (Melt)) - Vocaloid Wiki | Fandom

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