It’s almost Christmas, and boy, does the “Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project” development team have a present for you.
Today the Tokyo-based developer has shared on the Net a very special “Merry Christmas” PV for this year’s Hatsune Miku 5th Anniversary song, 39 (read as “San Kyuu” or “Thank You”).
The song, written by Deco*27 and composed by sasakure.UK (both producers also worked together on the song’s arrangement), was used earlier this year between August and September as the TV commercial theme for Family Mart’s Miku Loves FamiMa Campaign (ミク LOVES ファミマ♪ キャンペーン, CM videos at this link).
When 39 was first uploaded and shared on Nico Nico Douga back in July of this year, ahead of the Family Mart campaign, the song was accompanied by a PV music video featuring the talents of akka (concept design for the PV), non (のん, who worked on the illustrations), and hie (movie production).
Sega’s Merry Christmas PV, which has Hatsune Miku singing and dancing in a Santarina costume, is a homage to the original from akka, non and hie, as you’ll see in the video below.
And here’s the original PV by akka, non and hie, for comparison’s sake:
Full music production credits are as follows:
Music by sasakure.UK
Lyrics by DECO*27
Arranged by sasakure.UK & DECO*27
Guitar：DECO*27 & yuxuki waga (s10rw / fhána)
Bass: すこっぷ (Scop)
Programming：sasakure.UK & DECO*27
Original Nico Nico Douga PV credits:
Concept Design: akka
39 in Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project games
Of course, like with Sony’s Ultimate Metal Gear bento, it’d be a waste to make this PV specially for Christmas and just leave it at that. Sega had to go through the trouble of licensing it and everything, after all (it’s said that the Project Diva Arcade theme only managed to finish production on this PV just in the nick of time for Saint Nick).
So Sega will be introducing the song in almost all of its Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project titles.
39 will be featured as a non-playable song in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F‘s (PS3) Live Studio mode when the game comes out on March 7.