Songs for a Japanese Christmas

Songs for a Japanese Christmas

Songs to warm the hearts on Christmas

It is Christmas all over the world and we are celebrating it with you by sharing some nice Christmas songs sung by well-known anime OST artists.

Hatsune Miku – Silent Night

Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid ( a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application) and she was developed by Crypton Future Media. Hatsune Miku is portrayed as a 16-year-old girl with long turquoise twin tails. She uses Yamaha Corporation’s Vocaloid 2 and Vocaloid 3 singing synthesizing technologies. She was the second Vocaloid sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine, and the first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the Vocaloid 2 engine. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku has performed at her concerts onstage as an animated projection.

Her name comes from merging the Japanese words for first ( hatsu), sound (ne) and future (miku), thus meaning “the first sound from the future,” referring to her position as the first of Crypton’s “Character Vocal Series.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUF8G6Jq4KA

Ilaria Graziano – Christmas in the Silent Forest

This song, that is part of the Ghost in The Shell Stand Alone Complex Second Gig OST, feels and sounds like a Bjork song.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBwwUfCVA0c

Bump of Chicken – Merry Christmas

Bump of Chicken are no strangers to the anime world. Their song ‘Sailing Day’ were used in the One Piece: Dead End Adventure movie as the end credits song and they also wrote a song ‘Arue’ that is dedicated to Rei Ayanami from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. The song is listed as R.A. the innitials of Rei Ayanami.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJaareN2z00

Goose House – I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

Goose House, are known for their songs ‘Oto No Naru Hou E’ (the ending theme song for the anime Silver Spoon) and ‘Hikaru Nara’ (theme song for You Lie in April).

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuQO-48SXOg

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