I’m literally writing this hours before the premiere of episode 1 of Mekakucity Actors. Before the first episode releases, I’ll be going over two common misconceptions about the series.
1. This Series Is Not About Vocaloids
This is one of the most commonly seen misconceptions I’ve seen from people who are new to the franchise. Mekakucity Actors is based off a Vocaloid song series created Shizen no Teki P, more commonly known as Jin. The series is sung by a Vocaloid; however, the characters depicted in the series are NOT Vocaloids. Each song is an in-depth story based on the character or characters it’s focused on. For example, Toumei Answer is focused on Ayano and Shintaro, Imagination Forest is focused on Mary, Shounen Brave is focused on Seto, and Summertime Record is focused on the entire Mekakushi Dan (more of a focus on Konoha throughout some parts).
2. This Character Is Not Hatsune Miku
I know, I know. The resemblance is very uncanny, but there is somewhat of a reason behind this. Despite IA being the poster girl/Vocaloid for the Kagerou Project series and singing almost all the songs in it, she was NOT the Vocaloid to sing the first song of the series, Jinzou Enemy. Can you guess which other Vocaloid was used? BINGO, it was Hatsune Miku. Ene’s character design was based off Hatsune Miku, hence the blue-themed attire and long twin tails.
I was actually going to write 3 misconceptions about the series, but the two above pretty much covers it all. If you’re still a bit confused about the whole thing, you can look back on to previous article about the series here.
Mekakucity Actors will be premiering today at 12:00 AM Japanese Standard Time. The series is licensed by Aniplex USA and will be streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Daisuki, and the Aniplex Channel. Crunchyroll will be releasing the episode at 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Last PV that premiered 2 days before the premiere:
The Blurays for Mekakucity Actors will be priced at around 3200 yen. Each Bluray volume will come with one episode and one single CD, meaning it will come with one song. The first volume will be releasing June 25.
The series will be premiering in a matter of hours. I’ll be spending my time listening to all the songs (on repeat) till then. I hope you guys will be enjoying this anime as much as I will.