A major Japanese boy band has been caught copying a hit Vocaloid song, enraging Miku’s legion of defenders.
The band in question is KAT-TUN, a generic boy band from the famous “Johnny’s” stable of generic boy bands. They stand accused of copying AVTechNO!’s song “DYE,” sung by Megurine Luka and published in one of Miku’s many hit albums.
KAT-TUN: NEVER x OVER ～｢-｣ IS YOUR PART～
Megurine Luka Original: DYE (from Hatsune Miku’s “Vocalogenesis” album, an Oricon number 1)
In response to this brazen act of plagiarism, the emotionally frail creator of the song deleted all his works from Nico due to the “shock.” He confirms that he gave no permission for any such usage of his works.
To think only days ago a traditional musician was deriding Miku for being a mere machine…