Meet Hatsune Miku, and 5 Other Digital Characters We’d Like to See in Concert
Are you familiar with Hatsune Miku? If not, then you’re a real loser, because Miku is only the premier digital (not real at all) singer out there that is popular in the real world. She made her US debut over the weekend, rocking the Anime Expo, making her a certifiable global phenomenon. But she’s not real. I’m OK with that. It’d be a stretch to call some of our human pop stars “real,” so why not just go all the way and make a fake one?
So let’s take this one step further. I’m going to suggest to the gaming establishment a few game characters that would make for perfect digital pop stars.
Necromorph, from Dead Space
Can you imagine how brutally awesome this would be? It’d be like Gwar except so real that people die.
John Marston, from Red Dead Redemption
This one might be a stretch, because we just don’t know how the country audience would react to a digital singer. But if we could sell them on the concept, I’m betting we could turn Marston into Charlie Daniels meets Johnny Cash. And he’d have several songs about how he’s killed a lot of people even though he’s always hated killing, which the country folks would eat up.
Lumi, from Child of Eden
If you’e played this game, you’ll know that Lumi basically already is a pop singer. We could retcon the game to be viral advertising for Lumi the pop singer’s live performances. There, Ubisoft, I just made you a billion dollars.
Cole McGrath, from inFAMOUS
Cole’s raspy voice makes him the perfect frontman for a metal band. What really makes him right for this, though, is his lightning powers; you’ve never seen more effective, more spectacular punctuation for the emo bulls–t that is every metal show ever.
Kazuma Kiryu, from the Yakuza series
Yakuza fans will be well aware of Kiryu’s karaoke prowess, and I think he’d make for a perfect lounge singer. No women would be able to resist the allure of this digital dragon of a man.