Project VOLTAGE to feature songs from noted Vocaloid producers inabakumori, Mitchie M, and Pinocchio-P over October
inabakumori (稲葉曇), also stylized as INABAKUMORI, is a Vocaloid producer who originally debuted in 2011 under the alias MichouP (視長P), and has also been known as PUKARI or 因幡プカリ (Inaba Pukari). Though previously specialising in making songs with Kagamine Rin & Len under that old identity, since relaunching as inabakumori in February 2016 they have primarily made songs using Kaai Yuki. To date, inabakumori has only rarely released songs with Hatsune Miku, most notably ハローマリーナ (Hello Marina) in 2021, and collaborating on the MV Arrange Medley of ダンスロボットダンス (Dance Robot Dance), originally created by NayutalieN.
Mitchie M, also known as Tucada, is a producer known for his careful tuning of Hatsune Miku to produce highly realistic sounding vocal effects. After debuting with the song Cosmic Tomorrow in July 2011, his song FREELY TOMORROW, released on Nico Nico Douga later that same month, was at the time the fastest Vocaloid song to reach the 100 thousand views and 1 million views milestones. In 2020, Mitchie M was given responsibility for creating the theme song for Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!, a rhythm game for iOS and Android developed by Colorful Palette and published by Sega. His music also features in Vocaloid-based rhythm games from the Project DIVA and Project Mirai series.
Pinocchio-P (ピノキオピー) is a Vocaloid producer, illustrator, and character designer who first made his debut in 2009. His songs are best known for fast paced and thought-provoking lyrics that don't hesitate to discuss social issues. His music videos also feature the use of unique characters, all drawn by Pinocchio-P himself. In 2016, Pinocchio-P was also responsible for drawing a character for the Toyota Prius, PRIUS! IMPOSSIBLE GIRLS car anthropomorphization campaign. Pinocchio-P is primarily a Hatsune Miku specialist, with notable works including 神っぽいな (Kamippoi na - "God-ish") and すろぉもぉしょん (SLoWMoTIoN) having each racked up tens of millions of views on YouTube. Like DECO*27 and Mitchie M, his music can also be found in the Project DIVA and Project Mirai series of rhythm games. He has also produced music for KONAMI's SOUND VOLTEX BOOTH, and the remake of Trials of Mana.
Apart from the common theme of "Pokémon featuring Hatsune Miku", and the requirement that the songs sample the background music and sound effects of the Pokémon games in some way, each of the producers for the Songs and Music Videos sub-project have been given free reign to express their own creative vision. Given this initial schedule is showing only one release per week, it is expected that this project continue through the end of January next year, potentially longer if any breaks are taken over the end of year period.
Project VOLTAGE's first sub-project, "18 Types of Hatsune Miku and Partner Pokémon Illustrations and Settings" (18タイプの初音ミク＆相棒ポケモンのイラスト・設定資料) featured a set of 18 artworks from 6 separate artists based on the theme of "What if Hatsune Miku was an XX-type Pokémon Trainer". This project completed yesterday, September 28th, with the posting of the Dragon-type Hatsune Miku with her partner Pokémon Miraidon. This and the other 17 illustrations from this sub-project can be found catalogued on Bulbapedia.