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Song title
  • "千本桜"
  • Romaji: Senbonzakura
  • English: Thousands of Cherry Trees
  • Official English: Thousand Cherry Blossoms
Published September 17, 2011, with 13,077,000+ Niconico views and 4,052,000+ YouTube views
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Background

This song is about the westernization of Japan, which happened during the Meiji Restoration. Despite having an upbeat, oriental track, the song contains rather dark themes, mentioning guillotines and ICBMs. In addition, the lyrics state things such as "Songs of lament go unheard" (嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ) and "This is a banquet inside a steel jail cell" (此処は宴 鋼の檻).

To celebrate the song's anniversary, it was re-released along with 8 different arranges in the album 1st ANNIVERSARY! ALL THAT "Senbonzakura" on September 12, 2012.

"Senbonzakura" was released as a single under the label KarenT. This song is also featured in the albums 5th ANNIVERSARY BEST, EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalodream feat. 初音ミク, HATSUNE ROCK feat.初音ミク, Kurousa Works feat.初音ミク -黒うさP作品集-, V love 25~Brave Heart~, ボーカロイド超ベスト-impacts-, ボカロ超ミックス feat. 初音ミク, Hatsune Miku 5th Anniversary Best ~impacts~, 初音ミク-Project DIVA-F Complete Collection, 創造Endless, VOCA NICO☆PARTY, and Yoen Waso Emaki. Multiple covers and remixes have been included in additional albums.

This song has entered the Hall of Myths and is notable for having stayed in the VOCALOID ranking consistently for a long time.

Succeeding versions

Official Concert Footage
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Official footage from the MikuPa Live in Sapporo 2013 concert.
VOCALOID Keyboard Demonstration
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Akiba Winds
Categories Demo song
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A demonstration for the VOCALOID Keyboard.

Lyrics

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
大胆不敵にハイカラ革命 daitan-futeki ni haikara kakumei
磊々落々(らいらいらくらく)反戦国家 rairai-rakuraku hansen kokka
日の丸印の二輪車転がし hinomaru-jirushi no nirinsha korogashi
悪霊退散 ICBM akuryou-taisan I C B M

環状線を走り抜けて 東奔西走なんのその kanjousen o hashirinukete touhon-seisou nan no sono
少年少女戦国無双 浮世の(まにま)shounen shoujo sengoku-musou ukiyo no manima ni
千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 君ノ声モ届カナイヨ senbonzakura yoru ni magire kimi no koe mo todokanai yo
此処は宴 鋼の檻 その断頭台で見下ろして koko wa utage hagane no ori sono dantoudai de mioroshite

三千世界 常世之闇(とこよのやみ) 嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ sanzen sekai tokoyo no yami nageku uta mo kikoenai yo
青藍(せいらん)の空 遥か彼方 その光線銃で打ち抜いて seiran no sora haruka kanata sono kousenjuu de uchinuite

百戦錬磨の見た目は将校 hyakusen-renma no mitame wa shoukou
いったりきたりの花魁(おいらん)道中 ittari-kitari no oiran douchuu
アイツもコイツも皆で集まれ aitsu mo koitsu mo minna de atsumare
聖者の行進 わんっ つー さん しっ seija no koushin wan tsuu san shi

禅定門(ぜんじょうもん)を潜り抜けて 安楽浄土厄払い zenjoumon o kugurinukete anraku-joudo yakubarai
きっと終幕(さいご)は大団円 拍手の合間に kitto saigo wa daidan’en hakushu no aima ni

千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 君ノ声モ届カナイヨ senbonzakura yoru ni magire kimi no koe mo todokanai yo
此処は宴 鋼の檻 その断頭台で見下ろして koko wa utage hagane no ori sono dantoudai de mioroshite

三千世界 常世之闇(とこよのやみ) 嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ sanzen sekai tokoyo no yami nageku uta mo kikoenai yo
希望の丘 遥か彼方 その閃光弾を打ち上げろ kibou no oka haruka kanata sono senkoudan o uchiagero

環状線を走り抜けて 東奔西走なんのその kanjousen o hashirinukete touhon-seisou nan no sono
少年少女戦国無双 浮世の(まにま)shounen shoujo sengoku-musou ukiyo no manima ni

千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 君ノ声モ届カナイヨ senbonzakura yoru ni magire kimi no koe mo todokanai yo
此処は宴 鋼の檻 その断頭台を飛び降りて koko wa utage hagane no ori sono dantoudai o tobiorite

千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 君が歌い僕は踊る senbonzakura yoru ni magire kimi ga utai boku wa odoru
此処は宴 鋼の檻 さあ光線銃を撃ちまくれ koko wa utage hagane no ori saa kousenjuu o uchimakure

Derivatives

Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO's Cover
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MEIKO's Cover
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MEIKO
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Ryousuke-P
Categories VOCALOID cover
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A cover of MEIKO singing Senbonzakura made for her 6th anniversary.
Yukari's Cover
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Iroha's Cover
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Kikubari-P (tuning), Hiro (video)
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SeeU's Cover
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VenDre
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Zunko's Cover
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Etsujiro Komine
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Lily's Cover
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Hōzuki
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GUMI's Cover
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Cursemagnet (tuning, encode, mix), Geko (illust)
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Ryuto's Cover
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Lucifroz (cover, VSQx, illustration)
Categories VOCALOID cover
CUL's Cover
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Tofu - P
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galaco's Cover
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MirageMaster64 (tuning, mixing), Kanon (VSQx)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Kokone's Cover
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Stardust (tuning, mixing), Kik Makawan (VSQx)
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Una's Cover
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Sint :D (cover), Kik Makawan (VSQx)
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Rin and Len's Cover (Wagaku Senbonzakura)
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Nichrome-P (Len cover, video), Ouenuta-P (Rin cover, mix), 96mame (illustration)
Categories Arrangement; Human cover
Description
A popular arrangement cover by Nichrome-P using Kagamine Rin and Len using the arrangement in the Wagaku Senbonzakura Digest version.
Iroha's Cover (Wagaku Senbonzakura)
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Kikubari-P
Categories Arrangement; VOCALOID cover
Meiji's Cover
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Konuko (mixing, mastering, encode), Kukiwakame (artwork)
Categories UTAU cover
VOCALOID & UTAU Chorus + Shamisen & Whistling
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VOCALOIDs: Hatsune Miku (Kurousa-P), GUMI (Cursemagnet), KAITO (星-sei-), MEIKO (Ryousuke-P), Nekomura Iroha (Kikubari-P), IA (Lemon0837), Lily (Mothra-P), Yuzuki Yukari (豆太), Camui Gackpo (青羽).
UTAUs: Matsudappoiyo (沙緒), Namine Ritsu (zuckey), Haruka Nana (Nyanta), Kasane Teto (兼行/阻止されP).
Whistling by くちぶえ村の村長, shamisen by the uploader and 早紅夜.
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Riotto
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96Neko and Pokota's Cover
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Cocolu's Cover
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cosMo and Owata-P's Cover
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You-ring (illust)
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kradness's Cover (Giga-P's Arrangement)
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Giga-P (arrange), △○□× (illust), Okiku (movie)
Categories Human cover; Arrangement
10 Person Chorus
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Kouhey, タイ焼き屋, Mafumafu, ビビ, Akatin, るし, 柿チョコ, レジ, ノイズ, and yim
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Soramame, Lancha (illust), 秋吉 (illust), ユウキ (illust), そうび (illust)
Categories Chorus
Wagaku Senbonzakura Digest
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Kyounosuke (song), Kine Ienami (shamisen), Ohata Nahoko (koto, 17-string koto), Takei Makoto (whistle, shakuhachi), Mizukawa Toshiya (shakuhachi, arrangement, recording, mix), Keiko Tada (percussion), Kenji Kawashima (vocal mix), Fuyu Ayabe (lyrics), Ikkaisai (ukiyoe), Suzusiro (book), Camel Studio (shooting, editing), Koutarou Fujiyama (general manager)
Categories Arrangement; Human cover
un:c's Cover & Rap
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Kazyu-P (mix)
Categories Human cover; Arrangement
Wagakki Band's Cover
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Yuko Suzuhana
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Wagakki Band: Yuko Suzuhana, Kiyoshi Ibukuro, Daisuke Kaminaga, Beni Ninagawa, Kurona, Machiya, Asa, Wasabi
Categories Human cover; Arrangement
Description
This band arrangement has received over 100 million views on YouTube
Machigerita's Cover
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Machigerita
Categories Human cover; Arrangement
4U's Dance Cover
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96Neko, Pokota
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4U
Categories Dance cover
りりり & 鬼兵's Dance Cover
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Cocolu
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りりり & 鬼兵
Categories Dance cover

ViolinxViola's Viola Cover
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ViolinxViola
Categories Arrangement; Human cover
Violin Cover
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Fesnir
Categories Arrangement; Human cover
String Quartet Arrangement
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MIZ弦楽四重奏団
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Piano Arrangement
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Wingu
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Piano Ballade Arrangement
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Wingu
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Guitar Arrangement
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Osamuraisan
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marasy8's Piano Arrangement
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ICBM Remix
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dj EBICO
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Ocelot Style Neo Japanesque mix
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masa's Arrangement
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Hatsune Miku, GUMI
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8 VOCALOID A cappella
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Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, GUMI, IA, KAITO, Camui Gackpo
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TheKawaiiHurts
Categories Arrangement
Erhu Cover
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YungAn
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Lindsey Stirling's Violin Cover
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Lindsey Stirling (violin), James Khabushani and RJ Collins (executive producers), Tom Morris (director), Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat (producers)
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Moyun's Guzheng Cover
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Dana, Lex, Pichu
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Cosplay PV
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Hatsune Miku
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Dana, Lex, Pichu
Categories Fanmade PV
Live Action Cosplay MV
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Hatsune Miku
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Kameko Surabaya
Categories Fanmade PV
Live Action Cosplay MV
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yumi kimura
Categories Fanmade PV

Other media appearances

Promotional Involvement

A re-recording of a part of marasy's piano cover of the song appeared in an ad for the Toyota Aqua (known as the Toyota Prius in America). It is said that he spent four hours in the studio just re-watching the ad to find the most appropriate arrangement.

Literature

On September 17 the novelization of the song was announced, with its release date being March 9.

Piano sheet music appeared in the Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru 2 collection. This song has also appeared as sheet music in the VOCALOID Best Selection series and also in Vocaloid Super Selection. This song also featured in the magazine/book VOCALO☆Band Score, vol.2.

Concerts

This song was featured in the following concerts.

MUSIC STATION Ultra FES

Hatsune Miku gave a A small performance that was just one among many at the "MUSIC STATION Ultra FES" concert event, which was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Music Station. Miku sang "Senbonzakura", and the performance used the graphics of "-Project DIVA- Arcade Future Tone", in order to promote the game.

Theater Play

The song has inspired a Theater play, featuring the debut of Jougen no Tsuki.

Games

Featured in the game(s)...
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- f YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade YouTube
Hatsune Miku Project mirai 2 YouTube

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