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Song title
  • "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!"
Published July 25, 2010, with 3,101,000+ Niconico views and 3,400+ piapro views
Featuring
Producers
  • daniwellP (music, lyrics, illustration, video)
Links

BackgroundEdit

Nyan or nya is the Japanese word for meow (the cat cry): thus, the title means Meow-meow-meow-meow-meow-meow!. The song is an endless loop of Miku saying "Nya" over and over while pouncing. Back in 2010, this song was obscure to those outside the VOCALOID and UTAU fandom, until Momo's version came into light.

On April 5, Saraj00n uploaded a video of a Poptart Cat with UTAU Momone Momo's voice on YouTube. The song became popular, under the name of Nyan Cat. It quickly spread around and became an internet meme appearing in multiple sites, blogs, and social networks. It quickly rose to fame over the next few months, and there it started about the origin of the song. The meme has become so popular that daniwell has accepted the name Nyan Cat as the name of an official album.

This song is featured in the EXIT TUNES compilation album Vocalonation. It has also entered the Hall of Legend.

Popularity and confusionEdit

Non-VOCALOID fans (fans of the Nyan Cat video) and VOCALOID fans debated on the originality, some incorrectly claiming Nyan Cat came first, while the latter correctly claimed the song was by daniwellP. It caused flame wars for Japanese fans on the supposed Nyan Cat video on Niconico, telling them to "get lost" or to speak Japanese, as it is customary in NND to speak Japanese.

It was during that time a few people visited daniwell's original video and Momo's Niconico Video cover, helping it getting more views. At the same time, it helped spread the VOCALOID fandom around the West even more.

The confusion died down after a few months prior to the Nyan Cat Video, but it left a bad impression on both sides.

Succeeding versionsEdit

Vocalonation PV
Featuring Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Alternate PV (hand-drawn)

Description

A simple loop animation done by Eroname. It's basically the same simple dance of the original PV, just drawn in his style and with Tako Luka flying occasionally in the background. It was made as a Special PV for the Exit tunes Album Vocalonation.
Nyan Cat PV
Featuring Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Alternate PV (hand-drawn)

Description

A funny animation for EXIT TUNES daniwellP's compilation album, Nyan Cat.
RE: Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!(NEKOMATAGI REMIX)
Featuring Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
daniwellP
Category Remix

Description

A remix made in response to another remix by 12.
Nyan Cat EX (Self Remix)
Featuring Momone Momo
Author(s)
daniwellP
Category Remix

Description

A remix of the song featuring a new animation. This song uses the UTAU, Momone Momo. It is featured in the album UTAUMiRAi
^・ω・^)ノ Nyan Cat Piano
Author(s)
daniwellP
Category Instrumental Arrangement
Nyan Cat (Momo 10th Anniversary)
Featuring Momone Momo, Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
daniwellP
Category Succeeding version

Description

A version made for Momo's 10th anniversary.

DerivativesEdit

Momo Momone's Cover
Featuring Momo Momone
Author(s)
MomomomoP (ももももP)
Category UTAU cover

Description

MomomomoP (ももももP) used Momone's voice to create this version. It was this version that was used to co-create Nyan Cat. The niconico video was a sight for multiple users; users from around the world commented in several languages on the video, leaving Japanese users frustrated with the sudden multilingual comments scrolling on screen.

Tom Brier's Ragtime Cover
Author(s)
Tom Brier
Category Arrange Cover
I Nyaned For Hours ( ' W')‼
Featuring Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
Category Remix

Nyanyanyanyanya! 3DPV
Featuring Hatsune Miku
Author(s)
R.Two
Category Fanmade PV (CGI, MMD)

Description

A 3DPV take on the song. It shows Miku with her headset shaped like cat ears, and does a cute dance.
Nyan Cat in Kyoto
Featuring Momone Momo
Author(s)
Category Fanmade PV

Description

A stop motion done by Milo, for daniwell's Nyan Cat EX, showing a simplistic clay-made Nyan Cat going across Kyoto

Wanwanwanwanwanwanwan!
Featuring Dawg
Author(s)
Kumbancha
Category UTAU cover, Parody

Other media appearancesEdit

ConcertsEdit

This song was featured in the following concerts:

Video gamesEdit

This song was featured in the following video games:

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