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Senbon Zakura (Japanese: 千本桜, trans Thousand Sakuras) is a song composed using the Vocaloid software which has become popular among the Vocaloid/Hatsune Miku community, thus creating various remixes and related fan art.
The term Senbon Zakura was first referred in the famous kabuki play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Japanese: 義経千本桜), written in 1747, during the Edo period in Japan. The kabuki play depicts events set in the Genpei War (1180-1185 AD) during the Heian period of Japan .
The song was composed by 黒うさ (pron. kurousa) and the animation used in the original video was created by 一斗まる (pron. ittomaru). The video was uploaded in Nico Nico Douga (NND) on September 17th, 2011 and has reached more than 1.5 million views.
Original video with English subtitles:
Numerous covers, remixes, and fandubs have been created based on this song.
【蛇足】千本桜【歌ってみた】, uploaded September 21st, 2011 in NND, 500,000+ views.
【96猫＆ぽこた】千本桜を歌ってみた, uploaded October 19th, 2011 in NND, 400,000+ views.
【Razzy】 Thousand Sakura (Senbonzakura) – 千本桜 – 「English Dub」, uploaded December 1st, 2011 in YouTube.
「千本桜」を弾いてみた【ピアノ】 (piano cover), uploaded November 30th, 2011 in NND.
【PH好きが】千本桜【弾いてみた (guitar cover), uploaded November 6th, 2011 in NND. 
【のあくん＆ゆ〜たん】千本桜【踊ってみた】, uploaded November 9th, 2011 in NND. 
【インド版】 千本桜, uploaded November 9th, 2011 in NND. 
Various fanart has been created depicting Miku Hatsune, especially in her V arm pose.
Senbon Zakura: Bleach
Though not related to the song, the term Senbon Zakura is popular among the Bleach community, as it refers to the weapon wielded by Byakuya Kuchiki.
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