In the past we here at Kotaku East have talked a lot about Hatsune Miku and some of Japan's other virtual idols. But the one thing we haven't really touched on so far are the numerous fictional singers of Japan. While initially designed to be pop stars in manga or anime, these singers have transcended their fictional format and obtained real world success thanks to film adaptations and series soundtracks. While the West is no stranger to fictional singers like Spinal Tap or Hanna Montana, fictional singers in Japan have even been known hit number one on the charts with their amazing songs.
Click through the gallery above for more information on some of the most popular of these fictional superstars.