History Music / Vocaloid

9th May '16 9:40:07 AM lalaTKG
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* ImprobablyFemaleCast: A quick look at the wiki shows that the total number of female voice banks is over ''three times'' the number of male voice banks.



* MeaningfulName: Most official and fan characters. For example, the 'Hatsu' of Hatsune (Miku's surname) means first; she was the first Japanese Vocaloid2 character and first of Crypton's "Character Vocal Series". The 'Kagami' part of Kagamine (Rin and Len's surname) means 'mirror'; Crypton once described them as mirror images instead of being twins, although they [[FlipFlopOfGod backtracked]] on that. The 'Meguri' of Megurine (Luka's surname) means circulating/revolving; a reference to her bilingual capabilities. Furthermore, the 'ne' at the end of Kagamine, Hatsune, and Megurine means 'sound'. Akita Neru means 'I'm tired; going to sleep' and Haku Yowane means 'weak-willed words'. In fact, the name "Akita Neru" was coined ''because'' of the troll who created her using the phrase ''akita, neru'' ('I give up; going to sleep'), as a reaction of frustration about the difficulty of using the VOCALOID software.

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* MeaningfulName: Most official and fan characters. For example, the 'Hatsu' of Hatsune (Miku's surname) means first; she was the first Japanese Vocaloid2 [=Vocaloid2=] character and first of Crypton's "Character Vocal Series". The 'Kagami' part of Kagamine (Rin and Len's surname) means 'mirror'; Crypton once described them as mirror images instead of being twins, although they [[FlipFlopOfGod backtracked]] on that. The 'Meguri' of Megurine (Luka's surname) means circulating/revolving; a reference to her bilingual capabilities. Furthermore, the 'ne' at the end of Kagamine, Hatsune, and Megurine means 'sound'. Akita Neru means 'I'm tired; going to sleep' and Haku Yowane means 'weak-willed words'. In fact, the name "Akita Neru" was coined ''because'' of the troll who created her using the phrase ''akita, neru'' ('I give up; going to sleep'), as a reaction of frustration about the difficulty of using the VOCALOID software.
9th May '16 9:31:09 AM lalaTKG
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* FollowTheLeader: The [=UTAUloids=], the MACNE series, the Voiceroids, and the [=CeVIO=] Creative Studio due to hardware incompatibility with certain operating systems (as is the case for ALYS), and some general criticisms about certain voices.

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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]FollowTheLeader: The [=UTAUloids=], the MACNE series, the Voiceroids, and the [=CeVIO=] Creative Studio due to hardware incompatibility with certain operating systems (as is the case for ALYS), and some general criticisms about certain voices.
9th May '16 9:30:16 AM lalaTKG
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* LicensedGame: The ''[[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA Project DIVA]]'' series from SEGA casts some of the most popular Vocaloids, Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO,[[note]][[TheCameo Guest starring Teto, Haku, Neru, Mikudayo, and Tako Luka]][[/note]] into a popular RhythmGame franchise. Its sister franchise ''Project mirai'' also includes GUMI, and other, non-Crypton Vocaloids also have their own games, such as ''Megpoid the Music#'' for GUMI's standalone title, as well as ''IA/VT COLORFUL'' for IA.

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* LicensedGame: The ''[[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA Project DIVA]]'' series from SEGA casts the Crypton Vocaloids, some of the most popular Vocaloids, Vocaloids( Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO,[[note]][[TheCameo KAITO)[[note]][[TheCameo Guest starring Teto, Haku, Neru, Mikudayo, and Tako Luka]][[/note]] into a popular RhythmGame franchise. Its sister franchise ''Project mirai'' also includes GUMI, and other, non-Crypton Vocaloids also have their own games, such as ''Megpoid the Music#'' for GUMI's standalone title, as well as ''IA/VT COLORFUL'' for IA.
5th May '16 12:36:35 PM giygasattack
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* MoeAnthromorphism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.

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* MoeAnthromorphism: MoeAnthropomorphism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.
30th Apr '16 6:28:50 PM Timber
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** The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest anyone will get to official characterizations for those five in canon.

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** The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest anyone will get to official characterizations for those five six in canon.
24th Apr '16 11:35:29 PM SonicGamer07
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* ToTheTuneOf: The ''Music X Study Project'', which takes twenty popular Vocaloid songs and injects them with a constant flow of education, using self-covers from the songs' original artists to teach middle-to-high school students about subjects from Japanese history to chemistry. Behold, Rerulili's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av0M4VB4RVc "Joumon Explosion Girl"]], a version of the popular "Brain Fluid Explosion Girl" with all of the lyrics replaced with historically-accurate references to the Jomon period of prehistoric Japan.
15th Apr '16 5:16:23 AM RandomAdventure
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''Vocaloid'' took major steps to becoming SeriousBusiness[[note]]On the Internet, anyway. Even with it extending into the real world, Vocaloid is still a niche thing, even to Japanese who identify as {{Otaku}}, with several of them not even knowing there are more Vocaloids than Miku Hatsune[[/note]]. Flagship character Miku Hatsune has become a fully-fledged VirtualCelebrity, with an album featuring her work (composed by synthesizer band ''Supercell'') nearly topping the Japanese music charts at No.2, and Miku herself putting on a ''live concert'' at Animelo Summer Live 2009. (Her "live" performances involve the same tech used for the {{Music/Gorillaz}}' live shows and the [[TupacShakur 2Pac]] hologram from UsefulNotes/{{Coachella}} 2012.) In the 2010 Concert, Rin, Len, and Luka made debuts with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS-mPtF7yDY&feature=related even better renderings]].

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''Vocaloid'' took major steps to becoming SeriousBusiness[[note]]On the Internet, anyway. Even with it extending into the real world, Vocaloid is still a niche thing, even to Japanese who identify as {{Otaku}}, with several of them not even knowing there are more Vocaloids than Miku Hatsune[[/note]]. Flagship character Miku Hatsune has become a fully-fledged VirtualCelebrity, with an album featuring her work (composed by synthesizer band ''Supercell'') nearly topping the Japanese music charts at No.2, and Miku herself putting on a ''live concert'' at Animelo Summer Live 2009. (Her "live" performances involve the same tech used for the {{Music/Gorillaz}}' live shows and the [[TupacShakur 2Pac]] hologram from UsefulNotes/{{Coachella}} Coachella 2012.) In the 2010 Concert, Rin, Len, and Luka made debuts with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS-mPtF7yDY&feature=related even better renderings]].



* AdaptationExpansion: The accompanying adaptations of the songs, especially if they are in a series or ConceptAlbum.
* AscendedFanboy: In a way. Popular Nico Nico Douga singer Piko now has his own Vocaloid, Utatane Piko, courtesy of Sony Music, besides being a professional singer himself.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The accompanying adaptations of the songs, especially if they are in a series or ConceptAlbum.
* AscendedFanboy: In a way. Popular Nico Nico Douga singer Piko now has his own Vocaloid, Utatane Piko, courtesy of Sony Music, besides being a professional singer himself.
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* MoeAnthromophism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.

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* MoeAnthromophism: MoeAnthromorphism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.



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* VocalDissonance: Vocaloid2 library Nekomura Iroha has a surprisingly deep and mature voice, which constrasts greatly with her cutesy Hello Kitty design.
** Vocaloid4 library CYBER DIVA surprised many by how nasal her voice is.
** flower and Fukase's voices are rather androgynous-sounding in tone.

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* VocalDissonance: Vocaloid2 library Nekomura Iroha has a surprisingly deep and mature voice, which constrasts greatly with her cutesy Hello Kitty design.
** Vocaloid4 library CYBER DIVA surprised many by how nasal her voice is.
** flower and Fukase's voices are rather androgynous-sounding in tone.tone despite their character design clearly being female and male respectively.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Hatsune Miku and, subsequently, many other female (and sometimes male) Vocaloids.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Hatsune Miku and, subsequently, subsequently many other female (and sometimes male) Vocaloids.
15th Apr '16 5:02:44 AM RandomAdventure
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Vocaloids (from "vocal" and "android") are music synthesizing programs based on real human voice samples and technology created by the Yamaha Corporation. Think SyntheticVoiceActor meets AutoTune. There are currently [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 56]] vocaloids (Rin and Len count as one product instead of two, as do anon & kanon and ZOLA PROJECT); and fans have created personalities for each character based on official art (some [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen have no official art]]) and voice. Fans have also created characters based on official releases, such as Neru Akita and Haku Yowane.

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Vocaloids (from "vocal" the words"vocal" and "android") are music synthesizing programs based on real human voice samples and technology created by the Yamaha Corporation. Think SyntheticVoiceActor meets AutoTune. There are currently [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 56]] 63]] vocaloids (Rin and Len count as one product instead of two, as do anon & kanon and ZOLA PROJECT); and fans have created personalities for each character based on official art (some [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen don't even have no official art]]) ''character design'') and voice. Fans have also created characters based on official releases, such as Neru Akita and Haku Yowane.



Vocaloid has also proven itself a media juggernaut, capable of kickstarting whole multimedia projects. For example, ''Music/BlackRockShooter'', ''Franchise/KagerouProject'', and ''Franchise/MikaguraSchoolSuite'' all started as Vocaloid songs and expanded into light novels, manga, anime, and in the case of BRS, [[VideoGame/BlackRockShooterTheGame her own spinoff video game.]] Other popular songs also got multimedia adaptations, such as [[http://rin-kokoro.com/musical ''Kokoro"]] and "Cantarella", which both got musicals, and the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', best recognized by its flagship song "Daughter of Evil", also got a ScreenToStageAdaptation and a manga. "Sakura Rain" even got a live-action [[TheMovie movie]]!

Miku had yet another overseas concert in Singapore during the [[http://www.animefestival.asia/hatsune_miku.html Anime Festival Asia 2011]] on November 11, 2011. In addition, during 2012's Miku Party concert, Kaito and Meiko made appearances. Starting May 6th, 2014 and going through June 3rd, Miku will be opening for Music/LadyGaga [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-04-16/hatsune-miku-to-open-for-lady-gaga as a part of her [=ArtRave=] tour]], performing at no less than 16 different venues.

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Vocaloid has also proven itself a media juggernaut, capable of kickstarting whole multimedia projects. For example, ''Music/BlackRockShooter'', ''Franchise/KagerouProject'', and ''Franchise/MikaguraSchoolSuite'' all started as Vocaloid songs and expanded into light novels, manga, anime, and in the case of BRS, [[VideoGame/BlackRockShooterTheGame her own spinoff video game.]] Other popular songs also got multimedia adaptations, such as [[http://rin-kokoro.com/musical ''Kokoro"]] and "Cantarella", which both got musicals, and the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', best recognized by its flagship song "Daughter of Evil", also got a ScreenToStageAdaptation and a manga. "Sakura Rain" even got a live-action [[TheMovie movie]]!

Miku had yet another overseas concert in Singapore during the [[http://www.animefestival.asia/hatsune_miku.html Anime Festival Asia 2011]] on November 11, 2011. In addition, Kaito and Meiko made additional appearances during 2012's Miku Party concert, Kaito and Meiko made appearances. Starting May 6th, 2014 and going through June 3rd, concert. Miku will be opening has also opened for Music/LadyGaga [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-04-16/hatsune-miku-to-open-for-lady-gaga as a part of her [=ArtRave=] tour]], performing at no less than 16 different venues.



* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: anon and kanon. Len and Rin can count as this depending on the content.
* AdaptationExpansion: The accompanying adaptations of the songs (especially if they are in a series or ConceptAlbum).

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: anon and kanon. Len and Rin can count as this depending on the content.
* AdaptationExpansion: The accompanying adaptations of the songs (especially songs, especially if they are in a series or ConceptAlbum).ConceptAlbum.



* AscendedMeme: [[{{Music/UTAU}} Teto Kasane]], Mikudayo, Takoluka, Akita Neru, and Haku Yowane. Originally, some of them were just minor memes concerning experiences within Vocaloid fandom (Haku being the result of a failed Miku experience, Neru being born from an online argument) or from fake announcements (Teto being an out and out AprilFoolsDay joke), but they have since become officially recognized by Crypton. However, none of them actually have voices due to the fact that some just never came with them and others just borrowed a pitched up vocal from another Vocaloid.

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* AscendedMeme: [[{{Music/UTAU}} Teto Kasane]], Mikudayo, Takoluka, Akita Neru, and Haku Yowane. Originally, some of them were just minor memes concerning experiences within Vocaloid fandom (Haku being the result of a failed Miku experience, Neru being born from an online argument) or from fake announcements (Teto being an out and out AprilFoolsDay joke), but they have since become officially recognized by Crypton. However, none of them actually (barring Teto) have actual voices due to the fact that some just never came with them and others just borrowed a pitched up vocal from another Vocaloid.



* BlankSlate: Most if not all of them, since they aren't given any backstory or much of a personality. Fan works tend to fill in the gap where characterization is involved.
** Some of the more recent Vocaloids, especially the Chinese Vocaloids, have been starting to avert this as of late. The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest anyone will get to official characterizations for those five in particular.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification[=/=]MoeAnthropomorphism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.

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* BlankSlate: Most if not all of them, since they aren't given any backstory or much of a personality. This is to allow music producers complete freedom as to how they choose to utilise Vocaloid in their song. Fan works tend to fill in the gap where wherever characterization is involved.
** Some of the more recent Vocaloids, especially the Chinese Vocaloids, specifically those featured in the Vocaloid China Project, downplay this trope. Their character bios are more detailed than the regular Vocaloid's, and a few short [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]]-like videoes have been starting to avert this as of late. released featuring them.
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The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest anyone will get to official characterizations for those five in particular.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification[=/=]MoeAnthropomorphism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.
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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several Vocaloids have this going on; namely Kaito, Miku, Sonika, Miki, Kiyoteru and Ryuto.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several Vocaloids have this going on; namely Kaito, Kaito (blue), Miku, Sonika, Miki, Kiyoteru and Ryuto.



%%* KaleidoscopeHair: Sonika.

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%%* * KaleidoscopeHair: Sonika.According to Sonika's Twitter (which is run by Zero-G), her green hair is able to turn red.



* MoeAnthromophism: One of the main reasons why Vocaloids are so popular.



* OneMarioLimit: A visual variant. Any other character with big twintails of a similar color will be confused with Miku.

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* OneMarioLimit: A visual variant. Any other character with big twintails of a similar color will be confused with Miku. This created problems when Stardust's original design was revealed, with many fans accusing her of stealing Miku's design.



** With the addition of Vocaloid3 IA and her very long hair, which is comparable to Miku, it goes down to her ankles.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: So human, in fact, that you'll soon forget that they're robots.
** Especially the V2 Appends and most of the Vocaloid-3's.

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** With the addition of Vocaloid3 IA and her very IA's hair is so long hair, which is comparable to Miku, it that ''it goes down to her ankles.
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ankles''.
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RidiculouslyHumanRobots: So human, in fact, that you'll soon forget that they're robots.
** Especially the V2 Appends and most of the Vocaloid-3's.*



* SiblingYinYang: Between Len and Rin.
** This is somewhat emphasized in the Append artwork; Rin's outfit is mainly light with some darker elements, while Len's is mainly dark with some lighter elements. And the [[http://weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/029/29482/1_cs1e1_x584.jpg boxart.]]

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* SiblingYinYang: Between Len and Rin.
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Rin. This is somewhat emphasized in the Append artwork; Rin's outfit is mainly light with some darker elements, while Len's is mainly dark with some lighter elements. And the [[http://weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/029/29482/1_cs1e1_x584.jpg boxart.]]



* VocalDissonance: Vocaloid2 library Nekomura Iroha, and Vocaloid4 library CYBER DIVA.

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* VocalDissonance: Vocaloid2 library Nekomura Iroha, Iroha has a surprisingly deep and mature voice, which constrasts greatly with her cutesy Hello Kitty design.
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Vocaloid4 library CYBER DIVA.DIVA surprised many by how nasal her voice is.
** flower and Fukase's voices are rather androgynous-sounding in tone.
6th Apr '16 3:23:29 AM SonicGamer07
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** Some of the more recent Vocaloids, especially the Chinese Vocaloids, have been starting to avert this as of late. The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest Crypton will get to official characterizations.

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** Some of the more recent Vocaloids, especially the Chinese Vocaloids, have been starting to avert this as of late. The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest Crypton anyone will get to official characterizations.characterizations for those five in particular.
6th Apr '16 3:22:54 AM SonicGamer07
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** Some of the more recent Vocaloids, especially the Chinese Vocaloids, have been starting to avert this as of late. The ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series also enlists the Crypton Vocaloids in a story mode and gives them some personality, the closest Crypton will get to official characterizations.
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