Characters / Vocaloid

Arranged in semi-quasi-sorta-alphabetical and chronological order. Note that many tropes listed apply to canon materials or specific songs, as most of the characters do not have official characterisations.

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    AH-Software 

AH-Soft

SF-A2 mikinote 

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The eighth Japanese Vocaloid and the firstnote  Vocaloid released by AH-Software (along with the first in their "Vocal Artist" series), Miki was also the first Vocaloid to have a demo CD included with her release (which made many fans think her announcement might be a Troll). She's shown to be a bit of an action hero at least according to Lience and the appropriately titled Keep Yourself Alive and in this new piece Infinity Labyrinth made by Kurozumi-P.She is voiced by Furukawa Miki of Supercar.


  • Ahoge: A HUGE one vaguely shaped like a question mark.
  • Animal Motifs: Her illustrator has her hoodie pulled up with bear-like ears and a puffball tail here. She's also been depicted with sheep thanks to that same hoodie and ear muffs which you can also see here and here.
  • Artificial Human: According to the information that came from the 2012 redesign, miki was designed to look like she was made out of a inorganic material and was conceptualised as an android. She is covered in muscles made of various materials such as carbon nanotubes, but were made loose to give a mild deformed look about them. Averted for her V4 design however, which abandoned the concept.
  • Cleavage Window: Her V4 redesign has two diamond-shaped ones, though there really isn't anything to show off.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In her unofficial 2012 concept art.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted, since most of the songs she sings/appears in are cheerful and upbeat.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Downplayed - she has robotic joints.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Like you never expected.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She's generally associated with stars.
  • Tsundere: This song portrays her as a type B.
  • Updated Re-release: She received a V4 update with a Natural voicebank.
  • Vague Age: Her body is designed to look like that of a child, but also gives her the overall look of approx 14 years old. Having an immature-looking body allowed more easily for her to be passed off as Younger than She Looks, similar to how Miku and Rin could do the same since they lacked mature looking bodies. See also Artificial Human above.
  • Zettai Ryouki: In the PV Liar and in her unofficial redesign by Yusuke Kozaki.

Kaai Yuki

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Yuki is notable for being the first "child voice" Vocaloid released, meaning that her vocal samples are from a young girl instead of an adult. She is portrayed as a 9 year old elementary school student, and Hiyama Kiyoteru is her teacher. She is distributed by AH-Software and is the ninth (or tenth) Japanese Vocaloid.


Hiyama Kiyoteru

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Released by AH-Software (but not as a part of the "Vocal Artist" series) and the ninth (or tenth) Japanese Vocaloid, Kiyoteru is explicitly stated to be a math teacher. His student is Kaai Yuki. His voice provider is the Japanese singer Kiyoshi Hiyama.

On weekends, he's the vocalist of a rock band named Ice Mountain with the stage name "Ice Mountain Teru".

Thanks to an official artbook released by AH Software (details in the Ice Mountain link), he has more official canon info than the other vocaloids.


Nekomura Iroha

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Released by AH-Software (not in the Vocal Artist series) and the fourteenth Japanese one, she was created in conjunction with Sanrio for their Together with Hello Kitty! video game project. Thus, she was an established character before the Vocaloidification. Her character was created by illustrator okama. Her voice provider was initially unrevealed, but was eventually confirmed to be utaite singer Kyounosuke Yoshitate.

Okama defines her as a "kittyler", or Hello Kitty fangirl.


  • Animal Motifs: Cats.
  • Arm Cannon: Her Dynamic-Phonon Busters, gigantic speakers that attach to her arms. They only spew sounds, but cannons nonetheless.
  • Be Yourself: The aesop she learns in her backstory of how she became a Platinum Kitty.
  • Fangirl: Of Hello Kitty.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Compare the above image and the boxart for her V4 package.
  • Meaningful Name: "Iroha" is the Japanese equivalent of "ABC" and "Nekomura" means "cat village".
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Downplayed - She has speakers for her hands. Although they may just be gloves, as other official Hello Kitty artwork shows her with normal hands.
    • The speakers are shown to be separate flying entities in her V4 artwork.
  • She Is All Grown Up: The design for her Soft voicebank shows an older and more mature Iroha.
  • Short Hair with Tail
  • Tomboy:
    • Some producers are able to subvert this stereotype either by raising her voice (with good tuning) like in Banton Summer Sky, or by making her sing opera like this amazing rendition of Ave Maria (potentially giving the classic style Vocaloids like Prima and Miriam a run for their money).
  • Updated Re-release: Received a V4 update with "Natural" and "Soft" versions of the voicebank. Her Soft voicebank allows her to sing slower songs better than her original voicebank.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Hotly contested, as some believe it doesn't fit her design while others believe it's just tomboyish.
    • Her voice provider being revealed to be male gives this trope some credence.

Yuzuki Yukari

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AH Software's first Vocaloid 3, Yukari was made in a collaboration with multiple Vocaloid song producers. Released on December 22nd, she has a smooth sounding deep voice. She was also the first vocaloid to be released with the Voiceroid software, where users could have her speak normally.

Her gray bracelet, located on her right, arm says, "She unites you all with her voice." Seen here.

She is voiced by Chihiro Ishiguro.


Tohoku Zunko

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A female Vocaloid released in June 2012 for the Vocaloid 3 engine. She was originally created as a mascot of a relief campaign in the Tohoku region following an earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region on March 11, 2011, later released as a Voiceroid. After enough donations were received, AH Software gave the go signal to turn her into a fully fledged Vocaloid.

She is voiced by Satomi Sato, known for voicing Ritsu Tainaka from K-On!.


    Bplats 

YAMAHA (Bplats Inc..)

VY1

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Codenamed "Mizki" (as a reference to hanamizuki, a type of flower), VY1's announcement and demo files were made in the most mysterious way possible. Eventually it was revealed that it was developed by bplats and was eventually distributed by Yamaha themselves as the twelfth Japanese Vocaloid.

Unlike the other Vocaloids, VY1 has no gender or personality, as it is intended to be used as a serious musical product. It is however described as "feminine".


VY2

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Like VY1, it was developed by bplats and was eventually distributed by Yamaha. It is the 16th Japanese Vocaloid. It is also given a codename of "Yuma."

Also like VY1, VY2 has no gender or personality, as it is intended to be used as a serious musical product. It is however described as "masculine".


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Mew

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A Vocaloid made by Yamaha, she is so far one of the 2 starter vocals offered for the Vocaloid 3 software, other than VY1 above. Her voice provider is Miu Sakamoto. The cat depicted in her artwork is based off of Miu's own cat, Sabami.

Her full design is here; the design is made by a Japanese artist "Otaniryuji".

Zola Project

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A trio of males, Yuu, Kyo and Wil were made for the 10th Anniversary of Vocaloid. Their voices were made to blend well together, and provide vocals for all kinds of situations, be it as a group, solo, duet or even back-up. Their art was done by Yoshitako Amano of Final Fantasy fame. Several impressive and realistic sounding demos have been release so far, such as this and this.


Anon & Kanon

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Left- Anon, Right- Kanon.

anon & kanon were released by Bplats in March 2014. The two girls are sisters, Anon being the younger of the two, in high school, and can cover a variety of songs. They are the first Vocaloids to be confirmed as twins, but the second to be confirmed as siblings. Their voice providers have yet to be released.


flower

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flower is a Vocaloid created by YAMAHA. She is a Kuudere. She was released for digital download on May 9th. Her full product name is V-flower.


Fukase

A Vocaloid released for the V4 engine. He is based off of the singer Satoshi Fukase of SEKAI NO OWARI fame.

In 2015, YAMAHA ran a Pixiv design contest for the representation of Fukase's voice bank. The winner was selected on September 18, 2015.
  • Body Horror: It's not uncommon for some artists to consider the left side of his face burned or scarred, or at the very least covered in veins.
  • Cool Hat: That silly looking cartoon top hat on his head.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Most people thought that the design made by Miwasiba (who also did the design for V4 flower) would be sure to win the design contest. And indeed, there was a lot of votes for Siba's design during the first leg of the contest. Instead, the winning design came right on the very last day before judging.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It's hard to not get such an impression from him (heck, one of his demo songs is called "The day I became a monster", for crying out loud).
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: A small, black one with a white cross on the side of his head.

    Crypton Future Media 

Meiko

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Meiko is the first Japanese Vocaloid to be created, and was released for the original Vocaloid engine. She was released by Crypton Future Media and voiced by Haigou Meiko. She was re-released on Vocaloid 3 engine on February 4th, 2014, which includes an English voicebank and several "append" variants (like Power and Whisper). A 14-day trial edition of her V3 Power voicebank is already available for download for those who want to try her out.


Kaito

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The second Japanese Vocaloid, also released for the initial engine. He is distributed by Crypton Future Media and voiced by Fuuga Naoto.


Hatsune Miku

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The second note  Vocaloid for the Vocaloid2 engine, though the first from Japan, and Japan's third in total. She is voiced by Saki Fujita. Miku was the one who attracted popularity for the Vocaloid engine through some of her Memetic Mutation videos; before then, Vocaloid was nothing more than an obscure music virtual instrument. She is the first in Crypton's Character Vocal series, and thus has a code-name of CV01.

A separate release by Crypton, "Miku Append", features six new voice banks recorded by Fujita Saki, "soft," "solid," "dark," "light," "sweet," and "vivid," designed to capture different moods. The original Miku is required to be installed in order to install the Append. An English bank, which began development way back in 2011, was released (at least in downloadable format) on August 31, 2013 (which coincidentally is her birthday), including an Apple Macintosh version, a first for Vocaloid. She has V4X voicebanks in development that will be released in 2016.

She has a bright, generally-used-for-high-pitch voice, which also has a very large song demographic.


  • A-Cup Angst: Most notably in one PV of "World is Mine" where she slaps her love interest with a leek for commenting on her breasts.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: Her square ribbons are stated to hold her hair in place without physically touching it.
  • Alternate Character Reading: The name "Miku" is a pun based on the fact that the kanji can also be read as mirai, or "future."
  • Arc Number: 39 (mi-ku). Her concert is 39's Giving Day (March 9), and her Facebook page needed 39,390 likes for her to get an English bank. Entertainingly, '3-9' can also be read as 'san-kyu', or 'thank you'.
  • Artificial Human: In Test Tube Princess.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her new official "American" design.
  • Berserk Button: Do not touch Miku's panties. It never ends well. Same applies to her leek.
  • The Big Guy: She's the second strongest character in Synchronicity, second only to the dragon she's forced to serve. There are two videos that fit the description of showing her awesomeness...
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her English voicebank, though only played straight with her V3 bundled package available since September 26, 2013 (the English voicebank which came out earlier can be purchased separately like Megpoid English).
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Synchronicity. Len frees her of the mask that made her like this in the second song of the three-part series.
    • Also this way in Festival of Asylum.
  • Breakout Character: Probably the most famous Vocaloid of them all; even many people who don't know about Vocaloid are dimly aware of who she is.
  • Character Celebrity Endorsement: She starred in a series of Toyota Corolla commercials (for the USA), as a result of Toyota being the main sponsor of her live concert at Anime Expo 2011 in Los Angeles.
  • The Chosen One: Pretty much this in Project DIVA X. It's up to her to restore the world of music. Everyone else? Nah.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: For example...
  • Determinator: In the 3D PV of Hello, Planet, she doesn't let little things like her arm falling off from journeying across the devastated post-apocalyptic world to find her master.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her Append appearance has her barefoot.
  • The Dragon: Both literally and in terms of the trope, but trapped in human form, in Synchronicity.
  • Genki Girl: Her portrayal in DIVA 2nd.
  • Girlish Pigtails: All the way to the ground!
  • Grand Romantic Gesture: In 1/6, in which she helps her depressed boyfriend by taking him up to a huge tower so that he can feel "elevated".
    Miku: The sun gives its light
    To let the moon glow
    Can you let me help you like them?
  • Hotter and Sexier: Her Append boxart has been accused of being oversexualized.
  • Hypocrite: All over the place, usually for the worse.
    • While her Meaningful Name means First Sound, Miku's not the first Vocaloid - even worse, she's not the first of the Crypton Units.
    • Miku, while widely known for her sweetness and soft songs, tends to dip from time to time with violent songs. More often than not however, most people think that others had made them, and Hatsune's just hogging those songs.
    • Miku's revision of Sukone's Tei's song, 'Declare War on All Utauloids', while already a tad hypocrital (regarding Len for Tei's case), Miku's version is even worse in this case as some of Miku's friends are UTAU, and most of her friends (UTAU or not) are "red".
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: As of her Append upgrade; her six extra voicebanks theoretically should give her the proper tonal qualities to produce most kinds of music now. Append was created in response to user complaints that Miku's voice was too cute and cheery for some of the songs people wanted to make with her.
  • Leotard of Power: Her Append design is made of this. Would've been taken more literally if she had a Power voicebank.
  • Mascot: Crypton uses her a lot to promote themselves.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Hatsune' means 'first sound'; Miku was the first Japanese Vocaloid2 character to be produced.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her English voicebank design sports varying shades of neon colors on her hair, from dark green to lime, and even purple.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: She's actually a dragon trapped in human form and forced to ensure that no-one interferes with the process of offering girls to die to appease the other and even stronger dragon in Synchronicity.
  • Psycho Lesbian: To Gumi in Escape The Princess.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It goes all the way down to her ankles for crying out loud!
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Towards Tei in the first song Tei made.
  • Sailor Fuku: "Ha2ne Miku", a non-idol version of Miku, is often her default outfit in the DIVA series. This was retired by F, which moved out of the school setting.
  • Lazy Bum: In a good number of her more humorous songs she talks about how she can't stay awake or complains about working (Triple Baka, Take It Easy and World is Mine come to mind).
  • Smark: BE MIKU got her labeled as one.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She's one of the most popular out of all the Vocaloids, to the point that some people don't realize other Vocaloids exist.
    • Many of the others have similar levels of popularity...within the fandom. Non-fans usually only know about Miku. Crypton's mascotization of Miku doesn't help; they have, for example, 40 different collectible Vocaloid phone charms, 29 of which are Mikus. Vocaloid concerts also tend to be about 3/4ths Miku and 1/4th everyone else.
    • There's a reason the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA series has her name plastered on it. Around 60% to 70% of the songs in every game are Miku songs or feature Miku in some capacity. The other five featured Vocaloids combined get far less representation than her. For example, in F, out of the 39 playable songs, only 12 didn't have Miku in them.
  • Stripperific: Her recent "Racing Queen" design by Goodsmile Racing for the Sepang GT race in Malaysia as reported here.
  • The Cameo: Miku (singing World is Mine) appears in The iDOLM@STER 2 for the PS3 as a priced DLC opponent for the game's Festival stages. Furthermore, she has an alternate download pack which gives her the Miku Append outfit and an alternate song (Melt).
  • The Rival: To Tei Sukone. And with good reason.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Usually portrayed as the Girly Girl to Rin's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Negi/Leek. It came from her cover of the Ievan Polka, in which she discredited the Leekspin meme from Orihime and made it her own. Along with the leeks she also has a fondness for bacon wrapped hotdogs. according to the Toyota ads.
  • Updated Re-release: Miku Append, where she received an update that consisted of six new voicebanks: Soft, Sweet, Dark, Vivid, Solid, and Light. All of which reflect her moods and gives her more vocal range.
    • Her V3 Japanese voicebanks, which are all updates of her original V2 voicebanks, available since September 26, 2013.
    • She will have a Vocaloid4X release in 2016.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Deconstructed in "Alice of Human Sacrifice", where her beauty leads to her becoming an incredibly vain queen and fearing what would happen if she grows old. The song never gives specifics as to what happens to her next, but most PVs have interpreted her as going completely insane.
  • Tsundere: During "World of Mine" where she is a type A; bitchy and lovesick at the same time but mellowing to the later at the end of the song.
  • Yandere: Most notably in the song ACUTE, but if she's in a scenario where she loves KAITO and she gets rejected in favor of someone else, there will be pain.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: However, it may alternate between different shades of green and blue. The most often-agreed on color is cyan.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wearing thigh high boots. Rank A; can qualify for Rank S (with Tsundere added) depending on depictions.

Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len

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Formally distributed as a package together (officially they are Kagamine Rin/Len), Rin and Len make up the second Japanese Vocaloid to be released for the Vocaloid2 engine and the fourth overall. They are distributed by Crypton Future Media and voiced by Asami Shimoda. They are the second in the Character Vocal series and are thus codenamed CV02.

They later received an "ACT2" update voice package with an entirely new set of voices, although whether they're better are up to you. At the time, installing ACT2 required the original Rin/Len installation, but now only the ACT2 is currently being sold and the original is unavailable. In the same vein as Miku, they received an Append—Power, Warm, and Sweet for Rin; Power, Cold, and Serious for Len. They also received a Vocaloid4X update with English voicebanks on December 25 2015.

Debating on whether they are mirror images or twins will cause Internet Backdraft, as Crypton once described them as opposite sides of a mirror ("kagami" meaning "mirror"), but later changed it back to twins. Eventually they just took back both definitions and left it hanging to anyone's


  • Adorkable: Len is this in Kokoro and Rin is this in Suki Daisuki.
  • Alternate Self: The pair are portrayed this way in Mirror's Magic and Magic Mirror, in which Len is an eternally unlucky and miserable boy locked in a tower and Rin is his eternally happy and lucky counterpart. When Len manages to reverse his situation by cursing her through the eponymous mirror, she ends up in the same position as him. Stricken by remorse, he takes the role of a "magician" and gives her back all of the happiness he stole from her at the cost of his own, destroying the mirror at the end to make it permanent, implying that he'll be left to languish in terrible conditions despite Rin's pleading him to stay.
  • Ax-Crazy: Rin in Karakuri Burst.
    "Kowashite! Kowashite!" (Destroy! Destroy!)
  • Badass Princess: Rin in Nemesis of the Ruined Kingdom.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rin.
  • Declaration of Protection: While Rin is usually depicted as the older of the two, Len is usually portrayed as being very protective of her (Servant of Evil and Kaito ga Uninstall for example). This is usually what leads to his death.
  • Bishounen: Whenever Len's drawn to look older than a young teenager, he's this.
  • Brother-Sister Team: In some songs, such as Trick and Treat and Desert Bluebird.
  • Chick Magnet: In one Project Diva video, a Rokurokubi falls in love with him instantly!
  • Creepy Twins: In "Trick and Treat".
  • Cute and Psycho: Both twins are portrayed as this in various songs, but Len especially in tracks like True Love Restraint and Super Hero.
  • The Cutie: Project Diva and Mirai often emphasise and describe Rin's cuteness.
  • Damsel in Distress: Rin becomes one in Synchronicity, which takes place in a world where girls are selected at a young age to appease a dragon by singing and dancing for it nonstop until they die of exhaustion and starvation. Naturally, Len and several of the other Vocaloids take it upon themselves to rescue her.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Again, Rin in Synchronicity. By the finale, she and Len work together to take down the dragon, and while both of their life-forces are being drained because of it, they still manage to kill the dragon (and Rin even does most of the work!).
  • Evil Versus Evil: In "Karakuri Burst". With Rin as an Axe Crazy assassin and Len as a corrupt, Nazi-like soldier, it's kind of hard to tell who we're supposed to root for.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Songs usually describe Rin as outgoing, Tsundere, selfish, stubborn and/or plucky; Len is usually portrayed as intelligent, sensitive, cute, and/or serious. Their Appends stretched this further. They have a juxtaposed duet in Paradise of Light and Shadow, the second part of Synchronicity which accentuates this dynamic. Len sings of how Rin was taken away from him and how she suffers alone because of their cruel world, while Rin herself sings of a world where everyone can smile and protecting it.
    Rin: A song of hope and light for tomorrow
    Len: A song of despair and shadow to bury the past.
  • Girly Run: Len in this PV of Alice in Musicland.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Rin in Story of Evil. She also plays a much sillier example in Death Should Not Have Taken Thee.
  • Greek Chorus: In "Witch Hunt", they appear as two commoners providing exposition.
  • Hair Decorations: Rin's ribbon.
  • Heel Realization: Rin's character in "Story of Evil", after Len's character sacrifices himself for her. Len has one of these in a fanmade PV for "Spice!", when he is in the middle of pretty much trying to rape Rin.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Part of the main conflict of Synchronicity. Len has to find Rin before she succumbs to this.
  • Half-Identical Twins/Opposite-Sex Clone: Depending on what side of the twins vs. mirror images debate you're on. note 
  • Iconic Item: The roda rora (Roadroller) is synonymous with the Kagamine twins.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Len, usually in regards to Rin and/or Miku.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A common interpretation of Rin. The best example of this would probably be "Okay, Green is the Enemy", where Rin gets jealous of Miku after she catches Kaito's attention, and asks Neru for advice on what to do about it. Neru suggests that they leave nasty comments on her videos and make her life miserable, but Rin turns the idea down because while she's jealous of Miku, she still admires her and doesn't want to do anything that would hurt her feelings.
    • Len at the end of "Spice!".
  • Kid-anova: Len in "Spice!"...but according to many FanVids, his true love is the equally manipulative Rin.
  • Kiddie Kid: Rin is often portrayed with a childish personality, in contrast to Len's maturity.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Len is often depicted as this in darker songs. He takes on a more heroic variant in Synchronicity.
  • Magical Girl: Subverted, with Len as a Magical Kitty. Seriously.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Kagamine' means 'mirror sound', to emphasize their mirror-image nature.
  • Order Versus Chaos: In "Karakuri Burst", wherein Rin is Chaos and Len is Order. Interestingly, it's also a case of Evil Versus Evil.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Rin wears a pink dress and a white hat with a pink ribbon in the PVs of Prisoner and Paper Plane.
    • She also has a pink bow in one PV of Suki Daisuki.
  • Rockers Smash Guitars: The Project Diva X and live version of The Lost One's Weeping has Rin smashing and tossing equipment all over the place, starting with her guitar.
  • Sailor Fuku: Rin, however, gets shorts, while Len gets the male version with the tie.
  • Sarashi: They provide the page image, each modeling her/his own gender's variation.
  • Screw Yourself / Twincest: It's not entirely unusual to romantically pair the two of them up with each other. Many songs indeed played this up.
  • Separated at Birth: Played for Drama in many of their songs.
    • In Synchronicity, they're both this but linked psychically, this being the reason for Len's determination to save her from the dragon that so many girls before her had died for.
  • Servile Snarker: Len (the soldier) is this to Rin (the king) in Death Should Not Have Taken Thee!.
  • She's Got Legs: Rin's shorts (and mini-skirt in V4X) are minuscule. Some fan artists elongate her shorts for dignity, as a result.
    • Project Diva 2 has proven that Len doesn't have bad looking legs either...
    • Project Diva -f- as well. Thank you Punkish and Strike Energy modules.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Len in Like, Dislike. His stalking allowed him to buy the Rainbow Quartz that Rin was eyeing and he tries to cover it with a Suspiciously Specific Denial. Rin doesn't buy it for a second.
    • Also Rin, in "A Loving Robot."
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: In Alice of Human Sacrifice, Rin is stated to be "a stubborn elder sister" while Len is noted to be "a smart younger brother".
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Len, especially in Project Diva 2nd.
    • Here and here too. 'Legs that beg captivation' indeed...
    • Made worse by the release of Dreamy theater....enjoy higher graphics version of the above songs here and here.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: The video for "Skeleton Life" has Rin pulling one of these.
  • Tender Tears: To say Len looks adorable when he cries is an understatement.
  • They Killed Kenny: Len tends to die at the end of the songs he's in.
    • Rin also tends to die a lot - to a higher degree than Len, actually - but many people don't realize that.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Their names (R and L) are plays on 'right' and 'left' respectively. In addition, L and R are nearly interchangeable in Japanese, making their names sound almost identical.
  • The Ojou: Rin in the Story of Evil series.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Both of them among the Cryptonloids.
  • Updated Re-release: The Kagamine Rin/Len Append and V4X.
  • Villain Protagonist: They tend to be this in the darker songs. Usually, it's Rin (Evil series, Fear Garden and Thirteen Year Old Killer) but Len has played this role in The Riddle Solver Who Couldn't Solve Riddles, Spice!, True Love Restraint and Psychotic Love Song and both of them have played this in Trick and Treat.
    • Len could be argued as an Anti Villain Protagonist in the Story of Evil, too. Though motivated by sisterly love, he is still The Dragon to the Royal Brat Rin and participated in a lot of unsavory acts at her command (including killing his adoptive father). Of course, his sacrifice tends to overshadow that.
  • What Have I Done: Rin in Message of Regret.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Rin wears short shorts. Depending on the module, Len gets them in the DIVA series.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Len has done so on a couple of occasions (sometimes against his will). And he looked quite good doing it.
  • Woman in White: Rin V4X has a primarily white outfit that is far different from her previous design.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Rin in Karakuri Burst.
    • Len's "Punk" costume in DIVA 2nd.

Megurine Luka

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Luka is the sixth Japanese Vocaloid and released by Crypton Future Media. Notable in that 1) she's actually given a Canon personality as "cool, somewhat mysterious", 2) she has both a Japanese and heavily accented English voicebank and 3) her given "age", 20, is significantly older than that of Miku's (16) and Rin/Len's (14). She is voiced by Yuu Asakawa.

As the third in Crypton's "Character Vocal" series, she is codenamed CV03.


    Internet Co. Ltd. 

Kamui Gakupo/Gackpoidnote 

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The fifth Japanese Vocaloid and the first to be distributed by Internet Co., Ltd. rather than Crypton. His outfit is based on that of a samurai. He was designed by Kentaro Miura (the creator of Berserk) and is voiced by Gackt. Yes, that Gackt.


Gumi/Megpoidnote 

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The seventh Japanese Vocaloid and released by Internet Co., Ltd., Gumi had a design heavily based off Ranka Lee due to the fact that her voicer, Megumi Nakajima, was Ranka's voice actress.

In the vein of Crypton Vocaloids' Appends, she also gets a voicebank update to be released in Vocaloid 3 engine, which was named "Megpoid Extend", but is now officially "Vocaloid3 Megpoid" a notable acknowledge to her product name. On November 5, 2015, she had Japanese voicebanks released for Vocaloid 4.

An English voicebank for Vocaloid3 was developed with several demos shown, and was eventually released on February 28, 2013, available at the English Vocaloid Store. It has been confirmed she will have another English voicebank, with production starting in 2016 or 2017.


Lily

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Lily is the eleventh Japanese Vocaloid and is distributed by Internet Co., Ltd. (Note that she was not actually done by Internet; she was made by Avex Co.) Lily's design was actually utilized pre-Vocaloidification as an anime image for Masuda Yuri, vocalist of band m.o.v.e., who provided her voice bank. Coincidentally, said design happened to be by KEI, designer of the Crypton Character Vocal Series Vocaloids.

She was advertised with an animated movie, "Schwarzgazer", depicting her and her companion "Mosh" as secretly fighting a mysterious dark "virus" force that they must combat with their music. Failure to produce music results in weakness, which almost deletes Lily and Mosh before a nearby music producer, Yakuto, saves them by supplying them with music. So does that make Lily a sort of undercover superhero?


Ryuto/Gachapoidnote 

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Based off the Japanese franchise character Gachapin, Gachapoid is distributed by Internet Co. Ltd. as the thirteenth Japanese Vocaloid. He is designed to appeal to young producers. His voice provider is Japanese voice actress, Kuniko Amemiya.

CUL

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Another Vocaloid using the Vocaloid 3 engine, she was an avatar of VY1 (see its section above). As the Mascot of VOCALO Revolution, she was designed to help promote the growing Vocaloid culture, aiming to raise awareness and the acceptance of this culture. That's before Internet Co. Ltd, on June 8, 2011, adopted her design to become a new Vocaloid.

She was released on 21st December 2011, along with Oliver. She's voiced by Eri Kitamura.


Galaco

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Galaco is a limited voicebank offered exclusively in the Vocaloid Shop competition. She was first introduced in the PV of galaxias! of the band of the same name, and voiced by Kou Shibasaki. Eventually, she was officially released for V3 under the name "Galaco NEO" on August 5, 2014 with an updated version of the original vocal (Red) and a new additional vocal (Blue).


Kokone

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A vocaloid by Internet Co, released for the V3 engine on February 14, 2014. Noted for having the largest vocal range of any released Vocaloid. Here is one of her demos.


Chika

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A Vocaloid released by Internet Co. as part of the "Character Artist" series. She was released on October 16, 2014. Her voice is provided by Chiaki Ito of AAA fame.
  • Animal Motif: Butterflies. They appeared everywhere in "Chaos Theory", and she had them as a reference to Shrignold for her "LOVE" video.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: In "LOVE", she portrayed a failing, obsessive relationship from the abuser's point of view.
  • Hair Decorations: Two big black bows on either side of her head.
  • Odango Hair: Her main look. She has an alternate one where her hair is cut short.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: In the music video for Chiaki Ito's "Charming Kiss", Chika herself appears alongside her voice provider to dance with her and drag her into her mirror.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie
  • Show Within a Show: In "Charming Kiss", Chika appeared as the protagonist of the manga Chiaki Ito was reading, also titled Charming Kiss.
  • The Unfavorite: She was voted the least popular Vocaloid of 2014.

    i-Style Project 

i-Style Project collab Studio DEEN and Sufer's Paradise

Aoki Lapis

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Another Vocaloid using the Vocaloid 3 engine, released on April 6, 2012. Her style of music is known as "lifestyle", and that she is targeted towards casual Vocaloid users. The project leaders, comprising of the Surfer's Paradise search engine, the anime studio Studio DEEN, and Nico Nico Douga, sent out a call for NicoNico users to "audition" by submitting a song they believed would suit Lapis, with a chance to become her actual voice. The role of her seiyuu was eventually awarded to an Utatte-mita singernote  named Eguchi Nako.

She has at least two demos so far, which can be viewed here and here. Since her commercial release, she's had an explosion of cover songs, most of them quite well made.


Merli

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The second Studio Deen Vocaloid, her voice was determined by a contest just like Lapis before her. Merli has been described as Lapis's Darker and Edgier sister, which really shows. A demo of her voicebank can be heard here. She was later revealed to be voiced by Misaki Kamata.


     SEGA 

Project 575 (SEGA)

Kobayushi Matcha

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Part of a multimedia project called Project 575 by Sega, which uses a lighter version of Vocaloid 2. Matcha is the calmer, but more introverted of the two. Her voice is provided by Ayaka Ohashi.

Masaoka Azuki

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The other main character part of Project 575. Azuki is the more cheerful one, but is rather impatient and often acts before thinking. Her voice is provided by Yuka Ootsubo.

    Other Japanese producers 

Note: All Japanese names are in Japanese order (surname-given name), as this is their formal product name arrangement. For consistency, the names of the providers of the voice banks are in the same format.

Exit Tunes

Mayu

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The first Vocaloid devloped by Exit Tunes, Mayu is a Yandere-influenced Vocaloid.

Ki/oon

Utatane Piko

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Released by Ki/oon, a subsidary of Sony (yes, that Sony), as the fifteenth Japanese Vocaloid and the first one by Sony. The voicebank was recorded by the Nico Nico Douga singer Piko, hence the name - this makes Piko somewhat of a Promoted Fanboy. The design is based on an electric guitar (complete with a power cord).

The voice data is male but has a feminine voice; however, gender factors can easily set to make it more masculine.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Piko's voice can be either masculine or feminine.
  • Bishounen
  • Idiot Hair: Styled after either a music note, or the letter P.
  • Meaningful Name: "Utatane" means "sound of singer". His voice actor is Piko, an actual singer.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Downplayed - he looks more robotic than most other designs, looking from his unusual headphones, his eyes, and especially his USB tail.

Lawson

Akikoloid-chan

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Yet another new Vocaloid, she is the mascot of Lawson, Inc. Unlike other vocaloids, she is not intended for public sale, and is only used for private commercial purposes by Lawson.


MoeJapan

Tone Rion

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A Vocaloid for the third engine. Her brief backstory states that she is 16 years old and was born in 2095, she is good at singing and dancing. Rion preforms on the "Dear Stage" (ディアステージ) located in future Akihabara set 100 years from the current. She has her own website and had eight demo songs (example here) before her release on 16 December 2011. She's designed by a famous character designer Akio Watanabe.


1st Place

IA

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The first Vocaloid produced by 1st Place, IA is voiced by singer Lia. She is described on her official site as IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES- and was released on January 27th, 2012. Her demo song was a cover of Lia's Tori no Uta. After having starred in kemu's "A Tale of Six Trillion Years and a Night" and the popular Kagerou Project franchise, she experienced a massive popularity surge and now stars alongside some of Vocaloid's biggest juggernauts.


  • Breakout Character: Is one of the most popular of the V3s, often featured in group pictures with the most famous Vocaloids.
  • Cleavage Window: Her outfit in "A Tale of Six Trillion Years and a Night".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her basic personality is that of a dreamer, and she is often portrayed in fan art and PVs with a distant look on her face. Her songs sometimes give this impression.
  • Determinator: Taken literally, she can be this in "Setsuna Drive".
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her legwear.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Wants to form friendships with everyone. Also used and Played for Drama in Imagination Forest, with a Cute Monster Girl named Marry (not IA herself though, Marry is from Kagerou Project) closely resembling IA who isolates herself from the outside world because of her ability to make others be Taken for Granite.
  • Mad Dreamer: She is usually interpreted as a more serene version of this trope, but it still fits.
  • Mysterious Waif: She was designed with this in mind.
  • Mythology Gag: In Mekakucity Actors, she is cast as Momo Kisaragi's singing voice when she performs "Moon-Viewing Recital" as a reference to the original series. This is in contrast to the other remade songs, which feature human singers.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair falls to her ankle most of the time.
  • Sailor Fuku: "Into Starlight -anniversary special ver.- gives her and ONE these. Amusingly, it retains her sock-based Fashionable Asymmetry, but now gives her Grade A Zettai Ryouiki on her right leg, Grade C on her other. Same goes for ONE.
  • Screw Yourself: "Perverse Love Rock!" depicts IA hooking up with IA ROCKS, an "Append" version of herself with an improved voice bank.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Also apart of her given personality is that she wants to get along and be friends with everyone.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: On her right leg only.


MI7

Macne Nana

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The very first voicebank to have previously been an UTAUloid! She was first part of the Macne Series, made because before Vocaloid Neo, Vocaloid was not compatible with Mac. Her voice provider is Haruna Ikezawa.

We've Inc.

Rana

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The 37th Vocaloid released for the VOCALOID 3 engine in collaboration with We've Inc. and Internet Co Ltd.. Her debut was in Vocalo-P ni Naritai! ("I want to become a Vocaloid producer!"), a how-to magazine showing novice users how to use Vocaloid software and create videos for their songs. Her voice is described as "tomboyish and ready to rock". Her voice is provided by Ai Kakuma.She was updated for Vocaloid4 in December 1 2015.

Fuji Television

Anri Rune

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A Fuji Television character used as an announcer. Originally a synthetic host for several failed TV programs, Anri was given new life as a Vocaloid.
  • Book Dumb: Official sources say that she get bad marks in Japanese class.
  • Cosmic Plaything: This girl just hasn't gotten any luck. When she was used for Fuji TV she didn't stay on the programs for long because all of them got cancelled. When she was set to be usedas an announcerfor a phone service, it shut down after two years. And when she was converted to Vocaloid, she ended up only producing one major song before being left in limbo for two years, and then was subsequently retired as both a mascot and a Vocaloid.
  • Canon Immigrant
  • Lady in Red: During her Fuji TV days.
  • invokedOne-Hit Wonder: Her first major hit was Kikuo's "Hallelujah Super Idol" before her retirement.
  • Older Than They Look: Her redesign makes her look like a teenager, but her official age is 23.
  • Pals with Jesus: Seems to have this relationship with God in "Hallelujah Super Idol".
  • Put on a Bus: After her first performance, it was never made clear if she would be put up for commercial purposes. Turned into Bus Crash 2 years later, as YAMAHA stated she was never meant for commercial use and Fuji TV put out the statement that she was retired.

Sachiko Promotion, Inc.

Sachiko

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Sachiko is the 4th vocaloid made for the V4 engine, made in partnership with YAMAHA and Sachiko Promotion, Inc. Her voice is provided by Enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi.

Universal Music Japan

Kano Akira/Arsloidnote 

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The first Vocaloid produced by Universal Music Japan, announced during summer 2015 with a release date of September 23, 2015. He has three voicebanks; Original, Bright and Soft. His looks, personality, and voice are all based on the character Kano Akira of the dance troupe ARSMAGNA, with his debut even being in the demo for their song "Shokuetsu Parasite". He is voiced by Kano Akira's actor, Oosemachi Keiichi/OH-SE.

Unity Technologies Japan

Otori Kohaku/AKAZA

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A pair of Vocaloids created for the "Unity with VOCALOID" platform. Though Kohaku and AKAZA are different characters, they share the same voice bank. Their voice is provided by Kakumoto Asuka, Kohaku's original seiyuu.

The Chinese VOCALOIDs

    Shanghai He Nian 

Shanghai He Nian - Vocaloid China

Mo Qingxian, Zhiyu Moke, Luo Tianyi, Yuezheng Ling, Yuezheng Longya

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The winning entries of the "Vocaloid China project".

Note: There are only three confirmed Vocaloids presented, Luo Tianyi, who was the top winning entry for the project, Yuezheng Ling and Yuezheng Longya. The other two are in a unknown status, however, they are a part of the project. Luo Tianyi was released on July 12, 2012 which much fanfare, including a few OVA-like videos as a means of publicity.


  • Accidental Kiss: Or at least, something that looks like it in one of Tianyi's demos, involving her with Ling.
  • Alien Among Us: Tianyi's official profile states that she was summoned to earth with an important mission, and arrived in the guise of a Vocaloid.
  • Aloof Darkhaired Girl: Qingxian. Her official profile states that she is quite popular; cool, stable, and good-looking. She's so mysterious that some people fear her.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Moke. His official profile states that he is often mistaken for a girl. And though he dislikes it, it is rumored he once cosplayed as a girl during a cosplay convention.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Qingxian.
  • Beauty Mark: Ling has one. It's located on the right side, below her bottom lip.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Longya's official profile states that he has a bit of a sister complex.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Ling to stand out from the others.
  • Child Prodigy: Moke, with an IQ of 168.
  • Colour Coded Characters
    • Mo Qingxian - Yellow
    • Zhiyu Moke - White
    • Luo Tianyi - Blue
    • Yuezheng Ling - Red
    • Yuezheng Longya - Green
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Tianyi and Ling's single thighhigh. Though all of them have a degree of asymmetry with their apparel.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Moke and Ling.
    • Tianyi's previous design had this.
  • Genki Girl: Ling's official profile states she is active and full of life. She likes to experience new things and even out competes the boys.
  • Green Eyes: Tianyi (formerly golden brown) and Longya.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Idiot Hair: Ling.
  • Ill Girl: Qingxian was born with 'bad health' that made her quite slow in reaction.
  • Meaningful Rename: Their original names to a degree, while their renames stand out more.
    • Luo Tianyi - "Luo" last name of the goddess of music, Luoshen. "Tian" means Tianlai, the sound of nature (to describe a beautiful voice), "Yi" is short for "Yiren" that means fair lady in ancient Chinese.
  • Multicolored Hair: Longya
  • Nice Hat: Moke (his previous design does not have one)
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Tian Dian, the small creature who accompanies Tianyi. Described as a fairy of music, she's said to be 10 years old.
  • Otaku: Moke, surprisingly. Who is skilled at making MADs (animated music videos)
  • Purple Eyes: Qingxian
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ling and Tianyi, which caught on with the fandom during their 'development stage'. The duo is known as "Nanbei zu".
    • Their official updated personalities show Ling being active and lively, while Tianyi is sensitive and quiet.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Moke.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Qingxian, Ling, and Lonya.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Lonya.
  • Shrinking Violet: Moke is said to not talk much, and is a quiet boy. He smiles at everyone, but can be frank. And he has a dislike of being alone, though he does have close friends who know he's an Otaku.
  • Starfish Language: Tianyi knows nothing about human language, so she can only sing to express her feelings.
  • The Empath: Tianyi can feel and read the hidden songs in a human mind. She can also turn the repeating thoughts of a person, into a song.
  • The Fashionista: Qingxian, her outfits are described as fashionable.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ling and Tianyi.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Yayin's (presently Tianyi) favorite food is haw apple, and Tanghulu made by haw apple.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Qingxian (even though she's, well, Chinese), her behavior is regarded as being a 'traditional lady'. She likes ancient books, poems, understand Tao, and likes traditional Chinese instruments. She is also generous and kind towards others.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Ling and Tianyi... at least with one leg each.

Yan He

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The second Chinese Vocaloid, released on July 11, 2013. Her design was chosen from a character design contest like Tianyi before her. Her design is quite sporty.


    Other Chinese Producers 

GYNOID Co., Ltd.

Xin Hua

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A Vocaloid created in collaboration with GYNOID Co., Ltd. and YAMAHA. She is the first Vocaloid to have a Taiwanese voice provider, and has a Taiwanese accent as a result. Her voice is provided by Wang Wenyi.


The English VOCALOIDs

    Power FX 

PowerFX

Sweet Ann

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The fourth English Vocaloid, the first Vocaloid released by PowerFX, and the first Vocaloid released for the Vocaloid2 enginenote , Sweet Ann is voiced by an Australian singer under the stage name of "Jody".


Big Al

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Since Big-Al was announced years before his actual release due to complications with recording the voice bank, for a while he was the Duke Nukem Forever of the Vocaloid community. However, he was eventually released with a voice bank provided by PowerFX staff Frank Sanderson and a more Animesque design (his original artwork, done in the style of Sweet Ann's, was often regarded as Nightmare Fuel) as the seventh English Vocaloid.


  • Anime Hair: Particularly his third boxart design (E-capsule), which is of the Spiky Hair variety.
  • Badass Longcoat: In his Taiwanese designs.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: A minor meme at most, but he seems to have a good relationship with antarctic animals.
  • Iconic Item: A pocket watch, apparently as a reference of him being "late"note .
  • Megane: E-capsule Big Al sports a pair of white glasses.
  • Rated M for Manly: His original voice is ridiculously deep and rumbly.
    • His final voice isn't quite as deep, but is still much deeper than the other male vocaloids.
    • Hell, just listen to THIS! Manly to the MAX!
  • Sinister Scythe: E-capsule Big Al has one.

VocaTone

Oliver

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Announced on October 15, 2011. Oliver is the name of the PowerFX's new Vocaloid3 made in collaboration with the new American Vocaloid company VocaTone, which notably consists of passionate Vocaloid fans.

Early fan supporters couldn't be deterred from making art based on him, even before any details of his design were revealed. VocaTone did release a silhouette of him ahead of time, which helped considerably.

On November 12, 2011, three demos and his official artwork were released. Additional demos continued to appear until Oliver made his actual debut on December 21, 2011.

He provides the voice of Puppycat in Bee and Puppycat.


  • A Boy and His X: He's often depicted this way with the the bird featured on the boxart, James. James' popularity was so great that VocaTone took advantage of it, in ways including but not limited to: 1) an official demo song of Oliver, "Dinky Dink", where James is shown wearing Cool Shades; 2) Oliver's official Twitter account claims to actually be administered by James, with Oliver dictating to him what to post; 3) James was hinted to be able to speak; and 4) VocaTone played an April Fool's joke by announcing that James would become a Vocaloid of his own, as Bird-loid.
  • Bandage Boy: He has bandages covering his feet and left eye. The artist noted that it's to substitute the stitches in the previous PowerFX characters.
  • Breakout Character: Not on Miku's level (yet) but so far, he's slowly but surely been rising in the ranks to becoming one of (if not the) the most popular English Vocaloid.
  • Cherubic Choir: He can be used to make one.
  • Child Soldier: His official design gives off vibes of this. And he has bandages on his legs and left eye... Atlthough it's actually based off the Vienna Boy's Choir
  • Cool Pet: James the bird. In tribute to Oliver's co-creators in the U.S., it's an American goldfinch.
  • Creepy Child: Some songs like this one portrayed him as such.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • The Cutie: Oh God... Just listen to this and try to resist the urge to hug him through the screen.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: After releasing a silhouetted version of Oliver, the artist stated that he looked too girly with shoes, so they were scrapped. The "youthful innocence" variant of this trope is a popular interpretation of his character as a result.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He has a bandage over his left eye.
  • Hotter and Sexier: When he's drawn in his older teenage years.
  • Nice Hat

YOHIOloid

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A male Vocaloid released on September 10, 2013. He is voiced by Swedish Visual Kei artist YOHIO. Despite his Swedish origins, he has English and Japanese voicebanks. Beta of his Japanese bank can be found here, and a couple of his English demos are here and here. His design was determined by a contest, chosen by YOHIO himself.

Ruby

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The second English Vocaloid made for the V4 engine. She was slated for release on September 23, 2015 along with Arsloid, but her distribution was delayed until she was available for digital release in October 2015. She is meant to have a general American accent similar to her voice provider Misha.Her design was made by Natasha Allegri of Bee and Puppycat and Adventure Time fame.

    YAMAHA 

YAMAHA

Cyber Diva

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Cyber Diva is the first new English Vocaloid for V4. She is notable for having been recorded with a new English recording script. It has been confirmed that she is part of the VY vocals, and is also known as VY3.

She was released on 4 February 2015.


    Zero-G 

Zero-G

Leon

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The first Vocaloid (alongside Lola) - ever - and the first male English Vocaloid. He was released by Zero-G and runs under the original Vocaloid engine.

Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, he is due to be retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.


Lola

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Released at the same time and by the same company as Leon, Lola is the first female Vocaloid. She also runs under the initial Vocaloid engine.

Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, she was retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.


Miriam

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The third English Vocaloid and the first to reveal the provider of the voice bank. She is distributed by Zero-G, is voiced by Miriam Stockley, and is the last English Vocaloid to be released under the first engine.

Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, she is due to be retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.


  • Lost Forever: Despite LOLA, LEON, and MIRIAM all being removed from sale, it was still possible to buy a downloadable link until November 2015. MIRIAM was the only one of the three to have all her serial codes had been sold at that point, making it currently impossible to purchase her.
  • Odd Couple: Sound wise, she compliments Avanna surprisingly well.

Prima

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The first Vocaloid2-engine Vocaloid by Zero-G and the fifth English Vocaloid, Prima is built almost entirely for opera songs. Thus, she sings with deep vowels and rolls her consonants.


  • Classically Trained Extra: One interpretation, seeing as she was designed to sing opera and is usually used to sing...not Opera.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Based upon her photo boxart.
  • Idiot Hair: E-capsule Prima has a stray curl on the side of her head.
  • Meaningful Name - From "prima donna," the lady in an opera company who generally got the leading roles.
  • Shrinking Violet: E-capsule Prima shyly glances sideways, while her chibi form shows her standing pigeon-toed, tight lipped and blushing.
  • Surprisingly Good English: While an English voicebank, Prima was the first Vocaloid to have phonemes and can sing in multiple languages. Makes sense considering she's designed to sing in opera.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Between her and Sweet ANN back in 2007. Both were released at the height of the Vocaloid craze, and are credited for people developing interest in oversea Vocaloids. While Sweet Ann was notable for sounding sharp and clear, while Prima was praised for sounding beautiful.
  • Unusual Ears: E-capsule Prima sports a pair of headphones with pointing speaker ears. No one is quite sure if they are Fox ears, Cat ears or Wolf ears. Though the most popular assumption is fox.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Much like the popular teenager design spawned from the Japanese fandom, E-capsule Prima was designed to appear as a young female (18 in fact). In the Western fandom such portrayals are criticized as some believe it doesn't fit her voice.
  • Yandere: She's portrayed as one by the Western fandom, mainly those who tried to pirate her and the software with a wrong cracking code, making it unusable; they interpreted it as Prima being yandere and taking everybody with her.

Sonika

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The sixth English Vocaloid, Sonika is essentially Zero-G's attempt at imitating the Japanese Vocaloids by invoking Animesque. Thus, Sonika was advertised with height/age/weight measurements along with katakana on her arm, and was advertised as being able to "sing any language" (since she's not as restricted to phonetics as other voice banks), and is essentially Zero-G's mascot, even with a full-blown personality and Twitter profile. This... backfired. She was criticized for having terrible pronunciation and being a badly-attempted sleight at marketing. Eventually, people warmed up to her, but she'll Never Live It Down.

She has two boxarts, the first being a CGI render and the second being done by an artist on DeviantArt.


Tonio

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Tonio was released by Zero-G as the eighth English Vocaloid; while his initial release was delayed and people thought it would go to Big-Al status, Tonio was eventually released after a few months. He is meant to be an opera singer as a partner to Prima.


Avanna

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The first Vocaloid3-engine vocaloid by Zero-G. She is promoted as having a Celtic voice bank. She was first publicized through a demo (cover of Enya's Only Time) which was played during this Vocaloid Producers Panel. Her second demo was a Rose Royce song, "Wishing on a Star".

She was released 22nd of December 2012.


Daina

Developed and distributed by Zero-G, she is the first female English Vocaloid for the Vocaloid4 engine. She is modelled after a fox and derived from the Fox character of 'The Fox and The Hound'. She was released along with Dex in November 2015.

She is voiced by AkiGlancy, an American Vocaloid producer.


  • Cunning Like a Fox: Her main motif. A picture of a blue fox also appears on her headset in her official design.
    • An alternate design shows her as a Thief, playing into the "thieving fox" stereotype.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Her original design had her with fox ears and tail.

Dex

Developed and distributed by Zero-G, he is the first English male Vocaloid for the Vocaloid4 engine. He is modelled after a wolf and derived from the Hound character of 'The Fox and The Hound'. He was released along with Daina in November 2015.

He is voiced by Sam Blakeslee (aka. Kenji-B), an American Vocaloid producer.


  • Ambiguously Brown: The first male Vocaloid with this skin type.
  • Little Bit Beastly: His original design had him with wolf ears and tail.
  • Noble Wolf: His main motif. A picture of a yellow wolf also appears on his headset in his official design.
    • An alternate design shows him as a Hunter, fittingly enough of a wolf.

The Spanish VOCALOIDs

    Voctro Labs 

Voctro Labs

Bruno and Clara

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The first pair of Spanish Vocaloids on the Vocaloid3 engine. The old character design by Raimon Benach was used in their first visual demo video "Juntos Tú y Yo". The current design is by artist "Rumple".


Maika

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The second female Spanish Vocaloid on the Vocaloid 3 engine, released on December 15 2013 as a download (her boxed version is yet to be released). Her character design was made by Noriko Hayashi, the winning result of a contest held by Voctro Labs. The voicebank itself was acutally part of a collaboration between Voctro Labs and the Spanish Pop Band La Oreja de Van Gogh, where the Vocaloid was used by the band to listen to their own written lyrics before recording their songs. Supposedly the voicebank was based on the band's current lead singer, Leire Martinez, though this has yet to be confirmed.


ONA

Voctro Labs' fourth mascot, made in collaboration with The Lab Barcelona and La Merced (ICUB). She interestingly shares the same voicebank as MAIKA, making her a Literal Split Personality for their shared data. She is meant to represent the Catalan capabilities of the voicebank. Unlike MAIKA, she is not intended for public use, instead being used for concerts and events.


  • Foil: To MAIKA. On the whole, MAIKA seems to be more geared toward the public image of Vocaloids, being an Animesque young singer with a futuristic design and bright colors to match, while ONA is more geared towards professional usage and has a more contemporary design styled to fit the present. And while both are Virtual Celebrities, MAIKA is meant to be used on computers, while ONA is meant to be used on a live stage or in the public.
  • Literal Split Personality: Of MAIKA's voicebank.
  • Meaningful Name: Ona means "wave" in Catalan, and her design motif has waves in it.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Her shirt has bits of red, yellow, and blue in it, and she's represented by a red, blue and yellow logo.

And...

    Vocaloids in more languages 

SBS Artech

SeeU

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The first Korean Vocaloid, released by SBS Artech. Character design by manhwa artist Kkuem. Voiced by real-life Korean Idol Singer Kim (also known as Kim Tahi, Dahi, Dahee), who has since debuted in the Korean girl group GLAM (she's the girl riding the bicycle).

A leaked early demo can be found here, which was praised for its humanlike realism. It should be noted, though, that Kim Tahi also sings in the background for said demo. Her first official demo, 'RUN', was released 22 September 2011; and was brought her back to the forefront in "Never Let You Go" .


    Ascended Fan Derivatives 
Fanmade derivatives of existing Vocaloids, who have gained official recognition as memes from Crypton themselves; two of them, Neru and Haku, made cameos in the spinoff manga and games.

Yowane Haku

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Haku is a depressed counterpart of Miku, created by those who cannot use Miku properly. She is usually off-key when she sings (although sometimes she produces nice songs), and envies Miku's voice, to the point where she drinks. A lot.


  • Bare Your Midriff
  • The Cameo: A special Mythology Gag for Evillious Chronicles fans; Haku appears briefly in the Project mirai rendition of "Servant of Evil", referencing the song "Daughter of White".
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Because she thinks she'll never be as good as Miku.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her concept as not being as good a singer as Miku, she's often portrayed as being good at other things, such as playing musical instruments (especially the guitar).
  • Jiggle Physics: Her model in Miku Miku Dance is the first officially released one that does this.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "weak willed words".
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Technicolor Eyes: Red eyes.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Neru in Dark Woods Circus, in which she's the "tomboy" (she's seen wearing a blue suit and top hat). In fanon, however, it's usually the other way around.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sake, just like Meiko up there.
  • The Voiceless: In Project DIVA, being a fan-created Vocaloid, Haku had no voice. Averted in Project DIVA 2nd, where (like everyone else), she has her own celebration dialogue when completing a song.
    • Haku's voice in Project DIVA 2nd seems to be a deeper, more reserved-sounding Miku.

Akita Neru

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Neru is another counterpart of Miku, made by people who make Miku's pitch too high. It is said she represents those who are too lazy and impatient to use Vocaloid correctly and give up half way through, which is indicated by Neru's Tsundere nature. Her origin can also be explained as a personification of Trolling.

Her voice is usually an edit of Miku's, but can also come from Rin's, depending on the editor.


Hachune Miku

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A chibified version of Miku, created especially for her Leekspin video and helping to push her (and arguably, Vocaloids as a whole) into the mainstream.


TakoLuka

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Meaning "Octopus Luka", this is Luka's disembodied head with her hair turned into pink tentacles. She somewhat resembles the yukkuris associated with Touhou, but shouldn't be confused with them.


Sakine Meiko

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A teenage counterpart of Meiko made when the popularity of Hatsune Miku left Meiko behind.


Calne Ca/Calcium

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A rather disturbing original character created by Deino, first starring in his PV Machine Muzik. She is sometimes also incorrectly called Karune Ca. Calcium is a mechanized skeleton with a cybernetic red left eye, finger-like appendages in place of a lower jaw, a clawed mechanical right arm, a skeletal left arm, and twisted, mechanical legs. She runs on batteries and requires a robotic companion to occasionally replace them (humorously and disturbingly at once, her batteries are located under her skirt). Calcium is usually seen wearing an outer shell and outfit resembling Miku Hatsune's, and goes by the alias Calne Ca while doing so.

She is closely associated with insects and other crawling critters, such as wharf roaches and cockroaches. The world of Calne Ca is full of grotesque and deathly imagery.

Calcium also appears in a PV for DJ Technorch's Ataraxia, but with red eyes and more normal-looking robotic limbs as opposed to Calne's wierd appendages. She was recognized by Crypton as a derivative of Miku, and has been featured in some of their events.

Calne Ca also stars in Bacterial Contamination with an all new look!


  • Absolute Cleavage: When "dressed" as Miku she leaves the vest undone, when she's wearing anything at all.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: in the Bacterial Contamination PV, the nightmarish Vocaloids trade their mechanical appendages for organic spiny insectile limbs. In the Machine Muzik PV, she's accompanied by a large scorpion-like creature.
  • Body Horror: Her legs, mouth, one eye, and an arm are grotesque cybernetic prostheses, and her other arm is disproportionately long, three-fingered, and skeletal.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: According to Word of God.
  • Dem Bones: The base form of Calne Ca is a mechanized skeleton. The stuff that makes her look even remotely human is additions.
    • Associated with her is a skull with a cybernetic eye walking on 4 mechanical legs.
  • Eldritch Location: Fittingly enough, she lives in one.
    • After the End: If Deino's latest project, Zeromachina, is anything to go by, then said Eldritch Location is the Earth after some cataclysm that wiped out the majority of mankind.
  • Hair Decorations: A spiny insect-thing.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In Bacterial Contamination. She fights against her bullies so hard, that eventually she becomes one. Her reaction upon realizing this Isn't pretty.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Her biological insect-like form, for a given definition of "humanoid". Calcium fits the trope even better; she only looks human, but you can tell that there's something...off about her...
  • Killer Robot: Even though Deino has insisted that "she is not a brutal character", she definitely has that vibe going.
  • Losing Your Head: has been seen at least once with her head detached and walking on the floor on its finger-appendages.
  • Ms. Fanservice : Her creator makes artworks featuring her in which she has some gloriously fanservicey outfits such as this and this among others ( yes this is calne ca in case you have doubts, she simply is human form in these artworks ). And if you turn off the mature filter you can find more.
  • Natural Weapon: Insect Calne Ca's hand-blades mirrors the blades of her robot form.
  • Our Clones Are Identical: Those weird faceless mannequins, be they clones or androids.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the previews for Zeromachina, Deino's latest work, she is voiced by.... Yui Horie. Definitely not the kind of voice one would expect from such a fearsome-looking robot.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In Bacterial Contamination, where she's a severe victim of bullying.
  • The Worm That Walks: Not quite, but she is occasionally seen pretty much swarming with creepy crawlies.

Mikudayo

An invokedUncanny Valley-esque chibi version of Hatsune Miku based on a memetically creepy Nendoroid costume of her from the the Tokyo Game Show 2011 presentation of SEGA's 3DS title Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project mirai.


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