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SF-A2 mikinote Her formal name is "SF-A2 Code Name miki", but most people shorten it to this for the sake of brevity.
The eighth Japanese Vocaloid and the firstnote Note that she was released at the same time as Yuki and Kiyoteru; however, she was announced first 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 is voiced by Furukawa Miki of Supercar.Fanon sometimes portrays her as rather alien, both in personality and in species (since her android markings are very distinctive in contrast to those of the Ridiculously Human Robots seen in the others).
Ahoge: And a HUGE one. It's shape has influenced some portrayals, see below.
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/Cyborg: 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.
Tsundere: Some fans are beginning to see her as this, lately, and appears to be more of a Type B complete with a song. note Also has a fic based off of the song, here.
Vague Age: Her body is designed to look like that of a child, but also give 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. Justified; see Artificial Human above.
Yuki is notable for being the first "child voice" (she's an elementary student) Vocaloid released. She is distributed by AH-Software and is the ninth (or tenth) Japanese Vocaloid.Fanon portrays her as either an innocent and na´ve child, or... quite adventurous and bold.
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.On weekends, he's the vocalist of a rock band named Ice Mountain with the stage name "Ice Mountain Teru".Fanon portrays him as a strict, Straight Man teacher... although he might have hidden depths...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.
Asexuality: Never had a relationship with a girl, according to the artbook.
Trademark Favorite Food: Iced Coffee, or at least what part of the Fandom is trying to nominate (there is an ongoing "Item War" between this and a black folder which Kiyoteru is seen holding in his boxart).
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 for the video game project.Okama defines her as a "kittyler", or Hello Kitty fangirl. Thus, the fandom follows up on this.
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. Fans also tend to portray her this way.
Tomboy: Due to her deep voice, she is often portrayed as this.
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).
Vocal Dissonance: Hotly contested (as some believe it doesn't fit her design while others believe it's just tomboyish).
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.
AH Software's upcoming female Vocaloid. She was originally created as a mascot of a relief campaign in the Tōhoku 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 Satō, known for voicing Ritsu Tainaka from K-On!
Archer Archetype: She carries a HUGE bow, and has a quiver of arrows on her back.
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".Despite being The Faceless, VY1 still crops up in Fanon. Interpretations vary wildly, but the majority are some variation on a teenage girl in a floral kimono. The winning design for the 2011 VocaFes contest follows that.
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".Despite being The Faceless, VY2 also crops up in Fanon. Interpretations vary wildly, but the majority are of a young man in traditional Japanese attire, usually as a warrior of any kind. Although, the winning design for VY2 in 2011 VocaFes contest◊ strives far away from said description.
Updated Re-release: VY2V3, but unlike VY1V3, he gets an additional "falscetto" voicebank to expand his singing range.
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".
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.
Ambiguously Brown: Wil, considering his skin tone is darker than the extremely pale Yuu and Kyo in official artwork.
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.Fanon often portrays her as enjoying sake and frequently getting drunk. Many songs show she likes beating up on Kaito, however these tropes have been subverted many times in some Tear Jerker love songs.
Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: In "The Music Wizard of Oz", she plays the Wicked Witch of the West and steals the Music Wizard's magic emerald guitar, but doesn't do so out of malicious intent; she does so because she's lonely and hopes that by singing she'll find a friend. Dorothy (Miku), the Scarecrow (Kaito), the Tin Girl (Luka) and the Vegetarian Lions (Rin and Len) convince her to return the guitar so that the Wizard will grant her wish for friends. It's also implied that her song was in mourning for her sister.
The ones that don't usually have a sort of muted red/brown for her eyes.
She Who Fights Monsters/Pay Evil unto Evil: In Daughter of Vengeance, she leads the rebellion against Rin, who she plans to execute, but upon discovering that Len has pulled a Twin Switch with Rin, she kills him anyway, because he's the only person she (Rin) loves and Meiko wants to make her suffer like she suffered.
Updated Re-release: Meiko V3 was released on February 4, 2014, which added additional voice banks as well as an English one.
The second Japanese Vocaloid, also released for the initial engine. He is distributed by Crypton Future Media and voiced by Fuuga Naoto.Kaito is depicted in Fanon as a silly, happy-go-lucky kind of guy who enjoys eating ice cream; he is constantly attacked by Meiko, the first female Japanese Vocaloid. Like much Vocaloid fanon, in some areas of the fandom these ideas have gone out of fashion.
Adorkable: Commonly portrayed in fanon as a lovable dorky goofball.
The second note That's right, the second. Sweet Ann was first. However, Miku was the first in Japan. Vocaloid for the Vocaloid2 engine, though the first from Japan, and Japan's third in total. She is voiced by Fujita Saki. 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. Also, 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.In Fanon she is portrayed as a kindly, cheerful girl, although occasionally a bit odd. Due to the amount of songs and fanwork she possesses, the Fanon has been subverted as much as it has been Played Straight. 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.
She's the second strongest character in Synchronicity, second only to the dragon she's forced to serve.
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.
Greater Need Than Mine: In 1/6, in which she gives up her aspirations of going up into space to help her depressed boyfriend. Subverted due to the fact that her dream is still possible, she'll just have to wait longer for it, but it's a kind gesture nonetheless.
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.
Panty Shot: Fandom universally has given her striped green panties.
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.
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).
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.
World's Most Beautiful Woman: Often depicted as such. 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 and fan interpretations have this phobia leading to her 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.
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 Shimoda Asami. 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.In Fanon, Rin used to be portrayed as a somewhat cruel Genki Girl and Len as an Adorably Precocious Child.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 interpretation.
Adorably Precocious Child: Len, Len, Len. General fanon consensus is that he tries to act mature for his age, yet fails miserably.
Adorkable: Either one of them (and sometimes both of them), depending on the song. For example, Len is this in Kokoro and Rin is this in Suki Daisuki. General fanon consensus is that Len is usually this trope, though.
Big Brother Instinct/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.
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.
Fan Nickname: Quite a few fans have started using the nickname "Lenny" for Len, due to the number of PVs in which he dies.
In the Japanese fandom, Len tends to be called Ikelen (meaning Cool Len), whenever he's portrayed as cool or badass, which is based off the Japanese term "ikemen" (roughly, cool guy) and variations of it seem to be common within Vocaloid songs featuring a character being badass. Ikerin shows up less frequently.
Whenever his The Casanova side comes to the fore, he's tagged as Maselen (Mature Len).
Foil: Fanon often depicts them as foils for each other. The most common ways include:
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.
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! and Psychotic Love Song and both of them have played this in Trick and Treat.
Len could be argued as an AntiVillain 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.
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 Asakawa Yuu.As the third in Crypton's "Character Vocal" series, she is codenamed CV03.Fanon portrays her just as her official profile says — as The Stoic, although Not So Stoic tends to creep in.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: According to the handy manual, her character in the "Synchronicity" trilogy wants the human sacrifices to continue because she knows the dragon will go on a murderous rampage if they don't. Not the best plan, but she had the kingdom's best interests at heart.
Zettai Ryouiki: A sort of variation—her stockings do go past her skirt, but you can see it anyway because there is a slit in it.
Internet Co. Ltd.
Kamui Gakupo/Gackpoidnote His formal product name is "Gackpoid", but he is given an official character name of Kamui Gakupo.
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.Fanon has often portrayed him as somewhat goofy.
Ahoge: a fairly noticeable one (look at the picture). Which fits the fanon goofy/airhead personality very well.
Author Avatar: A variation; Gakupo is said to be "an extension of Gackt's persona".
Most of ROY-P's songs featuring Gakupo has him speaking Engrish (mostly for the choruses) at worst , but then you have "Pain of the Sins" a full-fledged, honest-to-God English song made using his Japanese voicebank.
Although his English Voicebank is not yet out, it's not uncommon for Vocaloid users to make Gakupo sing in English. Takealookatthese.
Gumi/Megpoidnote Her formal product name is "Megpoid", but she is given an official character name of GUMI.
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 seiyuu.Notably, she is sometimes given a Fanon personality more grounded in normality ľ a Plucky Girl, consequently not quite reaching into Genki Girl.In the vein of Crypton Vocaloids' Appends, she also gets a voicebank update to be released in Vocaloid3 engine, which was named "Megpoid Extend", but is now officially "Vocaloid3 Megpoid" a notable acknowledge to her product name.A new English voicebank was developed with several demos shown, and was eventually released on February 28, 2013, available at the English Vocaloid Store
Bare Your Midriff: A variation in her standard costume, her shirt is very transparent for her navel to be visible. Played straight in her Vocaloid3 costumes. Subverted in her latest design following the release of her new English voicebank.
Her new design for her English voicebank has her in stockings. Grade A.
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 Matsuda 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.Fanon has often portrayed her as a punk girl with an "outgoing" personality.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?
Tattooed Crook: To emphasis her 'punk girl' imagery, she has some on her left wrist and her lower back that extends to both side of her waist. Fan artists tend to miss this one feature of hers because her clothes (if you can call those clothes) are often cover them.
Tsundere / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: General consensus is that Lily is a kind of person who can be cold and openly bad-mouthing someone's attributes but also compassionate and sensitive of other's plight, especially if it's involving the Internet Co.'s Vocaloids.
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.
Hotter and Sexier: The only explanation for why she feels to wear a garterbelt over some very short shorts to hold up her stockings in her redesign. Her low-cut, cropped halter top also adds to this. For some reason she also has a Badass Longcoat though.
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. So far, a demo has been released.
i-Style Project collab Studio DEEN and Sufer's Paradise
Another vocaloid using the Vocaloid 3 engine, released on April 6, 2012. Her style of music is known as "lifestyle", and that she will be 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 Utattemita is a category on NND used by people performing covers of various songs 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.
An upcoming second Studio Deen Vocaloid, her voice will be determined by a contest in the future just like Lapis before her. Merli has been described as Lapis's Darker and Edgier sister, which really shows. She's strong-minded and tsundere; she's a charming mysterious girl, who is innocent and changing the facial expression all the time. She's basically naive, but so innocent that she usually pretends to know everything ad hoc. A demo of her voicebank can be heared here. She was revealed to be voiced by Misaki Kamata, who was awarded the role for her voice in the same way Aoki Lapis' voice provider was chosen.
01R Ring Suzune and 01L Lui Hibiki were announced the ending of May 2011. They are the result of a contest called "Everyone's Vocaloid project", which was sponsored by Yamaha. The contest called for fans to create an original Vocaloid character for the upcoming Vocaloid3 engine (as it was later revealed).Upon presenting the winning characters, they went through an unexpected makeover. Upon seeing how drastically different the official designs were to the original artist renders, the fandom reaction was a mix of disappointment and occasional approvals.The original names of the characters were Suzunone Ringu and Lui.They're now managed by Vocanext.
Ambiguous Gender: Lui, combine that with visibly curly lashes and high cut shorts. In addition to the profile description "Easily mistaken for a girl because of his graceful manners...", and you're all set.
Bishounen: Lui's original appearance was actually pretty boy with a touch of youthful masculinity... despite the plucky bow.
Meaningful Name: Take into account that Ring's original design had a theme that consisted of rings, in particular the ones that use to hover around her ankles. When it comes to translating her original last name, "Bell Sound, Ring".
Similar to the Kagamines, Ring and Lui's official title names stand for "Right and Left".
Nice Shoes: Lui's official design, transparent boots with a silver heel.
Rapunzel Hair: Ring (as well as her original design) is usually depicted with hair to her ankles.
As Suzunone it was her boots that gave this effect.
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.
The first Vocaloid devloped by Exit Tunes, Mayu is a Yandere influenced Vocaloid.
Released by Ki/oon, a subsidary of Sony (yes, thatSony), 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.
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.
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.
Breakout Character: Is one of the most popular of the V3s, often featured in group pictures with the most famous Vocaloids.
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.
Heroic Albino: Fans often interpret Ia this way; her hair is cream colored and her skin is even lighter, her eyes are light blue, and her biggest song, Imagination Forest, has an alternate version of her with red eyes and powers living alone, afraid to make friends but genuinely good hearted. Her fandom portrayals vary from a quiet daydreamer girl to a highly intelligent but shy young woman who wants to break out of her shell. This is in sharp contrast to Sukone Tei and Mayu, who fans also consider albino but who have negative portrayals in the fandom. (Keep in mind there is no canon for Vocaloids.)
The very first voicebank to have previously been an UTAU! She was first part of the Macne Series, made because before Vocaloid Neo, Vocaloid was not compatible with Mac.
Ascended Fanon: Though technically not fanon due to being created by a company to be the Mac response to Vocaloid, she is the very first voicebank that can be used in UTA Uloid to get an official Vocaloid voicebank.
The Chinese VOCALOIDs
Shanghai He Nian
Shanghai He Nian - Vocaloid China
Mo Qingxian, Zhiyu Moke, Luo Tianyi, Yuezheng Ling, Yuezheng Longya
The winning entries of the "Vocaloid China project".Note: There is only one confirmed Vocaloid presented, Luo Tianyi, who was the top winning entry for the project. The other four 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.
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.
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.
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.
The fourth English Vocaloid, the first Vocaloid released by PowerFX, and the first Vocaloid released for the Vocaloid2 enginenote although not in Japan, where Miku was first, Sweet Ann is voiced by an Australian singer under the stage name of "Jody".Fanon often portrays her as an elegant woman. In some media she is made fun of for the stitches on her neck (PowerFX is fond of making "monster" Vocaloids) and the fact that the lighting on her boxart makes her look like she's got a bad fake tan.
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.Fanon has often portrayed him as a goofy Man Child.
Iconic Item: A pocket watch, apparently as a reference of him being "late"note The infamous "Big Al Syndrome" is a tendency for a male Vocaloid's release date to be delayed; this syndrome is shown first on, obviously, Big Al.
Man Child: Let's see. Two of his songs focus on childhood, one of them is an acid trip that could be easily shrugged off as a chid playing pretend, and several are about things that he has a childlike obsession towards. It seems people like this.
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, threedemos 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.
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.
Sure, Why Not?/Throw It In: Oliver's bird has no official name, but a number of fans decided to call him James, and the name stuck — to the extent that even the VocaTone staff have begun using it, but they stated that the name is still not canon.
Ascended Meme: 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.
A male Vocaloid released on September 10, 2013, and 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.
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.Fanon sometimes portrays him as a Butt Monkey.Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, he is due to be retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.
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.She has the unfortunate distinction of having an extremely low voice, almost masculine. Fanon has sometimes portrayed her as a Genki Girl.Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, she is due to be retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.
But Not Too Black: Some of her best songs feature a black woman, yet even more of them go for an identical-twin look with Leon's blond persona, and still others portray her as a pale woman with black hair and Purple Eyes. No one can decide which is 'canon'.
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.Fanon has sometimes portrayed her as The Stoic or a Shrinking Violet.Due to the obsolescence of the Vocaloid 1 engine, she is due to be retired and pulled out of sales after December 31, 2013.
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.Fanon frequently portrays her as a classy, rich woman, although software pirates tend to think of her as a Yandere since she sometimes kills illegal versions of the software.
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.
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.As such, in Fanon, she is often portrayed as a friendly, cheerful weeaboo.
Absolute Cleavage: E-capsule Sonika, surprisingly less subtle than her second design.
Iconic Item: Depending on who you ask, it's either a ringnote as a pun of her name, which is similar to Sonic or a pineapple, or a bell note based on her debut upload "Ring my Bell".
Idiot Hair: After Sonika's original box art included a loose strand of hair, several artists tend to exaggerate this (though still to a realistic degree). This was eventually exaggerated in her second boxart.
Kaleidoscope Hair: Her green hair is able to change color according to her Twitter messages.
Master of None: Though her voice is average at best and often unintelligible, she's less restricted by phonetics and syllables than other Vocaloids, making it easier for her to sing in other languages.
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.Fanon usually portrays him like Prima: classy and rich.
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.
Animesque: Unlike the other Zero-G vocaloids, her sole official design closely follows the anime style of drawing, mainly as a result of Yamaha's insistence (the commissioned artist, EmpathP, originally designed her to be a western style elf; this concept was rejected, but still appears as a sillouette on the boxart behind the official design).
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 T˙ y Yo". The current design is by artist "Rumple".
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.
Beauty Mark: The "Play/Pause" symbol under her left eye.
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" .
Trademark Favorite Food: Either a grape seed oilnote Again, a pun; grape seed oil translated to Korean language turns into "Podoshiyu" - the bolded of which is SeeU's pronounced name or a taiyaki (fish-shaped ice cream-bread).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prequel: "Sakine" means "preceding sound", as in preceding Mikunote and technically also Kaito. Also, her official setting is "the Meiko who came into music trend in the age of 16".
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.
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.
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 : Your Mileage May Vary greatly, but some people think her to be attractive in her human form. Not so surprising considering her creator making 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 that mirror the blades of her robot form.
Smoking Is Cool: Fanart sometimes makes his smoking this way, but the original conception of this character is meant to be like Yowane Haku. In other words, his voice doesn't sound as good because he smokes, which could be considered an aversion.
Workaholic: Fanon depicts him as an insomniac workaholic, to pay off Haku's drinking debts and support them.
The mascot of Maidloid, a voice synthesizing engine like Vocaloid, but intended to create erotic sounds rather than singing.
The Immodest Orgasm: Her voice was designed to sound ridiculously suggestive; as a result, it's hard to create a song for her that doesn't resemble Donna Summer's background "vocals" in "Love To Love You Baby".
Meaningful Name: "Akume" is a Japanese slang term for orgasm, and if you've watched any hentai at all you know full well what "Iku" means.
The mascot of FL Studio, a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software released by Image-Line Software commonly used by expert Vocaloid producers in the West. FL-Chan was created by Japanese artist Uruido after a comment made by FL Studio programmer Didier Dambrin stated that he wanted a Moe Anthropomorphism of the software. A voicebank was made in UTAU, but its usage requires one to own a copy of FL Studio.