Trivia: Vocaloid

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • Though technically not fanon due to being created by a company to be the Mac response to Vocaloid, Macne Nana is the very first voicebank that can be used in UTAU to get an official Vocaloid voicebank.
    • 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.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: A huge hit in Japan and overseas, to the extent that there are musicals and even concerts of them!
  • The Danza:
    • Both of Gumi's names come from Megumi Nakajima. note 
    • Kamui Gakupo is named after Gackt.
    • Meiko's voice provider is named Meiko Haigo.
    • Miriam's voice provider is Miriam Stockley.
    • SF-A2 miki's voice provider is named Miki Furukawa.
    • Utatane Piko's voice provider is NND singer Piko.
    • YOHIOloid got his name from the singer Yohio.
  • Defictionalization:
    • Gakupo was based of voice samples from Gackt. Then Nico Nico held a vocaloid contest hosted by Gackt where they asked him to sing the winning songs Episode.0 and Paranoid doll. The result was Gackt not only created and released a remix of the song Episode.0, but also created a video that was identical to the original pv but with the pictures of Gakupo replaced with pictures of Gackt dressed as Gakupo. Here is the original pv of Episode 0. And here's the Gackt version featuring Gackt dressed as Gakupo Episode 0 Gackt version.
    • Vocaloids themselves for Sharon Apple. Synthetic pop-star, human vocal element, live holographic concerts...
  • Development Hell: The Hibiki Lui/Ring Suzune duo is currently stuck in this with no release date so far.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Gumi is nicknamed "Rankaloid", due to the fact that her provider Nakajima is more well-known for the Macross Frontier character, Ranka Lee.
    • 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, he tends to be called Ikelen (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. Additionally, whenever his The Casanova side comes to the fore, he's tagged as Maselen (Mature Len).
    • Among Brazilian fans, Maika is also called Maikăo ("Big Maika").
    • YOHIOloid's are Hio or Yohi. VocaTone members have gotten around to calling him Hio, even in some of their official talks.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • CUL is Eri Kitamura.
    • Rin and Len are both voiced by Shimoda Asami Hence Crossdressing Voices can be applied to Len.
    • Kamui Gakupo was created using Gackt's voice.
    • Luka's voice samples come from Asakawa Yuu, most known for the voice of Sakaki and Motoko Aoyama.
    • Miku's voice samples come from Fujita Saki.
    • Megpoid was created with voice samples from Megumi Nakajima (earning her the Fan Nickname "Rankaloid".)
    • Miriam is Miriam Stockley (the voice of Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project.)
    • Piko Utatane uses Nico Nico Douga singer Piko's voice.
    • SF-A2 miki is voiced by Furukawa Miki, of the band Supercar.
    • Tohoku Zunko is voiced by Satomi Satō of K-On! fame.
    • Lily's voice bank is sampled from that of Masuda Yuri, vocalist of the band m.o.v.e.
    • It's Suzune Ring's voice provider MiKA, debuting as DaisyxDaisy.
  • Name's the Same:
  • No Export for You:
    • Many of the non-English Vocaloids are rather difficult to get if you don't live in Japan, and shipping can get to ridiculous prices. Yamaha attempted to avert this with some Vocaloid3 banks such as VY1V3, Mew, Aoki Lapis, Tone Rion, and the V3 Gumi banks available as downloads; Voctro-Labs ships Bruno and Clara internationally; and SBS put up SeeU on eBay, albeit at a considerably higher price; but some, like Yuzuki Yukari, are still rather difficult to get overseas.
    • Do you want to buy an album by your favorite composer, or a compilation album? Unless it's registered on KarenT, you will probably never be able to get it, because they're usually sold at Comiket or VocaMas - and even if they're sold online too, they're usually on Japanese-only sites.
    • Even if you can read Japanese or use a translator, good luck seeing any of the Theatrical Plays based on the more famous songs. Those few that do have DVD releases never seem to have subtitles, English or otherwise.
    • And then there's the licensed games, notably the Hatsune Miku Project Diva series, which were Japan-only until Project Diva F, which at least was made available in the Southeast Asia region, but that's still in Japanese. There are hopes however for the latter to see international release, seeing as how an American promotional video for the PS Vita shown in Gamestops shows gameplay footage of that game.
    • Averted with Project Diva F for the PlayStation 3, in which the localized version of the game in the US and Europe,eventually released on August 27, 2013 after an announcement by Sega.
    • Sega then topped the release of Project Diva F, when they released Project Diva F 2nd. Several fan favorite songs? Check. Playstation 3 and Vita at the same time? Check. Full English Subtitles, even in the Diva Room mode?! CHECK. Cross-save, even from the original Japanese release? ... SEGA out-did themselves.
    • Special Subversion Mention goes to Project mirai for the 3DS. It's Nintendo's Project Diva with Nendoroid-ified Vocaloid! Kawaii!. The game's never released outside Japan, both prequel and sequel... And then comes this announcement; it's coming to USA and Europe in 2015!
    • Actually, Yamaha updated en.vocaloidstore.com (where they sell Vocaloids), and they now sell packaged versions of SeeU, Tone Rion, MEW, Aoki Lapis, and other Vocaloids to North America and Europe!
  • Promoted Fangirl:
    • The role of Lapis' seiyuu went the singer who submitted the best audition, Eguchi Nako.
    • Merli's is similar to Aoki Lapis' case, with Misaki Kamata awarded as the provider.
  • Recursive Adaptation: Gakupo was based of Gackt who then made a remix of a Gakupo song and PV.
  • Talking To Herself: Rin and Len are voiced by the same person.
  • Vaporware:
    • We haven't heard much of CV04 and its existence since its confirmation in 2009, and details get more and more scant as time passes by. Word of God says that he's still in production. However, he might not be in the Character Vocal series anymore since he's now listed as "Male Vocal" rather than "CV04".
    • Suzune Ring and Hibiki Lui seem to be pretty much abandoned.