YMMV / Vocaloid

  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
  • Americans Hate Tingle: Gachapoid is quite popular among Japanese fans, though he was slow to gain popularity among producers. In America, well... It also goes so bad that most people calls him "Gachapoid" more than "Ryuto", his avatar name, unlike Gackpoid and Megpoid (Gakupo and Gumi, respectively).
  • Anvilicious: "The New Millenium", and "The Near-Future City".
  • Ascended Meme: Neru Akita, Haku Yowane, Miku Hachune, Sakine Meiko and TakoLuka are fanmade Vocaloids all officially recognized by Crypton. Unusual in that Neru and Haku's voices are modified versions of Miku's voice, and Hachune is just a Super-Deformed Miku.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • "Tower of Sunz" has one from approximately 3:25 to 4:20.
    • Miku fights a Godzilla rip-off in the "Kyoudai Shoujo" PV in Project Diva 2nd. After it's defeated, she fights it again on the Moon. And then, they sing together and bow to the audience. Yeah.
  • Awesome Music: A lot of the songs. Listed here.
  • Cargo Ship: Kaito/Ice Cream
  • Covered Up:
    • The Gakupo cover of "Turkish March Owata" has become so popular that some people refuse to even acknowledge the original Miku version of the song - by the same artist. Which is to say nothing of the fact that a lot of English-speaking fans seem to forget that the reason the words "Turkish March" are in there is because it's a lyrical version of a classical piece by the same name.
    • The Momo Momone version of "Nyanyanyanya!" is far more popular than the Miku original.
    • Miku's version of "Ievan Polka" is more well known than the original.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: Vocaloid programs aren't cheap, going about 15,000 to 20,000 yen each (about $130-$170), not including the separate editor that needs to be bought with a Vocaloid3 Vocaloid. This tends to unnerve quite a few fans when they want to try the software for themselves and find themselves taken aback by the hefty pricetag.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Miku gets a lot of hate from hardcore shippers of different pairings. When she is paired with Len, Rin/Len shippers perceive her as a Clingy Jealous Girl. On YouTube, she is often bashed by Meiko/Kaito and Luka/Gakupo fans who dislike the Miku/Kaito or Miku/Gakupo pairings. It all probably ties into It's Popular, Now It Sucks (see below).
    • Meiko seems to get a LOT more hate towards her for being "in the way" of Kaito/Miku, than Miku gets for being "in the way" of... pretty much every ship, for some reason.
    • Gakupo gets this from Miku/Luka fans, Len/Kaito fans, Rin/Len fans (apparently, everyone gets some of this from Rin/Len fans) to the point it gets a little annoying.
  • Ear Worm: There's at least one everywhere. For everyone. It's just a matter of finding your personal one. It has its own page.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Kaito. When he was released, he was Crypton's poorest-selling Vocaloid release. Shortly after Miku came along, however, his popularity suddenly skyrocketed. He is still the only largely popular Vocaloid from the Vocaloid 1 line. Crypton were smart enough to realize this and thus create KaitoV3.
    • Original fan-made derivatives turned semi-official vocaloids Haku Yowane and Neru Akita are both very popular with fans, to the point that they are more popular and recognized than some of the official vocaloids.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory:
    • Opinions vary quite a bit on what, if anything, the song "Rolling Girl" could be about, with theories ranging from suicide to an abusive relationship.
    • The writer of "Alice Human Sacrifice" explicitly subverted the trope- according to him, (roughly translated) "it's a series of events with the Vocaloids, nothing else. Sorry."
    • No one can seem to figure out what "Matryoshka" is actually about, with theories including extreme stress, drugs, mental illness, and pregnancy. Another common interpretation is ironically that of criticism to those that interpret songs in "wrong" ways.
    • Similarly, nobody can figure out "Panda Hero". The most common theory is that it's about a bunch of opium addicts playing baseball. Yes, really.
  • Face of the Band: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait! There's more vocaloids than just Miku?
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Say that Vocaloid is an anime to any Voca-fan and watch the flames rise.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Hatsune Miku vs Super Sonico, due to their similarities. Also due to the rise of Miku's It's Popular, Now It Sucks issue, former fans began disliking her and began supporting Sonico instead. However, this has since died down due to both characters having collaborations in Real Life.
  • Fanon: Vocaloids might just be the greatest example ever of this trope. Absolutely nothing save for the designs and the voices were determined by Word of God. Crypton even backpedaled on their statement that the Kagamines were mirror images.
    • If there is a series of popular songs, the song creator's word will often be ignored by the fans. The "Dark Woods Circus" series has it particularly bad. Everyone believes "Wide Knowledge of the Late Madness" is its prequel; despite what the fanmade PV implies, Machigerita-P has said it isn't. Even if the fans are aware that "Wide Knowledge" isn't part of the series, most will mess up the order of the songs.
    • Due to some English Vocaloids not having a full body avatar (exceptions being Sonika and Big Al), the fandom takes it upon themselves to sketch up various designs for the Engloids. A similar situation is displayed when fans design an image for VY1 and VY2, as they are the first Japanese Vocaloids to not have a full body avatar on their boxart, similar to Leon and Lola.
    • AH Software might be trying to move away from this with Kiyoteru Hiyama by releasing his official artbook. However, this doesn't stop fans from screwing around with his personality (like in "Delete").
    • The Chinese Vocaloid project is also apparently moving away from this as well by throwing in lots of official info, along with OVA style animations such as these here.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: An alarmingly large amount of the fandom likes to pretend that any Vocaloid released after Gumi doesn't exist. Though this seems to be mellowing out a bit, especially after SeeU and IA were released.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: While the Vocaloids are software and there are no canon interactions between any of them, some pairings simply seem to have more videos and fans than others:
    • Kaito/Miku or Kaito/Meiko. Kaito/Miku WAS the only fan favorite couple back in 2007, but Kaito/Meiko has been getting more popular than Kaito/Miku. For other straight favorite couples, there's also Gakupo/Luka, and Len/Rin.
    • Yaoi-wise, it tends to be Kaito/Len or Gakupo/Kaito (or just Gakupo/Kaito/Len altogether). Yuri-wise, it's Miku/Luka, Yukari/IA, Miku/Rin, and Haku/Neru.
    • Maika/Yohioloid deserves a separate mention because even their official designers ship them.
  • Fetish Retardant: "Nehanshika" features Absolute Cleavage bearing Miku and shirtless Gakupo. Not nearly as hot as it sounds.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Luo Tianyi, Yan He or SeeU doing a cover of "Senbonzakura" if you see it in a Chinese and Korean perspective. The song was actually removed from the Korean release of Project Mirai DX specifically to avoid this.
  • Genius Bonus: Some songs can have intelligent references, like "Matematigirl", when Gumi sings "Love is the last theorem of humanity", the blackboard shows "N=NP=Love".
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • SeeU, despite being designed by a Korean manhwa artist, the Japanese Vocaloid fanbase, even those in 2ch who are infamous for their xenophobia towards Koreans, actually praised the character design heavily.
    • If YouTube is of any indication, people from Spanish speaking countries (like Mexico and South America) really love Vocaloids. There are quite a lot of Spanish fandubs for Vocaloid songs on YouTube, possibly even more so than English ones.
    • Yohioloid was widely disliked in the western fandom and was considered a failure by Power-FX due to its low sales, but he has a small but dedicated fanbase in Japan. His Japanese voicebank certainly helped. Big-Al also got more use for originals in Japan than in the western fandom, even making it onto the Vocaran on several occasions. Oliver is extremely popular in the Japanese Vocaloid fandom and has made it onto the Vocaran several times, but he is just as loved in the western fanbase.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • It's not exactly uncommon for various bits of technology seen in Star Trek to eventually see real-life equivalents produced, but the episode "Virtuoso" from Star Trek: Voyager actually saw an alien race create a singing computer program that can go beyond the typical human vocal range, many years before Vocaloid existed. Oh, and it's represented by a humanoid hologram. Even Vocaloid was predicted by Trek.
    • Before Vocaloid was released, someone used an existing speech-to-text program and gave us MC Hawking, a rap parody of Stephen Hawking.
  • Ho Yay/Les Yay:
  • Hype Backlash:
    • Whenever a famous producer (cosMo, Akuno-P, ryo/supercell, wowaka, etc.) publishes a new song, there will always be a horde of people hating the song (to counter the huge horde of people who love the song regardless of the quality because of its composer).
    • Fans have been clamoring for an update of Luka so when Luka V4x was announced with a release date, fans naturally got high hopes. When the voicebank was released, however, it came with several issues and is difficult to work with, leading to disappointment.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming:
    • "Banana Split" for Kaito/Len, and Len/Neru can be referred to as "Banana Phone".
    • Len/Teto gets "Banana Bread".
    • Miku/Luka's common shipname is "Negitoro".
  • Internet Backdraft: Examples
    • Fans weren't exactly thrilled with Gakupo and Gumi's designs when they were first announced... and that's putting it nicely. Both have since gotten a lot more positive reception, thanks to their songs.
    • Gumi is now going through this again, due to the...er...visibility of certain assets in her Extend boxart.
    • Her new design for her English voicebank also got some of this as well, likely due to how vastly different it is from her previous designs.
    • Hell, take ANY new Vocaloid when it's first released. The Backdraft is inevitable. It'll eventually cool down though. People will complain that "X's design sucks/is so unoriginal!" or "X's voice sounds like Y!". This will go on until another Vocaloid comes out, and all previously hated Vocaloids will become beloved.
    • Surprisingly averted with Lily. Most people praised her unique design and voice, though she didn't completely escape criticism.
    • Aoki Lapis got backlashed early during her development stages due to her resemblance to Hentai video game characters (and as it turns out, the designer is herself an Eroge artist), and especially her rather strange headgear (a huge diamond on a headband, resembling a giant diamond ring, and for some, looks more like a Cranial Eruption). It slowly died down, though, like most Vocaloids before her, and she is now mostly liked for being Moe.
    • Surprisingly averted with SeeU, which got heaps of praise upon first release, and by the Japanese fanbase of all groups, despite being Korean designed (see Germans Love David Hasselhoff above)
    • Largely averted with Avanna, who was generally liked from her inception to her release.
    • While everybody was enthusiastically anticipating Miku Hatsune's English voicebank, many were not thrilled at her new visual design for it, some even thinking of it as a repeat of the design in the Toyota Corolla campaign that caused its subsequent backlash.
    • Tone Rion's unabashedly Moe voice and character design have been bashed by many fans. Rion's small fanbase has a tendency to be defensive as a result.
    • Averted with Maika, who not only has a very well liked design, but also got praises for a beautiful sounding voice which, while designed to sing in Spanish, is versatile enough to sing rather nicely in other languages.
    • On April 1, 2011, PowerFX's site went down as they were planning to transfer to a new server space. On the 6th it returned and on their Vocaloid page was a display of what appeared to be new designs for Big Al and Sweet Ann's. The fandom on both sides (Western and Japanese) exploded with mixed reactions. Due to the site having no explanation as to why the designs were there, it took about 48 hours (plus) until an employee informed the fanbase that the design were for the Taiwanese market.
    • And now there's the Toyota Corolla commercials starring Hatsune Miku fiasco, if the comments on the respective YouTube videos (and some of the response videos) are of any indication.
    • According to MasterVocaloid (a Spanish producer), Voctro Labs has received death threats over Bruno and Clara's artwork. Not to mention the fandumb reactions over the latest Vocaloids not being Japanese or English. The producers had to held a new illustration contest, because many fans bashed the original artwork.
    • After the initial success of demos from Korean Vocaloid SeeU, it seemed she was going to be accepted by the generally not-quite-receptive-to-Korea Japanese Vocaloid fans - until a series of comparatively lackluster demos led to a large amount of negativity directed towards her, including jeers to "get off of Nico". This has gotten to the point where previously-accepted Korean-speaking UTAU are starting to take insults.
    • When Miku appeared on David Letterman, a lot of Vocaloid fans were happy. Normal viewers of the show who were unfamiliar with Vocaloid had a hefty "what the hell was THAT?" mixed with "I wanted a real music act!" reaction over the performance.
    • The massive blocking of Vocaloid videos on YouTube. Due to certain partners wanting more time to look over the YouTube Red policies, many producers have had their videos, including subs and covers, blocked only in the United States. This massively screws over the US Vocaloid fandom, as more popular songs such as Matryoshka, Just Be Friends, and World Is Mine are now unavailable to watch on any channel.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Many Vocaloid-related things seem to unfortunately fall into the eligitibity of this trope.
    • Especially Hatsune Miku. Some Vocaloid fans dislike her simply because she's the most popular of them all.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Everyone can be shipped with everyone, no exceptions. This is also mostly due to the canon that each produced song establishes.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Miku became one when somebody had her cover a song that was already a memetic mutation. "Leekspin" is normally associated about equally with Orihime and Miku.
    • Takoluka. She's slowly winning the hearts of Vocaloid fans on the Internet.
    • Toeto Luka, aka loli Luka.
    • "Sonika says... Hiiiiii!"
    • "WHERE ARE OUR DEMOS". It led to the birth of this during the wait for Tonio's demos. And this during the wait for Piko's, which is a parody of the former.
    • LamazeP seems determined to accomplish this - keep in mind this is the creator of the meme for "GEDDAN," which reached extreme memetic heights with the help of Teto.
    • After mothy released supplementary material for it, fans of Story of Evil have recently taken to commenting on Story of Evil related videos with "CURSE YOU PRIM MARLON!", Prim Marlon being a character played by Prima who had manipulated the events of the story for her own personal gain.
    • "DAMN YOU LEN!" In fact, the comment that spawned it has become a meme in its own right, due to how stupid it is.
    • Referring to songs based on their cliched subject matter; for example, "Len dies song", "Gumi doesn't get the guy song", "Yandere song", etc.
    • Miku appearing on David Letterman spawned dozens of jokes and memes, ranging from waifus becoming real, to "anime" invading America, to David Letterman destroying her and ending anime.
    • "Vocaloid anime when?" is a common cry by fans, considering that some Vocaloid songs are adapted into anime. Becomes even more memetic when other less-popular musical mascots like Super Sonico and Miss Monochrome had anime adaptations.
  • Memetic Troll: Inverted with Akita Neru. She's a Miku derivative who acts as a personification of trolling following an incident of Google censoring every Miku picture in the net (long story); her name means "I'm tired; off to bed" coming from people who tried to stop the talk about the issue. The inversion comes when her origins become glossed over over time and she's mostly depicted as a Deadpan Snarker (and sometimes Tsundere) in Fanon.
  • Misaimed Fandom: "Nashimoto-We, Kill Me" makes fun of Nashimoto-P's misguided fans. Ironically, it has its own misaimed fandom that takes the song at face value instead of the satire it is.
  • Moe: Any Vocaloid, even the English ones, can be seen as this with a little bit of tweaking.
    • Japanese anime-avatar Vocaloids were practically meant to appeal in a moe way, but Len in particular stands out.
    • Aoki Lapis is generally seen as this (when the fans aren't bashing her design; see Internet Backdraft above).
    • SeeU, too.
    • Luo Tianyi as seen in this video. Also possibly Yuezheng Ling during the middle sections of this video.
    • Some of Avanna's concept artworks by the actual commissioned artist herself come quite close.
    • Haku Yowane. Fans lately have turned her pity and sadness into a moe point, but in a way where both she and the person cheering her up show a sympathetic, loving side. She's also been decipted as being shy and sensitive.
    • Neru Akita, being the little tsundere she is, often decipted having a crush on Len, being friends with Yowane Haku (see example above, also), and although she is shown to sometimes be hated and a "troll", she secretly wishes that people would get along with her.
    • Supposedly, Tone Rion was deliberately designed to be this. Especially considering her distributor, MoeJapan.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
  • Narm: Given the dramatic or sentimental nature of many songs, a few are bound to fall into this. An example is "Taking Shelter from the Rain", where Gumi's love interest gets killed by falling rocks right when she's about to confess to him.
  • Nausea Fuel: "I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry". The lyrics are extremely graphic.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See here.
  • Nightmare Retardant:
    • Scared by "Alice Human Sacrifice"? Don't worry.
    • Despite pretty much everything in "Dark Woods Circus" being nightmare-inducing, the Chairman isn't particularly horrifying. At first, he's seen only as two glowing eyes that are higher than the treetops, but then there is a flash of light, revealing him to be a giant cat wearing a bowtie.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The amount of songs with cheery tunes and creepy lyrics or sudden creepy turns can lead to expecting any cheery song to be more sinister than it appears.
    • Many yandere songs involve women stalking and/or killing men that they don't know that well, if at all. For example, Luka's "Tailor Shop on Enbizaka" is about a tailor who kills three women because she thinks her "lover" is cheating on her with them, but they're actually his family and he doesn't even know the tailor. This can make you feel paranoid about the girls you meet...
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: When Gumi's design was first released, fans everywhere bashed it all to hell. Things got somewhat better after being released, but Gumi was still easily overshadowed by the other Vocaloids. Cue "Coward Mont Blanc" which ended up boosting her popularity so much, she practically replaced Luka as Miku's rival. Nowadays, Gumi frequently appears every week on the Weekly Rankings and is often considered the last Vocaloid to be released before Fanon Discontinuity by most fans.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • Any Vocaloid other than a Kagamine paired with either of the Kagamine twins. Usually from the particularly vehement Twincest supporters.
    • Meiko and Miku get this from either side of the Ship-to-Ship Combat, and Gakupo occasionally gets this from Miku/Luka fans.
    • Hell, even in non Miku/Luka fanfics, Gakupo is always typecast as the villain.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Where do we start? This is present everywhere with every single ship, being a fan favorite or not. The worse part of all this is that, in the end, none of these are canon and never will be, making all the fighting pretty much pointless.
    • There's the Len/Rin pairing, whose most supporters abhor either of them being paired with anyone else, in which the feeling is mutual, and then there's the yaoi pairings which garner the most overall hate from the Vocaloid community, especially the Len/Rin shippers.
    • Funnily, there's a small skirmish between Meiko/Kaito versus Miku/Kaito. The skirmish aren't that fierce and rarely present, unlike Die for Our Ship-things like Rin/Len vs one of them/whatever, mostly appear as I Want My Beloved to Be Happy.
      • However, admitting to either side that you ship Kaito/Luka or Kaito/Len will probably not be well-received (though again, usually not to the level of the Kagamine diehards. Usually.)
    • There's also people who seem to be taking a third option...
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Let's be honest, who's actually more fond of "Benzene" and "Nitrobenzene" than "Paradichlorobenzene" and "Anti-Chlorobenzene"?note 
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • Sonika's make-over in 2009 and Miku Append in 2010. Fandom reaction was a mix of positive and negative.
    • Surprisingly averted with Rin and Len's appends, as most of the fandom tends to love them.
    • Overlaps into Memetic Mutation with Kaito, whose covers of other songs typically have the lyrics changed to reflect... ice cream. In particular, songs once written to describe romantic love ("SPICE!", "Love is War", "Melt"...) are redone to reflect Kaito's equivalent love for "aisu"; taken to an extreme with a version of "For the Longest Time" with all the lyrics replaced by Engrish-y ice cream flavors.
    • Big Al and Sweet Ann's Taiwanese designs. Fans seem a bit divided on Sweet Ann's.
    • Ring Suzune and Lui Hibiki. Not very many people liked their redesigns. There is also very little new design Ring fanart to speak of, and most chose to draw her as Ringu Suzunone instead. On Japanese message boards, they too question why the original design could not applied to the revision. For example, a Japanese anon recolored Ring as Ringu.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Occasionally the newest Vocaloids get accused of being rehashes of older ones. For example:
    • Hiyama Kiyoteru was accused by some of being just a rehash of Kaito because they sound so similar.
    • Aoki Lapis once was compared to Yuki Kaai, and at one instance, Miku Hatsune.
    • Mew got compared to Luka Megurine and Gumi (or a mix of the two).
    • Oliver got compared to Len Kagamine.
    • IA got compared to Gumi because of their similarity in voice.
    • More recently, Luo Tianyi got compared to Aoki Lapis due to similarities in their color schemes.
    • One extreme case of idiocy involved accusing Aoki Lapis of being a rehash of Kaiko (a well-known Kaito Gender Flip) of all things.
    • With her demo already out, upcoming vocaloid Merli already got comparisons with Meiko, Iroha, and even Prima.
    • Kokone is already getting comparisons with predecesor Gumi after her demo was released. It doesn't help that both from the same company (Internet Co). Unfortunately repeated with Chika's release, with the added handicap of being released within the same timespan.
    • Stardust's and Uni's early designs looked a lot like Miku and/or Miku Append. Stardust's case involved a lot of jokes about piracy in China.
    • Despite Sachiko's uniqueness as a vocaloid designed for enka, there were quite a few comparisons between her and Yohioloid Japanese.
  • OT 3: Vocaloid shippers like to choose three of the female Japanese Vocaloids (at first mostly Vocaloids 00, 01, and one half of the reflection of 02 before Megurine Luka), but another common OT3 came shortly. With a third male Japanese Vocaloid, an obvious conclusion: Gakupo Kamui was tacked on to Kaito/Kagamine Len when he came onto the scene.
    • With Hiyama Kiyoteru (AKA Senseiloid) and Big Al, there will be an OT3 without shota for some shippers... Not that Shotacon with Len is a completely bad thing.
    • There is now an OT3 composed of adults for the Japanese (Gakupo, Kaito, Kiyoteru) and the Western (Big Al, Tonio, Leon) Vocaloids. If they announce another shota (there are rumors that the next Crypton Vocaloid will be somewhere in between), then, there'll be a shota OT3 as well.
    • Len, Oliver and Piko. Shota OT3 complete.
  • The Scrappy: Every Vocaloid has had their time in the sun with this trope. Either it was because they sounded like a previous Vocaloid, or they constantly compare them to the hugely popular Crypton Vocaloids (and Gumi). Though for a while, the resident Scrappy of the Vocaloid banks was Chika, a V3 Vocaloid whom many thought was just a higher pitched Gumi, didn't have many originals or covers, and was noted to be the least popular Vocaloid bank of 2014.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Some artists like doing this with songs and art.
    • Some notable songs and art MV are "I want to eat a tuna" and "Koi Suru Voc@loid".
    • Oliver is so adorable, it's actually parodied in this song.
    • Takoluka in general. "Tako Luka * Tuna Fever" will have you wanting to cuddle that tentacle-haired Waddling Head by the end of it. Or have you developing an appetite for tuna.
    • The Project DIVA PV of "Double Lariat" starts off as simply Luka IN SPACE!...then Takoluka pops in and flies gleefully around the stage.
    • Just about any song made by daniwell-P. "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!", anyone?
    • This video of Aoki Lapis seemingly jumping out of a Laptop PC and into the real world and then singing and dancing on the Laptop's keyboard. If her cute looks and small size aren't enough to make you want to cuddle the little fairy, her voice will most certainly do.
    • Her cover of "Candy Candy" is a good candidate for this as well.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • "Synchronicity" never addresses anything about Kaito. Why does he have magic? Why is his eye always covered? How did he end up with Len? Even the novel doesn't elaborate who the hell he is. Ruko also counts, considering that they're strong enough to fight Meiko and is never seen after their introductory scene.
    • From "Synchronicity"'s artist, there's "Mirror of Magic/Magic Mirror" series also has this with Gakupo, who gives Len the mirror. Why does he have it? What does he know about the magic? Why did he give it to Len? None of this is ever explained.
    • "Karakuri Burst" also has Kaito and Miku. Both of them are The Man Behind the Man to Len and Rin and implied to be part of whatever created them. Both seem to know something. Neither of them ever gets any elaboration.
  • Toy Ship: Gachapoid and Kaai Yuki, sometimes.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Vocaloid voices can certainly dip into this, if their composer doesn't play a few tricks with their voice quality first.
  • Ugly Cute: While not exactly ugly, any more than she is, well, freaky looking, with robotic parts, jerky movements, and bug-like accessories, some find Calne Ca to be adorable.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Gakupo is a guy!?
  • Villain Decay: Miku Zatsune was meant to be an evil version of Miku. The fandom eventually devolved her into a "risque" version of Miku instead.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: While not exactly special effects, the technology used in the Vocaloid Live Concert qualify.
  • The Woobie: Haku Yowane for most of the fandom. Neru Akita can also count sometimes.
    • Gumi can be seen as one, she has had a tendency to sing songs that make her out to be this ever since her first hit "Coward Mont Blanc"; there's also a tendency to give her or invoke significant psychological problems (such as in "Mozaic Role", "Ten Faced", and possibly "Matryoshka".

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