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The Japanese VOCALOIDs

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    AH-Software 

AH-Soft

SF-A2 mikinote 

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
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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 is voiced by Furukawa Miki of Supercar.


Kaai Yuki

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 
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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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see his VOCALOID 4 Natural artwork 
Click here to see his VOCALOID 4 Rock artwork 
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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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 Natural artwork 
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 Soft artwork 

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
  • 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.
    • 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).

Yuzuki Yukari

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 Jun artwork 
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 Onn artwork 
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 Lin artwork 

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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!.


Kizuna Akari

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Artwork for VOCALOID 4

The first original vocal for Vocaloid 4, as well as the first female for the engine. Like her predecessor Yukari, her voicebank was developed alongside a companion Voiceroid package, though her Voiceroid version was put on market first. She was released on April 26, 2018. She is voiced by Yonezawa Madoka.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Occasionally portrayed as one to Yukari, best seen in "Akari is Here".
  • Expy: Of Yukari. Illustrator Juu Ayakura intentionally snuck in some references to Yukari's to keep with their theming.
  • Older Than They Look: She's officially 15 years old, but looks as if she's about 11 or 12 years old.
  • Significant Birth Date: She's born on December 22, the same day her Voiceroid package was released. This also happens to be the same day Yukari was released for both Voiceroid+ and Vocaloid 3 in 2011.
  • Stellar Theme Naming: The "Na" in Kizuna is the kanji for "star".

Haruno Sora

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Artwork for VOCALOID 5 Natural
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Artwork for VOCALOID 5 Cool

The first third-party Vocaloid to be released for the Vocaloid 5 engine, released along with her Voiceroid package on July 27, 2018. Her voice banks are split into "Natural" and "Power" vocals, giving her the ability to sing both soft-style and power ballads. Kikuko Inoue provides her samples, allowing for a low, but pleasing sound.


  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Her usual personality is gentle and her outfit incorporates a lot of roses and frills, but her "Power" design shows she can pull off the handsome musketeer look well.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Among other colors, her strawberry blonde locks match perfectly with her kind heart.
  • Meganekko: In her Voiceroid design, she sports a pair of glasses and manages to look pretty cute in them.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is mostly blonde, but she has some blue highlights.
  • Mythology Gag: She's 17 years old, referencing her voice provider's "eternally 17" persona.
  • Parental Substitute: The Endlessly-Praising Ms. Haruno Sora shows her as a mentor throughout fellow Voiceroid Maki's school years, constantly encouraging and supporting her in her dream to become a guitarist. The bridge even shows Sora remembering the pair at a gravestone, implying she's doing her best to be there in place of one or both of Maki's parents.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has some luscious locks that go all the way down to her butt. Subverted in her Voiceroid design, where her hair is mostly tied up.
  • Swashbuckler: Likely isn't one herself, but her Cool design gives off the aura of this aesthetic.

    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".


Mew

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3. (L-R) YUU, KYO, WIL.

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.


Fukase

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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 (3kuma) was selected on September 18, 2015.


  • Body Horror: Whatever the hell is up with his left side, and most notably the left side of his face. No one's really certain if it's burns, an unnerving pattern of veins, scales, or something else entirely. But whatever it is, it's kind of freaky. Not to mention that fully blood red eye.
    • Initially in the Pixiv contest drawings, his arm didn't have any anomalies; it was merely bandaged. However for the boxart cleanup, the arm became just as strange as his face.
  • Cartoon Creature: Point, the small white humanoid hanging off of his cane in his official art.
  • Cool Hat: That silly looking cartoon top hat on his head.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Curly red hair to go with his red eyes.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a small, black flag with a white cross on the side of his head.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His voice sounds like that of a teenage boy's. His character design makes him look around Oliver's age.

Standard Vocals - Kaori and Ken

Along with English banks Amy and Chris, these Japanese vocals were released as part of the standard VOCALOID5 package. They serve as successor voices to VY1 and VY2.


  • Expy: Can be seen as this to VY1 and VY2, as they are intended to succeed them as standard voices. Arguably, they can also be seen as this to MEIKO and KAITO, who were also intended to be standard voices up until Vocaloid's boom and the release of the VYs.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: While their designs have a low poly aesthetic (see Retraux below), they also have a more realistic art style in comparison to most Vocaloids.
  • Retraux: Like Amy and Chris, their designs have a low poly aesthetic typical of 90s video games/3D art.

    Crypton Future Media 

Meiko

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Artwork for VOCALOID
Click here to see her VOCALOID 3 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.


  • The Alcoholic: Since her favorite food is sake, she's sometimes portrayed as this. Especially in western fanworks.
  • Ax-Crazy: In Alice Human Sacrifice, she plays the role of a crazed Blood Knight.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Bilingual Bonus: Meiko V3 has an English voice bank.
  • Black Knight: Often in fantasy/medieval styled songs (e.g. the Story of Evil series, where she plays the swordswoman Germaine). Usually a heroic one, though.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Whether it was intentional is debatable, but the first three Vocaloids were released in the classic order - red (Meiko), blue (Kaito), and green (Miku).
  • Cool Big Sis: Often referred to as "Nè-chan".
  • Extreme Omnivore: She plays as the titular character of Evil Food Eater Conchita. Conchita's appetite also extends to... Well...
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Sometimes depicted as such, though she is often more mature than other examples (in Japanese fanworks at least. Many western fanworks make her go full drunk).
  • He Who Fights Monsters: A "she" example, seen in the "Daughter of Vengeance" video (albeit playing Germaine).
  • Idiot Hair: Present in her Project Diva models.
  • Jiggle Physics: Project Diva F gives her this trope.
  • Lady of War: In action oriented songs. Though it's not uncommon for her to play a more masculine role either, especially when cast with Miku and/or Luka.
  • Magic Skirt: Her MMD models do this.
  • Master Swordsman: Portrayed as such in a few videos.
  • 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.
  • Only One Name: Although she has a fanmade last name, Sakine, which is officially used for her teenaged form.
  • Only Sane Man: In any given comedic fanwork (ones that use just the Crypton Vocaloids at least), if it isn't Len, it's definitely her. Often portrayed as the "adult" of the group, especially before Luka was released.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: In Daughter of Vengeance, she/Germaine leads the rebellion against Rin/Rilaine, who she plans to execute, but upon discovering that Len/Allen has pulled a Twin Switch with Rin/Riliane, she kills him anyway, because he's the only person she (Rin/Riliane) loves and Meiko/Germaine wants to make her suffer like she suffered.
  • She's Got Legs: Her V3 official artwork emphasizes this.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit, to a certain degree.
  • Team Mom: In many songs she'd usually be the parental figure for the younger Crypton Vocaloids (typically Len and Rin). She's often this in fan interpretations as well, depicted as the oldest sister of the "family" and by proxy the mom. If shipped with Kaito, sometimes the Crypton family can come to resemble the classic western sitcom family except less dysfunctional.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sake.
  • Updated Re-release: Meiko V3 was released on February 4, 2014, which added additional voice banks as well as an English one.

Kaito

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Artwork for VOCALOID
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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. Her V4X voicebanks were released on August 31st, 2016; the ninth anniversary of the release of her original V2 voicebank.

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

For her tropes, see Music/Hatsune Miku.


Kagamine Rin/Kagamine Len

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
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Click here to see their VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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 backlash, 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 is often portrayed as this.
  • Adorkable: Both are frequently depicted as such.
    • Len in Kokoro and Rin 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 is portrayed as a serial killer in Karakuri Burst, wielding a gun and katana.
    Rin: Destroy, destroy
    Is it enough? It's not enough
    I have an insatiable impulse for destruction
    Fragile, how fragile, how fragile humans are
    • Rin again in Fear Garden, where she gleefully murders the other Vocaloids and chops off their arms to plant in her garden like flowers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rin's default outfit does this. She trades it in for a Navel Window in her Append design.
  • 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 in certain PVs, 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".
    • Also in the Evillious Chronicles; two of the characters they play, Hansel and Gretel (as well as their various reincarnations), are pretty unsettling to say the least.
  • 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.
  • The Dividual: Obviously of the Twindividual variety.
  • Evil vs. Evil: In "Karakuri Burst". With Rin as an Axe-Crazy assassin and Len as a Knight Templar, Nazi-like soldier, it's kind of hard to tell who we're supposed to root for.
  • Girly Run: Len in this PV of Alice in Musicland.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Rin (playing Riliane) 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 RRoD: 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. Especially Rin. Where they keep it is rarely explained.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Len, usually in regards to Rin and/or Miku.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Kid-anova: Len in "Spice!" and "Messiah or Desire". One YouTube comment pretty much sums it up for all the mature Len songs.:
    "If he's not dying, he's womanizing."
  • Kiddie Kid: Rin is often portrayed with a childish personality, in contrast to Len's maturity. Though at times they're both equally childish.
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: In the aptly named "Girlish Man and Mannish Woman", Rin is the tough, intimidating Masculine Girl to Len's shy, emotional Feminine Boy. It's reinforced by the pronouns the two use—Rin uses "ore", which is an extremely informal and almost always exclusively masculine pronoun, while Len uses "watashi", a polite and usually feminine pronoun.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Kagamine' means 'mirror sound', to emphasize their mirror-image nature.
  • Navel Window: But only on their Append designs so far.
  • Only Sane Man: Len is most often portrayed as this. Especially if Meiko is drunk at the moment and is incapacitated from being so.
  • Order Versus Chaos: In "Karakuri Burst", wherein Rin is an Axe-Crazy serial killer (chaos) and Len is a Knight Templar soldier whose mission is to destroy all evil (order). Interestingly, it's also a case of Evil vs. 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 portray them as siblings and then 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!.
  • 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: Rin has Power, Warm and Sweet, while Len has Power, Cold and Serious.
    • They have a juxtaposed duet in Paradise of Light and Shadow:
    Rin: A song of hope and light for tomorrow
    Len: A song of despair and shadow to bury the past.
  • 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 Stylish Energy L modules.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Not common, but this can come up between the two, the best example being "Childish War".
  • 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". While this is present in many other works, this song spells it out.
  • 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 Again: Both of them get killed in many of their songs. Though Len is more infamous for it.
  • 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/Riliane in the Story of Evil series. A rather bratty one, however.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Both of them among the Cryptonloids.
  • Trash the Set: Rin is a constant witness to this trope in the Project DIVA series. She shreds a guitar in a flaming stage for Tengaku, watches a classroom dissolve into nothing during Tokyo Teddy Bear, breaks a guitar and mic stand in Lost One's Weeping...
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Oranges for Rin, bananas for Len.
  • 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 (playing Allen) 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/Riliane 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 Punkish costume in DIVA 2nd.

Megurine Luka

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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 the other Crypton Vocaloids with confirmed ages, 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.


  • Big Bad: Plays the villainous role in the "Synchronicity" series, although it's later implied that the REAL villain is the dragon.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Luka is the first Vocaloid to support phonemes for more than one language (Japanese and English). As of her V4X update, she has two English voicebanks- Straight and Soft.
  • Cool Big Sis: Some interpretations feature her as this. The Project DIVA games even have a cutscene where Miku, Len and Rin refer to her as "Luka-nee".
  • Determinator: In Double Lariat.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: It depends on who's drawing her, but a lot of the time she only has one forearm sleeve.
    • She is depicted this way in the Vocaloid game, Project DIVA, along with in Hatsune Mix, the manga drawn by Luka's designer, KEI.
    • According to KEI, she was specifically drawn asymmetrical to reflect the fact she is bilingual.
  • Jiggle Physics: In her cover of Levan Polkanote . Project DIVA also likes to emphasize her bust, such as in "Ai Dee".
  • Meaningful Name: 'Megurine' means 'revolving sound', referencing her bilingual capabilities.
  • Navel Window: Both her original and V4X designs have one.
  • Ojou: Luka is usually portrayed as a refined young lady in official media. She has a more sophisticated design than the other Cryptonloids (especially in the V4X version), a calm and whispery voice, Rapunzel Hair, a black/brown/gold color scheme, design elements that mimic woodwind and brass instruments with a blue jewel, was seen playing a cello in one of the Project Diva openings, was a main character in the Elegant and Cool clouds in Project Diva X, most of her dance routines are distinctively more feminine and graceful than the other females of the group, and one of her recommended genres is Jazz.
    • Crypton Future Media even teamed up with the famous French brand Cattier to produce a special limited edition of Luka-themed champagne.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Reality Warper: In this PV of Alice in Musicland, wherein she's shown to teleport, turn invisible and even replace Miku's reflection in the water with her own. Justified partly because she's playing the Cheshire Cat and partly because it's All Just a Dream. Or is it?
  • Smug Snake: In the "Synchronicity" trilogy. Just look at her face!
  • Surprisingly Good English: Much More often than you'd think.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time as her official profile states.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Tuna.
    • Asakawa Yuu stated to have followed the item competition that created this; when she found out it was tuna, she let out a Big "NO!".
    • "Maguro Tabetai" (I Want to Eat Tuna) is all about Luka craving tuna and going on about the best kinds of Japanese tuna to eat.
  • Tsundere: Extreme A-type in "Go Google It". Hell, the song's even nicknamed "Gugudere"!
  • Updated Re-release: Recieved not a Vocaloid3 update, unlike Kaito, Meiko, and Miku, but a Vocaloid4 update titled "Megurine Luka V4X". This update is notable in that it contains the brand-new EVEC system developed by Crypton to provide greater expression for their Vocaloids, as well as two different English vocals- Straight and Soft.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In "The Tailor of Enbizaka" (albeit playing Kayo) and the "Synchronicity" series. For bonus points on the latter, she turns everyone against the heroes, boosting her publicity even further.
  • 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.
  • Whip It Good: One of her character items is a whip.
  • Yandere: The Tailor Shop On Enbizaka. Though she isn't Luka herself, it's Luka portraying Kayo Sudou. Her voice just increases the effect.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Hides a fork in her bra in the PV for "Go Google It" — which she uses to stab Gakupo in the hand.
  • 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.

    Dear Stage (Moe Japan Co. Ltd.) 

Tone Rion

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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 performs 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 famous character designer Akio Watanabe, and Yukiko Horiguchi for her V4 redesign.


Yumemi Nemu

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The second Vocaloid produced under Dear Stage, and their first original Vocaloid for the VOCALOID4 engine. She was initially released alongside Tone Rion V4 on February 16, 2017, and shares Rion's V4 character designer Yukiko Horiguchi. Her vocal provider is Nemu Yumemi of DEMPAGUMI.Inc.


    GYNOID Co. Ltd. 

flower/v flower note 

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flower is the first Vocaloid created by GYNOID Co. Ltd., published through YAMAHA. She is described as a Kuudere. Her voice is well known for its boyish qualities, which allows her to be used for tomboy or young male roles. She was released for digital download on May 9th.


  • all lowercase letters: Her name.
  • Bifauxnen: Downplayed; her V4 design makes her look like a cute young boy rather than a tall and sexy adult man. Fitting, considering the fact that it was based on a genderbent fan design.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her V4 design features her with this hairstyle. Interestingly, it was originally based off a fan-made Rule 63 design.
  • Costume Porn: We dare you to describe her outfit to someone.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She has a see-through detached sleeve on one arm. On the other, it looks like a bandage.
  • Flower Motifs: flower's two designs are officially known as her "Pistil" form (V3) and her "Stamen" form (V4).
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A minor example. She wears a lot of black and purples, but she is a Kuudere.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Her hair is hard to describe. Think Girlish Pigtails, except coming out of the same hairband on the top of the head, crossed with Spiky Hair, and you have a basic picture.
  • Kuudere: Her official website describes her as such, although they do not specify what type.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Skunk Stripe: Her hair is mostly white, with one chunk dyed black.
  • Tomboy: While not as emphasized in her V3 design, fanon liked to perscribe her with this personality thanks to her Tomboyish Voice. Her V4 design is decidedly more boyish, making this Ascended Fanon.
  • Updated Re Release: She was updated to V4 on 16 July, and given a new design.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She has a very girly look about her, but her voice has been described as 'androgynous,' being on a more boyish side. Her V4 vocals better reflect this however.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.

Meika Hime/Meika Mikoto

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The second original pair of voice banks by GYNOID Co., though the 7thnote  released overall for VOCALOID5. Hime and Mikoto are distinguished by their mid range vocals: Hime's voice can go higher and is more feminine, while Mikoto's is more boyish and is suited for lower ranges. Their samples are provided by Kotori Koiwai.

Similar to GUMI's Megpoid Talk and Otomachi Una's TalkEX, the pair has a separate "Gynoid Talk" feature that allows them to speak in full sentences.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: They're said to be the "spirits" of plums.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Word of God states that despite their feminine voices and appearances, the Meikas are "free of gender". Some have taken this to mean that they're nonbinary, while others see it as their genders being up for interpretation.
  • Ambiguously Related: While the surnames and mirrored looks give the impression that they're twins, GYNOID said it's up to interpretation.
  • Motifs: They deliberately take off from flower's gender motif, with Hime being feminine (matching V3/"Pistil" flower) and Mikoto being tomboyish (matching V4/"Stamen" flower). Character wise, they're also said to be androgynous.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hime's hair goes all the way down to her feet. Mikoto, on the other hand, favors a short, braided Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hime is the more energetic of the two, while Mikoto is more reserved. Literally too, as their regular outfits are miko-styled costumes with horns.

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    Internet Co. Ltd. 

Kamui Gakupo/Gackpoidnote 

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see his VOCALOID 3/ 4 Power artwork 
Click here to see his VOCALOID 3/ 4 Native artwork 
Click here to see his VOCALOID 3/ 4 Whisper artwork 

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.


  • Author Avatar: A variation; Gakupo is said to be "an extension of Gackt's persona".
  • Bishounen
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In the Synchronicity series, before Miku destroys it.
  • Chick Magnet: As Duke Venomania, he literally makes a deal with the devil to become one.
  • Cool Big Bro: Often portrayed as this for Gumi. Though his fanon personality ranges from immature pervert to hyper-The Comically Serious samurai, so your mileage may vary.
  • Depending on the Writer: As mentioned above, though most Vocaloids have no set personality, his fanon personality has especially shown range over the years. Though a general trend is that his more immature portrayals are clustered towards the beginning of his run, there are exceptions like the 2015 Nikoniko Cho Party concert.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: In "Go Google It".
  • Everything's Better with Samurai
  • Face Death with Dignity: His cover of "Disappearance of Hatsune Miku" seems to invoke this trope, as it's set to a slower, more calm tune (though still somewhat melancholy). Perhaps it's a samurai thing.
  • Harem Seeker: In Madness of Duke Venomania. Albeit, he's playing Duke Venomania, not himself.
  • Idiot Hair: A fairly noticeable one (look at the picture).
  • Katanas Are Just Better: According to the official profile, this katana actually serves some musical function. Fittingly, in the Evillious Chronicles, the cursed vessel for his character's sin is a katana (though he isn't the main sinner in the songs set in in-universe Japan; that's actually Luka).
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Mr. Fanservice: Even during his Joke Character days, he was portrayed as a handsome man running around in a fundoshi that barely covered his unusually sculpted rear (though Dancing Samurai, his first song, showed him as being bad with women). Aside from that, if he is a lover, he is usually played off as this. "The Madness of Duke Venomania" just took this trait Up to Eleven and deconstructed it.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: In "Sayonara, Arigatou", his last day with Rin is spent bidding her farewell for the future, regretful that he could not live long enough for her to receive her "Kokoro".
  • Otaku: How he's portrayed in the 2015 Niconico Cho Party concert. His room is filled wall to wall with Gumi merchandise, and he's constantly running around with a dakimakura (once with Gumi, the second time with IA).
  • The Reveal: "Sayonara, Arigatou" reveals that he is Rin's creator in "Kokoro". Thanks to Adaptation Displacement, most people will tell you it was Len.
  • Serious Business: In Dancing Samurai, he believes that anyone who doesn't know how to dance should just die. Ouch.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He and Gumi tend to be way more popular than the rest of the Internet Co. Vocaloids. Some may mistake them for Crypton Vocaloids even due to their popularity.
  • Surprisingly Good English:
    • 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. Take a look at these.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggplants. Some pictures even depict him with "Nasunoyoichi", a "steed" that is pretty much just a giant eggplant cow.
  • Updated Re-release: His Vocaloid 3 version, which updated his original voice as Native and gave him extra Power and Whisper voicebanks.
    • His V4 update, however, was identical to his V3 voicebanks except with growl samples added.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Literally in "Near Future City". He's hooked up to one of the machines that apparently contributed to instigating the apocalypse.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

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 Vocaloid3 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 ten Japanese voicebanks released for Vocaloid4.

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
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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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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see his VOCALOID 3 artwork 

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
Click here to see her VOCALOID NEO artwork 

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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
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" (later renamed "Beep Boop), 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.

Otomachi Una

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The first original Vocaloid 4 character developed for the company. She has two default modes— "Sugar", her softer bank, and "Spicy", her energetic bank. Released in July 2016. Her vocal provider is Aimi Tanaka.


  • Curtains Match the Window: Although her hair is a slightly different shade of blue than her eyes.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Spicy moreso than Sugar, with radically different stockings, a cape over her skirt on one side, uneven streaks in her hair, a lightning bolt on one side of her hat, and a musical note painted on one cheek. Her Sugar design is more even, but still has mismatched socks and jewelry on one leg. Her Talk package adverts this entirely; pantyhose and upper garments are completely symmetrical.
  • Meaningful Name: Her given name, Una, sounds like part of the word "unagi". She wears an eel hat in both of her forms.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her twintails are a different color at the tip than the rest of it (Sugar has white, Spicy has yellow). Her Spicy design also has streaks of yellow in her bangs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: For a little girl she's packing some serious locks.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her "Sugar" side is the light, her "Spicy" side is the dark. They have pretty similar designs, but the Sugar one wears more frills and the Spicy one wears bolder, brighter colors and has a more eager expression. Both wear skirts, though.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    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.


    MI7 

Macne Nana

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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.


Macne Petitnote 

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Nana's younger sister, initially created as a "lite" version of her original vocals for the Macne series. When Nana was released for VOCALOID4, Petit was packaged alongside her.

    SEGA 

Project 575 (SEGA)

Kobayashi Matcha/MATCHAnote 

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Artwork for VOCALOID 2
Click here to see her VOCALOID 4 artwork 

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. Along with Azuki, she finally got a public release and received a V4 update on July 12, 2017.


Masaoka Azuki/AZUKInote 

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The other half of the Project 575 duo. Azuki is the more cheerful one, but is rather impatient and often acts before thinking. Her voice is provided by Yuka Ootsubo. Along with Matcha, she was finally released to the public on July 12, 2017 with a V4 update.

    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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3

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.
  • Mismatched Eyes: His left eye is green and his right is turquoise.
  • 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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Artwork for VOCALOID 3

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.


1st Place

IA

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
Click here to see her VOCALOID 3 Rocks artwork 

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. She was designed by Aka Akasaka (creator of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War).



We've Inc.

Rana

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
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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 to Vocaloid4 on December 1, 2015.


  • Animal Motifs: Rana's hoodie is bear-shaped, and when she puts the hood on, the lights on her head resemble bear ears. Her logo also comes in the shape of a bear.
  • Copy Protection: The only way one can use her Vocaloid3 is by collecting all the tickets found in the Vocalo-P ni Naritai! magazines. Her Vocaloid4 release averts this, being able to be bought normally.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Has rainbows on her hoodie and the lights on her head. According to the creator, they're supposed to symbolize her users' creative freedom with her, so they may "color her with the color that best represents you".
  • Robot Buddy: Three of them: Morio Shishou (a panda), Jasmine Kenkyuuin (a puppy), and Sakiko (a bird). Her Vocaloid4 release gave her a fourth companion: Kouhei (another bird).
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Certainly has the looks of one.
  • Sailor Fuku: One promotional image had Rana dress up in a Fujimura high school uniform.
  • Significant Birth Date: Shares the same birthday as her voice provider.
  • Stealth Pun: Rana's bear motif might be due to her voice provider's name being Ai Kakuma.
  • Updated Re-release: She has a Vocaloid4 release.
  • Younger Than They Look: Her official age is stated as 0.

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 used as an announcer for 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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Artwork for VOCALOID 4

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.

SHARP

COCOROBO

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A VOCALOID based on the limited edition version of the Cocorobo RX-V200. Originally known as "COCOROBO (Little Sister ver.)", the vacuum was sold in 2014 and utilized voice clips of voice actress Ibuki Kido to act as a friend to the user. The robot was later rereleased in 2016 with singing capabilities and the ability to make up speech thanks to using the VOCALOID4 engine. SHARP has revealed that they plan to sell COCOROBO commercially as well.

Akatsuki Visual Artists

LUMi

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A Buddhist-themed Vocaloid released in August 2017, representing the concept of "Death for Life". Her voice is provided by Sayaka Ohara.


  • Animal Motifs: Jellyfish. She seems to carry one on her back, and her ability to regress to jellyfish form on severe injury is based on Turritopsis nutricula's ability to do the same. Her initial concept was even a jellyfish imitating human form.
  • Animorphism: If he's hurt enough, she will turn into a jellyfish to recover.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: She has glowing marks on her shoulders, fitting with her jellyfish theme.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: Associated with the tale of Urashima Tarou, since she was raised by the titular character and Otohime in her backstory.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: LUMi is supposed to take on humanity's pain, but is prone to that same pain herself due to dealing with personal anguish on top of it. As a result, her voicebank cones with built-in pained sounds.
  • Magical Girl Queenliness Test: Her job is to turn 1000 of humanity's "seeds of anguish" into "seeds of hope". If she succeeds, she will Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence and become a goddess.
  • Miko: A Benikurage miko, according to her backstory.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair is tied to her backstory as a goddess-in-training.
  • Woman in White: Goes hand in hand with her mystical nature.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. She may be semi-divine, but she's a kind soul.

Bandai Namco

Mirai Komachi

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Artwork for VOCALOID 4

A Vocaloid developed by Bandai Namco Studios as a benchmark on their company's game development technology. She was released on May 24, 2018.


  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Meta version: due to her lack of marketing, her announcement was issued the day she was released.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots, fitting her orange motif.
  • Two First Names: Both her first and last name are given names in Japan, leading to some difficulty in figuring out how to parse it. The Japanese YAMAHA site deals with it by referring to her as "Komachi" when using a given name, while the English site avoided it altogether by spelling her name in CamelCase.
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The Chinese VOCALOIDs

    Shanghai He Nian 

Shanghai He Nian - Vocaloid China/Vocanese/VSinger

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

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The winning entries of V4 (formerly known as the "Vocaloid China project").

Luo Tianyi was released on July 12, 2012 with much fanfare, including a few OVA-like videos as a means of publicity, while Yuezheng Ling was released on July 17, 2015. After much fan clamor to finally release one of the male vocals, Yuezheng Longya was released on June 28, 2017. Zhiyu Moke and Mo Qingxian would later be released on August 2, 2018.


  • 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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Qingxian.
  • Beauty Mark: Ling has one. It's located on the right side, below her bottom lip.
    • Her brother Longya has two; one under each eye.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Longya's official profile states that he has a bit of a sister complex.
  • Big Eater: Tianyi. Originating from one of Tianyi's first popular works, Millennium Recipe Song, which was a tribute to Chinese cuisine. Often Played for Laughs in official promotions, making this Ascended Fanon.
  • Child Prodigy: Moke, with an IQ of 168.
  • Colour Coded Characters
    • Mo Qingxian - Yellow
    • Zhiyu Moke - White (officially deep blue)
    • Luo Tianyi - Blue, specifically the sky blue shade with the hex code #66CCFF.
    • Yuezheng Ling - Red
    • Yuezheng Longya - Green
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Longya is expected to take over the Family Business in the future.
  • 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.
  • 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's hair is roughly half black on one side and half white on the other. His braid, as a result, is a checker pattern of black and white due to the division.
  • 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. Can transform into her microphone.
    • The others have similar companions:
      • Yuezheng Ling - Shi Tian, a 10,000 year old big feline that can transform into a guitar.
      • Yuezheng Longya - Bei Chen, a 50,000 year old dragon that can transform into a drumset.
      • Zhiyu Moke - Fei, a bird that can transform into dual keyboards.
      • Mo Qingxian - Yi Xian Qing, a... flower thingy that can transform into a double bass.
  • Ojou: Ling, being the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate's CEO.
  • Otaku: Moke, surprisingly. He's also quite skilled at making MADs.
  • 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", i.e. "North and South Team".
    • 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 Longya.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Longya.
  • 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.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Inverted; of the planned and unplanned characters for Shanghai He Nian, Longya and Moke are the only male vocals.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Ling and Longya are heirs to an immense fortune, but are nonetheless depicted as down-to-earth musicians.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Qingxian.

Yan He

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3

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.


Stardust/Xingchen

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Artwork for VOCALOID 4

Stardust, also known in Chinese as Xing Chen, is a Chinese VOCALOID developed by Shanghai HENIAN Information Technology Co. Ltd., in collaboration and distributed by Quadimension for the VOCALOID 4 engine in April 2016. She is the first VOCALOID for the Voicebank Customize Project.

She is voiced by Chalili, a Chinese utaite.


  • Crossover: She gets one with Azur Lane, where her outfit is worn by Unicorn.
  • Expy: While her original twintailed design brought comparisons to Miku, the purple hair, tress ties, and space theme got her pegged as one to Yukari by Japanese fans.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her locs go down to about her knees.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: They evoke her spacial nature.

    Shanghai Wangcheng 

Zhang Chuchu

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Hailing from the manhua Chuchu Dong Ren, Zhang Chuchu was the first Vocaloid created by Shanghai Wangcheng. Her voice provider is Wan Su.

King/Yuecheng

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Artwork for VOCALOID 4
The second announced of the Shanghai Wangcheng family, and the first male vocal of the line. He's based off of the character Yuecheng of the manhua The Manhua Artist and the Idol: Yuerong and Yuecheng.

    Other Chinese Producers 

GYNOID Co. Ltd.

Xin Hua

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Artwork for VOCALOID 3
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.
  • Younger and Hipper: Most people interpret the grey streaks in his hair as a sign that he's at least in middle age. That said, the Taiwanese version looks much younger than him, is more slender, and has a head full of brown hair.

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.


  • 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. And it'll be hard to shake that reputation off of him, considering some of his greatest hits are songs about unsettling subjects and eating a live tarantula.
  • 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
  • Non-Human Sidekick: 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.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Of the POWER FX line.

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.


  • Cool Shades
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Just look at the amount of gold in her boxart.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Meaningful Name: The term Diva is usually used to describe female singers that have reached idol status or consider themselves to be.
  • Theme Naming: As mentioned above, she is the native English female of the VY vocal series, but has a completely different name to VY1 and VY2. She has a similar naming scheme to CYBER SONGMAN instead, with it being written as "CYBER" followed by a word applied to certain types of singers.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Probably, judging by the fact that you can't see the ends of her hair in her boxart.

CYBER SONGMAN

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CYBER SONGMAN is YAMAHA's second English Vocaloid for V4. As CYBER DIVA was said to be the "female" half of the pair for the English VY vocals, CYBER SONGMAN is speculated to be the male half, VY4.

He was released on 31 October 2016.


Standard Vocals - Amy and Chris

A pair of English voicebanks issued as part of VOCALOID5's Standard Vocals. They serve as the successor to the English VY Voicebanks.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted; as CYBER SONGMAN has no official avatar, Amy and Chris' avatars are the first to be unambiguously black.
  • Expy: Can be seen as this to LEON and LOLA, who have similar voice types. In addition, while LEON and LOLA don't have official designs, they have been officially confirmed to be voiced by black people, were specifically marketed as soul vocalists, and early boxart for them unambiguously depicts them as black, further cementing the idea Amy and Chris could be their counterparts.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: While their designs have a low poly aesthetic (see Retraux below), they also have a more realistic art style in comparison to most Vocaloids.
  • Retraux: Like Ken and Kaori, their designs have a low poly aesthetic typical of 90s video games/3D art.

    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.


  • Odd Couple: Sound wise, she compliments Avanna surprisingly well.
  • Temporary Online Content: 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.

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.


  • Absolute Cleavage: E-capsule Sonika, surprisingly less subtle than her second design.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Can't get anymore obvious.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Compare her current boxart (pictured above) to her original.
  • 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 to red 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.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her initial design was a CGI render that looked like something out of an old video game, unlike other Vocaloids who typically had an animesque design. Her next design was in a more realistic art style, but still a clear departure from other Vocaloid designs. Averted with her E-capsule design, which stuck to a more animesque art style than her other deisgns in line with other Vocaloids.
  • Omniglot: She can (theoretically) sing in any language and was advertised as having that ability, as she has a variety of phonetics that usually aren't included with English voicebanks. However, she's still mainly intended to be used in English, and how well she handles other languages can vary from listener to listener and user to user.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She doesn't have to be The Unintelligible, so long as you know how to use her. So just carry on.
  • Trickster Archetype: Yeah, it's there.
  • The Unintelligible: Oh so much. Many of her fans find this appealing, though.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: E-capsule Sonika
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: By default, her hair is green.

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.


  • 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, AkiGlancy, 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).
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Given her original elf concept, she fits into the Mage role between her, Daina's, and Dex's fantasy designs.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Pointy Ears: She was going to have this, but changed at the last moment — which hasn't stopped fan artists from continuing to draw her with them.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Like many Irish people.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Youthful Freckles

Daina

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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. Her alternate thief design also plays into the "thieving fox" stereotype.
  • Fiery Redhead: Sometimes portrayed as this.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Among the three fantasy designs for her, Avanna, and Dex, she fittingly takes the Thief role.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Her original design had her with fox ears and tail.
  • Loveable Rogue: Her thief design.
  • Mascot: She and Dex serve as the headliners for the Engloid-themed concert Vocamerica.
  • Meaningful Name: "Daina" is the Lithuanian and Latvian word for "song". There's another, unintentional meaning on AkiGlancy's part: When coming up with the names for the duo, she wanted a whimsical-sounding name for Daina. Nostraightanswer pointed out that she shares the name with the very whimsical Alice Liddell's cat, Dinah.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Fittingly enough for an American vocaloid, Daina's main colors are a prominent red, white, and blue.

Dex

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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. nostraightanswer), an American Vocaloid producer.


  • Ambiguously Brown: The first male Vocaloid with this skin type.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Dex's hunter design is more combat oriented, placing him in the Fighter role among his, Avanna's, and Daina's fantasy designs.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: In songs that portray Dex and Daina as a couple, he's usually the one that ends up pining for her.
  • Little Bit Beastly: His original design had him with wolf ears and tail.
  • Mythology Gag: Dex shares his wolf theme with the werewolf singer Baionoto Kenji, an UTAU nostraightanswer also had a part in.
  • 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.
  • Mascot: He and Daina are the main focus of the Engloid-themed concert Vocamerica.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Goes hand in hand with his alternate wolf boy design.

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 fit for the 21st century. 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.

The Korean VOCALOIDs

    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" .


    ST ME Di A 

Uni

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The second Korean Vocaloid, and the first and only voicebank made for the V4 line. Uni's release date has been changed many times, the latest being September of 2016. Her official release finally came on February 14, 2017, although it was a bare bones version; her Power and Soft Appends became available to the public later in the summer of 2017, with an English bank currently in development.

And...

    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.


  • Ascended Fanon: Sort of, her creator CAFFEIN ships her with Miku Hatsune, and when mothy, one of the most influential Vocaloid producers of all decided to include a character based on Haku, he paired her together with a character based on Miku.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After the End: If Zeromachina is anything to go by, then her home is the Earth after some cataclysm that wiped out the majority of mankind.
  • 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. Her "human" form in Bacterial Contamination has her looking less scary, but she still has sores on her face and her inflamed, red eye.
  • Broken Bird: Bacterial Contamination has Calne Ca serve as a metaphorical representation of how a victim of bullying sees herself.
  • 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. The setting for Bacterial Contamination counts too.
  • Eye Scream: Moreso in Bacterial Contamination, her right eye isn't an endoskeleton robotic eye like it is in her mechanised form, but instead resembles an insect's eye.
  • Hair Decorations: A spiny insect-thing. Also some pretty badass hair ribbons that rival Miku's floating hairbands.
  • 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 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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