The Vocaloid software is something anyone can buy and use to create songs of their own.
But some vocaloids you will never get because some were made with a specific purposes and others were abandoned.
ONA is an alternate mascot for the Vocaloid Maika with whom she shares a voicebank. She was marketed for being able to sing in Catalan, a western romance language spoken in eastern and northeastern Spain.
Fun fact: ONA made her first appearance at Mercè Festival at Ciutadella Park in Spain in September 2013. The concert had her sing on stage while people backstage could control a model of Vocaloid Bruno and Clara while dancing. People at the concert were able to propose the lyrics she sang via twitter.
Anri Rune was introduced as a virtual announcer for Fuji TV in October 2012. Unfortunately the program failed to earn views, the company decided to retire her after only two programs. In April 2013 it was announced that she was leaving Fuji TV and would become a Vocaloid for the Vocaloid 3 Engine. In July of the same year she was revealed at Voca Nico Night with the song
No further info has been released since December 2013 when her concept art was revealed.
Masaoka Azuki and Kobayashi Matcha (Project 575)
Project 575 is multimedia project by Sega that uses the Vocaloid software in order to create traditional 5-7-5 tanka and haiku poems. Being released as an Iphone app titled Uta Yomi 575 in July 2013 and as Uta Kumi 575 for the PS Vita in January 2014, it is described as a mix between a rhythm and word building game.
Fun fact: A 4 episode comedy slice of life anime titled Go! Go! 575 aired in January 2014.
He is based on the vocals of the famous deceased Japanese comedian, actor, singer and guitarist Hitoshi Ueki. He is part of the “Legend of Vocaloid” line-up, which is a project featuring deceased singers.
He will never be released to the public, however an album in the future will be released to promote this technology.
Akikoloid-chan was the new mascot for the LAWSON convenience store chain in 2011. She would act as a navigator for LAWSON’s new Nico Nico Douga channel. In September 2011 her videos were uploaded to Nico Nico.
If you can work your way through the japanese, her MMD model can be downloaded on the official website.
Fun fact: In November 2011 Akikoloid-chan and other Vocaloids appeared in a 3D concert at Vocafarre 2011. The concert used “Live AR” like smartphones and the 3DS uses today. This meant that the people there are not able to see the Vocaloids on stage. They can also see them on the screens that are displayed around the stage showing the live recording.
In July 2014 LAWSON revealed her usage in music had been discontinued, but she will remain as their mascot.
In 2011 the "Everyone's Vocaloid Project" contest was held for their design. The winning contestants were chosen out of thousands of entries and was announced at Vocaloid Festa 02. Ring was officially set to release in December, 2011. A demo was even released on Nico Nico Douga as well as Youtube alongside Miku.
When December came around she was never released.
In 2012 VocaNext picked up her voicebank to continue development. A one month beta trial of Ring was offered to participants of “Vocaloid Network” in February, 2012. A small scale event also took place in March where only 19 received the trial. VocaNext website became inaccessible late 2013 putting the project to a halt.
In September, 2014 PowerFX wanted to resume the Ring and Lui project. However when they contacted Yamaha, Yamaha said a release was not possible.
Fun Fact: The idea of Ring and Lui was to improve Vocaloid culture by reducing the gap between fan concepts and official products. Both were intended to be fan made designs that would become official.
Alys was originally going to be VoxWave’s first Vocaloid and the first French Vocaloid, so a crowdfunding campaign was set in place. She was to be released on the Vocaloid 3 Engine with a French and Japanese voicebank.
In November 2013 a survey was made to gauge interest in a French Vocaloid on VoxWave’s Twitter, including the choice between Japanese or English as a secondary language.
In January 2014 a design contest was announced for Alys, the winner would receive €500 and a physical copy of Alys. However in July, 2014, it was announced that Alys would be available for CeVIO Creative Studio Engine and the Vocaloid project was dropped.
Fun fact: The name Alys was chosen since the company thought it sounded pleasant and sweet, also because it was easy to pronounce in English, French and Japanese.
Yes, it is just as it sounds ”Meaw” like a cat.
There is no official word that these were Vocaloids, however i am gonna throw it in here as a bonus for you guys to enjoy.
They were released into the Vocaloid “culture”. The artwork is by Yusuke Kozaki who also drew SF-A2 Miki’s boxart. They were first announced with a PV by Tripshots, who produced Vocaloid PVs for Hatsune Miku in the past. Two CDs were also released for the pair.
This has caused plenty of confusion among fans as to whether they are Vocaloids. They were never officially listed by Yamaha, however Yamaha is also known for leaving out vocals used for private or experimental use. We do know that some sort of vocal software was used.
Fun fact: Their song Owakare Bayashi is the ending theme for the first 11 episodes of Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei.
Not every Vocaloid is created with just being a virtual singer in mind, some are created for things such as tv shows, mascots and video games.
Let me know in the comments which one of these would you like to see released to the public!
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