Yamaha co. created and owns the Vocaloid speech synthesis software engine. The software’s goal is to enable artists to produce voices without the need for a real singer.
There is no Vocaloid anime at the moment. It has been decided the fans would not remain interested in the characters’ multiple charms after seeing them in a bubbly preppy anime, for example.
If you are unfamiliar with VOCALOID don’t worry. We explain everything just below!
What Is Vocaloid?
To mimic singing, the software employs add-ons known as voicebanks. Each voicebank is distinct and one-of-a-kind, with distinct traits and capabilities. Each voice is often promoted as a distinct character. Some characters will have several voicebanks.
There are presently five versions of the Vocaloid editor available. Each version will be referred to as V1, V2, V3, V4, and V5. Each version is also considered a new period, and Vocaloid voicebanks and characters are frequently classified as belonging to one or more of these versions.
Currently, there are around 85 commercially available voicebanks for individual characters (89 including ONA, AKAZA, Yuecheng, and Chuchu) and over 200 voicebanks in existence.
Most of the time, these voicebanks are promoted as their own characters. In most cases, they will be given artwork of a figure that is meant to represent their voice. Sometimes, but not usually, these individuals will be given ages or perhaps a whole background. In the past few years, there has been an increase in giving each character a backstory and mythology.
However, voicebanks and Vocaloid characters are not entirely created by a machine. Voice suppliers are contracted to supply voice and sound samples for their assigned Vocaloid. These samples will then be cleaned and changed before being used in production.
With the introduction of Crypton Future Media’s Hatsune Miku Vocaloid 2 program, the software became highly famous in Japan, and her success has contributed to the popularity of the VOCALOID software in general. Niconico, a Japanese video-sharing website, was instrumental in the software’s exposure and success.
On Nico Nico Douga, a Hatsune Miku fan and illustrator uploaded a popular video in which “Hachune Miku,” a highly deformed Miku, clutched a Welsh onion (Negi in Japanese), which resembles a leek, and sung the Finnish song “Ievan Polkka” like the flash animation “Loituma Girl.”
Some Vocaloid, such as Lola and Leon, have almost little biographical information. However, certain Vocaloids, such as Tianyi Luo, Ling Yuezheng, and others, have a complete backstory. Others, like SF-A2 Miki or Sweet ANN, are totally in the middle or simply have notions.
There is a lot of disagreement and dispute over canon information for VOCALOID characters. Many people do not want to follow the canon information, while others do. Some people get inspiration from canon, while others exploit it as an excuse to create extreme stuff. Because of the nature of the VOCALOID, the majority of the community accepts headcanons and canon revisions.
Is There A Vocaloid Anime?
Of course, the quick answer is that there is no Vocaloid anime. An anime would give characters canon personalities and histories, limiting musical originality. Imagine Hatsune Miku being represented in an anime as a cheerful, joyful adolescent. Fans would suddenly be less interested in the darker tunes.
Though this happens from time to time because fans construct their own personalities and backstories for their favorite characters, it would be considerably more common if a Vocaloid anime was made. At the present, one might easily claim that they can give every Vocaloid any personality they choose. This, however, is thrown out the window the instant an official animation is produced.
What is Hatsune Mix Manga?
Though unauthorized, the Hatsune Mix manga has caused some consternation among newer fans. After all, popular manga are adapted into anime, and this one made the New York Times Best Seller list. Specifically, the top 10 selling manga.
Each chapter is a tale, however, there is some chronology utilized, such as when a character first appears. Characters are given personalities inspired by the ones given to them by the fans, and they even have likes and dislikes based on how the fandom portrays the characters. (For example, Kaito’s ice cream addiction.)
Many people believe that a manga with such a sense of humor and popularity must have an anime adaptation. Despite the word “unofficial,” many people believe that an anime is in the works or has already been produced.
Unfortunately, no anime is scheduled for the Unofficial Hatsune Mix. However, it is one of the numerous reasons why newer fans believe Vocaloid has an anime.
What Anime Show Is Miku Hatsune In?
After handling the release of the Yamaha vocals Meiko and Kaito, Crypton Future Media created Hatsune Miku, the first Vocaloid. Miku was supposed to be the first of a Vocaloids series named the “Character Vocal Series,” which also includes Kagamine Rin/Len and Megurine Luka. Each had a distinct theme and singing style.
She was developed with Yamaha’s Vocaloid 2 technology and then upgraded to newer engine models. She was produced by collecting controlled pitch and tone speech samples from voice actor Saki Fujita.
All of the samples include a single Japanese phonic that, when linked together, produces entire lyrics and phrases. The synthesizer engine was to change the pitch of the samples, which would then be built into a keyboard-style instrument within the Vocaloid program.
Miku was also a recurrent character in the anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion The Animation. Sega created a series of rhythm games under license, beginning with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA, that used Hatsune Miku and other Crypton Vocaloids, as well as “fan-made” Vocaloid such as Akita Neru.
Will Hatsune Miku Ever Get An Anime?
Hatsune Miku, the Japanese Vocaloid, will get her own anime series. The program is being developed by Crypton Future Media in collaboration with Graphic India and Carlin West Agency.
Graphic India CEO Sharad Devarajan and Carlin West Agency CEO Carlin West, along with a “team of respected authors and artists,” will produce the Hatsune Miku series.
Graphic India created the animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends, while Carlin West Agency is a licensing firm that has worked with brands like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Hiroyuki Itoh, CEO of Crypton Future Media, will join Devarajan and West as an executive producer.