★Leon & Lola
Release: 3 March 2004
Gender: Leon (Male) and Lola (Female)
Character Item: (Leon) Tulip, (Lola) Frying Pan
Leon and Lola were the first Vocaloid released. It was Lola and Leon's appearance at the NAMM trade show.
Release: 5 November 2004
Age: -Never given-
Voice Base: Haigo Meiko
Illustrator: Shogo Washizu (Wasshi)
Character Item: One Cup Ozeki (Sake)
She is the first Japanese female Vocaloid. Her voice is noted to be steady, straightforward, and suitable for any musical genre. Her overall tone of voice is more fluid and gives her a large vocal range.
Release: 17 February 2006
Voice Base: Fuga Naoto
Illustrator: Takashi Kawasaki
Character Item: Ice cream
Kaito was created as a counterpart of Meiko and developed together. Kaito managed to sell just 500 units deeming him a commercial failure. Kaito's raise to fame was only by fluke, Kaito was a commercial failure and few had any interest in him.
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Release: 29 June 2007
Voice Base: Jody
Character Item: Chicken drumstick
As her name suggests, her voice is meant to sound "sweet" and she has a variety of uses within music. She was the first vocaloid created using Yamaha’s Vocaloid2 upgraded software.
Name Meaning: Hatsu (first), Ne (sound), Miku (future)
Release: 31 August 2007
Height: 158 cm
Voice Base: Fujita Saki
Character Item: Spring Onion
Before Miku was released, Vocaloid was not much more than an obscure program. Soon after its release, users of Nico Nico Douga started posting videos with songs created by the software. According to Crypton, a popular video with a comically-altered Miku holding a spring/Welsh onion, singing "Levan Polkka". As recognition and popularity grew, Nico Nico Douga became a place for collaborate content creation. Popular original songs written by a user would generate illustrations.
Hatsune Miku performed her first "live" concert like a virtual idol on a projection screen during Animelo Summer Live at the Saitama Super Arena on August 22, 2009.
★Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len
Name Meaning: Kagami (miror), Ne (sound), Rin (right), Len (left)
Release: 27 December 2007
Gender: Rin (Female) and Len (Male)
Height: (Rin) 152 cm, (Len) 156 cm
Voice Base: Shimoda Asami
Character Item: (Rin) Roadroller and Mikan, (Len) Roadroller and Banana
Since they are based on the same voice provider, both successfully harmonize with each other and therefore are often used in duets together.
Release: 31 July 2008
Voice Base: Camui Gact
Illustrator: Kentaro Miura
Character item: Eggplant
Name Meaning: Meguri (round), Ne (sound), Luka (Japanese words of "nagare" (flow) and "ka"(song))
Release: 30 January 2009
Height: 162 cm
Voice Base: Asakawa Yuu
Character Item: Frozen Tuna
Crypton advertised Luka's 3GB vocal database as "Japanese/English bilingual" and chose her name to express its hope that she will transcend borders and cultural barriers. Only a few days after her release, many songs were produced. Many of Luka's songs appeared in the Top 30, making it the song with the highest one-week score.
Release: 25 June 2009
Height: 162 cm
Voice Base: Nakajime Megumi
Illustrator: Masami Yuuki
Character Item: Carrot
At the time of her release, she had one of the most realistic sounding voicebanks in Vocaloid 2 and sings with a soft clear voice. Amongst the female voicebanks she has one of the biggest ranges and is considered easy to tune. Her pronunciations are of a good quality and she has smooth vowel sounds compared to other Vocaloids within her era. The weakness of her voice is that she is raspy, however, this can be removed if a user does not want her raspiness.
She was also praised by Western "Japanese to English" users as having one of the easiest pronunciations to mimic English, however, like all Japanese Vocaloids she is still limited.
Release: 14 July 2009
Height: 167 cm
Voice Base: -
Sonika is the third English speaking Vocaloid to use the updated Vocaloid2 software. She has a strong British accent and is better suited for late 20th century pop and sings with a soft and innocent sounding voice. However she has a limited vocal range and heavy editing may be needed. Though marketed to an English speaking audience, Sonika can potentially sing in other languages and her vocal bank is not limited to fixed syllables and phonetics so she is able to produce any consonant and vowel combination imaginable.
Release: 4 December 2009
Voice Base: Furukawa Miki
Illustrator: Yuusuke Kozaki
Character Item: Cherry
SF-A2 Miki is a Japanese Vocaloid. She was created to have a wide range and to sound different greatly when she is in a high voice and in a low voice, some users say her voice is smooth and can be emotional, but her pronunciations are weak and it is difficult to control her pitch without further editing or pitch correct software. Because of this she is often said to be not easy for beginners to use.
Release: 25 August 2010
Voice Base: Yuri Masuda
Lily has a mature sounding female voicebank. She has a husky voice and she can sing in a low or mid voice better than in a high voice. Also she can pronounce clearly, however, she is not good at pronouncing a consonant sound alone.
Name Meaning: Ai (love), Uki (song)
Release: 4 December 2009
Height: "As tall as 10 big apples"
Voice Base: -
Character Item: Apple
She is meant to be portrayed as an elementary school student, and her voice is taken from recordings of an actual elementary school student. However, the name of the one who offered the voice for Yuki is still unknown. Yuki is designed to sing childrens songs and have an innocent, soft and cute voice. er child-like voice makes her unique amongst the vocaloids and allows for a soft, sweet style of song. Because of this, Yuki can not sing like a professional singer as she is intended to sound like an amateur
Release: 22 October 2010
Voice Base: Unknown
Character Item: Undecided
"Iroha" is the old Japanese variant of "ABC". Iroha is one of the "kittyler" characters who love the Sanrio character Hello Kitty. She also joined the "Hello Kitty to Issho!" project in early August, 2010.
Iroha has a deep, strong, and powerful voice which does not give her a "child-like". She is capable of singing fast-paced songs and has clear, strong consonants and good, smooth Japanese pronunciations. With a wide-ranged voice, she can sing in both a high and low tone and has the ability to sing in falsetto.
Source: Vocaloid Wiki, Animonster 141