09 August 2014

TOHOKU ZUNKO - Vocaloid Character Profile

Name: Tohoku Zunko (東北ずん子 / Tōhoku Zunko)
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Height: 157 cm
Voice Provider: Satomi Satō
Illustrator: Edomura Ninico
Release date: September 28, 2012

Zunko is high school student in her 2nd year. Her special ability is “Zunda Arrow” which transform any kinds of mochi into zunda-mochi. Her hobbies are archery and making cakes, particularly zunda-mochi. Her dream is to own her own "Zunda Café" in Tokyo, as well as a "Zunda Shop" in Akibahara. Her birthday is on October 27. 

She was originally created to help promote the recovery of the Tōhoku region, which was the region devastated on March 11, 2011, by a major earthquake and tsunami. Her character design is based on a Zunda mochi, a Tōhoku specialty, which is a traditional sweet (rice cake) made of green soybean paste.

Zundamochi (ずんだ餅) made of green soybean.

Zunko's clothing is also based off Zunda mochi. A short bio that was included in her strap says Zunko enjoys archery and making cakes and that her dreams for the future are to own her own cafe in Tokyo.

There has been also an Android smartphone widget of Zunko created to supprot companies in the Tohoku region. Click for more information about the app.

About Zunko's voice provider, Satomi Satō:

Satomi was born in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan on May 8, 1986. She is also well known for her performance as Ritsu Tainaka from the Japanese anime music show "K-ON!".

Zunko's Official Web

Zunko's Demo Song

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