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Vocaloid: Meiko

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

vocaloid cosplay - meikoOne of the first Vocaloids created by Crypton Future Media, Meiko’s voice is based on a Japanese female singer, Haigou Meiko, whose singing is suitable for any musical genre. The anime character added on the box of the DTM (Desktop Music) software had nothing to do with the singer’s image, but her appearance had an appeal to the mainstream audience, selling the software quite well.

Beautiful cosplay! I love how she did her make-up and nails in Meiko’s signature red color. I wonder if this cosplay is from one of her music videos? Thanks to Lilica for sending this!

Vocaloid 2: Gackpoid

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

vocaloid 2 cosplay - gackpoid / kamui gakupo / gackpoInternet Co. Ltd. wanted to utilize an actual musician’s voice for Vocaloid, but thought it would be difficult to acquire cooperation. However, when the consulted Dwango about the matter, they found that Gackt previously provided his voice for Dwango’s cell phone services. A few negotiations later with the famed musician and actor, Gakupoid was born.

He’s not in his usual samurai clad, but I’m guessing fans would know from which music video this is from? Really love the purple hues in this photo. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 04

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 04Actually, I’m not so sure if this is Hatsune Miku or not, but I’ll take a wild guess that it is because of that long, green, pigtailed hair.

Unless there is another character similar to Miku from an anime or game I don’t know about, which could be highly likely too. Let me know either way?

Thanks again to Sam for emailing me another Miku from Winter Comiket!

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 02

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin 02Voice actress Shimoda Asami provides the voice of both Kagamine Rin and Len, who is the boy version of Rin. Strangely enough, Rin and Len’s synthesizer cost as much as Miku’s even though they are two for the price of one.

On July 2008, Crypton released an expansion disc free of charge for those who already bought the old version. The disc is an entirely different software and does not affect the original Rin and Len in any way, allowing the users to use one or the other, or even both.

Cute Rin from Winter Comiket! I can’t believe she’s out in the cold in that outfit. Thanks to Mika-Mi for sending this!

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 03

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 03 from winter comiketLast year’s Winter Comiket in Japan has given us a ton of beautiful cosplays without the “luxury” of Photoshop! Many readers have been sending these photos in, and I will do my best to feature as many as I can!

Starting off, we have Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid 2! It looks like a customized version with her fluffy headsets, and the material she used for her arm warmers and skirt is just lovely!

Many thanks to Sam for emailing this! I’ll be posting more very soon!

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka

Monday, October 12th, 2009

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine lukaFirst released on January 30, 2009, Megurine Luka is the voice of a 20-year-old girl who can sing in both Japanese and English. Her voice actress is Asakawa Yu and she was designed by Manga Artist, Kei, the same designer of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len. Like her predecessors, Luka’s is based on “sound” (ne) combined with the term “circulate” (meguri).

According to this blog, the cosplayer is known as Ibara, and she has a ton of cosplays done already. I think this is one of my favorites from her works though. Thank you for sharing this!

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin by kipi

The second installment from Vocaloid 2, Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len are 2 voice synthesizers packaged into one. According to their official blog, Rin and Len are not siblings, but mirrors of one another. In fact, the family name is comprised of "kagami" meaning "mirror" and "ne" meaning "sound". Rin and Len is also a pun for Left and Right.

Kipi makes an awesome Rin. I wonder who’d be a fitting Len for her?