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Asami Shimoda at Kawaii Kon 2016

Shimoda and Wilkerson at Opening CeremoniesVoice actress Asami Shimoda attended this year’s Kawaii Kon as a guest of honor, holding autograph sessions and Q&A panels on April 8–9 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Affectionately called “Asapon” by her fans, Shimoda has played many roles in anime and games, but she is known mainly for the twins Ami and Mami Futami from the Idolmaster series as well as Vocaloid characters Kagamine Rin and Len. During the autograph sessions, she also talked briefly with fans and had pictures taken together, while the Q&A panels led to her discussing various aspects of her personal life and career, including how she became the voice behind Kagamine Rin/Len and what it was like during the recording process.

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Asami Shimoda Interview

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On the occasion of the Kagamine Append release, Asami Shimoda, the voice actor who provided the voices for the Kagamines, gave an interview to the Japanese website “Shuu-asu”. She was joined by Wataru Sasaki, the creator of Miku, and the person who’s in charge of the Vocaloid products at Crypton. Follow us after the break to take a look behind the scenes of the Kagamines voicebanks’ creation and release! Read More…


New Append For Kagamine Len!

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Crypton has tweeted from their Vocaloid2 CV account that a test version of “Kagamine Len Soft Append” has been uploaded onto Crypton’s blog. Additionally, Hatsune MikuMiku blog has revealed that a sample of Len’s “Whispering Voice Recording” using Asami Shimoda’s raw voice has also been uploaded. To listen to the voice samples just continue reading after the break~ Read More…


Prism Demo Song

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Asami Shimoda recently aired a radio show, where she talked about Prism and played a short snippet of the song by signalP. Fortunately, one of our forum members, Hisana, have ripped the song and I embedded it below so that we can all listen to it.

[audio: http://www.vocaloidism.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/prism.mp3]

I love it. I’m a fan of both Asami Shimoda and signalP. Really, I can’t wait for the full version to come out. By the way, Asami Shimoda’s website have been updated with some more information about her. Prism will be releasing on 10 June and it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon Japan. You can also see “the making of” videos of Prism in Nico Nico Douga by going to her channel in here. So what do you think of this song?

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Full Songs Listing In “Prism” Revealed!

Prism - Kagamine Rin/Len feat. Asami Shimoda

Prism - Kagamine Rin/Len feat. Asami Shimoda

Well, I just happen to be browsing on Amazon Japan when I saw that the Prism album by Asami Shimoda, which will be released on June 10th, has finally updated the song list to reveal all 13 songs that will be included in the album and here are the songs as listed below, songs in bold indicates that the song wasn’t revealed previously. I pre-ordered it instantly.

  1. Kokoro – ToraborutaP
  2. Daybreak – samfree
  3. Rival – Dios/SignalP
  4. Let’s Hang On – ToraborutaP
  5. Otenba-hime no Uta – ToraborutaP
  6. Rin Rin Signal – Dios/SignalP
  7. Itazura Musume – samsonP
  8. Soundless Voice – HitoShizukuP
  9. Zenmaijikake no Komoriuta – mothy (AkunoP)
  10. South North Story – mothy (AkunoP)
  11. Meltdown – iroha
  12. Gemini – DixieFlatline
  13. Prism (Composer – SignalP, Lyrics – Asami Shimoda)

I’m personally really excited to see Daybreak and Gemini in the tracklist. And as I’ve said before, I’m really looking forward to see Asapon singing Meltdown and Kokoro. Also, the song Itazura Musume by samsonP, which Asami Shimoda has done a cover of, the short version has been uploaded to YouTube earlier on and you can view it after the break.

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Prism

Asapon!


According to DTM and Gpara news magazine, Asami Shimoda, the voice actress of Kagamine Rin and Len, will be releasing a new album titled “Prism” (Kagamine Rin and Len featuring Asami Shimoda) in announcement of the “PIAPRO x Asami Shimoda Special Collaboration Project” results celebrating Rin and Len’s birthday a few months ago.

Prism will feature songs chosen by Asami Shimoda herself to sing for this album and there will be a total of 13 songs altogether. This album will be released on June 10th and retails for 3,000 Yen. The song “Itazura Musume” will also be featured in the album after it was chosen by Asami Shimoda herself, out of a total of 278 songs submitted for the collaboration project competition. You can listen to the song below.

And here’s a list of some of the songs that will be included in the album, out of the total 13 tracks in this CD:

  • Rin Rin Signal – SignalP
  • Kokoro – ToraborutaP
  • Zenmaijikake no Komoriuta – AkunoP
  • Soundless Voice – HitoShizukuP
  • Itazura Musume – samsonP
  • Prism (Composer – SignalP, Lyrics – Asami Shimoda)

Update on May 2nd: Two more songs have been confirmed to be in the album and here are the additonal songs as below.

  • Otenba-hime no Uta – ToraborutaP
  • Meltdown – iroha

Pre-order is now open and you can go to Amazon Japan to buy the CD (ships internationally). I am so going to pre-order it though, seeing as it’s from Rin and Len’s voice actress Asami Shimoda. Kevin would also definitely get it, since he’s a big fan of Asapon and he would love to hear Asapon singing Kokoro. Anyone else here thinking of getting it?


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