Update on Aug 16th: A song demo video for the new Vocaloid has been included in the article.
Update on Aug 20th: Edits made to correct all relevant information in the article.
Update on Aug 21st: More clarifications made, “Rio” is NOT confirmed to be the Vocaloid’s name as from what we know.
Yes, we will be having another Vocaloid joining the family and this time round it’s from AH-Software Co. Ltd., in which the news was announced during this year’s summer Comiket. For more information just continue reading after the break!
(There’s quite a bit of background noises in the video due to the venue (Comiket 78), but at least that’s what we have for now)
Although we still don’t know the name of the Vocaloid or who the official illustrator will be but what we do know that Sanrio was chosen by AHS in a random pick for the Vocaloid collaboration due to Sanrio having its 50th anniversary. The new Vocaloid’s public showing will be in September and sales will begin in October.
Currently that’s about the information known about the new Vocaloid, we will be posting more about her when the information and song demos are up.
Information thanks to Vocaforum staff Miyuki for the heads-up.