The “Everyone’s Vocaloid Project” contest winners, as well as one of the voice providers have been announced earlier today at Vocaloid Festa 02. Follow us after the break for character info!
Update: MiKA of the band Daisy×Daisy will provide the voice for Ring! Read for a link to one of her songs as well as a picture.
Update 2: Original illustrations + English spelling change.
Update 3: New release dates have been announced + more info on the other winners (illustrations for VY1 and VY2 among other things).
According to a tweet by raitori retweeted and discussed by many Vocaloid fans and P’s like LeleleP, as well as a thread on 2ch, two illustrations have been chosen. The following info come from the illustrators.
On the left:
VFS-01L Lui Hibiki (Original name: Lui)
Voice provider: N/A
Boy, 12 years old
His arms and legs are very bright.
Easily mistaken for a girl because of his graceful manners.
On the right:
VFS-01R Ring Suzune (Original name: it should be noted that the illustrator used the regular Japanese name ordering, but Yamaha changed it to a western one, given name first)
Voice provider: MiKA
Girl, 17 years old
Light-hearted, doesn’t have high aspirations, but she’s hard-working.
According to her blog, MiKA, vocalist of the band Daisy×Daisy, will provide the voice for the girl, Ring. Daisy×Daisy performed a Fairy Tail OP, “Evidence”, which you can listen to here. Below is a picture of MiKA with a Luka cosplayer, taken during the VocaFes02.
According to the official VocaFes website, the second voice provider will be announced around Summer, and the voicebanks will be released in Fall.
Update 2: Lui was drawn Yuukari; here’s the original illustration.
Ring was drawn by Muraichi. Notice that Yamaha/VocaFes renamed her “Suzune” instead of “Suzunone”.
Update 3: According to HatsuneMikuMiku, Ring will be released around Fall/Winter 2011 (possibly during the next VocaFes which is scheduled to take place on September 11 at Tokyo Big Site), and Lui will be released around Winter/Spring 2012. They’re still looking for Lui’s voice provider, and they’re auditioning both males and females.
Apart from the two Grand Prize winners, the two Excellence Prize winners will have their characters used for VY1 and VY2, and the five remaining winners will have their characters used for VocaFes’ mascots; all the winners are females. The original characters have been “refined” by 119 (Hikeshi), the artist who did the illustration for supercell’s “Melt”.
Here are the Excellence Prize winners. The images come from HatsuneMikuMiku.
A higher quality picture of the original illustration can be found on Manbou no Ane’s pixiv account. Check the HatsuneMikuMiku article for the four other winners (utsumimow’s illustration is missing because the VocaFes staff forgot to mention her during the event, and didn’t release the refined version of her work. You can however see it on her pixiv account).