Six years guys, six years! That’s how long our beloved male Vocaloid Kaito (affectionately called niisan by fans) has been amongst us for. I wonder what kind of birthday shenanigans him and his fans have been up to this year. Let’s all follow me after the break and find out, shall we?
As we all probably know by now after all these years, Kaito is our beloved first Japanese male Vocaloid voice of all time. Voiced by singer Naoto Fuuga, he was recorded into the VOCALOID1 engine and tweaked for a while before being released over a year after his female counterpart, Meiko. Unfortunately, being the same gender as general DTM population, he sat around somewhat neglected for a while until late 2007, when Miku’s skyrocketing fame rocked the world. From there, Kaito went from the warehouse to the spotlight (a shocking transition) and enjoyed the honourable position of being the only tenor robot singer for a while yet. His adorable icecream-loving self was quite hard for the female Vocaloid fans to resist, I’m sure. And although there are now many other male Vocaloids in the wild, niisan still retains his fanbase and following even after all these years.
In fact, Kaito has enjoyed lots of love from SEGA in the more recent Project DIVA games, including some silly costumes (You cannot convince me that that ninja outfit is not silly) and finally the inclusion of his #1 hit Sennen no Dokusouka with a matching outfit. Speaking of which, Sennen had a Kaito Append remix on the VOCALOID Minzokucho Kyokushu album which made him sound both realistic and similar to his father, Fuuga! Unfortunately, his Append is still not out yet, but in another twist of fate, it seems that Crypton is seriously considering making an English Kaito alongside English Miku. Whether it happens or not, it shows that Crypton knows how important an asset Kaito is after all, he just had a slow start, that’s all. GSC didn’t forget that Kaito brings all the icecream to the yard either, and re-released his nendoroid in Cheerful form in an adorable cheerleader outfit (Not the sexy kind). Fight on! Niisan!
But enough talk, what has niisan been up to this year? Wait, actually, I have a better idea. Let us all refresh our minds with Kaito’s first a—maaaazing hit shall we?
I would like the entire world to admire the greatness that is Kaito’s lesson to this world. You shall all be learned in the ways of Hikyou forever. Okay, joke time is over, let’s explore Kaito’s latest hits.
Yuukiss, king of unfinished songs, finally managed to complete a Kaito song and it makes everyone’s pants happy with like 25 Kaitos. Including one that does nothing but howl like a wolf. I’m not sure how that can get any better so it’s all downhill from here.
Wait, wait. I take that back. After amazing us last (technically last last) year with his first Kaito song, mothy comes back strong with an even better one with contributions to his ever growing epic that will blow your mind. In short, Judgement of Corruption is great in so many ways I don’t even –
Ohsnap, it’s more from our favourite Visual K trio, VanaN’Ice. Slightly less awesome than the above songs since Kaito is sharing the spotlight here though.
Cheating a little here but guys the maker of Kaito’s first #1 original remixed Kaito’s second #1 original that’s just cool beyond cool y’know.
Okay now that we have hits out of the way, let’s celebrate niisan’s birthday with birthday hits! KarenT is also releasing a Kaito Birthday special with three special singles from niisan:
Be sure to grab the ones you love! And now for the best from NND, hand picked by yours truely.
Yes. Eh? Not enough, you say? Well then knock yourself out on Nico instead. Now that we’re all turned on after listening to so much of Kaito’s voice we may now proceed to touch –
-There is a temporary outage as the rest of Vism catches up and apprehends this obnoxious self indulgent blogger-
Um, anyway. Here are some Kaito pictures our beloved fanartists have drawn for his special day. Don’t be surprised if some of them seem rather romantic, Kaito’s first birthday was on Valentine’s day after all. (He has two, Yamaha and Crypton released him on different days, go figure.)
Aaaaand we are done! Not enough eye candy? Drag your loving ass thisaway and bury yourself in all the Kaito Birthday art you could ever want.
And so we conclude another year of Kaito. Which, to be fair, wasn’t exactly filled with Kaito activity. In fact, I think I spy some of the regulars being a little slow this year with their uploads, so I suggest you all keep tabs on the tags until they’re done. Still, there have been some rather interesting inclusions from less dedicated artists, and they are pretty great. It feels like the world is lying low in wait of Kaito Append, after which they’ll surprise us all. Kaito’s future is just beginning this year, fight on! Urotanda!