UPDATE: Noboru Murakami, head of INTERNET Co.,Ltd, has tweeted confirmation of an upcoming English Gumi voicebank! (More information coming up!) [Thanks Virtual>Real!]
Today marks the third anniversary of INTERNET Co.,Ltd’s second Vocaloid, Gumi! Gumi’s voice is provided by Megumi Nakajima, most famous for her voice acting roles in various anime series. The official name of the software itself is Megpoid, while the avatar we know as Gumi is illustrated by Masami Yuuki. Let’s take a look at what’s happened over the past year!
Early last year, INTERNET Co.,Ltd confirmed additional voicebanks for Gumi, known as Gumi Extend. The new voicebanks consisted of Megpoid Adult, Power, Sweet and Whisper. They were later released on the 21st of October, 2011. Gumi also received a revamp of her VOCALOID 2 voicebank, Megpoid Native, which runs on the newer VOCALOID 3 software. Megpoid Native was released on the 16th of March this year. Physical copies of Megpoid are no longer available for purchase, although she is still available for purchase from INTERNET Co.,Ltd’s online store.
KarenT has a special release of albums for Gumi’s birthday this year. Check it out here! [Thanks for the tip, Samuel!]
Let’s have a listen to some of Gumi’s most popular songs over the last year!
Finally, here are some images in celebration of Gumi’s birthday!
Thanks for celebrating Gumi’s birthday with us, lets see what she’s got in store for us in the future!
A big thanks to Pengy for his help on this article!