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Japan being a country of great astounding technology, always have some surprises to offer.
The Japanese people have very unique thoughts and ideas. And when it comes to music, they seem to have been fancy about it via their very distinct feature of vocaloids. And now a little something about Vocaloids, is that they are computer programs that sing. Yes, you read that correct. Vocaloids are a singing synthesis technology and software that enables users to synthesize "singing" by typing in lyrics and melody. It was created by Kenmochi Hideki. So, to sum it up...you enter lyrics and melody into a software and it, in turn sings. Yes, you got that right. Though, in the beginning, only English Vocaloids were available, now there are plenty of them in many languages, mainly Japanese. The first ever Vocaloid was created by the Vocaloid company, Zero-G. The first 3 Vocaloids were Leon, Lola and Miriam. One male and 2 female voice synthesizers. They were of English language. These 3 were released in Japan, during the year of 2004, by the above-mentioned, Zero-G.
Leon, the Vocaloid.
Miriam, the Vocaloid
There seems to be no available images of Lola, but this is how they are made to look. To be honest, they are actually a small box which synthesizes sound, but the creators decided to give them a face and body.
Over the years more Vocaloids were made and now Vocaloids in English, Spanish, Japanese and Korean are available.
Vocaloid software box.
The first picture that I've added is the 2nd generation Vocaloid, Megurine Luka.
The title picture in this blog is from a song sung by Megurine Luka called "Leia". The song is about an artist who painted a picture of a girl, then fell in love with her. The artist ripped his eyes out unable to face reality and face that she was just a painting who could not return his feelings. He then burns himself along with the portrait. The song name "Leia" is a pun for Lie. The song was produced by Yuyoyuppe, who made the music and lyrics. It was illustrated by Meola.
This here is the link for Megurine Luka's Leia.
Some fanarts of Leia are..
So, that sums up my words about Vocaloids and dearest Luka. Feel free to comment on my mistakes.
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