亞北 (Akita) - Play on words from "飽きた" or "get bored."
ネル (Neru) - Also play on words from "寝る" or "go to bed."
|TYPE: BOUKALOID (in Japanese, 防火ロイド or 防火LOID) - This is again a play on words. It literally means Fireproof-loid and has the same pronunciation as Vocaloid in Japanese.|
MODEL: DEN2 - Stamped on her left shoulder, like with Miku and Haku. Its significance is currently unexplained.
|GENDER||Female||VOICE RANGE||Unknown||RELATED CHARACTERS||Miku Hatsune (rival and good friend)|
Rin Kagamine (rival)
Len Kagamine (crush)
Haku Yowane (best friend)
Nero Akita (little brother)
Naru Akita (younger sister)
|AGE||17 or 18||GENRE||Undetermined (to be translated)||HOMEPAGE||Akita Neru Webbase|
|WEIGHT||83 lbs (38 kg)||CHARACTER ITEM||Katana, Yellow clamshell cellphone. (Presumably a Motorola V3X, it looks similar to one.)||CREATOR||Smith Hioka|
|HEIGHT / MEASUREMENTS||4'11" ft (150 cm)||VOICE SOURCE||Miku Hatsune (common source),|
Rin Kagamine (used by Nanameue-P, Ichigyou-P)
|PICTURE LINK LIST||CONCEPT ART, PIAPRO, PIXIV, DEVIANT ART, GELBOORU, GOOGLE IMAGE, PHOTOBUCKET|
|BIRTHDAY||November 1, 1991||LIKES||Texting, slacking, being lazy, Kagamine Len (popular fan depiction)||MEDIA LIST||NICO NICO DOUGA, YOUTUBE|
|RELEASE DATE||November 1, 2007||DISLIKES||Otakus||SIGNATURE SONG||Tsutaetai kedo akita neru (伝えたいけど飽きた寝る) (NND)|
|PERSONALITY: A snob, a troll, and a delinquent girl, but can be cool , and nice. Neru is a girl that does things her way, which is ironic, considering she is employed in a writing agency for a rate of 700 yen per hour. She also speaks in Tohoku dialect. She tends to be depicted as the anti-hero or villain to Miku, and is occasionally portrayed as a Miku wannabe (because she is jealous of her fame). She mainly represents forum/bbs trolls, those who don’t have enough patience to use the Vocaloid software, or those who gave up using Vocaloid. She is notably tsundere, most especially when depicted with Len or anyone she secretly likes.|
Origins and Conceptualization
In October of 2007, soon after Miku was released, a TV program in Japan degraded the users of Miku, and Miku's pictures became unavailable to search in main search engines at the same time.
These news became widespread or "flamed up" in 2ch, then many writings to lay the news to rest or "to put off the fire" followed. The postings were with the phrases "飽きた、寝る。 (Got bored. Going to bed.)" or "寝る、お前らも寝ろよ。 (Gonna go to bed. Follow me, y'all!). Soon other users made a personification character for these postings as Akita Neru, which Smith Hioka, the designer, later finalized.
In some cases Neru has the voice of a boyish-sounding girl, while some people have assigned her to Miku's default voice, but in a higher octave. The following configuration attempts to recreate Neru's voice as it fits her visual details.
|BREATHINESS (BRE)||-30||BRIGHTNESS (BRI)||30||CLEARNESS (CLE)||30|
|GENDER FACTOR (GEN)||15||OPENING (OPE)||-15|
Breathiness in high notes and in certain words increases Neru's ability to sing higher notes than Miku normally can. Her effective voice range is at F3-F5.
She has another voice configuration. Nanaemue-P's Honey Honey PV has Neru singing in a voice that fits her really well. It is made by using Rin Act 2. (Regular Rin may also work, but the former is recommended) This is not an exact configuration, but rather, tweaked settings.
|BREATHINESS (BRE)||-10||BRIGHTNESS (BRI)||-20||CLEARNESS (CLE)||20|
|GENDER FACTOR (GEN)||39||OPENING (OPE)||-20|
Some clarity issues may arise, because of Rin's voicebank. Therefore, tweaks may be needed. Her effective voice range at this point is at C3-C5, though it may extend gracefully. It is a borderline tomboyish voice.
Neru is one of the Vocaloid derivatives officially recognized by Crypton Future Media, the publisher of the Character Vocal Series for VOCALOID2. The other derivatives bearing this distinction is Miku Hachune, Haku Yowane, Meiko Sakine, and Tako Luka. She also makes some game and media appearances.
- She makes a cameo appearance in the manga Hatsune Mix as a music teacher, then she later appears again as a salesperson.
- Neru is an available character in the PSP game, Hatsune Miku ~Project Diva~
- Neru is an available model in the program MikuMikuDance.
Some details are based on existing information, guesswork and usage experience. The details seen here may be subject to change without prior notice.
She complains about the official Vocaloids(and Haku when she appears) and why she hates them, later revealing how she actually likes them, and that she wants to be loved by everyone as well. Later Haku appears and calls her tsundere.