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Aoki Lapis (蒼姫ラピス) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with i-style Project. She was released in April 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by a contest winner, Japanese female, Nako Eguchi (江口菜子; Eguchi Nako). She is a "Character Voice" type VOCALOID.

ConceptEdit

Aoki Lapis is a fairy who has no memory of who she is.[1] She belongs to a race of fairies capable of transforming music into power and her voice is said to have the power to give life when she sings.[2]

EtymologyEdit

Aoki Lapis is named after the semi-precious gemstone Lapis lazuli because of her color palette. "Aoki" (her surname) means "Blue Princess".

AppearanceEdit

The large gem she has on her head is a Paraíba Tourmaline, an extremely rare and precious gemstone.

Her design is "light" in contrast with her sister, Merli who is darker. Merli and Lapis despite being sisters are also portrayed as rivals, making them the first protagonist and antagonist of Vocaloid.[3][4]

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the VOCALOID Answers Wiki.

  • Merli - Older sister, rival.
  • Violet - A virtual Chinese idol who often appeared alongside Aoki Lapis in VR concerts because the companies that owned Lapis and Violet were all related to a company named Ima Group. Previously, it was always suspected that Lapis' image was being used illegally.[5]

Music featuring Aoki LapisEdit

  • Aoki Lapis is featured in 47 songs and 20 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable and original songs.

Examples of usage

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Featuring
Aoki Lapis
Producers
Tsuyoposo
Categories Original song
煙に巻けッ!
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Translation 煙に巻けッ! (Kemu ni Make!)
Featuring
Aoki Lapis
Producers
Chie-P
Categories Original song
好きになってしまった。。 操り人形
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Translation Suki ni Natte Shimatta.. Ayatsuri Ningyou
Featuring
Aoki Lapis
Producers
Mayumix & CleanTears
Categories Original Song
たなごころ
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Translation Tanagokoro
Featuring
Aoki Lapis
Producers
Momomomo
Categories Original Song
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Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

Lapis had some fan direct marketing, such as her first CD Daydream Flight, which contained her demo, and character apps that later featured Merli.

ReputationEdit

Mascot status
Google Trends

Aoki+Lapis,蒼姫ラピス

Sales

Her version of the VocaloWitter app managed to earn 1st place out of all paid apps on the iTunes store on September 11th, 2013.[6]

Reaction

Aoki Lapis had a number of songs in the Nico Douga weekly ranking after release.[7]

According to Google trends, Lapis' popularity peeked in the month of release (April 2012). Her popularity remained fairly stable until June 2014, when it suddenly fell. She was overall less popular at the end of the VOCALOID3 era than before she was released.

Achievements
  • First i-style Project VOCALOID released
  • First female VOCALOID by i-style Project
  • First VOCALOID to have a confirmed sibling
  • First VOCALOID3 vocal to later be released on a version of the VOCALOID2 engine

Community polls

Do you like Aoki Lapis?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 756 people voted.
What characteristic of Aoki Lapis do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 740 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese i-style Project official homepage Link
Japanese キャラクター The official webpage for VOCALOIDs Lapis and Merli Link
Japanese i-style Project @i_style_vc3 The official Twitter account for i-style Project Link
Japanese i-style project official YouTube Channel Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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