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Musician and actor Gackt lent his voice and stage name for the creation of Vocaloid, Gakupo Kamui (神威がくぽ Kamui Gakupo). Yamaha wanted to utilize the voice of a musician but felt it would be difficult to acquire cooperation. They consulted Dwango (new owner of Vocaloid publisher Internet Co. Ltd.), who suggested Gackt, as Gackt had previously provided his voice for Dwango's cell phone services.[1] Referred to alternately as Gakupoid or Gackpoid, the most recent release includes a new program, OPUS Express, for mixing vocal parts with accompaniment and phoneme data.[2] The new software will be available for download for users with registered copies of previous Vocaloids. Besides the new program, Gackpoid will include two of Gackt's songs and three example songs.[3]

The product was originally intended to be released in June 2008, but although Gackt existed as a model for the Vocaloid, it lacked an illustrated avatar to match the previous Vocaloids. Popular manga authorKentarou Miura, famous for his dark fantasy epic Berserk, was approached. Due to Miura's affection for Nico Nico Douga, he agreed to offer his services as character designer for free. As a fan of Berserk, Gackt was more than happy with this arrangement, and requested Miura's sketches be faxed to him as well as the developers, even though he was on location for the filming of Guy Moshe's [Bunraku].[4] Gackpoid was released on July 31, 2008.[3]

He also appears in KEI's manga as a stage janitor.

A trial version of Gackpoid can be downloaded from their website.

Significant Gakupo songs

Dancing Samurai
Song by Kanimiso-P

One of Gakupo's most well known songs. It's about Gakupo and his love for dancing, and how he has no respect for anyone who cannot dance, even so far as saying they should die.
Super Turkish March
Song by Owata-P

This is the 2nd biggest hit song of the original Gakupo song. It is based on "Turkish March Owata\(^o^)/" made by Owata-P for Miku Hatsune. In it, Gakupo wakes up very late one morning and must hurry to get to a meeting with a friend of his. After a series of mishaps, including forgetting his wallet and train pass and letting his cell phone battery die on him, and missing the train, he finally makes it to the designated meeting place, but can't find his friend anhywhere. When he finally gets a charger for his phone and checks his messages, he learns that his friend couldn't make it. Gakupo flies into a fit of rage and disbelief, slicing his cell phone in half with his sword.
Yume miru Kotori
Original song was made by Hayaya-P for Miku & Rin.
Gakupo & Rin version was made Kokutoupokky-P.

Cantarella
Original song was made by Kurousa-P for KAITO & Miku
Gakupo & Rin version was made Kokutoupokky-P.

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