flower (フラワ) is a Japanese VOCALOID initially developed and distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with Gynoid Co., Ltd.. The product name is v flower (ブイフラワ) and she was released in May 2014 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice provider has never been revealed. Her update to the VOCALOID4 engine was solely developed by Gynoid and released in July 2015.
According to her official website, flower is described as a 'kuudere'.
Originally, the VOCALOID's name was written as "flower" while the software was listed as "v flower". It is not uncommon for "v flower" to be used to refer to both character and software by fans, though this is usually done in error.
The name "flower" is based on the wish of her "blooming like a flower" in VOCALOID.
The "V" in the product name "v flower" simply means "VOCALOID".
Her Mobile VOCALOID Editor release is known as "v for flower" and is the only release with a different name for the App.
Owed to the confusion caused by "androgynous" being used to describe her voice, occasionally her gender is misunderstood and she is mislabelled as nonbinary, masculine, or transgender. However, the official Twitter stated flower is female.
flower's clothing appears to have a Gothic theme, with her outfit possessing traditional Gothic characteristics.
flower's V4 design was originally drawn in July 2014 by the artist, Miwasiba. The appearance was originally done as fanart and was a "shota" version of flower. The official flower Twitter account noted that the new VOCALOID4 design was the "short-haired" version of flower, while the original VOCALOID3 version was the "long-haired" version. The official Twitter account said that the design was to reflect how flower herself is now "perfect flower", having both a "pistil" (long haired version) and "stamen" (short haired version). Due to confusion caused by the comment, with responses thinking flower was a hermaphrodite, it was noted by the account that flower has a "pistil" (female reproductive organ). The Twitter account also noted that the change of hairstyle did not change her nature. Miwasiba also confirmed flower is still a girl on the VOCALOID Facebook page and reference sheets despite adopting a "shota" design.
For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the VOCALOID Answers Wiki.
Music featuring flower
- flower is featured in 76 songs and 22 albums on this wiki.
- There are listings for notable and original songs.
Examples of usage
|Translation||メランコリックシューゲイザー (Melancholic Shoegazer)|
|Translation||曖昧劣情Lover (Aimai Retsujou Lover)|
|Translation||Close to you|
In April 2014, flower was promoted through a HoneyWorks original song, "イノコリ先生 (Inokori Sensei)". The character rights were owned by Gynoid Co., Ltd. despite being released before the company was fully established in August 2014.
Ignoring non-relevant results, flower's popularity peeked in April 2014, the month before her release according to Google Trends.
The song Inokori Sensei has reached the 1 million views mark.
|Japanese||YAMAHA official press page for v flower||Link|
|Japanese||v flower(ブイフラワ)公式サイト The official website for VOCALOID v flower||Link|
|Japanese||v flower @v_flower_jp The official Twitter account for VOCALOID v flower.||Link|
|English||deviantArt , art and media community||Link|
|Japanese||Pixiv , art and media community||Link|