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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.[3][4]

Concept

According to her official website, flower is described as a 'kuudere'.

Etymology

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.[5]

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.

Appearance

Owed to the confusion caused by "androgynous" being used to describe her voice, she is occasionally misgendered. However, the official Twitter stated flower is female.[1]

flower's box art illustration was done by Yamako while the character design was done by Rocoru. Both artists are members of HoneyWorks, the circle who made flower's first demo. Her 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.[6] 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.[7] 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).[8] This comment resulted in some confusion believing the character was intersex. However, it was noted by the account that flower has a "pistil" (female reproductive organ). The Twitter account also stated that the change of hairstyle did not change her nature.[9] Miwasiba also confirmed flower is still a girl on the VOCALOID Facebook page and reference sheets despite adopting a "shota" design.[10][11]

Relations

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

History

Marketing

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.

Voicebanks

v flower
flower's "v flower" vocal is regarded as a vocal that has an androgynous tone, meaning that it has a lack of feminine or masculine traits. It can therefore be used as both male and female roles in music. Her vocal is suitable for genres such as rock music and favours faster tempos over slow.
flower - Talk
A current project thats not been released and has no release date. This is a talk vocal for Flower.[13]

Music featuring flower

  • On this wiki, flower is featured in 76 songs , 24 albums , 1 series , 1 events.
Vflower logo render
プロトディスコ
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Translation プロトディスコ (Proto Disco)
Featuring
flower
Producers
Categories Original song
メランコリックシューゲイザー
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Translation メランコリックシューゲイザー (Melancholic Shoegazer)
Featuring
flower
Producers
Categories Original song
曖昧劣情Lover
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Translation 曖昧劣情Lover (Aimai Retsujou Lover)
Featuring
flower
Producers
Categories Original song
Close to you
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Translation Close to you
Featuring
flower
Producers
cillia (cover)
Original: niki
Categories Cover song
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Reputation

Status

Google Trends

VOCALOID+flower,VOCALOID+フラワ,vflower,ブイフラワ

Reaction

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.

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID from Gynoid.
  • First Japanese VOCALOID from Gynoid.
  • First VOCALOID from Gynoid to be updated to VOCALOID4.
  • First VOCALOID fully developed by Gynoid (v4 flower package).

Polls

Do you like flower?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 2519 people voted.
What characteristic of flower do you like?
 
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295
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 2439 people voted.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 re: tweet
  2. FAQ - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  3. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/591255238792773633
  4. Gynoid's twitter:"ボーカロイドを中心としたレーベルです。「ロック」に特化したキレのあるパワフルな女性歌声ライブラリ「VOCALOID4 Library v4 flower」、台湾初のボーカロイド「心華 シンファ」の企画を行っています。"
  5. "Rock and cuddle artist" VOCALOID 3 v flower "", DTM magazine Vol. 243, Terashima information planning, September 2014, pages 10-13.
  6. https://twitter.com/miwasiba/status/490450541978193920
  7. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/591262841555918848
  8. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/591453332016869376
  9. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/591491009726394368
  10. https://www.facebook.com/yamaha.vocaloid/posts/763691150418106
  11. https://twitter.com/miwasiba/status/591749520481853440
  12. https://www.dtmstation.com/archives/23988.html
  13. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/1154572070908383232

External links

LanguageDescriptionSite
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

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