Kobayashi Matcha (小林抹茶) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by YAMAHA Corporation in collaboration with SEGA. She made her debut as a main character in Project 575 and utilized the VOCALOID2 engine. She was released for the VOCALOID4 engine in July 2017.
She is voiced by Ayaka Oohashi, a professional voice actress and singer.
Kobayashi Matcha's name refers to a finely powdered green tea, making allusion to her hair color and overall color scheme.
For her VOCALOID4 release, her first name is rendered in hiragana (まっちゃ).
Matcha was illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki, thus having a moe style with rounded features that are characteristic of the illustrator's style. She has waist length, straight green hair and uses a pair of trademark skull hairpins. Due to her background within the game, she is usually depicted in casual or school-related outfits.
In her VOCALOID4 illustration, she has a more idol-like appearance, wearing a white sleeveless dress with a bell-shaped skirt and a green frilly trim, with matching long gloves and boots. There is a large green ribbon on her back. There are also small ribbons on her chest, gloves, and on both the tops and bottoms of her boots. A black letter M is visible at the bottom of the front of her dress.
Her birthday is September 13, she's a Virgo, and she has a blood type of AB.
Matcha is described as being a bit of an introvert who is cool, calm, and collected. She hides her emotions and is quite blunt as her words are sharp and hurtful. In her spare time, she likes making fanzines/dōjinshi.
In Go! Go! 575!, she is shown to be quite the avid book reader and is often seen reading one throughout the show. It's also shown that she believes in, and is afraid of, evil spirits. Matcha seems to be fond of cats and was seen talking to one in "cat speak" in episode 2. Both she and Azuki seem to be oblivious to Yuzu's "fantasies" of the two.
For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.
Kobayashi Matcha and Masaoka Azuki were featured in Utayomi 575, the first iOS app to feature their VOCALOID2 voicebanks. They later appeared in the PS Vita game Uta Kumi 575 and the anime project GO! GO! 575. However, these vocals were not commercialized and were restricted to the games only. They did not see a public release until July 2017 for the VOCALOID4 engine.
- Kobayashi Matcha
- A calm and powerful female vocal and the counter-partner to Masaoka Azuki.
- Misc. versions
- A earlier "lite" version of the vocal was released for VOCALOID2, this is featured in the game Uta Kumi 575.
Music featuring Kobayashi Matcha
|Translation||~Dochira no Aisu ga Osuki?~|
Kobayashi Matcha, Masaoka Azuki
Kobayashi Matcha, Masaoka Azuki
鈴木将太 (music, lyrics)
平目 季祥 (music, lyrics)
- Project 575 - Introduction
|Japanese||Project 575 official homepage||Link|
|Japanese||project575 The official Facebook page for Project 575||Link|
|Japanese||project575（公式） @project575 The official Twitter account for Project 575||Link|
|Japanese||Project 575チャンネル The official NicoVideo channel for Project 575||Link|
|Japanese||GO！GO！575 The official NicoVideo channel for Project 575||Link|
|English||deviantArt , art and media community||Link|
|Japanese||Pixiv , art and media community||Link|