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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.

Concept[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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).

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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.

Official profile[edit | edit source]

Her birthday is September 13, she's a Virgo, and she has a blood type of AB.[1]

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.

Relations[edit | edit source]

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

History[edit | edit source]

Marketing[edit | edit source]

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.

Voicebanks[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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~どちらのアイスがお好き?~
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Translation ~Dochira no Aisu ga Osuki?~
Featuring
Kobayashi Matcha, Masaoka Azuki
Producers
Lunaria
Categories Original song
ギミック
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Translation Gimmick
Featuring
Kobayashi Matcha, Masaoka Azuki
Producers
*Luna (music, lyrics), Bibi (tuning), Haluo (mix), Yayaya (illust), Kaito (video)
Categories Original song
Landmark
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Featuring
Kobayashi Matcha
Producers
鈴木将太 (music, lyrics)
Categories Original song
EXCEED
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Featuring
Kobayashi Matcha
Producers
平目 季祥 (music, lyrics)
Categories Original song
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Reputation[edit | edit source]

Status

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Achievements
  • One of the first VOCALOIDs to convert from private usage to commercial release.
  • One of the first SEGA VOCALOIDs

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Project 575 - Introduction

External links[edit | edit source]

Language Description Site
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

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