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LUMi (ルミ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Akatsuki Virtual Artists. She was released for the VOCALOID4 engine in August 2017.

She is voiced by the Japanese voice actress Sayaka Ohara.[1]

ConceptEdit

According to her backstory, LUMi is a turritopsis shrine maiden who has come to the human world. LUMi is set to become the Goddess of Shinkei (literally means "deep sea"), a land on the seabed of Kamakura. In order to be considered worthy, she is undergoing the test of transforming 1,000 of humanity’s ‘seeds of anguish’ into ‘seeds of hope.’

However, LUMi is fragile, and would become paralysed if she were to take on too much of humanity's pain. She has a wound in her heart from leaving Urashima Taro and Otohime, her caretakers, which aches under humanity's suffering.

LUMi's backstory ends with the question: "Can LUMi overcome this trial and become a goddess…?"[2][3]

AppearanceEdit

LUMi's keywords are 'Buddhism', 'Jellyfish', 'Shrine Maiden' and 'Kamakura'. Yoshizawa Karou of AVA gave LUMi the religious theme, which in turn inspired a connection to mortality and death. In relation to this, LUMi was based on a jellyfish, specifically that of the Turritopsis nutricula. This species is known for its biological immortality: it is one of the few members of the animal kingdom able to revert its bioptic cycle, bypassing death. The jellyfish can return to its youthful polyp state when its body is damaged, giving it the potential to live for an apparently unlimited amount of time. Similarly to the jellyfish, LUMi will revert to her animal form if killed, from which she will slowly regenerate.

Originally, the image of death was more prevalent in her design, she had no eyes or nose, and was conceptualised around the idea of a jellyfish imitating human form. She was also intended to be a Bodhisattva, someone with the ability to reach nirvana, but who delays doing to out of compassion for those that are suffering. However, LUMi's concept was later lightened and a subtle schoolgirl theme added in order to make her easier to establish as a character. Her appearance and theme were made brighter and more positive. LUMi's concept now focusses on the theme of bringing light to those in pain, and shedding light on resolution. LUMi's official illustrator describes her as representing 'death for life'.[4][5]

Sayaka Ohara feels the design can appeal to both genders.

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the VOCALOID Answers Wiki.

  • Urashima Taro - Caretaker
  • Otohime - Caretaker
  • ViNO - Conceptualized rival[6]

Usage GuidelinesEdit

AVA set usage guidelines of LUMi voicebank and illustration. You can see the full version on AVA's website.

Music featuring LUMiEdit

  • LUMi is featured in 44 songs and 0 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable and original songs.

Examples of usage

mysterium tremendum et fascinans
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Translation mysterium tremendum et fascinans
Featuring
LUMi
Producers
Kirara Seika, Rialyn K.V
Categories Original song
深海
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Translation 深海 (Shinkai)
Featuring
LUMi
Producers
Owly
Categories Original song
ジャウザーの手を灯せ
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Translation ジャウザーの手を灯せ (Jazzer no Te o Tomose)
Featuring
LUMi
Producers
Hupple, IRAS
Categories Original song
いつまでも
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Translation Itsumademo
Featuring
LUMi
Producers
Categories Original song
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Additional InformationEdit

MarketingEdit

Users of LUMi's character and vocals should read and agree to the usage guidelines seen on AVA's website.

A songwriting competition utilizing LUMi's trial voicebank was launched on June 5, 2017.[7] LUMi also had a debut concert at Kagurasai 2017 in Cinem@rt-Shinjuku on October 29th, 2017. Audiences with pre-sale tickets were able to submit their 'wish to LUMi' via the company's official twitter.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • Work in Progress

ReputationEdit

Mascot status
Google Trends

VOCALOID+LUMi,ルミ

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID from Akatsuki Virtual Artists

Community polls

Do you like LUMi?
 
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7
 
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The poll was created at 11:05 on August 30, 2017, and so far 344 people voted.
What characteristic of LUMi do you like?
 
40
 
36
 
8
 
247
 

The poll was created at 11:05 on August 30, 2017, and so far 331 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese LUMi Official website Link
Japanese, English, Chinese LUMi Facebook Link
Japanese LUMi twitter Link
English LUMi Instagram Link
Global LUMi YouTube Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link

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