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Merli (メルリ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, created in collaboration with i-style Project. She was released in December 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by a contest winner, Japanese female, Misaki Kamata (鎌田美沙紀; Kamata Misaki), and is a Character Voice type VOCALOID.[1]

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

A contest was held to determine the name their second character known under the development name of "Project Second". i-Style noted that the chosen name did not have to have a surname at all and surname-less names would be accepted. "Merli" was chosen out of the list of suggested candidates by fans and became her official name.[2][3]

Merli (Meruri) is named after Merlinite (メルリナイト / Merurinaito), a type of stone known for its dual light and dark appearance. The stone itself being named after Merlin.

AppearanceEdit

Much like her sister, Aoki Lapis, Merli is based off a "Magical girl" and is also a fairy. In contrast to Lapis', her design is darker.

Official profileEdit

Merli is identifiable by 3 distinct traits to her over Lapis in her official bio;

  1. She is strong-minded and tsundere; a charming mysterious girl, who is innocent and expressive.
  2. If Lapis is "light", Merli is "Darkness".
  3. Though she is Lapis' older sister, she is also a rival to her,[4][5] making them the first protagonist and antagonist of Vocaloid.

As she is the same race as Lapis she shares the same concept. She is also from a fairy race, they are special people who can convert “songs” into “power”, and can only be seen by a subset of the human population.[6] Merli's power draws away the energy of living things; the opposite of Lapis' power.

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

HistoryEdit

MarketingEdit

Much like Lapis, a lot of the marketing around Merli has been centered directly on the fans.

For her release, a CD was also produced.[7]

VoicebanksEdit

Merli
In contrast to Aoki Lapis, Merli is a darker more mature toned vocal and intends to convey the idea of being a fairy of darkness to her sister's "Fairy of Light" voicebank. It is capable of upper registers but has a lower tone.
Other versions
She also had a "lite" VOCALOID2 vocal released for iVOCALOID (iPad vers.).

Music featuring MerliEdit

  • On this wiki, Merli is featured in 23 songs , 8 albums .
Merli logo
闇の彼方
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Translation 闇の彼方 (Yami no Kanata)
Featuring
Merli
Producers
Categories Original song
Description
Satoimo originally intended for it to be for Lily, but instead challenged himself to use Merli, tuning her as though she was a dark or mature append of Lily.
大きなセカイ
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Translation 大きなセカイ (Ookina Sekai)
Featuring
Merli
Producers
雪音あげは
Categories Original song
Description
This song was created for the iVocaloid Merli Launch Contest. This was the winning entry.
How many tears
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Featuring
Merli
Producers
Categories Original song
Description
DanierukunP's 38th work and and first work with Merli. Merli sings of light and dark, and how she cries for the war between the two.
Midnight Drive
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Featuring
Merli
Producers
Holic
Categories Original song
Description
"I just uploaded a song yesterday and I wasn't planning on doing another one for a week or so, but as soon as I heard this awesome track with the newly released Vocaloid 3, Merli, I just couldn't resist uploading it for everyone to hear!"
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ReputationEdit

Status

Google Trends

VOCALOID+Merli+メルリ

Sales

Merli's iVOCALOID version proceeded to claim the no.1 spot in the music section of the iTunes Japanese App Store soon after release.[8]

Achievements
  • Merli and Lapis are the first two VOCALOIDs confirmed to be siblings.

Polls

Do you like Merli?
 
416
 
17
 
54
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 487 people voted.
What characteristic of Merli do you like?
 
107
 
22
 
21
 
307
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 457 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese i-style Project official homepage Link
Japanese キャラクター The official webpage for VOCALOIDs Lapis and Merli Link
Japanese i-style Project @i_style_vc3 The official Twitter account for i-style Project Link
Japanese i-style project official YouTube Channel Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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