Hello Damesukekun! I am interested in adding missed information to AKAZA/Unity-chan's page so it does not look so bare. There is a series of interviews from her illustrator ntny I'd like assistance with. I've used google translate to get a basic idea of what's being said at some parts but was hoping to flesh it out more and correct any mistakes. If you could glance over this interview and compare it to my summary i have so far, I would very much appreciate it
"ntny, AKAZA and Kohaku’s illustrator, gives some some insight about AKAZA and Kohaku’s creation in an interview. AKAZA is from a dystopian world thousands of years later from Unity's (Kohaku’s) world in an era known as the “AKAZA Period”. In her world, long after the death of Otori Kohaku, the world has fallen into disarray where unity is gone and the people are tired of creation.
"The essence or theme of PROJECT: AKAZA is "Don't be afraid to create a work! Don't be afraid to evaluate!”, this is referenced again in a plaque featured at Comiket 89 featuring “WORDS FOR AKAZA” (see [] )
AKAZA's name is derived from ancient Indo-European Sanskrit and means "sky".
ntny expresses when asked if the voicebank is built for Unity-chan's character or AKAZA that PROJECT: AKAZA's voice is AKAZA's voice, and AKAZA is based on Unity-chan. AKAZA and Kohaku are refered to as “ONAJIMONO”, alluding that the pair may be one in the same.
ntny had raised concerns of Unity-chan becoming a VOCALOID and how there are people who know characters such as Hatsune Miku but do not know of VOCALOID. ntny had designed Unity-chan aimed more at game developers and had no part designed for a VOCALOID."
There is also a couple writeups that were posted detailing more of AKAZA's world, if you have some extra time could you see it they have anything that might be relevant to the girls' concepts?
Thank you so much! I apologize for the length, it just felt too bare and there's so much valuable information about her meaning and creation, I thought the wiki could use it. I'm not versed in Japanese so i apologize for any misinformation in the summary.
Do you think the hate speech warning on this song is warranted? (Also on VLW.) Rainy asked me on VLW to review the rating. As far as my understanding takes me, I can't see any actual racism. It seems to be looking at Japan itself in a sarcastic way. But I think it might be better for someone with cultural knowledge to examine it.
This song is a sarcasm against both Japan and Korea, but the lyrics contains controvercial topics and I can understand some people feel ill of the content. I think we can put questionable tab more than explicit tab.