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VOCALOID2

Hatsune Miku: KEI Garou

KEI Garou ((ケイガロウ) aka. KEI) is a Japanese mangaka and was the illustrator for VOCALOID2s Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, Lily V2 and V3, and Prize galaco.

He was born in Chitose, Hokkaido in April 1981, and started drawing fan works when he was a student. His watercolor-like moe style caught the notice of the publisher Dengeki Bunko, and he made his debut as an illustrator for the novel Kiseki no Hyougen. In 2007, Crypton requested him to draw an illustration for their first Character Vocal Series product, Hatsune Miku. Crypton also provided KEI with detailed concepts. However, Crypton said it was not easy to explain what a "VOCALOID" was like to him, and KEI said he could not create an image of a "singing computer" at first, as he did not know what a "synthesizer" was. It took him more than a month to finish. His illustration supported the sale of this software and sparked the VOCALOID trend. His fame led to the following works for the Kagamines, Luka, Lily and galaco.

Trivia

  • KEI participated in Sanrio's "With Kitty" project, featuring an original character, Kiyoha Rio.
  • He has created a promotional illustration for YAMAHA's ZOLA PROJECT.
  • Because of his illustrations for VOCALOID, his style is often emulated in the western fandom, notably on deviantART.
  • KEI is the author of Maker Unofficial: Hatsune Mix.
  • KEI also illustrated official artwork for several games in the -Project DIVA- (series).
  • KEI is also the character designer of the Virtual YouTuber Mirai Akari. He has also drawn hololive VTubers.

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Hatsune Miku Append: Masaki Asai

Masaki Asai (浅井真紀) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Hatsune Miku Append. His art-style is somewhat realistic-looking.

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Kagamine Rin & Len Append: Osamu

Osamu ((オサム) aka. Jagabata) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Kagamine Rin & Len Append. Other than the Kagamines' boxart, he has provided illustrations to various composers and utaite from Piapro.

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Prima: Ivan Grlic

Ivan Grlic aka. bg_knight was the photographer of a female model, which became the boxart for VOCALOID2 Prima. Grlic is not a direct contributor to VOCALOID due to the photographer submitting works to various stock photo websites.

An example of the original is titled "beauty profile" File#: 1709473.

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Camui Gackpo: Kentaro Miura

Kentaro Miura (三浦 健太郎) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Camui Gackpo, including the illustrations for engine 3 and 4.

A Japanese professional cartoonist, he was born in Chiba Prefecture in July 1966. One of his most famous works was "Berserk", which won Tezuka Osamu Culture Prize and became a TV anime and computer game. He was a heavy viewer of Nico Nico Douga, something Internet Co. learned of and consequently requested him to draw an illustration for their product through the ad in the Nico Nico Douga time signal.

He passed away on May 6, 2021 due to an acute aortic dissection.[1]

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GUMI: Masami Yuuki

Masami Yuuki (ゆうきまさみ) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 GUMI, including the illustrations for engine 3 and 4.

Yuuki's birth name is Shuji Sato (佐藤 修治), he is a professional cartoonist and illustrator born in Sapporo, Hokkaido in December 19, 1957. He made his debut at the age of 22, but he didn't aim to be a professional cartoonist at first and was working as a businessman while drawing cartoons as a subsidiary job. After he retired from his company, he made his career in the anime trend and the work Mobile Police Patlabor, released in April 1988, establishing his fame.

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SONiKA: Mario Wibisono

Mario Wibisono (aka. Raynkazuya) was the illustrator for the second illustration of VOCALOID2 SONiKA.

Wibisono was commissioned for SONiKA's boxart in November 2009. He is an artist whose subject largely involves females, as he's dedicated himself to drawing them both in a hyper-realistic and fantasy style.

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SF-A2 miki: Yusuke Kozaki

Yusuke Kozaki (コザキ ユースケ) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 SF-A2 miki, including the illustration for engine 4. And also Starchild's virtual duo, Meaw.

Kozaki was born on May 12, 1978, and is also a cartoonist. He has worked in the design and illustration of the characters for the NO MORE HEROES video games.

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Kaai Yuki: Umetani Atarō

Umetani Atarō (梅谷阿太郎) was the illustrator for VOCALOID Kaai Yuki and Hiyama Kiyoteru, as well as the illustrations for engine 4, Macne Nana V4 complete, and Haruno Sora.

Trivia

  • Also did a promotional illustration for YAMAHA's ZOLA PROJECT.
  • Umetani Atarō is a pen name, and their real name is unknown. They have no social media that is known to the public.

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BIG AL: Ash

Ash was the illustrator for the second illustration of VOCALOID2 BIG AL. She's also contributed to Zero-G's SONiKA by creating mini comics for the character's website. They were done in English and Japanese.

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Tonio: Alija

Alija was the photographer of a male model, which became the boxart for VOCALOID2 Tonio. Alija is not a direct contributor to VOCALOID due to the photographer submitting works to various stock photo websites.

An example of the original is titled Portrait of young man wearing tuxedo - black and white.

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Nekomura Iroha: Okama

Okama was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Nekomura Iroha, including the kittyler version and engine 4.

A manga artist famous for illustrating Cloth Road, NO MORE HEROES video game (costume design), and various doujinshi works. He also designed the VocaloIdols by DearStage.

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Utatane Piko: YukitA

YukitA (ユキタ) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Utatane Piko.

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VY2: Nagimiso.SYS

Nagimiso.SYS was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 VY2's wakizashi. This illustrator has actively participated in the VOCALOID fandom, creating works including some doujins and illustrations for numerous PVs.


Trivia

  • This illustrator has done a promotional illustration for YAMAHA's ZOLA PROJECT.

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Prima and BIG AL: Loiza

Loiza was the illustrator for VOCALOID2s Prima and BIG AL for E-Capsule Co. Ltd. Loiza's works have sold in Taiwan and also in Japan.

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SONiKA: Shinia

Shinia was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 SONiKA for E-Capsule Co. Ltd.

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Tonio: Akru

Akru was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 Tonio for E-Capsule Co. Ltd.

Akru is said to have won many animation awards in Taiwan.

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CUL: Hiroto

Hiroto Izumi ((和泉ヒロト) aka. Hiroto-P, deecloud) was the designer for the VOCALO Revolution's mascot CUL, whose was then using VY1's voicebank.

Izumi is a producer and also the main member of VOCALO Revolution. He is a lyrical writer and worked on "CUL makes Revolution!" and "Kimi,Boku,Kyorikan". While Hitoro is stated to be the designer and creator of CUL, it is unknown if he illustrated her later V3 design.

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CUL: LAT

LAT was the 3D modeler for VOCALO Revolution's mascot CUL, whose was then using VY1's voicebank.

LAT has become a popular 3Dmodeler who created the popularized LAT Miku. He later did commissions for official company's such as VOCALO Revolution and and EXIT TUNES.

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CUL: vient

vient was the illustrator for VOCALO Revolution's mascot CUL, whose was then using VY1's voicebank.

They created illustrations for the PV "白の季節 (Shiro no Kisetsu)" based on Hitoro's design.

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VY2: Kazeno

Kazeno (风 乃) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 VY2's box sleeve.

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Masaoka Azuki and Kobayashi Matcha: Hanasoumen-P

Hiro Kanzaki (かんざきひろ) was the illustrator for VOCALOID2 and V4 Masaoka Azuki and Kobayashi Matcha.

Kanzaki is a professional illustrator and cartoonist for Project 575's mascots. Hiro Kanzaki is known for illustrating Oreimo, a popular light novel series written by Tsukasa Fushimi. He is also a recognized trance composer and VOCALOID Producer under the pseudonyms of Hiroyuki ODA and Hanasoumen-P (often abbreviated as HSP).

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