Tako Luka (たこルカ) is the animal derivation of Luka Megurine, as a pink octopus, in the same manner as Miku Hachune. This octopus had a very important involvement in Vocaloid fandom, most notably in the Japanese community. Both Tako Luka and Miku Hachune are seen as mascots side by side with their source characters.
Tako Luka is the indirect result of the Character Item War that was made to determine Luka's character item. Tako Luka was created by Sangatsu Youka (三月八日), aka. Sanpachi, after realising Luka's hair reminded him of an octopus. Her creation marked the end of the cyberskirmish that ensued in the wake of Luka's announcement and launch.
Acceptance into Vocaloids
Tako Luka is one of the Vocaloid derivatives that became officially recognized by Crypton Future Media, the publisher of the Character Vocal Series for Vocaloid 2. The other derivatives bearing this distinction are Meiko Sakine, Neru Akita, Haku Yowane, and Miku Hachune.
Tako Luka shares pretty much the same voice as (or high pitched) Luka herself, regardless of voice bank.
The next configuraiton is from "Tako Luka★Maguro Fever" by Samfree and "I Wanna Eat Tuna" by Saitamanist
|BREATHINESS (BRE)||0||BRIGHTNESS (BRI)||0||CLEARNESS (CLE)||10|
|GENDER FACTOR (GEN)||-50||OPENING (OPE)||0|
SPECIAL NOTES: None
The Historical Tako Luka Videos
"Luka-sama kara Goaisatsu desu" (Address from Madam Luka)
The first video that uses Sangatsuyouka's picture
Made by Kyokuhoku-P
Uploaded at 18:25JST Jan.30.2009 YouTube
"Megurine Luka to Eigo de Oshaberi" (Let's Talk in English with Megurine Luka)
The first Tako Luka video which got more than 100,000 view counts
Made by uniMemo-P
Uploaded at 23:35JST Jan.30.2009
Len and Rin make attempts to speak English to Tako Luka, which fail as they cannot pronounce their words correctly. Miku comes in and asks Luka what to eat. As Luka deliberates what to eat in Japanese, Rin and Len realize that this whole time Luka could actually speak Japanese.
"Maguro to Issho" (With a Tuna)
The first original Luka song video in which Tako Luka appears
Made by Jaanii
Uploaded at 01:21JST Jan.31.2009 NicoNicoDouga (not imported to YouTube)
"I am an octopus"
The first Tako Luka song
Made by Piyoyo-P
Uploaded at 11:31JST Jan.31.2009 YouTube
"Tako Luka ga Odoruyo!" (Tako Luka is Dancing!)
The first video of Tako Luka MMD model
Made by Ponpoko-P
Uploaded at 20:15JST Jan.31.2009 YouTube
"Tako Luka Polka"
The first hit song of Tako Luka which got more than 50,000 view counts
Made by Denpa-P
Uploaded at 23:31JST Jan.31.2009 YouTube
"Maguro Tabetai" (Wanna Eat Tuna)
The first big hit song of Tako Luka which got more than 100,000 view counts
Made by Saitamanisuto
Uploaded in Feb.02.2009 YouTube
"Tako Luka Po-pi-po"
- Tako Luka marks the end of the item war proceedure that has presude since Miku Hachune. While it still goes on to a degree, for the large part it is most done as a joke now.
- If more then one version of Tako Luka is sold of any given item, a lottery is usually established for the item wherein one of 3 or faces are able to be bought. However the buyer will not be able to determine which of the 3 he or she recieves. So far, this has been carried out with the Tako Luka plush doll and the charm.