Tako Luka (たこルカ) is an officially recognized derivative, and the result of creativity of imagining Luka's hair in the form of an 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 realizing 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 Vocaloid
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.
- MikuMikuDance (MMD), 3D software
- An MMD model of Tako Luka was created in January 2009 by modeler Masisi. See the Tako Luka (Masisi) page for details, and also see other Tako Luka models.
- Project Diva (PD), game
- Tako Luka makes random cameos in the PSP game, Hatsune Miku ~Project Diva~ and again in its sequel. Usually she is spotted scampering around the scene or waving her tentacles at the viewer.
- Fanmade Promotional Videos (PV)
- Tako Luka has a history of fanmade videos. She is usually dancing, hiding in her jar, or hanging around a setting with other Vocaloids. Most of the time she is seen resting on Megurine Luka's head.
- Official licensed Tako Luka have been produced, such as phone charms and plush toys. She is also bundled with a Megurine Luka Nendoroid. If more than one version of Tako Luka is sold of any given item, a lottery is usually established for the item wherein one of 3 faces are able to be bought. However, the buyer will not be able to determine which of the 3 he or she receives. So far, this has been carried out with the Tako Luka plush doll and the charm.
Configuration: Megurine Luka
The Historical Tako Luka Videos
Luka-sama kara Goaisatsu desu / ルカ様からご挨拶です
|(Address from Madam Luka)
The first video that uses Sangatsuyouka's picture
Megurine Luka to Eigo de Oshaberi / 巡音ルカ と 英語でおしゃべり
|(Let's Talk in English with Megurine Luka)
The first Tako Luka video which got more than 100,000 view counts.
Kagamine Rin and Len make attempts to speak English to Tako Luka, which fail as they cannot pronounce their words correctly. Hatsune Miku comes in and asks Megurine 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 / まぐろといっしょ
|♫||(With a Tuna)
The first original Luka song video in which Tako Luka appears
I am an octopus
Made by Piyoyo-P Uploaded at 11:31JST Jan.31.2009
The first Tako Luka song
Tako Luka Polka / たこルカポルカ
Made by Denpa-P Uploaded at 23:31JST Jan.31.2009
The first hit song of Tako Luka which got more than 50,000 view counts.
Maguro Tabetai / まぐろたべたい
|(Wanna Eat Tuna)
The first big hit song of Tako Luka which got more than 100,000 view counts
Tako Luka Po-pi-po / たこルカぽっぴっぽー
Luka's vision of PoPiPo. The biggest hit video of Tako Luka which got more than 900,000 view counts in NicoNicoDouga and ended "The Item War of Luka"
- An octopus jar is Japanese traditional fishing gear to catch an octopus.
- Tako Luka marks the end of the item war procedure that has presumed since Miku Hachune. While it still goes on to a degree, for the large part it is mostly done as a joke now.