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Below is a list of known timeline events.

2000

2003

  • February 26; The VOCALOID™ project was announced.[1]
  • July 24; An album titled "HISTORY OF LOGIC SYSTEM" was released, this contained the first commercial render of VOCALOID vocals (later known to be MEIKO and KAITO).[2]

2004

  • VOCALOID Release; Jan 15 - LE♂N and L♀LA released.
  • VOCALOID Release; March 3 - LE♂N and L♀LA released in Japan.
  • March 3; The song, "Beloved Tomboyish Girl" was covered by L♀LA and posted on Nico Nico Douga. This was the first VOCALOID song to be uploaded onto Nico Nico Douga.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 1 - MIRIAM released.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 26 - MIRIAM released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release; November 5 - MEIKO released.
  • December; trial version of MEIKO released.
  • December 26; A concert was held in Novosibirsk, Russia. The vocal MIRIAM performed the first ever song "Sad Mondays", a cover song, live on stage.[3]

2005

  • LE♂N and L♀LA won the 2005 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award

2006

  • VOCALOID Release; February 17 - KAITO released.
  • November 25; The film "Paprika" was released. This contained the first ever film usage of VOCALOID™, the vocal was L♀LA.[4]

2007

  • January 27: VOCALOID2 is announced.
  • VOCALOID Release; June 29 - Sweet ANN released.
  • June 25; "Miku" unveiled.[5]
  • July 12; "Hatsune" revealed, giving the full name of Crypton's next VOCALOID as "Hatsune Miku".
  • July 12; Crypton reports that VOCALOID2 was being released without public BETA testing.[6]
  • VOCALOID Release; August 31 - Hatsune Miku released.
  • November 8; Kagamine Rin is introduced as Crypton Future Media's next VOCALOID.[7]
  • November 26; Hatsune Miku is nominated for an "All About" award.[8]
  • December; Work begins on Gackpoid.
  • December 3; Kagamine Len was introduced.[9]
  • December 25; Miku picks up an "All About" award.[10]
  • VOCALOID Release; December 27 - Kagamine Rin \ Len released.

2008

  • January; Gackt returns to the studio to record a second sample set for Gackpoid.
  • VOCALOID Release; January 14 - Prima released.
  • January 29; Crypton picks up a BCN award thanks to the increased sales their company received due to VOCALOID sales.[11]
  • VOCALOID Release; February 22 - Prima released in Japan.
  • March; Gackpoid falls behind schedule.
  • March 5; Hatsune Miku wins the "Digital Content" AMD award.[12]
  • June; Gackpoid is ready for release, but without a mascot image; the release is delayed a month.
  • June 12; Kagamine Rin/Len act2 announced.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 18 - Kagamine Rin \ Len (act2) released.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 31 - Gackpoid released.

2009

  • January 5; the first letter of Crypton's next VOCALOID is revealed.[13]
  • January 6; the full name of Crypton's next VOCALOID "Megurine Luka" is unveiled.[14]
  • VOCALOID Release; January 30 - Megurine Luka released.
  • February 14; Work began on Crypton Future Media's next Hatsune Miku project.
  • VOCALOID Release; June 26 - Megpoid released.
  • July 2; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 14 - SONiKA released.
  • August 1; Vocals "CV01-dark-ProtoTYPEβ" and "CV01-vivid-ProtoTYPEβ" confirmed by Crypton Future Media.[15]
  • VOCALOID Release; August 7 - SONiKA released in Japan.
  • November 13; VOCALOIDs SF-A2 miki, Kaai Yuki and Hiyama Kiyoteru revealed.[16]
  • December; trials of Hatsune Miku Append "Dark" and "Soft" released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 4 - SF-A2 miki released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 4 - Kaai Yuki released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 4 - Hiyama Kiyoteru released.
  • December 11; A leaked video with a snippet of the song "When Saints Go Marching In" appears on YouTube showing BIG AL's new voice.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 22 - BIG AL released.
  • This year at some point, Spanish VOCALOIDs entered production.[17]

2010

  • January 8–11, 2010; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade released.
  • VOCALOID Release; March 5 - BIG AL released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release; April 30 - Hatsune Miku Append released.
  • June 24; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater released on PlayStation 3.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 14 - Tonio released.
  • July 29; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • August 6; VY1 announced.
  • VOCALOID Release; August 10 - SONiKA released in Taiwan.
  • VOCALOID Release; August 25 - Lily released.
  • August 26; a new voice based on Gachapin announced.
  • VOCALOID Release; September 1 - VY1 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 8 - Gachapoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 22 - Nekomura Iroha released.
  • December 3; KAITO and MEIKO confirmed to be considered for updating.[18]
  • VOCALOID Release; December 8 - Utatane Piko released.
  • December 13; Internet Co. announces they were going to "Extend" the Megpoid software.[19]
  • December 24; VY2 confirmed delayed
  • VOCALOID Release; December 27 - Kagamine Rin \ Len Append released.

2011

  • January 20; Work begins on Megpoid "Extend".[20]
  • VOCALOID Release; April 25 - VY2 released.
  • June 8: VOCALOID3 is announced.
  • June 8; CUL confirmed to be becoming a real VOCALOID.
  • August 11; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd released on PlayStation 3.
  • August 30; SeeU revealed.
  • September 13; Mew's boxart unveiled.[21]
  • October 14; a silhouette is seen of a upcoming VOCALOID
  • VOCALOID Release; October 21 - VY1V3 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 21 - Mew released.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 21 - V3 Megpoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 21 - SeeU released.
  • October 21; Tone Rion revealed to have been the VOCALOID whose silhouette was seen on October 14.
  • November 2; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.2.0 released
  • November 10; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- extend released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 16 - SeeU released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 16 - Tone Rion released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 21 - OLIVER released.
  • December 21; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.3.0 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 22 - CUL released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 22 - Yuzuki Yukari released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 23 - Bruno released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 23 - Clara released.

2012

  • January; Megpoid VOCALOID2 original voice confirmed being revamped for a VOCALOID3 release.[22]
  • January 26; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.3.0 released as a automated download.
  • VOCALOID Release; January 27 - IA released.
  • February 21; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.4.0 released.
  • March 8; Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project mirai released on Nintendo 3DS.
  • March 9; Miku Flick released for the iOS operating system in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release; March 16 - V3 Megpoid - Native released.
  • March 23; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.4.1 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; April 6 - Aoki Lapis released.
  • April 12; Miku Flick released internationally.
  • VOCALOID Release; April 19 - V3 Lily released.
  • July 10; VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.5.0 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 12 - Luo Tianyi released.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 13 - V3 Gackpoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release; August 5 - galaco released.
  • August 10; Miku Flick/02 released.
  • August 30; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- f released on PlayStation Vita.
  • September 13; Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater extend released on PlayStation 3.
  • VOCALOID Release; October 19 - VY2V3 released.
  • November 8; Hatsune Miku Live Stage Producer released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 5 - MAYU released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 22 - AVANNA released.

2013

  • VOCALOID Release; February 15 - KAITO V3 released.
  • February 18; YOHIO confirms that he is the provider for upcoming VOCALOID from PowerFX YOHIOloid.[23]
  • February 22; VOCALOID 10th anniversary project announced.[24]
  • February 26; The VOCALOID™ project enters its 10th year anniversary.
  • VOCALOID Release; February 28 - Megpoid English released.
  • March 4;ZOLA PROJECT revealed to be the 10th anniversary project announced in February.[25]
  • March 28; Megpoid the Music♯ released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release; April 24 - AVANNA released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release; July 11 - Yan He released in China.
  • July 24; Silhouette for the new Spanish VOCALOID was shown.
  • VOCALOID Release; August 31 - Miku V3 English released.
  • VOCALOID Release; September 10 - YOHIOloid released.
  • September 11; MAIKA revealed to be the silhouette of the Spanish VOCALOID.
  • VOCALOID Release; September 26 - Hatsune Miku V3 released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 18 - MAIKA released.
  • VOCALOID Release; December 24 - Merli released.
  • Vocaloid Retirement; December 31st - Final day Leon, Lola and Miriam saw sales of their VOCALOID retirement.

2014

  • January 1: Vocaloid retirement; Zero-G Ltd. ceased sales of VOCALOIDs LE♂N, L♀LA, and MIRIAM.
  • January: INTERNET Co., Ltd. announced VOCALOID3 vocal library "Kokone", set to be released in February.
  • VoxWave announces name of new female French VOCALOID3, ALYS.
  • VOCALOID Release; January 31st - Macne Nana released.

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