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Tohoku Zunko (東北ずん子) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by AH-Software Co. Ltd., and was created in collaboration with SSS Co., Ltd.. She was released in June 2014 for the VOCALOID3 engine. She is also sold as a VOICEROID+. An update to the VOCALOID4 engine was released in October 2016.[1]

Her voice is provided by the Japanese voice actress, singer, and narrator, Satomi Satō (佐藤聡美; Satō Satomi), who is known for her role as Ritsu Tainaka from the Japanese music anime "K-ON!".[2]

ConceptEdit

Zunko is a high school student in her 2nd year. Her birthday is October 27. [3] Her special ability is "Zunda Arrow" which transforms any kind of mochi into zunda-mochi.

Her hobbies are archery and making cakes, particularly zunda-mochi. Her dream is to own her own "Zunda Café" in Tokyo as well as a "Zunda Shop" in Akihabara. This was mentioned in a short bio that was included in her strap.

EtymologyEdit

Her family name, "Tohoku", comes from the Tohoku region in which she was made to support after a tsunami struck the area in 2011. Her first name, "Zunko", is derived from "zundo" mochi.

AppearanceEdit

Zunko's clothing is based off of [[wikipedia:ja:ずんだ餅|]], a type of mochi (rice cake) with sweetened green soybean paste. It is a local specialty in the Tohoku region.

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

HistoryEdit

MarketingEdit

Zunko has a basic terms of use policy. After registering with the owners, Tōhoku region-based companies can use her for advertisements and doujin works. She was originally created to help promote the recovery of the Tōhoku region, which was the region devastated on March 11, 2011 by a major earthquake and tsunami. Prior to becoming a VOCALOID, she had a campaign to become a VOICEROID where she had to reach 4.5 million yen.[9] Zunko had to gain 5 million yen between June 20 to July 20 and she gained all the funding she needed about week before the deadline on July 12.[10]

VoicebanksEdit

Tohoku Zunko - Talk
Originally Zunko was made to have a VOICEROID voicebank first and then was adapted to be a VOCALOID late. So this voicebank represents most what Zunko's original concept was as a vocal. The vocal is meant to feel warm.
  • Tohuku Zunko, (VOICEROID), September 28, 2012
Tohoku Zunko - Natural
The Tohoku Zunko vocal is a voicebank that was made to match its VOICEROID counterpart. The idea is that speech and singing vocal results can be used in the same production and yet the listener can identify them as the same vocalist projecting itself.

Music featuring Tohoku ZunkoEdit

  • On this wiki, Tohoku Zunko is featured in 25 songs , 5 albums , 1 series , 1 events.
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オトナ・パーティ
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Translation オトナ・パーティ (Otona Party)
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松島マンボウ空泳説
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Translation Matsushima Manbou Sora Eisetsu
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aeru
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Sayonara Memories
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Ariotsu
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すえかりく
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Translation suekariku
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dreamingP
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ReputationEdit

Status

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Reaction

Tohoku Zunko's VOCALOID software began development after a successful crowdfunding campaign. 2 similar events occurred for her sisters Itako and Kiritan to be released for VOICEROID, both were also successful.

Polls

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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 418 people voted.
What characteristic of Tohoku Zunko do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 376 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese AH-Software official homepage Link
Japanese VOCALOID3 Zunko product page Link
Japanese VOICEROID Zunko product page Link
Japanese 東北ずん子公式Webページ The official website for VOCALOID Tohoku Zunko Link
Japanese 東北ずん子@使いやすいボカロと評判です @t_zunko The official Twitter account for VOCALOID Tohoku Zunko Link
Japanese AHSoftware The official YouTube channel Link
Japanese Tohoku Zunko official blog for Tohoku Zunko Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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