I'll make a longer introduction later, so for now I'll say "Black Rock Shooter" (the concept created by Huke) opened the door to VOCALOID for me. I wish I knew exactly when I first got into VOCALOID, but I am pretty sure it was somewhere in April, between the releases of anonkanon and flower.
About me (will expand later) Edit
My profile picture is an image of Reki, a badass sniper from a light novel series I am very fond of: Hidan no Aria, or Aria the Scarlet Ammo in English. It also has manga and anime adaptations, but like most anime adaptations, it is lackluster in depth and unfaithful to the original source material. Despite not being finished yet, I would recommend the manga if reading is not your thing. It is that much more engaging and faithful to the light novels than the anime. Plus, you'll be able to understand the male protagonist's frustrations much more clearly. The anime I believe failed in conveying any of those understandings.
I appreciate humble rather than elitist behavior. Don't put people down for any innocently inaccurate claims.
As a VOCALOID wiki editor Edit
For now, I simply update the view counts of random songs. Generally, if there is a 25,000+ view count difference between a song's video and its corresponding wiki page, I will update the wiki page's view count. I would like to create wiki entries for songs that don't have one yet, but that all depends on if college doesn't take away my time and motivation.
Another kind of edit I started to make recently is remove redundant links on album pages. Either there is some troll out there that secretly added these redundant links or the system glitched. Whatever the cause, I will remove these annoying redundant links. YOU ONLY NEED ONE LINK TO A SINGER'S NAME!!!
Another thing... I make it that song titles are "quoted" and album names are italicized. I very much prefer consistency between pages much of the time.
9/13: I don't know why, but I feel proud to have just earned a "Lucky Edit" badge. I'm a little hysterical right now.
11/20: A Yuzuki Yukari V4 update!? What a glorious day for my favorite purple moon rabbit!!!
12/18: Finals done! (Whoops. Forgot to sign in again.)
Favorite VOCALOID singers Edit
Name (listed in alphabetical order) - Description. Example (not necessarily of my description)
- flower - I love rock, and she is perfect for it. Example
- GUMI - Near believable singing, worthy of her popularity. Example
- Hatsune Miku - Her versatility matches her worldwide fame. Example
- IA - Sporting cool teenage fashion but singing with a heavenly voice. Example
- Kagamine Rin - With an appealing high voice, she maintains her impact. Example
- MAIKA - Spanish is awesome, and she makes sure of that. Example
- MAYU - Her singing is as cute as her yandere nature. Scary... Example
- Megurine Luka - A mysterious character, yet her mature singing is quite evident. Example
- Nekomura Iroha - Has an admirably powerful voice but shamefully low usage. Example
- YANHE - Her deep voice makes Chinese singing epic. Example
- Yuzuki Yukari (Favorite Vocaloid) - Cute design. Professional purpose. Beautiful voice. What else is needed? Example
NOTE: If you would like to view the Niconico links but lack an account, simply add ".am" after the ".jp" in the URL. Alternatively, you may search for these songs on Youtube.
"Original Japanese VOCALOID song" upload rates on Niconico since release (as of 8/18/2014) Edit
So one day I got bored and wanted to better ascertain the producer popularity of Japanese vocaloids on Niconico. I say Japanese because it is unlikely that Niconico statistics for non-Japanese vocaloids are reliable and faithful. By dividing the number of original songs (according to the "オリジナル曲" tag) for each Japanese vocaloid by the number of days since their release, I recorded these results:
(per day / per year)
- Hatsune Miku: 22.82 / 8,330.32
- GUMI: 6.32 / 2,275.04
- IA: 4.75 / 1,732.87
- Megurine Luka: 4.51 / 1,647.63
- Kagamine Rin: 4.45 / 1,623.99
- Kagamine Len: 2.72 / 993.29
- Yuzuki Yukari: 2.38 / 867.58
- KAITO: 1.15 / 418.49
- Camui Gackpo: 1.06 / 385.98
- Aoki Lapis: 1.02 / 370.49
- Tohoku Zunko: 0.88
- Nekomura Iroha: 0.85 / 310.65
- Lily: 0.76 / 278.14
- MEIKO: 0.63 / 229.99
- MAYU: 0.59 / 214.19
- CUL: 0.58 / 212.01
- VY1: 0.56 / 206.19
- SF-A2 miki: 0.52 / 191.52
- galaco: 0.37 / 134.42
- Kaai Yuki: 0.29 / 104.89
- VY2: 0.27 / 97.57
- flower: 0.26
- Mew: 0.23 / 82.83
- Tone Rion: 0.21 / 76.59
- Hiyama Kiyoteru: 0.20 / 73.25
- Merli: 0.15
- Utatane Piko: 0.08 / 29.20
- Ryuto: 0.07 / 24.83
Yearly rates are not included for Merli, flower, and Tohoku Zunko because of their less-than-a-year release span. Despite having Japanese voicebanks, SeeU and YOHIOloid are not included because they are inherently non-Japanese, leading to low usage from Japanese producers. ZOLA project is not included because they depend on each other to sing, leading to low independent usage of each. Macne Nana is not included because of no reliable "オリジナル曲" for her VOCALOID format. kokone, anon & kanon are not included because of no reliable "オリジナル曲" tag for each.
Hatsune Miku is a producer powerhouse, having over 8,000 songs uploaded per year. GUMI only manages to release over 2,000 a year, but she still has a considerable impact and can arguably be called Miku's greatest rival. The vocaloid with the third highest upload rate is IA, who barely manages to exceed Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin's upload rates. However, IA has clearly created a shift in the fandom since her 2 year release, effectively becoming the most popular VOCALOID3 and rivaling Miku's popularity rate back during her initial VOCALOID2 release. Kagamine Len is the most popular male voicebank with producers. His upload rate is over twice the rates of fellow male vocaloids KAITO and Camui Gackpo. Yuzuki Yukari lags only slightly behind Len, and is the second most popular VOCALOID3 after IA. The third most popular VOCALOID3, Aoki Lapis, has a slower upload rate than all the above mentioned VOCALOID voicebanks. All other vocaloids with slower upload rates than Lapis manage to release a fraction of a song per day.