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VY2 (codename: YUMA) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was released in April 2011 for the VOCALOID2 engine. There has since been a second installment developed for the VOCALOID3 engine and dubbed VY2v3, released in deluxe and standard edition. A third installment for the VOCALOID5 engine was released in July 2018.

The voice provider for VY2 has never been revealed.

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

"VY2" means "VOCALOID YAMAHA 2".[2]

The code name used for the original VY2 package, 勇馬 ("Yūma"; Yuuma), means "Brave Horse". As with VY1 and its codename of "Mizki", "Yuma" is often used as the name of the VOCALOID or mascot by fans, usually done in error.

AppearanceEdit

Nagimiso (なぎみそ) and Kazeno (風乃) undertook the illustration for VY2's package. The Wakizashi was by Nagimiso, the illustration on the inside sleeve was by Kazeno, which was Japanese and SF styled with Tenshukaku (天守閣, Japanese castle tower) and two moons. VY2 was originally going to have other items for its boxart such as clothing. However, it was felt that these items were too personal and would only end up portraying too much of a design concept. Thus, opting for the Wakizashi made the VOCALOID's appearance ambiguous.

VY2 is part of the VY series and has never had an official avatar established. Though the VY2 vocal is masculine their concept is open to allow the producer using the vocal to conceptualize VY2 as any race, age, gender, etc as the producer desires.

Since there is no official avatars for VY series Vocaloids, interpretations vary per example for both VY1 and VY2. During the VesFes contrast a entry called "Roro" was chosen to act as a placeholder design for VY2 in a illustration book. The design featured on vol.4 of the VOCALOID-P data series boxart and in a illustration book. This remains the sole design for VY2 thus far seen in actual use, in contrast VY1 had featured 12 designs by Jan 2015 and is due to VY2's lesser use in Vocaloid related media.

The VY2v3 version of the sword was said to represent the "magma within" and "hot fighting spirit". The gold motifs are based on driftwood and arranged in a ikebana manner.[3]

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

HistoryEdit

MarketingEdit

While VY1 had a standard and Deluxe edition, VY2 did not offer such a choice nor did it have a CD released for it.

Due to the professional design of VY2, the vocal often appears in use for apps and equipment that involves derivative products produced by YAMAHA, either on its own or with VY1. However, unlike VY1, VY2 is often added as an additional vocal or an alternative one and has yet to head a product using their vocals. Furthermore, when VY2 is used, the vocal often is only made for download – sometimes after the initial release of the product, unlike its counterpart VY1.

VoicebanksEdit

VY2
The counter-partner vocal to the VY1 series had the same intentions as VY1 but was instead a vocal made with a masculine tone. The Vocal was intended to be free from the ties that come with having a mascot or character representative attached to it, allowing for the ultimate freedom to morph the vocal as the producer pleased. The vocal is of high quality and was meant to act as a standard for Yamaha releases, thus designed to head many variants of the Vocaloid software.
Misc. versions
A "lite" version featured in the iVOCALOID app for the iPad and was powered by the VOCALOID2 technology.
A VY2t ("VY2 tiny") version was planned for the VocaloWitter app, but was never released. This version would be a cut-down version of the normal VY2 voice intended for use with devices of limited specs.
VY2 Fasletto
The "Falsetto" vocal is designed to mimic a male falsetto vocal and allows for extreme high notes.
  • VY2v3 (VOCALOID3), October 19, 2012
  • VY2v3 SE (VOCALOID3)
  • VY3v3 (VOCALOID NEO)

Music featuring VY2Edit

  • On this wiki, VY2 is featured in 58 songs , 38 albums , 3 series .
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粘着系男子の15年ネチネチ
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Translation Nenchaku-kei Danshi no 15-nen Nechinechi
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硝子ノ華
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Translation Garasu no Hana
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【Biocode:69】Re:vive
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とても痛い痛がりたい
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Translation Totemo Itai Itagaritai
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ReputationEdit

Status

Google Trends

VY2,VOCALOID+YUMA

Reaction

VY2 was better received than VY1 because the concept of the VY series had become better understood. The producer who created its demos declared that VY2 was the best Japanese male vocal of the VOCALOID™ series, boasting a quality none of the previous male vocals could reach.

Impact

VY2 and its predecessor vocal "VY1" were developed to head official Yamaha products. While VY1 tends to be used often in this role, VY2 has not been as used for such products quite as often as VY1.

Misc

In February 2014, Vocaloid Otaku user "Dessert>desert" decided to run a test to see how many illegal Vocaloid downloads had been made via torrent. At 12,434 downloads, VY2v3 had the highest number of illegal downloads for any released package as a single vocal, the download was only beaten by a couple of other Vocaloid related torrents with several vocals contained within it.[4]

The song Nenchaku-kei Danshi no 15-nen Nechinechi reached 1 million views on Nico Video.

Trivia
  • Because of the Wakizashi, VY2 ended up overlapping with Internet Co., Ltd's Gackpoid VOCALOID. Internet co., Ltd joked that the two VOCALOIDs should do battle with each other.
  • In the Western fandom, the term "BIG AL's syndrome" got applied to VY2 due to being a late masculine vocal. This was because he was expected in 2010 but ended up being released in 2011 due to delays. However, VY2 did not receive as much fuss as previous "male" VOCALOIDs.
Achievements
  • Highest quality Japanese masculine vocal for VOCALOID2
  • First "Masculine vocal type" of the VY series
  • Last VOCALOID2 to be released
  • One of the first VOCALOID5 vocals released for the engine
  • One of the first Japanese VOCALOID5 vocals released for the engine
  • One of the first VOCALOIDs updated to VOCALOID5

Polls

Do you like VY2?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 1242 people voted.
What characteristic of VY2 do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 1196 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. FAQ - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  2. [1] VOCALOID STORE FAQ[dead link]
  3. https://www.vocaloid.com/en/products/show/v5vb_vy2_en
  4. link[dead link]

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese VOCALOID VY2 product page Link
Japanese VOCALOID VY2v3 product page Link
Japanese VOCALOID store product page for VOCALOID VY2v3 Link
English VOCALOID shop product page for VOCALOID VY2v3 Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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