Moke was a runner up entry to the first "VOCALOID™ CHINA" contest in 2012, held for choosing the design of the first Chinese VOCALOID and was a Vsinger supporting character for four years. On December 8, 2016, Moke was confirmed to be in production along with Mo Qingxian.
His voice provider is Shangqing Su (苏尚卿; Sū Shàngqīng), a Chinese voice actor from 729 Studio.
Concept[edit | edit source]
According to the short animation series promoting VOCALOID CHINA, Moke is a genius with an IQ of 168. Even though he always wears an innocent and warming smile, he is actually the most Otaku of all Otaku. By starting threads in forums, editing, and uploading MVs, he is seen as a "god" by some people on the internet. He is sometimes mistaken as a girl; although he claims that he hates this, there are unconfirmed rumors of a popular cross-dressing cosplayer appearing in various comic conventions who looks very similar to him. Because he usually doesn't talk, most people will take him as a "nice boy", but he will reveal his true Otaku self when he is with close friends. He acts somewhat like a professional debater when talking about anime or other Otaku topics, but tends to react poorly to subjects that do not interest him.
In 2017, according to Shanghai HENIAN's official website, Moke is listed as a Sagittarius and that he is mixed race. It was later added that he is a high school student and that he is good at street dance. It also mentions that he fears loneliness. He has a sense of dependency on the others in the band and wishes to be useful to them. In 2018, it was confirmed that his official birthday is December 10.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
His original name was MOKO, however, this was dropped because it was written in a Japanese naming style rather than Chinese.
Zhǐ (徵) and yŭ (羽) are the fourth and fifth notes of the ancient Chinese pentatonic scale. His first name, Mókē (摩柯), originates in Buddhism (摩柯婆罗多 Mókēpóluóduo, i.e. Mahabharata).
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The design was originally drawn by SAKU, but was refined and redrawn by illustrator ideolo.
Located on Moke’s hip in his debut design, there is a green charm with a Devanagari letter "च" (ca) which represents the "Metal" element, the "West" position, the color "white", and the "Autumn" season. This character’s Chinese equivalent is "商" (Shāng), one of the 5 Traditional Chinese melody characters which corresponds to D (re).
Moke's V4 design was illustrated by TID. His color scheme changed from white and light blue to white and dark blue. His new design was more sailor-inspired compared to the debut design. His pants were white rather than black and his boots became lace-up with the Devanagari letter located on the sides. His hat has a keyboard and soundwave design on it.
Relations[edit | edit source]
- Luo Tianyi - Companion.
- Yuezheng Ling - Companion.
- Mo Qingxian - Companion.
- Yuezheng Longya - Companion.
- YANHE - Companion.
- Fei - Pet.
History[edit | edit source]
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Zhiyu Moke was a fan-designed VOCALOID that was entered in the first "VOCALOID CHINA" contest, like Luo Tianyi. He was created with VOCALOID fans in mind.
VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released a five-part promotional animation series for the VOCALOID CHINA characters. On May 15, 2012, at CFO3, the full first PV was made available, mainly featuring Tianyi with Ling making a brief cameo at the end. Moke’s official introduction takes place in the third episode.
Prior to his release, Moke make an appearance at the Vsinger Live concert on June 17, 2017. His voicebank made its debut with the song "Xūnǐ Shàonián". He was also scheduled to appear at bilibili Macro Link 2018 on July 20 with the rest of the Vsinger cast.
Voicebanks[edit | edit source]
- Zhiyu Moke
- Intended to be a youthful young male.
- Misc. voicebanks
- Originally he was intended to be voiced by a female provider. Due to issues the voice was used for YANHE instead.
Music featuring Zhiyu Moke[edit | edit source]
|Translation||Miāo Wū Bú Pà|
Originally sung by Luo Tianyi. The first usage of Moke since his release.
|Translation||take a step back|
Reputation[edit | edit source]
Both Moke and Mo Qingxian have overall been released to a lukewarm reception compared to past vocals with very little interest or overall excitement. In the Chinese fandom, Moke and Longya’s popularity levels were undefined as they were about equal to each other. In the Eastern fandom, Moke appeared in less fanart and PVs than Longya.In the Western fandom, fans voiced a like for him, and he had more fanart and support compared to Longya and Qingxian in this part of the fandom.
Since his and Qingxian's release in August 2018, Moke received the most works, both original and cover songs, between the two of them.
In August 2019, "Zài Yībēi!" was the first song featuring Moke to reach 1 million views.
References[edit | edit source]
- Sanskrit and logo
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|Chinese||徵羽摩柯_官博 official Weibo||Link|
|Chinese||徵羽摩柯 official bilibili||Link|
|Chinese||Shanghai HENIAN official homepage||Link|
|English||Deviantart art and community||Link|
|Japanese||pixiv art and community||Link|
|English||MikuMikuDance wiki for models||Link|
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