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Voca-hunh? January 9, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.

Speaking of music I know little about, it’s time for a Vocaloid vid:

A little long and definitely a WTF? type video, but . . .”It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it.”*

Somewhat of an explanation from the YouTube comments:

These characters are from a singing software (VOCALOID) that, well, lets you make the singers sing. Not all the time do these singers have a personified character for their voices however. But they are given a name.

  1. The one singing (orange girl) is Kizuna Akari. She’s a relatively new Vocaloid.
  2. The purple haired girl is Yuzuki Yukari. She’s related to Akari because their voices are provided by the same company.
  3. The girl behind the piano with yellow hair and a white ribbon is Kagamine Rin. She’s famous among the Vocaloids because she’s one of the earliest japanese Vocaloids ever created since 2007.

Secondly, what the song is about. I’m not very good at japanese, but Akari is mentioning a lot of japanese sound effects or actions at the start and throughout the song. For example, ‘gorogoro’ means rolling/tumbling (which you can see her portray in the video) and ‘pikapika’ means shining. ww is short for ‘warawara’ which is used to imply laughter (like lol in english) and so on. I don’t know what she’s singing at the end because as I stated before, I’m not very good at japanese.

*Old joke from American Bandstand


1. geoff - January 9, 2019

So the software lets you make your own songs with the pre-fabbed voices, but it doesn’t do the animation.

2. Bunk Strutts - January 9, 2019

Off topic, but when are you folks going to petition WOT to remove that undeserved pop-up warning?

3. lauraw - January 10, 2019

We care about that because why? I’m not even on faceborg anyway.

4. Retired Geezer - January 11, 2019

Canceled all my social media accounts. Seemed prudent.

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