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Kawaii Pocky
06-29-2010, 02:06 AM
I was wondering if Vocaloid was an anime or manga? The chars were pretty neat looking so I went to look for mangas to read online and it's just a music/singing program? Does it have a series? I'm pretty freaking confused, though I want to try the program either way. lol

Codename Otacon
06-29-2010, 02:25 PM
Vocaloid is NOT an anime or Manga.

Vocaloid is about singing.

Lycorisa
06-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Vocaloid is a program that sings and alow people to write music.
Yes, there is a vocaloid anime about Black Rock Shooter (a vocaloid song).

Codename Otacon
06-29-2010, 04:28 PM
Yes, there is a vocaloid anime about Black Rock Shooter (a vocaloid song).

Its different characters. Only Miku sings the song, she's not the main character.

Black Rock Shooter and Vocaloid are different not the same.

Xwolf Okami
06-29-2010, 05:20 PM
There is a manga for VOCALOID, called Hatsune Mix. It's done by KEI, the artist who draws Crypton's VOCALOIDS (except for Meiko and Kaito). It is a collection of nonsensical, non-episodic side stories, and is a far cry from good. If you want to check it out, it's up to you.

Kawaii Pocky
06-29-2010, 09:18 PM
I been reading that manga actually and the beginning reminds me of Chobits and it's random as hell.

kiratsukai
06-30-2010, 03:37 AM
There is a manga for VOCALOID, called Hatsune Mix. It's done by KEI, the artist who draws Krypton's VOCALOIDS (except for Meiko and Kaito). It is a collection of nonsensical, non-episodic side stories, and is a far cry from good. If you want to check it out, it's up to you.

There are a handful of 4-koma and gag comics for VOCALOID published by CX (mainly a doujinshi anthology label). All fall in the realm of doujinwork in their style and legal status though they're commercially published as "parody". Even the ones illustrated by KEI provide no canon for the characters and are published without Crypton's direct involvement.

They're comparable in style to commercially published doujin collections for Shounen Jump series and 4-koma series like Lucky Star and GA.

Commercial doujinshi anthologies:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%A1%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E9%9D%9E%E5%8 5%AC%E5%BC%8F%E5%88%9D%E9%9F%B3%E3%81%BF%E3%81%A3% E3%81%8F%E3%81%99-1-CR-COMICS-DX/dp/4861765897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277887293&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%A1%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E9%9D%9E%E5%8 5%AC%E5%BC%8F-%E5%88%9D%E9%9F%B3%E3%81%BF%E3%81%A3%E3%81%8F%E3%8 1%992-CR-COMICS-DX/dp/486176727X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277887293&sr=1-2
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http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%81%AF%E3%81%A1%E3%82%85%E3%81%AD%E3%83%9F%E3%8 2%AF%E3%81%AE%E6%97%A5%E5%B8%B8%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84% E3%81%B1%E3%82%89-1-%E8%A7%92%E5%B7%9D%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%8 2%AF%E3%82%B9-%E3%81%8A%E3%82%93%E3%81%9F%E3%81%BE/dp/4048542834/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277887293&sr=1-5
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%81%AF%E3%81%A1%E3%82%85%E3%81%AD%E3%83%9F%E3%8 2%AF%E3%81%AE%E6%97%A5%E5%B8%B8%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84% E3%81%B1%E3%82%89-2-%E8%A7%92%E5%B7%9D%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%8 2%AF%E3%82%B9-%E3%81%8A%E3%82%93%E3%81%9F%E3%81%BE/dp/4048544217/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277887293&sr=1-6
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While technically manga ~ none are "official" works

Xwolf Okami
06-30-2010, 06:59 AM
I'm aware that Hatsune Mix isn't canon in any way or endorsed by Crypton (which was why I said they were side stories); I was just stating that it was done by their artist. Thanks, though.

kiratsukai
06-30-2010, 07:50 AM
I'm aware that Hatsune Mix isn't canon in any way or endorsed by Crypton (which was why I said they were side stories); I was just stating that it was done by their artist. Thanks, though.

I was more trying to clear up the manga status of VOCALOID for everyone else...

Mesoian
06-30-2010, 01:03 PM
So, to clarify, no it is not anime or manga.

Xwolf Okami
06-30-2010, 03:38 PM
I was more trying to clear up the manga status of VOCALOID for everyone else... Oh, haha. Sorry 'bout that then.

So, to clarify, no it is not anime or manga.

Yes, that is correct.

Codename Otacon
06-30-2010, 03:57 PM
This video should explain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBZOlipfjkQ&feature=fvw

Also VOCALOID is on a PSP game that coming out this July and its called Project DIVA 2nd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQgb_KlAnjQ&feature=related

I forgot to put 2nd.

Zerofox Kitsune
06-30-2010, 05:02 PM
Well, specifically that's Project DIVA 2nd. The first one came out last year.

Fire Loki
07-01-2010, 01:02 AM
Hmm I think the PSP/arcade games are the only official business beside the actual programs themselves.
The real joy of Vocaloid is in the great songs people produce.
:> Officialness doesn't really matter.

Kawaii Pocky
07-01-2010, 10:02 AM
I totally have to cosplay a Vocaloid. lol Well, I was planning on it next year. And thanks for the clarification. I couldn't believe they had Gackpo, I was surprised they were able to get Gackt's voice, probably the only Japanese singer/actor/actress I'm familiar with out of all the Vocaloids.

Rin.Kagamine
10-24-2010, 07:28 AM
Vocaloid is not a manga or an anime.

Vocaloid is a voice synthesizer program.

Those 'chars' aren't what you think they are. They are voice banks that have a picture.

If you do happen to find an anime with vocaloid, it was fan made.

Oh and the vocaloid program cost quite a bit, just for one voice bank.

momo6548
08-20-2011, 08:03 PM
I have a question: how do you find the other outfits for the characters other than in their box art? I have a DVD of a few PV clips, but I've seen a ton of different Vocaloid outfits. All the videos on Youtube are either fan made or don't show an outfit, where do you find the official outfits? (I also have an ulterior motive for this post: I'm trying to find out if SF-A2 Miki has a magnet outfit but I don't know where to look xD)

bunny-hun
08-20-2011, 10:17 PM
There's a game called 'Hatsune Miku: Project Diva' and a second 'Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd'. Both have a lot outfits for the Vocaloids, but only have them for Miku, Len, Rin, Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and then Neru and Haku in the 2nd.

Kuriin
08-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Most other outfits are from popular fanmade videos/art. c: I'm sure there's a Magnet version of Miki somewhere, otherwise you could just make your own design. With the butterfly headset and wig you'll be recognized anyways

momo6548
08-21-2011, 11:20 AM
Most other outfits are from popular fanmade videos/art. c: I'm sure there's a Magnet version of Miki somewhere, otherwise you could just make your own design. With the butterfly headset and wig you'll be recognized anyways

Thanks for the response! I'm thinking of basing my Magnet Miki cosplay off of a fanart I found. The thing is, one of my friends is considering doing a Magnet Meiko, would it be ok for us to pose together even if there isn't an actual magnet duet song done by those two?

Kawaii Pocky
08-21-2011, 12:37 PM
This is old. I'm super obsessed with Vocaloids now. Isn't Miku's magnet outfit just a plain black dress? Atleast the cosplays/fan art I've seen Miku's dress was a plain black dress.

Convulsive
08-21-2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the response! I'm thinking of basing my Magnet Miki cosplay off of a fanart I found. The thing is, one of my friends is considering doing a Magnet Meiko, would it be ok for us to pose together even if there isn't an actual magnet duet song done by those two?

of course it is. tons of people do random vocaloids together!

pyrodancer
09-16-2011, 12:15 AM
so, i've known about vocaloid for a while now, but never quite got into it.... but just recently i was looking around and came across some of the vocaloid's live concerts on youtube, OMG it's amazing what technology can do these days!!!! XP now i'm totally hooked on vocaloid, and am planning on doing a Len cosplay soon, i can't wait ^^

Strawberrylawli
12-02-2011, 06:24 PM
Vocaloid is not a manga or an anime.

Vocaloid is a voice synthesizer program.

Those 'chars' aren't what you think they are. They are voice banks that have a picture.

If you do happen to find an anime with vocaloid, it was fan made.

Oh and the vocaloid program cost quite a bit, just for one voice bank.
Well there is the black rock shooter ovas

Codename Otacon
12-02-2011, 06:59 PM
Well there is the black rock shooter ovas

But its not Vocaloid. The character is not Miku:\

EndThisRapture
12-14-2011, 08:59 AM
I know that the vocaloid fandom is pretty serious, and I was curious if someone where to cosplay as a Vocaloids character without being overly familiar, super deep in the the fandom would that be frowned upon?

I really enjoy the character designs, and have considered cosplaying, but its always in the back of my head..feeling like If I were to do that it would be frowned upon.

sakura05
01-17-2012, 03:59 PM
they are basically really advanced virtual jpop singers with "personalites"...they're awesome...

tohruxshigure
05-13-2013, 07:32 PM
There is a manga about the dark woods circus series....:eeek: very scary though

tohruxshigure
05-13-2013, 07:35 PM
I know that the vocaloid fandom is pretty serious, and I was curious if someone where to cosplay as a Vocaloids character without being overly familiar, super deep in the the fandom would that be frowned upon?

I really enjoy the character designs, and have considered cosplaying, but its always in the back of my head..feeling like If I were to do that it would be frowned upon.
I wouldn't look down on you....and I'm SUPER into vocaloid. As long as you don't insult the character or fandom, people would probably be fine with it. DO NOT accidently gender bend! NEVER! On purpose it's ok, but when people call characters like Piko girls, things get messy....

Suuki
05-14-2013, 10:36 PM
I wouldn't look down on you....and I'm SUPER into vocaloid. As long as you don't insult the character or fandom, people would probably be fine with it. DO NOT accidently gender bend! NEVER! On purpose it's ok, but when people call characters like Piko girls, things get messy....

You.. bumped this thread.. for that?