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AVANNA VOCALOID3


AVANNA is an English VOCALOID developed and distributed by Zero-G Limited, released in December 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by an Irish female singer, Rachel., whose last name cannot be revealed due to privacy reasons.

ConceptEdit

AVANNA was designed to be a soft voice with a "Celtic twist" to it. AVANNA is 18 years old, female, and her artist has stated that AVANNA herself is of Irish descent. According to the artist, in AVANNA's early concept design, her height was 5'6" and her weight was 156 lbs. The artist had stated that in her final design, her weight is around 110 lbs. Again, it should be noted that these are just the personal preferences of the artist and not official canon.

EtymologyEdit

While it is unknown why Zero-G chose the name "Avanna"; according to the name's origins, it is a combination of the old English word "Ava," meaning "breath of life," and the Latin name "Anna," meaning "gracious." This results in the implied meaning of her name being "gracious breath of life."[1]

AppearanceEdit

Zero-G requested that AVANNA should have a fantasy-based look to her.[2] According to AkiGlancy, AVANNA's artist, the model for AVANNA's body figure was her own sister, who was particularly curvy.[3]

AVANNA was originally designed to be an elf, but this concept was scrapped when she had to be re-designed upon YAMAHA's request. However, a faded version of this design can still be seen on the final boxart. AkiGlancy has stated that fans can draw AVANNA with elf ears if they wish to do so,[4] and upon request, has also uploaded her own version with elf ears.[5] YAMAHA also requested that AVANNA be more "anime"-styled.[6]

During the process of AVANNA's design, even though alternate colors were considered, Zero-G specifically asked for her to have black hair. According to AkiGlancy, the reason why the AVANNA's hair was lengthened was because she was requested to make her look more feminine.[7]

AVANNA’s outfit was inspired by Roman-Britannia, specifically, the Celts who received Roman influence during the first century of Britannia’s occupation by the Roman Empire. The little flower shapes worked into AVANNA’s outfit are clovers, hinting at her Irish heritage. The rings around AVANNA's waist float/spin with the power of her voice, but will stay motionless when she is not singing. The gems on her skirt and the rings were inspired by blue topaz gemstones.

During her responses to DEX and DAINA, AkiGlancy spoke on her art of AVANNA with a violin specifically. Though she liked the design very much, Zero-G did not think it was a good idea, as customers who did not read the product description would think the product was for a violin instrument.[8] She also stated tht her art of Avanna always has 7 freckles on each cheek.[9]

Music featuring AVANNAEdit

Examples of usage

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Featuring S3RL ft. AVANNA
Author(s) S3RL
Category Original song
World.rar III
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Featuring AVANNA
Author(s) ODDEEO
Category Original song
Futuristic Girl
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Romaji/English Futuristic Girl
Featuring AVANNA
Author(s) J Sime
Category Original song
Hollow Motions With Twisted Afflictions
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Romaji/English Hollow Motions With Twisted Afflictions
Featuring AVANNA
Author(s) Meta
Category Original song
Search for music featuring AVANNA [show/hide]

Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

For AVANNA, Zero-G seemed to adopt a similar technique to the one used for OLIVER's promotion. Upon AVANNA's official unveiling, AkiGlancy was able to talk directly to English-speaking VOCALOID fans and answer questions about her involvement with AVANNA. Most of the focus was on the Avanna topic at VOCALOID Otaku forums, and also the topic about her official artwork. This led to bonus promotional art material, AkiGlancy's "developer's diary" and design notes being handed out quite freely.

See also: AVANNA/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

AVANNA's character status
Sales
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AVANNA in the Zero-G newsletter

In 2013, AVANNA was Zero-G's most popular product for the entire year, and the first VOCALOID to do so. She was also the only VOCALOID to appear in the company's top 25 products for the year 2013.[10]

In the following year of 2014 AVANNA once again claimed the no.1 spot for best seller, thus making her the first VOCALOID remain the best Zero-G seller for two consecutive years in a row.[11]

The position of no.1 was held by her once again in 2015. She was, however almost beaten by newcomers DEX (no.2) and DAINA (no.3) despite bolth being out for a much shorter time period than her.[12]

Also in 2015 Crypton's on-line download store Sonicwire announced that AVANNA had been the 9th most successful VOCALOID product sold on their website. She was the only "Engloid" present on the list.[13]

Reaction

AVANNA was fairly well met upon introduction, but struggled to get more than 10,000+ views on her demo songs. She has remained one of the lesser popular releases for English in VOCALOID3, despite the praises for her quality compared to many of the other English releases for the engine version.

On May 26, 2014, Equipboard tweeted that they listed AVANNA on their website at the suggestion of a member. They quoted EDM artist, Porter Robinson, as a notable user of the product.[14][15]

AVANNA's popularity, according to Google Trends peaked in Jan 2013, a month after she was released. She lost much of this status a year later from Jan 2014, and later began to regain popularity and towards the end off the VOCALOID3. She managed to maintain a stable but small popularity growth.

Miscellaneous

In 2014, AVANNA claimed the position of the first English only developed vocal to have a song with 1,000,000+ views on YouTube. She was also the second English VOCALOID to have video featuring their vocal reach 1,000,000+ views, the first was OLIVER who was used in the "Bee and PuppyCat" series.

In 2015 a survey was made based on the popularity of VOCALOIDs on website Nico Video. For the year 2014, AVANNA was the 35th most popular VOCALOID. She was also the 3rd most popular "Engloid".[16]

Achievements
  • First and only English female VOCALOID3
  • First and only Zero-G VOCALOID3
  • First VOCALOID to have her illustration to be done by a VOCALOID Producer.
  • Vocal with the most breath samples (44).


Polls

Do you like AVANNA?
 
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The poll was created at 23:26 on November 19, 2015, and so far 354 people voted.
What characteristic of AVANNA do you like?
 
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69
 
10
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 328 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for AVANNA may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

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  6. [1]: Yamaha was concerned that Zero-G’s approved design was not “Anime” styled enough and asked for me to revise it into a cuter, modern anime style.
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External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English Zero-G Limited official homepage Link
English VOCALOID3 AVANNA product page Link
English Avanna Vocaloid The official website for VOCALOID AVANNA Link
English Vocaloid Avanna The official Facebook page for VOCALOID AVANNA Link
English Vocaloid Avanna @vocaloidavanna The official Twitter account for VOCALOID AVANNA. Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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