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Akikoloid-chan
Biographical information
Gender Female
Age
Height 5'2" / 158 cm
Weight 95 lbs / 43 kg
Product information
Company Lawson
Initial release
Stable release
Status
Operating system
Type
Language
Distributor
Voice provider Arimoto
Illustrator Hidari
Reduced no.
Affiliation YAMAHA
Lawson, Inc.
Niconico
License
Website

Akikoloid-chan (あきこロイドちゃん) is a Japanese VOCALOID licensed to Lawson, Inc., and as a "private" VOCALOID she is not commercially distributed, her date of debut was the 13th of September 2011.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 2011, the LAWSON convenience store chain's new mascot, "Akiko-chan" was announced to receive a synthesized VOCALOID voice makeover to become "Akikoloid-chan," who acts as a navigator for LAWSON's new Nico Nico Douga channel. On September 6, 2011, Akikoloid-chan videos were uploaded on Niconico. The vocal was from the VOCALOID3 engine and the voice provider was Arimoto (有本) from Koe-bu (こえ部), a voice sharing site for amateur voice actors. A video showing her "production" was made and she was revealed in an interview about VOCALOID with a Yamaha representative. Songs were also shown using her vocals.[2]

Currently, she is owned only as a private-license that Lawson acquired from Yamaha and she will never be released for commercial use. A boxart for her has also since appeared. However, it was for display purposes only.[3]


ConceptEdit

She is based on Akiko-chan's character; much like how Ryuto (Gachapoid) is based on Gachapin, she is not Akiko-chan herself.

EtymologyEdit

Her name comes from "Akiko"'s own name plus "Loid" from "VOCALOID".

AppearanceEdit

Akikoloid is said to have been built by Akiko's older brother in a university lab within a week. Her appearance is based off Akiko-chan's, only designed to look more like an android. She is said to be a university sophomore student who also works part time for Lawson.

MarketingEdit

Akiko-chan was originally introduced as a campaign character for Lawson under the profile "a university sophomore student and a part-time worker for Lawson".

Campaign

A new campaign related to the character has begun "LAWSON x VOCALOID" titled "Vocalawson campaign".[4] During the period of the campaign, customers at Lawson stores will be able to obtain an ID application upon purchase of the ten goods in the promotion, which will allow them entry into a lottery. Applicants enter via mobile phone or the LAWSON website. This is the first campaign where original Yamaha VOCALOID goods can be won.[5]

This ran from September 13, 2011 to September 26, 2011.

A campaign is being run to introduce Akikoloid to Indonesia and other Asian countries.[6]

Guest Appearances

The outfit design for Akikoloid-chan is being used as a collaboration outfit for the character Wang Yuanji in Koei's latest installment in the long running hack and slash adventure series Dynasty Warriors 8 (Shin Sangoku Musou 7 in Japan). Perched on her shoulder is the Lawson Chicken Nugget Mascot, Karaage-kun. She will also be receiving a unique skin for her throwing knives, which makes them look like musical notes.

This is the third Lawson collaboration outfit this character has been given in the Dynasty Warriors series. The first being the uniform of Akiko-chan, the second being a Lawson themed summer kimono.

Akikoloid-Chan appears in the game "鬼武者Soul(ソウル)".[7]

Dynasty Warrriors 8 - Wang Yuanji - Akikoloid-chan Lawson Costume
Wang Yuanji dressed as Akikoloid-chan in Dynasty Warriors 8
Dynasty Warrriors 8 - Wang Yuanji - Akikoloid-chan Lawson Weapon
Unique Note themed Throwing Knives
3D Concert

GUMI and Akikoloid-chan appeared in a concert together in Japan dancing on stage. Though other concerts have been done for VOCALOID, this is the first official "3D" concert, previously all concerts had been done with 2D technology.[8] Merchandise related to the concert was later produced such asa CD and DVD.[9] On the 2nd of November a video clip about the 3D Concert "VOCALOID3 x LiveAR" was released.

On the 26th of November GUMI , VY1V3 , Tone Rion , Akikoloid-chan and Aoki Lapis appeared in a 3D concert at Vocafarre 2011

Live Jam

Akikoloid appeared in a Live Jam Event in 2012.[10]

Figurine

Akikoloid-chan had a figurine made for her.

MikuMikuDance

Lawson's Akikoloid-chan model can be downloaded from the company's site. This model was used in various official promotional videos displayed in the Lawson channel on NicoDouga. It has been converted for use in MikuMikuDance with the help of Piron. It's first appearance was September 27, 2011, with a public download on December 18, 2012.[11]

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Figurine
Lawson Akikoloid-Chan
Official MMD model

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations
コンビニとあなたの相似性に関するアレコレ Niconico  
明日になればまた続く Niconico  
Turkish March Owata remix Niconico  
Vocalawson Desu. Niconico  
エンジョイクルー! Niconico  
プレゼンティー/あきこロイドちゃん Niconico  
カラフルフィルター Niconico  
LOVE 'O CLOCK Niconico  
青いコンビニであいましょう Niconico  
三ッ星レシピ Niconico  
素敵な気持ち Niconico  
ストライプのサンタクロース Niconico  
ミートミーツガール Niconico  

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

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Product Information
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Package Details
Her licensing is restricted to use only for Lawson's purposes and can only be used by Producers with special permission from Lawson., Ltd themselves. Therefore information on her vocals is limited.
Vocal Traits
Her vocals have been used for both music and talking. Little is known on her except that she is using the VOCALOID3 engine. She is capable of speech on a more delicate level then most VOCALOID voicebanks, although appears to not be using VOICEROID and may be using a version of the Vocaloid-flex engine, although this cannot be confirmed. She was confirmed a VOCALOID3 at her time of introduction.
Phonetic notes
Software Issues
Information unavailable, this section depends on the producers who have access to use Akikoloid.
  Music featuring Akikoloid-chan
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Featured in ( 4 ) songs and on ( 3 ) albums.

Listings for Featured songs

External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili | Kanji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili
 


GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

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  7. link Akikoloid-chan appearing in 鬼武者Soul(ソウル) as reported by HatsuneMikuMiku blog.
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  11. nico PV

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