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Aoki Lapis
Biographical information
Gender Female
Age
Height 5.91 inches / 15cm
Weight
Product information
Company i-style Project
Initial release
Stable release
Status
Operating system
Type
Language
Distributor Bplats, Inc.
Voice provider Eguchi Nako
Illustrator Carnelian
Reduced no.
Affiliation YAMAHA
Surfer’s Paradise
Studio Deen
Nico Nico Douga
License
Website
Aoki Lapis VOCALOID3


Aoki Lapis (蒼姫ラピス) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with i-style Project. She was released in April 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by a contest winner, Japanese female, Nako Eguchi (江口 菜子; Eguchi Nako). She is a "Character Voice" type vocaloid.

ConceptEdit

Aoki Lapis is a fairy who has no memory of who she is.[1] She belongs to a race of fairies capable of transforming the music into power and her voice is said to have the power to give life when she sings.

EtymologyEdit

Aoki Lapis is named after the semi-precious gemstone Lapis lazuli because of her color palette. "Aoki" (her surname) means "Blue Princess".

AppearanceEdit

The large gem she has on her head is a Paraíba Tourmaline, an extremely rare and precious gemstone.Her design is "light" in contrast with her sister, Merli.[2]

RelationsEdit

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

ToSpeakEdit

On August 10, 2013, Lapis was shown in a demonstration using another synthesizer called "ToSpeak". Her voice was also shown at the "Comic Market 84", an event held at Osaki West Station shopping centre.[3][4]

Examples of UsageEdit

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シュワルツシルト半径
シュワルツシルト半径
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Author(s) みくにゆきなか Romaji/English Schwarzschild Radius
Category Original song Featuring Aoki Lapis
Niconico
煙に巻けッ!
煙に巻けッ!
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Author(s) Team Kemumake Romaji/English Kemuri ni make! (Rolling in the Smoke)
Category Original song Featuring Aoki Lapis
Niconico YouTube
極彩、嬋娟ノ魚。
極彩、嬋娟ノ魚。
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Author(s) Machigerita-P Romaji/English Gokusai, Senken no Sakana. (Richly Colored, Fascinatingly Beautiful Fish.)
Category Original song Featuring Aoki Lapis
Niconico YouTube
レイヴン
レイヴン
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Author(s) つよぽそ Romaji/English Raven
Category Original song Featuring Aoki Lapis
Niconico

  Music featuring Aoki Lapis
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Featured in ( 9 ) songs and on ( 16 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili | Kanji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili
 

MarketingEdit

Lapis has had some fan direct marketing.


Mobile app

A free to download iOS app can be downloaded based on her. It allows Lapis to appear on screen as though she was in the environment being pictured. the app is called "Fairy Glasses" (妖精眼鏡), Lapis can be selected by typing in the code 105-2659. She will appear anywhere her PDF file stage (which must be printed off on a separate sheet of card/paper) is registered. She will sing and dance to the song "Daydream Flight" when active.[5][6][7]

A second app has also been released for free called "Lapis Night" (おやすみラピス) for both iOS and Android. In it, Lapis counts sheep to help you fall asleep, it also comes with an alarm.[8]

A third app has been produced for iOS and Android, this one based on a video game. The game is called "Lapis and the Strange Labyrinth" (ラピスと不思議なラビリンス).[9] A sequel was released called "Lapis and the Magic Melody" (ラピスと魔法のメロディ) [10].

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Lapis as featured in the "Fairy Glasses" app
Lapisapp1
"Lapis Night" icon
Lapisapp2
"Lapis and the Mysterious Labyrinth" icon
CD

A CD with all her demos was released on December 29th, 2011. The CD also included the unreleased demo "Think the Future".

VOCAFARRE 2011

On the 15th-16th of December GUMI , VY1v3 , Akikoloid-chan, Tone Rion and Aoki Lapis appeared in a 3D concert at VOCAFARRE 2011.

Main article: VOCAFARRE 2011

Competition

There was a "dress up" competition for Lapis. A base picture was issued and fans were invited to dress her up and submit the entry.[11] The contest is now complete with winners and runner ups announced. The winner's entry will be adapted and used as an official alternative costume.[12] There was also an illustration contest held for her, where over 3 rounds, users would be able to submit drawings of her and the best would go into a future art book.

Figurine
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Aoki Lapis's figure on display.
KirukitsuAdded by Kirukitsu

A figurine was seen on display for Lapis in late 2012.

Twitter

Lapis has an official Twitter acount.[13]

Wall scroll

A wall scroll of Merli and Lapis has been produced.[14]

Food

Lapis and Merli were used to release chocolates for Valentine's Day 2013.[15]

Sponsorship
Lapisbike2013
Saya's bike showing the sponsorship
Angel EmfrblAdded by Angel Emfrbl

During the 2013 All Japan Ladies Motocross Championship, the driver Yasuhara Saya was sponsored by i-style Project.[16]

Aoki Lapis Birthday Festival 2014

Main article: Aoki Lapis Birthday Festival 2014 Song Contest

I-Style started 2 contests to celebrate Lapis' 2nd Anniversary. The first contest is an art contest for Lapis, while the 2nd is a song contest. [17]

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

Aoki Lapis Popularity
Sales
Her version of the VocaloWitter app managed to get 1st place out of all paid for apps on the iTunes store on 11th September 2013.[18]
Reaction
Aoki Lapis had a number of songs in the Nico Douga weekly ranking after release.[19]
Impact
Misc.

TriviaEdit

  • Because of her iVOCALOID and Vocalowitter adaptations, Aoki Lapis was the first and so far only VOCALOID3 vocal to later be released on a version of the VOCALOID2 engine.
  • Aoki Lapis made a brief appearance in episode 8 of the anime Sakura Trick,[20] where she was a playable character in a Xbox-Kinect style dancing game.


Notable for...Edit

  • First i-style Project VOCALOID released
  • First female VOCALOID by i-style Project
  • First VOCALOID to have a confirmed sibling
  • First VOCALOID3 vocal to later be released on a version of the VOCALOID2 engine

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