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).
Aoki Lapis is a fairy who has no memory of who she is. 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.
Etymology Aoki Lapis (Aokii Rapisu) is named after the semi-precious gemstone Lapis lazuli because of her color palette. "Aoki" (her surname) means "Blue Princess".
Being a Fairy she is the smallest VOCALOID to date at 5.91 inches/15 cm. Her design is "light" in contrast with her sister, Merli. The large gem she has on her head is a Paraiba Tourmaline, an extremely rare and precious gemstone.
- Merli; Older sister
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.
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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.
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.
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). A sequel was released called "Lapis and the Magic Melody" (ラピスと魔法のメロディ) .
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
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. 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. 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.
A figurine was seen on display for Lapis in late 2012.
Lapis has an official Twitter acount.
- Wall scroll
A wall scroll of Merli and Lapis has been produced.
Lapis and Merli were used to release chocolates for Valentine's Day 2013.
During the 2013 All Japan Ladies Motocross Championship, the driver Yasuhara Saya was sponsored by i-style Project.
|Aoki Lapis Popularity|
|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.|
|Aoki Lapis had a number of songs in the Nico Douga weekly ranking after release.|
- 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, where she was a playable character in a Xbox-Kinect style dancing game.
- 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
- NicoVideo VocaLawson Vocafarre Summary
- Aoki Lapis fanart DeviantArt / Pixiv / Piapro
- Aoki Lapis models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- Aoki Lapis derivatives on Fanloid wiki