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Bruno VOCALOID3


Bruno is a Spanish VOCALOID developed and distributed by Voctro Labs, S.L., and was released in December 2011 for the VOCALOID3 engine. He, along with Clara, were among the first Spanish voicebanks commercially distributed. His voice provider has never been revealed.

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

Bruno is a male given name. Its comes from Brunus, a Latin word with Germanic origin meaning "brown or brunette".[2]

AppearanceEdit

His initial concept and overall appearance were done by Raimon Benach, including his iconic fedora.

When the illustration contest was performed, the Spanish company requested to the participants to keep the overall design of the original illustration. Rumple's winning entry was adopted as the new official art.

With the release of the boxed versions, the design had a new revision done by Rumple. The new design had a more confident look, but kept his previous design. Among the major changes, his design is more elaborated, with brighter colors and including some accessories, his hair color now has a lighter hue and his body frame is different.

RelationsEdit

Music featuring BrunoEdit

  • Bruno is featured in 45 songs and 2 albums on this wiki.
    Bruno logo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

La triste tarde de Abril
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Romaji/English That Sad April Evening
Featuring Bruno
Author(s) AlexTrip Sands
Category Original song
Bright
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Favicon-youtube
Featuring Bruno
Author(s) CajaP
Category Original song
Ballroom Breakdown
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Favicon-youtube
Featuring Bruno
Author(s) heart★breaker
Category Original song
La Reina De Mis Sentimientos
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Romaji/English The Queen Of My Feelings
Featuring Bruno
Author(s) Anthony J. Obando
Category Original song
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Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

Bruno and Clara are aimed at Spanish music professionals and are the first VOCALOIDs aimed at Spanish culture. They do not incorporate the moe-esque[3] style of some Japanese VOCALOIDs. Their original designs lean more towards a retrospective European art style. This, however, changed due to the response by anime fans being disappointed by the artwork, thus a fanart competition was held.


See also: Bruno/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

Bruno's character status
Reaction

Bruno suffered a backlash based on his original illustration, mainly for lacking an anime-like design or referred to as not having the appearance of a VOCALOID, with some going as far as to label him and Clara as "ugly". However, there have been reports within the Spanish fandom of strong defense from fans of the pair. The voice type itself; however, has been noted to be appealing in general despite the issues some fans had with the boxart.

By March 2012, Bruno and Clara were amongst the least popular of the VOCALOID3 voicebanks, though together, they are more popular than Tonio, neither surpassed his popularity when weighed in separately.[4]

Impact

The reaction towards the initial artwork had a later impact on future Vocaloids, and it was one of the theories put forward as the reason Yamaha rejected the original non-"anime-esque" design for AVANNA.[5]

Miscellaneous

In 2015 a survey was made based on the popularity of Vocaloids on website Nico Video. For the year 2014, Bruno was the 51st most popular Vocaloid; this made him the least most popular Vocaloid of all (not including Akikoloid-chan who never saw a commercial release).[6]

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID by Voctro Labs
  • First Male Spanish VOCALOID
  • First Male VOCALOID by Voctro Labs
  • Along with Clara, first VOCALOID to be redesigned by the VOCALOID fandom


Polls

Do you like Bruno?
 
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4
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 87 people voted.
What characteristic of Bruno do you like?
 
12
 
16
 
2
 
49
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 79 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for Bruno may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  2. Wiktionary
  3. Moe (slang) - a specific type of cute.
  4. Research conducted on March 31st, 2012 by ~~~~, websites used; Youtube, Nico Nico Douga, Pixiv, Deviant Art, Piapro, google.
  5. link
  6. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Spanish Voctro Labs official homepage Link
Spanish/English Bruno & Clara product page Link
Spanish Vocaloid Bruno & Clara The official Facebook page for VOCALOIDs Bruno & Clara Link
Spanish Vocaloid Bruno&Clara @V3BrunoClara The official Twitter account for VOCALOIDs Bruno & Clara Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Bruno

  • Spanish nicknames

    31 messages
    • Not to mention it does indeed have Spanish origins : http://www.behindthename.com/submit/name/maika (And i've yet to see one of these si...
    • Notes like this should be on Maika's page anyway. :-/ One of the reasons why we do this is because once upon a time, someone clai...
  • New Bruno and Clara Style? o3o

    19 messages
    • <div class="quote">Bunai82 wrote:<br />I don't like mean Clara.</div> She's not mean! She's... rude....
    • <div class="quote">152.26.48.210 wrote:<br />I have a feeling that the new design will usher in some Spanish rock music...

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