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CUL VOCALOID3


CUL (カル) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Internet Co., Ltd., and was created in collaboration with VOCALO Revolution. CUL is VOCALO Revolution mascot character and she was released as a VOCALOID in December 2011 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by Japanese voice actress and singer, Eri Kitamura (喜多村英梨; Kitamura Eri). She is a "Character Voice" type vocal.

ConceptEdit

Originally, CUL was released without background information. However, the information was posted for her in 2013 when she was featured in a special event.[1]

CUL was first introduced as the mascot for the show, VOCALO Revolution. And like Lily before her, CUL is not part of Internets' "poid" series.

EtymologyEdit

The name "CUL" has double meanings, short for "culture" and "Culnoza", a collaborative group organized by Hiroto-P.

RelationsEdit

  • Lucia (るちあ) - A brown toy poodle that lives in CUL's neighborhood. The character was designed by Mion (みおん) of VOCALO revolution.[2][3]

Music featuring CULEdit

Examples of usage

White Knight
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Featuring CUL
Producers EmpathP
Category Original song

Description

The song is about a Donna, who is singing about her lover who she lost in the war, how they may only meet each other again in her dreams, and about remembering and learning to let go.
フラーンフラーン~ゾンビー~
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Romaji/English Furaan Furaaan ~Zombie~
Featuring CUL, GUMI
Producers Nem
Category Original song

Description

This song is the third part to the Euglena series.
FREYJA.sys ~システム・フレイヤ~
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Romaji/English FREYJA.sys ~System Freyja~
Featuring CUL, GUMI
Producers kaoling
Category Original song

Description

One of Kaoling's most notable songs.
Minority
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Featuring CUL
Producers DIOsama-P
Category Original song

Description

"Everyone has a good time. But, I have the experience only you specially painful. I theme song darkness of girl you've felt minority that it is (Minority)."


More Examples of usage 

 

ロンリースター
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Romaji/English Lonely Star
Featuring CUL
Producers KASANE
Category Original song

Description

"Star to seek the far distant salvation ... somewhere ... 'Lonely Star'"
愛錠ジュリエット
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Romaji/English Aijou Juliet
Featuring CUL
Producers TaKa
Category Original song

Description

This is one of TaKa's most popular songs.
サーカス・モンスター
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Romaji/English CiRCuS MoNSTeR
Featuring CUL
Producers CLAMPFANBOY
Category Cover song
CUL CUL ☆ Fire Endless Night
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Featuring CUL
Producers HaruVampire
Category Cover song
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Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

She was introduced in "CUL makes Revolution!". CUL was featured in the show's introduction, the PV "白の季節" and the closing credits of the show. CUL was also the mascot of "CUL project; offical", a website designed to promote making her official. Stickers featuring her were also released on sale.[4] The MMD model used in her PVs, such as "CUL makes Revolution!", was later released. She also appeared alongside 秋元結衣 in a music video that later made it to DVD.


See also: CUL/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

CUL's character status
Reaction

Since CUL's existence as a VOCALOID is owed to her fans, CUL already had an established fandom prior to becoming a VOCALOID. She has had much support and publicity within the Japanese fandom which resulted in her overall positive reception. This made her one of the more popular releases for VOCALOID3 at the time.

CUL's popularity kept increasing after her release, according to Google Trends it peaked on July 2012. Afterwards she gradually lost popularity in the closing months of the VOCALOID3 era, she was overall less popular than before her release.

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID3 by INTERNET Co., Ltd.
  • Hosting VOCALO Revolution
  • Performing with a live singer in a music video


Community polls

Do you like CUL?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 580 people voted.
What characteristic of CUL do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 558 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://fukushima-fes-2013.com/special/
  2. https://twitter.com/lucia8culture
  3. http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=5450712
  4. http://vocaloid.blog120.fc2.com/blog-date-20110222.html

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese SingerSongWriter Jp official homepage Link
Japanese VOCALOID3 CUL SSW product page Link
Japanese CULNOZA official about page Link
Japanese CUL Project The official website for VOCALOID CUL Link
Japanese SingerSongWriter Jp The official YouTube channel Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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