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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 female voice actress and singer, Eri Kitamura (喜多村英梨; Kitamura Eri). She is a "Character Voice" type vocal.


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.


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

Music featuring CULEdit

Examples of usage

White Knight
Featuring CUL
Producers EmpathP
Category Original song
Romaji/English Furaan Furaaan ~Zombie~
Featuring CUL, GUMI
Producers Nem
Category Original song
FREYJA.sys ~システム・フレイヤ~
Romaji/English FREYJA.sys ~System Freyja~
Featuring CUL, GUMI
Producers kaoling
Category Original song
Featuring CUL
Producers DIOsama-P
Category Original song
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Additional informationEdit


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.[2] 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


CUL's character status

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 June 2012. Afterwards she gradually lost popularity in the closing months of the VOCALOID3 era, she was overall less popular than before her release.

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


Do you like CUL?

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 335 people voted.
What characteristic of CUL do you like?

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 328 people voted.


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The image gallery for CUL may be viewed here.


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External linksEdit

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


Start a Discussion Discussions about CUL

  • What is CUL's character item?

    3 messages
    • Please do not make new threads for character items, discuss them here: Bare in mind the charac...
    • Character items kinda are dead... A lot of it is that we have a dozen or so studios and 5 different languages, not everyone is putting ...
  • CUL's Character item

    9 messages
    • Can we lock this thread please?
    • The western fandom has no influence on the Japanese Vocaloids. And unless its conceived via Internet Meme, it doesn't count. ...

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