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DAINA VOCALOID4


DAINA is an English VOCALOID that was developed and distributed by Zero-G Limited.[1] She was released in November 2015 for the VOCALOID4 engine.

She is voiced by AkiGlancy, an American VOCALOID producer.

ConceptEdit

DAINA and DEX were given the theme, 'The Fox and the Hound', at the suggestion of Kenji-B. They were both focused on the pop genre.[2] They were intended to be counterparts that complement each other.[3] Kenji-B stated that he thought DAINA was what Zero-G wanted to achieve with SONiKA.[4] He also noted that DEX and DAINA were a pair, but not twins.[5] When asked about the aims of both VOCALOIDs, they were described to be aimed towards fans and designed to give producers with the voices they needed.[6] AkiGlancy chose red hair and the blue and white colors for DAINA. The theme of "fox and hound" was one of many suggestions put forward, but one the group became fond of. Initially, it was treated as a light-hearted concept. The design was chosen after the team adored the primary sketches of the pair from EmissarySteel.[7]

EtymologyEdit

According to Kenji-B, he was the one who proposed DAINA's name in both writing and pronunciation. It was also chosen because it sounded whimsical. AkiGlancy and the staff members of Zero-G thought it was a reference to Dinah, a cat owned by Alice from the series, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". However, it was not Kenji's original intention.[8]

AppearanceEdit

DAINA made her debut as a kemonomimi modeled after a fox.[9] The choice was made to give a twist of the popular Nekomimi design seen in SeeU and Nekomura Iroha.

AkiGlancy said they knew many would not like the designs and focused on the vocals instead. The animal traits were added to make the designs unique and to introduce something new in the VOCALOID franchise.[10]

DAINA was also given an alternative design with slight changes to the original, but still retains the theme of The Fox and The Hound. This was done to appeal to non Japanese-styled art fans.[11] The alternative design featured DAINA without her fox ears and tail. The ears were replaced by black headsets with a blue fox on it. This version of DAINA appears on the boxart.

Other concepts were revealed during a November 2015 livestream. This included DAINA as a thief instead of a kemonomimi in case Zero-G wished to scrap the 'Fox and Hound' theme. However, Zero-G liked the designs and they were kept as alternate fantasy illustrations, complementary to AVANNA.[12] According to AkiGlancy, EmissarySteel added more detail to the thief design then the final chosen design. The final art was cel-shaded because Zero-G preferred it.[13]

RelationsEdit

Music featuring DAINAEdit

  • DAINA is featured in 22 songs and 5 albums on this wiki.
    Daina Logo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

Mommy
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Romaji/English Mommy
Featuring DAINA
Producers Creep-P
Category Original song
It's Okay, It's
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Favicon-youtube
Featuring DAINA
Producers 비 고양이(Ame Neko)
Category Original song
ROTARY DIAL
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Favicon-youtube
Romaji/English ROTARY DIAL
Featuring DAINA
Producers GHOST
Category Original song
Hotline bling (Soul ver.)
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Favicon-youtubeFavicon-soundcloud
Romaji/English Hotline Bling
Featuring DAINA
Producers Nachokuma
Category Cover song
Search for music featuring DAINA [show/hide]

Additional InformationEdit

ReputationEdit

DAINA's character status
Sales

DAINA and DEX were put on sale within a short time of being released, noting that they were Zero-G's (then) current best selling product.[15]

Both DAINA and DEX proved to be very popular and despite their recent release, both nearly claimed the no.1 spot from AVANNA in the 2015 most popular product for Zero-G. DAINA held the no.3 position. Zero-G also highlighted once again how well the pair were selling being "big news", noting their sales with the words "red hot" in red text which had never been seen before.[16] In 2016, DAINA came in 4th place, 2 spots behind DEX.[17]

Achievements
  • First female VOCALOID4 from Zero-G.
  • One of the first Zero-G VOCALOIDs to be available for Mac.
  • DEX and DAINA were the first counterparts of VOCALOID4.


Polls

Do you like DAINA?
 
403
 
35
 
39
 

The poll was created at 00:56 on November 21, 2015, and so far 477 people voted.
What characteristic of DAINA do you like?
 
51
 
61
 
17
 
300
 

The poll was created at 00:56 on November 21, 2015, and so far 429 people voted.

GalleryEdit

Daina 300x172
The image gallery for DAINA may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/Kenji_Baionoto/status/612434997908148225
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8pNp3gYztg
  3. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g-names-not-final/page__st__30
  4. https://twitter.com/Kenji_Baionoto/status/612483261625794560
  5. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g-names-not-final/page__st__75__p__1268561&#entry1268561
  6. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WWo2CgHqCli96CLY8yOkHczVf3_wybtPOzjij2DpAUE/edit
  7. http://engloids.info/news/dex-and-daina-livestream-summary/#more-2850
  8. Daina's name
  9. https://twitter.com/Kenji_Baionoto/status/612526464710283264
  10. http://engloids.info/news/dex-and-daina-livestream-summary/#more-2850
  11. About the alt design
  12. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g/page__view__findpost__p__1312285
  13. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g/page__view__findpost__p__1312643
  14. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/65122-voice-providers-for-dex-and-daina-revealed/page__st__15__p__1333170&#entry1333170
  15. https://twitter.com/hyoujisama/status/672856738945740800
  16. http://zero-glimited.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E82EF059D5D86F9E/A10CC7377B4C425B1C65CA3F48968C2E
  17. http://zero-glimited.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/y/60AD34268A65AE9D/A10CC7377B4C425B1C65CA3F48968C2E

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English Zero-G Limited official homepage Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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Start a Discussion Discussions about DAINA

  • DEX or DAINA?

    3 messages
    • It depends on what you want from them. Daina is more expressive then Dex, but slightly less quality. Beyond this, if you read...
    • I do kinda like Dex more than Daina but I have nothing to back it up. I also like Dex's voiceactor (Kenji B)
  • Dex and Daina's Voice Providers

    2 messages
    • let me just say..... I CALLED IT I FREAKING CALLED IT IIIIII AM A WIZARD (AkiGlancy and KenjiB just confirmed they were the VPs in their stre...
    • sorry if this was already discussed in WOYMT/or was kinda agressive. but like i feel so accomplished because I guessed it was them gaaahahahaa

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