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flower (フラワ) is a Japanese VOCALOID initially developed and distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with Gynoid Co., Ltd.. The product name is v flower (ブイフラワ), and she was released in May 2014 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice provider has never been revealed. Her update to the VOCALOID4 engine was solely developed by Gynoid and was released in July 2015.[3][4]

Concept

On her official website flower is described as a 'kuudere'.

Etymology

Originally the VOCALOID's name was given as just "flower" while the software was listed as "v flower". It is not uncommon for "v flower" to be used to refer to both VOCALOID and software by fans, though this is usually done in error.

The name "flower" is likely chosen because of her androgynous voice which allows her to fulfill both male and female vocal roles. In nature, many flowers have both male and female reproductive organs.

The "V" in the product name "V flower" simply means "Vocaloid".

Appearance

Owed to the confusion caused by "androgynous" being used to describe her voice, occasionally her gender is misunderstood and she is mislabelled as nonbinary, masculine or transgender. However, the official twitter stated flower is female.[1]

flower's box art illustration was done by Yamako, while the character design was done by Rocoru, who are both members of HoneyWorks, the circle who made flower's first demo.

flower's clothing appears to have a Gothic theme, with her outfit possessing traditional Gothic characteristics.

flower's V4 design was originally used by the artist, Miwasiba, in July 2014. The appearance was originally done as fanart by the artist and was a "shota" version of flower.[5] The official flower twitter account noted that the new VOCALOID4 design was the "short haired" version of flower, while the original VOCALOID3 version was the "long haired" version of the same character.[6] The official twitter account said that the design was to reflect how flower herself is now "perfect flower", having both a "pistil" (long haired version) and "stamen" (short haired version).[7] Due to confusion caused by the comment, with responses thinking flower was a hermaphrodite, it was noted by the account that flower has a "pistil" (female reproductive organ). The twitter account also noted the change of hairstyle did not change her nature.[8] The illustrator also confirmed flower is still a girl on the VOCALOID Facebook page and reference sheets, despite adopting a "shota" design.[9][10]

Music featuring flower

  • flower is featured in 25 songs and 4 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

メランコリックシューゲイザー
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Favicon-nico
Romaji/English Melancholic Shoegazer
Featuring flower
Author(s) ANDRIVEBOiz
Category Original song
Close to you
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Romaji/English Close to you
Featuring flower
Author(s) kyaami
Category Cover song
Leia
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Romaji/English Leia
Featuring flower
Author(s) MattplusBC
Category Cover song
絶対音楽で踊れ
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Romaji/English Zettai Ongaku de Odore (Absolute Music Dance)
Featuring flower
Author(s) Utsu-P
Category Original song
Search for music featuring flower [show/hide]


Additional information

Marketing

In April 2014, flower was promoted through a HoneyWorks original song, "イノコリ先生 (Inokori Sensei)". The character rights were owned by Gynoid Co., Ltd., despite being released before the company was fully established in August 2014.

See also: flower/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

Reputation

Flower's character status
Reaction

Ignoring non-relevant results, flower's popularity peeked in April 2014, the month before her release according to google trends.

The song Inokori Sensei has reached the 1 million views mark.

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID from Gynoid.
  • First Japanese VOCALOID from Gynoid.
  • First VOCALOID from Gynoid to be updated to VOCALOID4.
  • First VOCALOID fully developed by Gynoid (v4 flower package).


Polls

Do you like flower?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 584 people voted.
What characteristic of flower do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 569 people voted.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Flower may be viewed here.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 re: tweet
  2. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
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  4. Gynoid's twitter:"ボーカロイドを中心としたレーベルです。「ロック」に特化したキレのあるパワフルな女性歌声ライブラリ「VOCALOID4 Library v4 flower」、台湾初のボーカロイド「心華 シンファ」の企画を行っています。"
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External links

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese YAMAHA official press page for v flower Link
Japanese v flower(ブイフラワ)公式サイト The official website for VOCALOID v flower Link
Japanese v flower @v_flower_jp The official Twitter account for VOCALOID v flower. Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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