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Hiyama Kiyoteru (氷山キヨテル) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by AH-Software Co. Ltd., and was initially released in December 2009. He was updated to the VOCALOID4 engine in October 2015 and received two voicebanks.[2] His voice is provided by Japanese male singer Kiyoshi Hiyama (比山貴咏史, Hiyama Kiyoshi).


He and Kaai Yuki were released as "student" and "teacher" VOCALOIDs.


His surname "Hiyama" seems to be taken from his provider's name ("Kiyoshi Hiyama"). His Ice Mountain name of "Ice Teru" is a play on words; "Hiyama," (氷山) means "ice mountain."


Kiyoteru is meant to be portrayed as a sensei (teacher), dressed in formal attire. Kiyoteru's tie clip is a motif of YAMAHA's electric upright bass SLB100 and his glasses are ZS92001A by Zoff.[3]

In his depictions as member of ICE MOUNTAIN, he appears with a more rebel and informal appearance. This look was also influenced the design of his 'Rock' V4 vocal.


Kiyoteru is a teacher who participates in a rock band called Ice Mountain on weekends, with the stage name "Ice Mountain Teru." According to the book, Ice Mountain, the default configuration for his V2 software package happens to be Kiyoteru's vocals as a rookie singer. He is also said to be good at mathematics. The book also reveals that he was raised by Kiyoshi, a catholic priest who adopted him.

His favourite microphones were listed:

  • BEHRINGER Ultravoice XM8500 (during his junior high and high school years)
  • SHURE SM58 (college years)
  • SHURE Beta 58A / RODE NT1-A (current favorite)

Although he's described as a good natured, a bit shy and friendly individual, he assumes a more daring and cool personality when he removes his glasses. This was suggested on some of the early promotional arts, and later confirmed within the Ice Mountain book.


Music featuring Hiyama KiyoteruEdit

  • Hiyama Kiyoteru is featured in 76 songs and 20 albums on this wiki.
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

Guilty Verse
Featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru
Producers Peperon-P
Category Original song
Romaji/English A Mid-Summer Gunfire
Featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru
Producers Re:nG
Category Original song
Romaji/English Bus Stop Chicane
Featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru
Producers Kagome-P
Category Original song
Romaji/English Tilde Matilda
Featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru
Producers Mikito-P
Category Original song
Search for music featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru [show/hide]

Additional informationEdit


Kiyoteru, along with SF-A2 miki, and Kaai Yuki , was introduced to expand the selection of VOCALOIDs, giving producers more choices.[4]

Until May 2011, all AH-Software VOCALOIDs were banned from KARENT.

See also: Hiyama Kiyoteru/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media


Hiyama Kiyoteru's character status

He was, overall, the least popular of the AH-Software trio of VOCALOIDs. All three took a while to gain popularity, leaving him the least popular Japanese Vocaloid in Japan for some time.[5]


An independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less than 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th; Kiyoteru fell into this category.[6]

  • One of the first 3 AH-Software VOCALOIDs
  • First male AH-Software VOCALOID
  • First VOCALOID mascot that is a member of a fictional band.


Do you like Hiyama Kiyoteru?

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 445 people voted.
What characteristic of Hiyama Kiyoteru do you like?

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 423 people voted.


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The image gallery for Hiyama Kiyoteru may be viewed here.


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  3. [1] IT Media - 新人VOCALOID「ボカロ小学生」「ボカロ先生」「ボカロフルカワミキ」登場――さっそく歌ってもらった (1/2) (The new Vocaloids a Grade schooler, a teacher, and Furukawa Miki appear)
  4. VOCALOID Enjoy
  5. [2] VCC - How big is the Japanese Vocaloid community?
  6. link

External linksEdit

Japanese AH-Software official homepage Link
Japanese VOCALOID2 Kiyoteru product page Link
Japanese kiyoteruhiyama The official website for ICE MOUNTAIN (now defunct) Link
Japanese AHSoftware The official YouTube channel Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link


Start a Discussion Discussions about Hiyama Kiyoteru

  • The "Hiyama-Kiyoteru-Is-Underrated-And-You-Dang-Well-Know-It Thread"

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    • EmbraceEvil wrote: we have no idea what her sale numbers are, but obviously she warranted at least 2 appends. she does pretty well on niconi...
    • Scintillarescenza wrote: EmbraceEvil wrote: we have no idea what her sale numbers are, but obviously she warranted at least 2 appends. she d...
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