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Hiyama Kiyoteru

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Hiyama Kiyoteru
Hiyama Kiyoteru
Biographical information



22 (book; "Ice Mountain")[1]


(book, "Ice Mountain")


(book, "Ice Mountain")


Kiyoshi Hiyama


Umetani Atarö (Original\2009)

Product information

AH-Software Co. Ltd.


AH-Software Co. Ltd.




YAMAHA Corporation
Tokuma Media Plus Co.,Ltd.

Hiyama Kiyoteru VOCALOID2

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. There is currently ongoing development towards an upgrade to the VOCALOID4 engine.[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.


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 software package happens to be Kiyoteru's vocals as a rookie singer. He is also said to be good at mathematics.

His favourite microphones are also were given as:

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


VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring Hiyama Kiyoteru
This VOCALOID is featured in 14 songs and on 13 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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Romaji — Hiyama_Kiyoteru | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili
Written — 氷山キヨテル | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili

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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.

iOS AppEdit

They also appear in the app "AR Vocaloid Walk", a Augmented Reality app. Several other VOCALOIDs, UTAU and Derivative characters also appear in the app.[5]

Book: "Ice Mountain"Edit

A book was released about Hiyama Kiyoteru's band Ice Mountain.[6][7]

Additional informationEdit


Hiyama Kiyoteru Popularity
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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.[8]


An independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less then 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th; Kiyoteru fell into this category.[9]


  • Yuki and Kiyoteru were announced in November 2009. Interestingly enough, at the end of the previous month, Crypton Future Media had just made their own announcement of a series called Project if... which was set in a elementary school setting.[10]

Notable for...Edit

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



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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. AR Vocaloid Walk
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  8. [2] VCC - How big is the Japanese Vocaloid community?
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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
Japanese Piapro , art and media community Link
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link
English Fanloid wiki for derivatives Link


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