Kobayashi Matcha (小林抹茶) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by YAMAHA Corporation in collaboration with SEGA. She made her debut as a main character in Project 575 and utilized the VOCALOID2 engine. She was released for the VOCALOID4 engine in July 2017.
She is voiced by Ayaka Oohashi, a professional voice actress and singer.
Her birthday is September 13, she's a Virgo, and she has a blood type of AB.
Matcha is described as being a bit of an introvert who is cool, calm, and collected. She hides her emotions and is quite blunt as her words are sharp and hurtful. In her spare time, she likes making fanzines/doujinshis.
In Go! Go! 575!, she is shown to be quite the avid book reader and is often seen reading one throughout the show. It's also shown that she believes in, and is afraid of, evil spirits. Matcha seems to be fond of cats and was seen talking to one in "cat speak" in episode 2. Both she and Azuki seem to be oblivious to Yuzu's "fantasies" of the two.
Matcha was illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki, thus having a moe style with rounded features that are characteristic of the illustrator's style. She has waist length, straight green hair and uses a pair of trademark skull hairpins. Due to her background within the game, she is usually depicted in casual or school-related outfits.
Kobayashi Matcha and Masaoka Azuki were featured in Utayomi 575, the first iOS app to feature their VOCALOID2 voicebanks. They later appeared in the PS Vita game Uta Kumi 575 and the anime project GO! GO! 575. However, these vocals were not commercialized and were restricted to the games only. They did not see a public release until July 2017 for the VOCALOID4 engine.