Tianyi is the grand winning entry of the "VOCALOID™ CHINA" contest, held for choosing the design of the first Chinese VOCALOID. Her voice is provided by a female Chinese voice actress, Shan Xin (山新 / 王宥霁 Wáng Yòujì), who is able to speak Chinese and Japanese.
According to her short anime series, Luo Tianyi is an angel who came to earth with a mission to spread music to the world. Tianyi can detect "the song of your heart" (心中的歌声) of a person. The "Song" can be interpreted as the strongest emotion a person has at the moment, or a melody that represents them. Even if the person cannot express the melody themselves, Tianyi can still hear it and sing it.
Her personality is a bit introvert, but she is still the type of girl who has a lot of empathy and does not give up easily. She admires the VOCALOIDs from the past, and dreams of the day she can do just the same as them – using songs to bring happiness to the world. While she cannot communicate with humans due to the language barrier between humans and VOCALOIDs, she is very sensitive to others' emotions and can use songs to express her own emotions and thoughts.
Her original name was Yayin Gongyu (雅音宫羽), however, this was dropped because it was written in a Japanese naming style rather than Chinese.
Luò Tiānyī: Luo is the name of a river in China, but the name may have come from the last name of a goddess (Luoshen, 洛神) that appeared in ancient Chinese legends. The goddess plays instruments and is considered to be the goddess of the river, "Luò Shuǐ" (洛水). Tian (天) means "sky" or "heaven", but it also may have come from Tianlai (天籁), which means "sounds from heaven", which is used in China to describe the most beautiful voices. Yi (依) means "rely" or "depend on", but it is also short for Yiren (伊人), which means "fair lady", "soft lady", or "delicate lady" in ancient Chinese. It is also possible that it derived from "Yángliǔ Yīyī" (杨柳依依) or "delicate willow".
The design was originally drawn by MOTH, but was refined and redrawn by illustrator ideolo.
Located on Tianyi's neck, there is a green jade charm with a Sanskrit character on it. This represents the "Water" element, the "North" position, the color "blue", and the "Winter" season. This character also appears on her logo, which represents a crystal, and its Chinese equivalent is "羽" (Yu), one of the 5 Traditional Chinese melody characters.
There are a list of songs featuring the VOCALOID Luo_Tianyi (洛_天依). Songs listed here may have Luo_Tianyi singing as the main singer, or as a backup.
VOCALOID Luo_Tianyi is featured in 266 Songs and on 18 Albums- on this wiki.
For notable songs by statistical views see the Songs featuring Luo_Tianyi page. And for song listings, see these pages for Originals and Covers.
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Romaji — Luo_Tianyi | Written — 洛_天依 |
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Luo Tianyi became popular in China, as there is a large fandom in the country. However, in the West, she is not noticed as much, where many videos carry less than 5,000 views on YouTube. In Japan, Tianyi was accepted and received relatively well, but her videos on Niconico Douga still do not receive many views. Although she is Chinese, which often suffers from issues of racism between China and countries like Japan and South Korea; there was very little racial backlash towards Tianyi compared to SeeU's Japanese backlash.
In 2013, Tianyi had a large peak in popularity around February with the Chinese New Year.
In April 2015, Ordinary DISCO, a duet song between Tianyi and YANHE, reached 1 million views on bilibili. In the same month and year, Sun Quan the Emperor became the first Tianyi solo song to have 1 million views.
First Chinese capable VOCALOID
First female Chinese VOCALOID
First VOCALOID from Shanghai HENIAN
First female VOCALOID from Shanghai HENIAN
First VOCALOID to have an OVA series
First Chinese VOCALOID to be on stage
First VOCALOID to perform with a VOCALOID of another company and language