Luo Tianyi (洛 天依) is a Chinese VOCALOID developed formerly by Bplats, Inc. under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with Shanghai HENIAN. She was released in July 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine.
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 special skill is "Resonate" (共鸣).
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 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 and its Chinese equivalent is "羽", one of the 5 Traditional Chinese melody characters.
Examples of UsageEdit
|Music featuring Luo Tianyi|
|This VOCALOID is featured in 157 songs and on 15 albums on this wiki.|
There are listings for notable, original and cover songs.
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VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released an animated 30 second preview of the first PV featuring Luo Tianyi. Production was handled by Seven Stone studio.
A figurine of Tianyi appeared in the YAMAHA VOCALOID shop as part of her promotion. It was issued with the Deluxe version of her software. It is also available on Taobao. A second smaller figurine has also appeared since.
A plush of her fairy friend, Tian Dian, had also appeared. It is sold through Taobao and can be purchased and shipped worldwide.
In October 2014, VOCANESE promoted their official eyewear line, created by KMYK Design. The glasses were inspired by Tianyi and Yuezheng Ling's characters for the song, March Rain.
In November 2014, VOCANESE promoted the limited edition Luo Tianyi inspired headsets, created by LEMON SOLO.
In January 2015, VOCANESE promoted a 2015 calendar, celebrating the Year of the Ram. All VOCANESE characters were featured in the inside contents, including Tianyi.
In 2015, official products created and sold by Manchy, were promoted by Vsinger. Merchandise included folders, a poster of the Vsinger cast, and a travel mug.
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Tianyi was the first VOCALOID to be featured in her own animation series. The series was released as a 5 part PV set. On May 15th at CFO3, the full first PV was made available.
T-shirts were created based on Luo Tianyi with three variations. They're still currently being sold, continuing to promote her release. Two have pictures with Tianyi's head on them, one with various expressions on it, and another simply saying "VOCALOID CHINA" on it with a large "V" along the side. They are currently only purchasable in China online.
On February 25th, 2015, two official t-shirts by Manchy were revealed. One used Tianyi's promotional image and the other was a pixel version of her. Later in the same year, another shirt was produced.
Luo Tianyi has her own game known as VOCANOVA, which is available as an app for the iPad. There is currently a lite version of the game in the iTunes App store . However, VOCANOVA is currently available to the China iTunes App Store only, and is not purchasable or downloadable in any other iTunes stores worldwide.
Either prior to or shortly after Luo Tianyi's release, there was a sort of convention and conference held for fans of the Chinese VOCALOID. The convention took place on a college campus, where students and anime fans alike interested in learning more about her came to be educated on what exactly she was, and how to use her. Visitors and participants also had the opportunity to test out a beta version of VOCANOVA during the visit. The convention was overall a form of promotional advertisement aimed at gaining a larger following in the Chinese fandom.
A second conference/convention was held on December 13, 2013, which was also held on a college campus. This conference was also a form of promotional advertisement, however it also included information on VOCALOID Yan He. According to Taobao, tickets could be purchased at 0.10 yuan. Apparently the convention also held information about upcoming Chinese video games and other anime related subjects not related to Luo Tianyi or VOCALOID CHINA.
- AR App
A limited Luo Tianyi AR App has been released by VOCANESE. The AR card and application could be obtained through the VOCANESE website. After pointing the camera to the card, a 3D Luo Tianyi figure will dance on the mobile phone.
From July 1st 2015 to October 1st, a song writing was held. Participants could only use Tianyi, YANHE, and/or Ling's voicebanks and the themes were: Idyllic Land of Peach-Blossom Spring (桃花源), Midsummer Night (仲夏夜), and To Youth (致青春). 
|Luo Tianyi Popularity|
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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 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 it and countries like Japan and South Korea; there was very little racial backlash towards Tianyi, compared to SeeU's Japanese backlash. Even though Tianyi was accepted, she does not receive much notice in Japan.
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.
- Hidekaz Himaruya, the author of Hetalia Axis Powers, made a blog entry with fanart of Yayin Gongyu.
- The name of the creature next to Luo Tianyi is Tian Dian (天钿) and is described as a fairy of music. She is 10 years old and 30 cm tall.
- 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
- First Chinese VOCALOID to have a video game
|The image gallery for Luo Tianyi may be viewed here.|
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