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On April 2, 2012, Shan Xin confirmed that she had just finished her second day of recording the voicebank and mentioned that she did an interview with Japanese reporters. According to her report, she recorded in the "Japanese way" which led to a fan asking if it would be a Japanese or Chinese voicebank. Shan Xin responded by stating to wait for the announcement.
On July 11, VOCALOID China Project released a special video that showed all of Luo Tianyi's Chinese demos. Later, it was revealed that she would also have a Japanese voicebank expected to release in October. This had since been pushed back.
On July 16, Shan Xin mentioned that the Japanese voicebank would be released that Autumn.
Tianyi's Japanese voicebank was not yet finished at the time of YANHE's development, however, Shanghai HENIAN hoped to have her released soon. Later in November 2013, it was confirmed that the vocal was cancelled.
In addition to this, jarryestel, a former member of SHN, stated that one of the reasons for the cancellation of Tianyi's Japanese voicebank was due to an issue between Japan and China during 2012, particularly over the ownership of Diaoyu Island/Senkaku Islands. This lead to Shanghai HENIAN cancelling the Japanese voicebank since the relationship of the countries were conflicting and could negatively affect the sales of the voicebank. To add on, many Japanese companies were pulling their employees back to Japan for their safety, and therefore projects were never finished, possibly including Tianyi Japanese. Due to this occurring too quickly, the reason for the cancellation was never revealed properly.
On June 17, 2017, Tianyi's V4 voicebanks were used at the Vsinger Live concert and introduced the existence of a Japanese voicebank for her. The Japanese voicebank was used to perform a cover of "Gokuraku Joudo". In addition, she performed with Aya Uchida and they sang "Floating Heart" and "Sweet Dreamer", both songs originally featuring Aya. On June 19, SHN confirmed that the Japanese voicebank was back in production for VOCALOID4 and the boxarts for both languages were revealed. Each boxart featured Tianyi in different designs drawn by -TID-.
On October 1, Luo Tianyi V4 was made available for pre-order, but there was no confirmation as to when the Japanese voicebank would be released. Renxingtu later tweeted that Tianyi Japanese was taking more time to develop.
On November 13, Renxingtu reported that a Japanese demo was stable.
|Mysterious (VOCALOID3 Japanese version)||YouTube (Reprint)|
|极乐净土 (Gokuraku Joudo)||bilibili|
- ↑ http://www.weibo.com/54115411
- ↑ http://vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/25215-chinese-vocaloid3-luo-tianyi/page__st__375__p__775934&#entry775934
- ↑ http://weibo.com/1470809487/ysKJi0Bpq
- ↑ Luna addresses the situation directly via twitter
- ↑ interview confirming Japanese is cancelled
- ↑ Jarryestel's explanation
- ↑ The actual conversation as screenshotted
- ↑ http://weibo.com/5146173015/F8ySPiicO
- ↑ https://twitter.com/rosary1102/status/915422813321695234
- ↑ https://weibo.com/1663365680/FuUrS111U