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MAIKA VOCALOID3

MAIKA
MAIKA
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Age

19[1]

Height

167cm

Weight

55kg

Voice

Unrevealed[2]

Illustrator

Noriko Hayashi

Product information
Company

Voctro Labs, S.L.

Language

Spanish

Code

VLMAIKADL

Affiliation

YAMAHA Corporation

MAIKA is a Spanish VOCALOID developed and distributed by Voctro Labs, S.L., and was released in December 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine.

In 2014, Giuseppe revealed that both MAIKA and ONA are the same VOCALOID3 library. While MAIKA represents the Spanish usage of the vocals, ONA represents the Catalan usage.[3]

On May 5, 2014, Voctro Labs confirmed on twitter that ONA and MAIKA were actually two different designs for the same voicebank.[4]

ConceptEdit

AppearanceEdit

According to Noriko Hayashi, MAIKA was based on the "Pop Diva" appearance requested by Voctro Labs.[5][6]

[7][8]

She has a play/pause tattoo (▶ ll) located on her left cheek. The little droid that accompanies her acts as a pet, microphone and speaker; on October 16, MAIKA's Facebook page started a poll asking fans to give a name to the floating droid.[9] Later, on December 22, the site stated that the winning name was "NOVA".[10]

It was reported via a YouTube video that MAIKA's design was made to look mature like MEIKO's. However, it was accepted that MEIKO's design was a little plain, and so Noriko Hayashi went for a design that was more like Lady Gaga. The hairstyle was a main focus in the design. Due to the number of female VOCALOIDs out, it was felt that if the hair was not something bold, MAIKA would not stand out. The lineart was completed first; Voctro Labs requested Noriko to adjust the hair color scheme. The last one was to avoid comparisons with previous VOCALOIDs like IA or Luka, as originally, the hair was a gradient of peach to light pink. Noriko tested various color combinations with Voctro choosing the final color scheme. She was asked also to make MAIKA look a little happier, so her face was adjusted slightly. NOVA was purposely created to make her design different from other VOCALOIDs. The design itself did not pull any references from Spanish culture, as it was decided that a more international feel would make her more approachable by non-Spanish people and would avoid racial cliches.[11]

Details about her biography such as her height, age, etc, are included within her package.

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring MAIKA
This VOCALOID is featured in 46 songs and on 10 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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Romaji — MAIKA | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili

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The Little witch
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Featuring MAIKA
Author(s) YZYX
Category Original
HAYWIRE
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Featuring MAIKA
Author(s) Circus-P
Category Original
Quiero un Dinosaurio
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Romaji/English I Want a Dinosaur
Featuring MAIKA
Author(s) HorizonsP
Category Original
Fujoshi
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Featuring MAIKA
Author(s) darkbluecat
Category Original


MarketingEdit

Illustration ContestEdit

The illustration contest before her release helped increase awareness of the upcoming VOCALOID, with many artists submitting their designs.

Original Song ContestEdit

Main article: MAIKA Original Song Contest

On February 25, 2014 Voctro-Labs started an original song contest with the purpose of promoting MAIKA. The deadline was set for May 19, 2014 and the judging will begin on June 1 of the same year.[12]

The winners of the contest have since been chosen and have received their prizes, with the first, second and third place winning videos going to "La Audición" by Maubox, "Fujioshi" by darkbluecat and "Define Me" by nostraightanswer (Kenji-B). The two favorite videos selected by Voctro Labs included "Tiempos" by YZYX and "Define Me" by nostraightanswer (Kenji-B). There were also 16 other videos in the "Special Mentions" section of the contest results. The final rankings and exact totals of results can be found here.

Boxed Limited EditionEdit

MAIKA's boxed version was sold as a limited edition of 100 copies; they could be pre-ordered since her release date (December 19), but shipping won't start until January 2014. The Boxed Limited Edition includes:

  • Immediate access to the downloadable version of MAIKA's library.
  • 1x DVD MAIKA with all the content of the download version.
  • 1x DVD with trial versions of Bruno and Clara's voicebank (14 day trial).
  • Four page instructional booklet for MAIKA with phoneme table and concept art.
  • Four high quality MAIKA prints designed by Noriko Hayashi in A6 format.
  • Printed and hand numbered outer box.

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

MAIKA Popularity
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Reaction

Prior to her release, MAIKA was well received by the VOCALOID fandom, with many of her demos hitting over 20,000 page views. "En tu mirar" had crossed the 100,000 mark and has caused her to become one of the more popular overseas VOCALOID3's to be released.

MAIKA was by far the most popular for the VOCALOID3 Spanish VOCALOID releases. Her popularity, according to Google Trends, peaked on September 2013. It almost reached the same height in the month of her release of December 2013. However, despite the high interest in her pre-release in the following months she began to lose most of this status. In the closing of the VOCALOID3 era, she was less popular then she was prior to her release, though still had more popularity then Bruno or Clara.

Miscellaneous

In 2015 a survey was made based on the popularity of Vocaloids on website Nico Video. For the year 2014, Maika was the 36th most popular Vocaloid and the most popular of the Spanish Vocaloids.[13]


Notable For...Edit

  • First Spanish voicebank developed for both VOCALOID3 and NEO engines.
  • Largest optimum range of any Spanish voice bank.
  • First Spanish VOCALOID with a boxed version.
  • Only VOCALOID library with two completely different official mascots.

GalleryEdit

250px Maika mascot
The image gallery for MAIK may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Character stats from software box
  2. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  3. link
  4. [2] - Voctro Labs' official twitter
  5. link
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  12. Voctro-Labs - MAIKA Original Song Contest
  13. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Spanish Voctro Labs official homepage Link
Spanish/English MAIKA product page Link
Spanish VocaloidMaikaOficial The official Facebook page for VOCALOID MAIKA Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link
English Fanloid wiki for derivatives Link

Navigation

Start a Discussion Discussions about MAIKA

  • ONA/MAIKA share the same voicebank

    9 messages
    • Edit: do you guys want me to contact them so we can get this cleared up?
    • Musicnote98 wrote: Edit: do you guys want me to contact them so we can get this cleared up? I suggested this twice.
  • MAIKA Original Song Contest entries

    3 messages
    • I really really liked define me by Kenji-b I downloaded it right after I heard it.
    • Well, darkbluecat still is ahead (buena gallo, dale). Also I like Alex and Ankari's works

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