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. Later, on December 22, the site stated that the winning name was "NOVA".
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.
Details about her biography such as her height, age, etc, are included within her package.
There are a list of songs featuring the VOCALOID MAIKA. Songs listed here may have MAIKA singing as the main singer, or as a backup.
VOCALOID MAIKA is featured in 65 Songs and on 11 Albums- on this wiki.
For notable songs by statistical views see the Songs featuring MAIKA page. And for song listings, see these pages for Originals and Covers.
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A light-hearted, fun, rave beat about how both MAIKA and Clara would love their own dinosaurs. No matter where the dinosaurs come from, the pair are convinced that they would make this perverse, evil world a better place.
A song for MAIKA Original Song Contest and a sort of tribute and parody for the fans of boys' love. The song is a punk rock song which talks about how a girl who instead of getting depressed over a break-up with her boyfriend, decides to see the "bright side of the matter".
The song talks about the sad reencounter between a girl and her ex, some time after they broke up. After receive an invitation from her ex, the girl prepares herself to face him, comparing the situation to an audition or casting, only to end heartbroken after find out that her ex moved on and now he has a new girlfriend.
An epic ballad composed by Jonathan B, aka Keitaro.
MAIKA's promotion was handled much differently from her predecessors. An illustration contest was held which would allow fans to participate in her design. She was heavily marketed as a young pop idol with a versatile voice bank, and her demo songs were done by popular VOCALOID producers in the western fandom.
Prior to her release, MAIKA was well received by the VOCALOID fandom, with many of her demos hitting over 20,000 viewcounts. "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.
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.
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.
First VOCALOID library with two completely different official mascots.