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Biographical information
Gender Female
Age 19
Height 5'6 / 167 cm
Weight 121 lbs / 55 kg
Product information
Company Voctro Labs
Initial release
Stable release
Operating system
Distributor Voctro Labs
Voice provider Unrevealed[1]
Illustrator Noriko Hayashi
Reduced no.
Affiliation YAMAHA

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.[2]

On May 5, 2014, Voctro Labs confirmed on twitter that ONA and MAIKA were actually two different designs for the same voicebank.[3]



According to Noriko Hayashi, MAIKA was based on the "Pop Diva" appearance requested by Voctro Labs.[4][5]


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.[8] Later, on December 22, the site stated that the winning name was "NOVA"[9]

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.[10]

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

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Author(s) Chie (DoNotCrossP) Romaji/English Suddya (The Judge)
Category Original song Featuring MAIKA
Author(s) YZYX Romaji/English Times
Category Original song Featuring MAIKA
Another Cliché
Another Cliché
Author(s) HorizonsP
Category Original song Featuring MAIKA, Hatsune Miku and other VOCALOIDs
Santa Baby (Spanish)
Santa Baby (Spanish)
Author(s) Giuseppe
Category Cover song Featuring MAIKA

  Music featuring MAIKA
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Featured in ( 13 ) songs and on ( 4 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili  



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.[11]

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


MAIKA Popularity
Prior to her release, MAIKA was well received by the VOCALOID fandom, with many of her demos hitting over 20,000 pageviews. "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.

Notable For...Edit

  • First Spanish voicebank developed for both VOCALOID3 and NEO engines.
  • Vocal with the most breath samples (33).
  • Largest optimum range of any Spanish voice bank.
  • First Spanish VOCALOID with a boxed version.
  • Only VOCALOID library with two completely different official mascots.



External linksEdit

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Start a Discussion Discussions about MAIKA


    110 messages
    • EmiriChuChu wrote:I think that might be the kappa from the opening video of Megpoid the Music♯. That's already been brought up... I didn't k...
    • MahApplez wrote:EmiriChuChu wrote:I think that might be the kappa from the opening video of Megpoid the Music♯.That's already been brought up...
  • Vote for adding ONA to MAIKA's navbar?

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    • What I'm pretty sure is that ONA's configuration implies a Gender Factor from 18-25
    • Tuning could be part of it as well. Like how you get two producers with the same Vocaloids and they manage to make the two voices sound sligh...

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