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MAYU
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Age

15

Voice

Unrevealed[1]

Illustrator

Hidari

Product information
Company

EXIT TUNES

Affiliation

YAMAHA Corporation

MAYU VOCALOID3

MAYU is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by EXIT TUNES, and was released in December 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice provider has never been revealed.

EXIT TUNES had released several VOCALOID related CDs and albums for Crypton Future Media, INTERNET, and 1st PLACE VOCALOIDs.

ConceptEdit

Her birthday is on May 6.[2]

She is based on a yandere Junior High school student.

EtymologyEdit

Currently, there has been no official word explaining the name "MAYU."

The rabbit she is holding is named Usano Mimi (宇佐乃ミミ). The name translates to "bunny ears." It was first introduced as an April Fools' Day 2012 joke as a parody of the Crypton Future Media Character Vocal series website. There, it was listed as a new line of VOCALOIDs called "Animaloid."[3]

AppearanceEdit

MAYU's design is based on gothic lolita fashion. Her hair itself fades from a light blonde to rainbow, and she is depicted with a hat that has a speaker attached. Her earrings appear to be styled like in-ear headphones that hook over the ear. The buttons on her dress are amplifier buttons/knobs, while the bottom of her dress has a keyboard pattern. Her shoes also have neon-lighting.

She holds an axe, which is to show her yandere influence. She also holds a rabbit doll which has a microphone at the top of its head. When she holds it up to sing, she grabs it by the neck, as if she were strangling it.

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring MAYU
This VOCALOID is featured in 23 songs and on 33 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
External search →

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夕立のりぼん
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Romaji/English Yuudachi no Ribbon (Ribbon of the Evening Shower)
Featuring MAYU
Author(s) Mikito-P (music, lyrics), CHRIS (illust, video), rhyth (photo)
Category Original song
Love Logic
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Featuring MAYU
Author(s) daniwellP (music, lyrics, video)
Category Original song
ELLIE
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Romaji/English ELLIE
Featuring MAYU
Author(s) seleP (music, lyrics, arrange), Yuuki Kira (illust)
Category Original song
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Romaji/English Ao (Blue)
Featuring MAYU
Author(s) 164 (music, lyrics), Torigoe Takumi (illust)
Category Original song

MarketingEdit

MAYU has a standard usage "terms of use." Individuals and doujin circles can, without prior approval from EXIT TUNES, freely use the name MAYU, illustrations based on the character design, and her voice created through the software, as long as distribution is limited in scope or is one of the “noted distribution methods," regardless of whether money changes hands in doing so. Furthermore, commercial entities can freely use the voice without prior approval from EXIT TUNES. However, the official logo and illustration is not included in this license.[4]

PromotionEdit

As part of her promotion, EXIT TUNES released MAYU as a special package, which features her VOCALOID3 voicebank and a Special 2-disc CD. This bundle also comes with a MAYU cellphone strap and mouse pad, though note that these items are limited stock.[5] MAYU also has several pieces of merchandise based on her.[6]

ClothingEdit

A dress based on MAYU's outfit has been produced by Coslook, from which an Usano Mimi stuffed animal has also been made.

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

MAYU Popularity
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Reaction

Due to early announcement, MAYU started to gain popularity several months before her release. At the release date, she had 880 artworks on DeviantArt. This is slightly above galaco level, while also being slightly below CUL and Aoki Lapis, and noticeably less than IA.

In Japan, due to EXIT TUNES' effort, she received more attention. MAYU songs appeared in the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking seven weeks before her release. By the release date, her most popular song had earned 330,000 views on NicoNicoDouga, and had hit the #1 position in the Ranking (but only for one week). By that date, she had six songs with 50,000-150,000 views, and seven songs with 10,000-50,000 views. However, due to her heavy promotion, this result is not spectacular. Moreover, some of her promotional songs reached a lower number of views for their famous producers. Therefore, MAYU's final level of popularity is not exactly clear.

Miscellaneous

In Feburary 2014, Vocaloid Otaku user "Dessert>desert" decided to run a test to see how many illegal Vocaloid downloads had been made via torrent. At 11,404, Mayu was the second highest download, beaten by 12,434 illegal downloads for the VY2v3 package.[7]


Notable for...Edit

  • First VOCALOID from EXIT TUNES
  • First female VOCALOID from EXIT TUNES
  • First Yandere influenced VOCALOID
  • First lolita-styled VOCALOID

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese EXIT TUNES official homepage Link
Japanese Mayu San The official website for VOCALOID MAYU Link

English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link
Japanese Piapro , art and media community Link
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link
English Fanloid wiki for derivatives Link

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