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Merli VOCALOID3


Merli (メルリ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, created in collaboration with i-style Project. She was released in December 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by a contest winner, Japanese female, Misaki Kamata (鎌田美沙紀; Kamata Misaki), and is a Character Voice type VOCALOID.[1]

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

A contest was held to determine the name their second character known under the development name of "Project Second". i-Style noted that the chosen name did not have to have a surname at all and surname-less names would be accepted. "Merli" was chosen out of the list of suggested candidates by fans and became her official name.[2][3]

Merli (Meruri) is named after Merlinite (メルリナイト / Merurinaito), a type of stone known for its dual light and dark appearance. The stone itself being named after Merlin.

AppearanceEdit

Much like her sister, Aoki Lapis, Merli is based off a "Magical Girl" and is also a fairy. In contrast to Lapis', her design is darker.

ProfileEdit

Merli is identifiable by 3 distinct traits to her over Lapis in her official bio;

  1. She is strong-minded and tsundere; a charming mysterious girl, who is innocent and expressive.
  2. If Lapis is "light", Merli is "Darkness".
  3. Though she is Lapis' older sister, she is also a rival to her,[4][5] making them the first protagonist and antagonist of Vocaloid.

As she is the same race as Lapis she shares the same concept. She is also from a fairy race, they are special people who can convert “songs” into “power”, and can only be seen by a subset of the human population.[6] Merli's power draws away the energy of living things; the opposite of Lapis' power.

RelationsEdit

Music featuring MerliEdit

  • Merli is featured in 22 songs and 8 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

闇の彼方
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Romaji/English Yami no Kanata (Beyond the Darkness)
Featuring Merli
Producers Satoimo
Category Original song

Description

"I just uploaded a song yesterday and I wasn't planning on doing another one for a week or so, but as soon as I heard this awesome track with the newly released Vocaloid 3, Merli, I just couldn't resist uploading it for everyone to hear!"
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Romaji/English Ookina Sekai (Big World)
Featuring Merli
Producers 雪音あげは
Category Original song

Description

This song was created for the iVocaloid Merli Launch Contest. This was the winning entry.
How many tears
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Featuring Merli
Producers DanierukunP
Category Original song

Description

DanierukunP's 38th work and and first work with Merli. Merli sings of light and dark, and how she cries for the war between the two.
Midnight Drive
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Featuring Merli
Producers Holic
Category Original song

Description

"I just uploaded a song yesterday and I wasn't planning on doing another one for a week or so, but as soon as I heard this awesome track with the newly released Vocaloid 3, Merli, I just couldn't resist uploading it for everyone to hear!"


More Examples of usage  
 
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Romaji/English Nee (Hey)
Featuring Merli
Producers Ansama
Category Original song
The Shadow grows longer (Takarazuka version)
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Featuring Merli, Nekomura Iroha
Producers ao
Category Cover song

Description

Original from the musical Elisabeth ~Rondo of Love and Death~
ハマの姉ちゃんは東京が苦手
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Romaji/English Hama no nēchan wa Tōkyō ga nigate
Featuring Merli
Producers SATOSHI YOSHIDA
Category Original song
Evil Food Eater Conchita
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Featuring Merli (feat. ARSLOID and IA)
Producers Kicca, Eden
Category Cover song
Search for music featuring Merli [show/hide]

Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

Much like Lapis, a lot of the marketing around Merli has been centered directly on the fans.

For her release, a CD was also produced.[7]


See also: Merli/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

Merli's character status
Sales

Merli's iVOCALOID version proceeded to claim the no.1 spot in the music section of the iTunes Japanese App Store soon after release.[8]

Achievements
  • Merli and Lapis are the first two VOCALOIDs confirmed to be siblings.


Polls

Do you like Merli?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 451 people voted.
What characteristic of Merli do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 421 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for Merli may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese i-style Project official homepage Link
Japanese キャラクター The official webpage for VOCALOIDs Lapis and Merli Link
Japanese i-style Project @i_style_vc3 The official Twitter account for i-style Project Link
Japanese i-style project official YouTube Channel Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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