Merli (メルリ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by Bplats, Inc., under 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.
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.
Her official profile says, "She is strong-minded and tsundere; a charming mysterious girl, who is innocent and expressive. She's naive, but usually pretends to know everything." If Lapis can be seen as "light", then Merli would be seen as "dark".
Her race's concept, fairies, is that they are special people who can convert “songs” into “power”, and can only be seen by a subset of the human population. Merli's power draws away the energy of living things; the opposite of Lapis' power.
- Aoki Lapis; Younger sister
Examples of UsageEdit
| To our readers and editors, for section notes please read; this page.|
Before adding translated or subbed videos, please read this tutorial in order not to list gravely mistranslated ones.
|Music featuring Merli|
Much like Lapis, a lot of the marketing around Merli has been centred directly on the fans.
For her release, a CD was also produced.
A wall scroll of Merli and Lapis has been produced.
Lapis and Merli have been used to release chocolates for Valentine's Day 2013.
A free iOS and Android app was produced for Merli, called " Good Night Merli " (おやすみメルリ). Much like the one for Lapis, it helps you fall asleep and comes with an alarm.
A second app was released, called "ラピスと魔法のメロディ", which acts as a sequel to "Lapis and the Wonder labyrinth" (ラピスと不思議なラビリンス). While Merli makes a brief appearance in the first one, she appears to make a more prominent appearance in the sequel.
iVocaloid Launch Art & Song ContestEdit
Main article: IVocaloid Merli Launch Contest
To celebrate the release of Merli's iVocaloid version, a song & art contest was held on April 4, 2014. Contestants have the chance to win a Vocaloid Starter Kit.
|Merli's iVOCALOID version proceeded to claim the no.1 spot in the music section of the iTunes Japanese App Store soon after release.|
- Merli and Lapis are the first two VOCALOIDs confirmed to be siblings.
- Merli fanart DeviantArt / Pixiv / Piapro
- Merli models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- Merli derivatives on Fanloid wiki