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Merli
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Height

6.3 inches / 16cm

Voice

Misaki Kamata

Illustrator

Carnelian

Product information
Company

i-style Project

Distributor

Bplats, Inc.

Affiliation

YAMAHA
Surfer’s Paradise
Studio Deen
Nico Nico Douga

Merli VOCALOID3

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.[1]

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

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

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.[2] Merli's power draws away the energy of living things; the opposite of Lapis' power.

RelationsEdit

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring Merli
This VOCALOID is featured in 8 songs and on 4 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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Romaji — Merli | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili  Written — メルリ | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili

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闇の彼方
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Romaji/English Yami no Kanata
Featuring Merli
Author(s) Satoimo
Category Original song
Midnight Drive
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Featuring Merli
Author(s) Holic
Category Original song
Oblivious
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-soundcloud
Featuring Merli (Chorus : Mew, MAIKA, AVANNA)
Author(s) 木變石
Category Cover song
誕生
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Favicon-nico
Romaji/English Tanjou (Birth)
Featuring Merli
Author(s) piaa_a
Category Cover song

MarketingEdit

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.[3]

Wall scrollEdit

A wall scroll of Merli and Lapis has been produced.[4]

FoodEdit

Lapis and Merli have been used to release chocolates for Valentine's Day 2013.[5]

Mobile AppEdit

Merlinightapp
Good Night Merli app icon
Merliappgame
App game icon

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

Merli Popularity
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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]


TriviaEdit

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

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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