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Merli (メルリ / Meruri) is the winning name for the contest to find the name of the elder sister for Aoki Lapis.
Merli's design is loosely based on the "magic-girl" anime genre and her bio states that she is a fairy and has some background information, hence why she is listed with such a small size. Her race's concept as fairies is that they are a special race who can convert “songs” into “power”. They can only be seen by a subset of the human population. She and Lapis are opposite.If Lapis can be considered as "light", her sister is therefore "dark" due to her more devil-like attributes. While Lapis' power of song gives life, Merli's draws energy from living things.
Her official profile says, "She's strong-minded and tsundere; she's a charming mysterious girl, who is innocent and changing the facial expression all the time. She's basically naive, but so innocent that she usually pretends to know everything ad hoc."
She is named after Merlinite (メルリナイト / Merurinaito) a type of stone known for its dual light and dark appearance.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Much like Lapis, a lot of the marketing around Merli has been centered directly on the fans.
A wall scroll of Merli and Aoki Lapis has been produced.
Lapis and Merli are due to have chocolates released for Valentine's Day 2013.
- 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