Mew (ミウ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was released in October 2011 for the engine. Her voice is provided by Japanese female singer VOCALOID3 Miu Sakamoto (坂本 美雨; Sakamoto Miu)
Her name is based on her voice provider's name, Japanese singer, Miu Sakamoto, and an onomatopoeia for the sound a kitten makes.
Mew is depicted in an aesthetic monochrome style. As her name suggests, her design is cat-themed.
She has a tattoo that shows her name written phonetically. The way in which it's written (with an [uː] and that it features the supra-segmental for long vowel) suggests it used an English phonetic notation. This is something unusual, as Mew is a Japanese voicebank.
The cat on the boxart was modeled after Miu Sakamoto's own cat, "Sabami."
VOCALOID Releases Edit
Examples of Usage Edit
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Mew and Hatsune Miku append
Mew's voice provider was the subject of several interviews before the VOCALOID's release, and received more attention than VOCALOIDs such as
VY1 and VY2.
Additional information Edit
In Japan, for the most part, her vocals have been positively received, though few producers are currently using her. She is the second least popular VOCALOID3 release for 2011, first being Tone Rion.
Notable for... Edit
One of the first 4 VOCALOID3 vocals released for the engine.
First YAMAHA VOCALOID to have an official avatar design.
A screenshot from a vocaloid related event showing more of the boxart.
Mew's cat from her demo "Effaninefable"
Mew on Vocaloid Shop merchandise
External links Edit
VOCALOID by Voicebank gender factor