Otori Kohaku (大鳥こはく), also known as Unity-chan (ユニティちゃん), is a Japanese VOCALOID that was released for "Unity with VOCALOID", which is distributed by Unity Technologies Japan and uses the VOCALOID2 engine. She was released for the VOCALOID4 engine in January 2016, developed and distributed by the YAMAHA corporation.
She is voiced by a Japanese amateur voice actress, Asuka Kakumoto (角元明日香 Kakumoto Asuka).
Kohaku was born on August 13 and her bloodtype is AO.
According to the biography on the character's website, Kohaku is the only daughter of Otori Yuuji, who is the CEO of a company called Otori Orchestra. She dreams to be in action video games and movies. Her favorite food is curry croquette.
VOCALOID itself resulted in the growth of Kohaku's character. Despite being the voice actress of Kohaku for a while, Asuka Kakumoto had no experience in anything other than speaking roles. The development of the VOCALOID vocal lead to her first "singing" role and the singing voice of Kohaku had to be experimented with for the first time. This pushed Kakumoto's voice further than it had ever gone before.
She originally appeared with the outfit used for Candy Rock Star, a 3D "live performance" using Unity technology. In the Candy Rock Star video, she performed "UNITE IN THE SKY!" a song featuring her voice provider singing as Kohaku. The "Unity-Chan" voice was used to filled the role of AKAZA, a second voice for the song.
Her original debut outfit consisted of a blue long-sleeved shirt with a brown and orange vest over it. The vest had orange checkers on the side with the word "Unity" under it. She also had orange striped thigh high socks and black shoes. Her hair was split into a type of twin tail style.
Her VOCALOID design was a twist on her original debut outfit, but with major changes. The presence of both her and AKAZA was meant to be a note of the overlap of the vocals between the real actress' own vocals and the voice created by VOCALOID despite being the same vocal.
In all of her designs, she wears her signature black headband with long orange ribbons attached.
- AKAZA: Shares the same voicebank
- Otori Yuuji: Father
- Kanbayashi Yuko: Schoolmate
- Fujiwara Misaki: Schoolmate
Music featuring Otori KohakuEdit
- Otori Kohaku is featured in 2 songs and 0 albums on this wiki.
- There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.
Examples of usage
Originally, assets for her were downloadable for free to work with the Japanese version of the Unity engine. This proved a popular move with developers using the product.
Her license was set to be modified in line with her Vocaloid release. For use of her voicebank within projects, for the non-upfront cost of 10 million Yen the voice will be provided (10 million is the consultation cost) with no additional charges. For other public use of the voicebank, a Vocaloid engine fee will have to be paid. This is due to the Yamaha royal system, and users will have to seek consultation with 3rd parties for use with Vocaloid and other company's vocals (example Crypton Future Media, Inc. and Hatsune Miku).
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