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Project 575 is a crossmedia VOCALOID-powered franchise by SEGA.

ConceptEdit

The idea behind Project 575 was to create a way of forming songs to share across the net.[1]

SettingEdit

The games are located in Kamakura, a city which was said to be the unofficial capital of Japan a long time ago. The plot behind the series is described as: A group of schoolgirls, bored of the daily routine, decide to perform songs in a haiku-esque format; and share them across the net (the concept itself being similar to the utaite and odorite fandoms).

CharactersEdit

The franchise consists of two main characters, Matcha and Azuki, and two side characters Koume and Yuzu.

For the main protagonists of the series who have voicebanks, their voices are for exclusive videogame usage. They are utilized in different features that need VOCALOID's realtime synthesis. There have been no announcements that such voicebanks will be sold to the public. The side characters introduced in the series do not have voicebanks, and no announcement has been made specifying a future release.


Go go 575 crew

→ Koume, Matcha, Azuki, and Yuzu

Kobayashi Matcha (小林抹茶) is one of the main characters of Project 575. Matcha is described as being a bit of an introvert who is cool, calm and collected. She hides her emotions and is quite blunt; her words are sharp and hurtful. In her spare time, she likes making fanzines/doujinshis.

Debut episode: 01 / Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi / Main: Kobayashi Matcha

Masaoka Azuki (正岡小豆) is one of the main characters of Project 575. Azuki is described as being cheerful and positive, unlike Matcha. She's very open towards her feelings, although she tends to act first and think later.

Debut episode: 01 / Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo / Main: Masaoka Azuki

Yosano Yuzu (与謝野 柚子) is a side character featured in "Go! Go! 575!".[2] Yuzu is said to be Azuki and Matcha's classmate, whose name and color scheme is based on citrus fruit. She is described as being the "big sister type" who is always smiling, kind and caring. She is also paranoid and often forgets to clean. In episode 3 it is shown that she is a fan of 'girls love' and often re-enacts such scenes with Matcha and Azuki in her head.

Debut episode: 02 / Voiced by: Kotobuki Minako (Trivia: Seiyuu of Kotobuki Tsumugi from K-ON).

Ono Koume (小野 小梅) is a side character featured in "Go! Go! 575!".[3] Much like the other girls her name and color scheme is based on a type of food, in her case a kind of japanese apricot or plum.

Debut episode: 05 / Voiced by: Yu Serizawa

MediaEdit

GamesEdit

575 UtayomiEdit

575appicon

iOS app icon

うた詠み575 (575 Utayomi), translated as Song Reader 575, is an iOS app which was released on the 26th July, 2013 and holds the lite version of the VOCALOID software.

The game is classified as a word communication tool, allowing you to compose the lyrics for the different pre-established melodies available within the game in a haiku format. The game also includes the option to interact with the characters in different events, and has a augmented reality photography option, which includes the possibility to change pose and the attire of the girls.[4][5]

"iOS用アプリケーション「うた詠み575」紹介ムービー"
  Niconico  YouTube  Demonstration

On July 18th, 2014 the app was taken off the iTunes store and support was terminated.

Uta Kumi 575Edit

Uta Kumi 575 (うた組み575), translated as Song Builder 575, is a game for the PS Vita that was released on the 23rd Jan, 2014. It is a rhythm game that allows users to input their own lyrics into the songs.

Main article: Uta Kumi 575

Miracle Girls FestivalEdit

Miracle Girls Festival is a game for the PlayStation Vita that was released in Japan on December 17, 2015. It is a crossover rhythm game developed by SEGA. The game features characters and songs from the anime series, Go! Go! 575, and other Japanese anime series.

AlbumsEdit

Matcha and Azuki are featured on two album releases.

Main articles: Kotoba Karafuru and Uta Yui 575

LiteratureEdit

A manga and novel was announced for Project 575. More info on the manga will come soon as it is unveiled.

The Go! Go! 575 page also features comics of the girls.[6]

AnimeEdit

GO! GO! 575  is an anime released on January 9, 2014 for TOKIO MX and January 12 for tvk. The anime consists in a series of 3 minute animated shorts featuring both of the protagonists along with a new character to the series; Yosano Yuzu. On 10th March, 2014 an announcement was made that a 5th episode was being produced with another new character for the series; Ono Koume.[7]

"アニメ『GO!GO!575』予告編(その1)"
  Niconico  Anime opening song

Screencap Title Translated Episode - Airdate
575 ep 1 この街全部、抱きしめて。(Kono Machi Zenbu, Dakishimete.) Embrace This Entire Town Episode 01 - 9th, January, 2014
A restless Azuki decides she wants to be more "wild". After reading a poster with a haiku written on it Azuki wishes to sing with Matcha in haiku, which Matcha agrees to. They end the episode in a bath house after being soaked in the rain.
575 ep 2 制服もまた、ずぶ濡れで。 (Seifuku mo Mata, Zubunure de.) My Uniform Is Soaking, Just Like The Last Time. Episode 02 - 17th Jan, 2014
As the girls try to get ideas for 5-7-5, Azuki decides they should go to a crepe shop, even though Matcha is scared to go past a particular pond she claims is full of evil spirits. After chasing down a cat both girls get wet and yet again end up in a bath house. Meanwhile, Yuzu seems to be keeping a watchful eye on the girls.
575 ep 3 きゃっきゃうふふで、いただきます。(Kyakkyaufufude, Itadakimasu.) Heh Heh Heh Hee Hee Hee Hee, Thank You For Sharing. Episode 03 - 24th Jan, 2014
After days of watching the girls, Yuzu finally gathers up enough courage to ask to join to their 5-7-5 idea. However as she spends time with the girls, it's difficult for her avoid fantasizing about how "intimate" her classmates are. Yet again the episode ends in a bath house, which doesn't help Yuzu's imagination.
575 ep 4 コトノハにのせ、つたえたい。(Kotonoha ni Nose, Tsutaetai.) Through Words, I Want To Tell Everyone Episode 04 - 31st Jan, 2014
While the girls were practicing on the roof of their school, Yuzu suggests that they put their dance up on the web. After uploading it Yuzu shows a song her friend wrote after seeing the two girls dance. Matcha and Azuki then perform the song and dance for the internet to view.
575 ep 5 めいっぱいに、はじけてる? (Me-ippai ni, Hajiketeru?) Are You Living Life Fully, The Best That You Can? Episode 05
22st Oct, 2014 (DVD release)[8]
The group are eating some ice cream along the newest member of the crew, as they remember how awkwardly introduced herself offering her help with the 5-7-5 project. After that the girls go to a park near the coast to discuss what to do for their debut and spend the time, however Koume gets distracted and ends completely soaked. As usual, the girls end in the bath house, and Yuzu makes one of her "typical" suggestions, which Koume agrees much to the confusion of Azuki and Matcha.


MarketingEdit

575 Tshirt

T-shirt

Vocaloid Producer involvementEdit

As part of the promotional campaign, it was revealed several people related with the Vocaloid stage participated in the project. Aside the participation of the illustrator and trance producer, Hiro Kanzaki, various producers participated, composing the songs included in the game.

MerchandiseEdit

Various merchandise for the Project is listed on the official site under "media", "apparel", "cloth", and "miscellaneous".

GalleryEdit

575 Utakumi Cover
The image gallery for Project 575 may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Project 575 - Introduction
  2. Go! Go! 575! - Characters
  3. http://gogo575.sega.jp/blog/?p=241
  4. http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/07/18/sega-unveils-project-575-two-vocaloid-games-for-vita-and-ios-gets-trailers-and-screens/
  5. link
  6. GO! GO! 575 - Comic/Novel
  7. http://project575.jp/news/?id=536
  8. sega.jp - アニメ『GO!GO!575』のすべてがここに! 『GO!GO!575 サウンド&ムービーコレクション』発売決定

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Project 575

  • PROJECT 575 HAS BEEN CRACKED! :O

    60 messages
    • ^Please check the dates of threads before you bump them – this conversation is from 2014, so a lot has changed since the last post. :'D
    • Yeah can you like, not? This is super old and I don't care about it anymore.
  • 575 Utayomi; Terminated

    2 messages
    • Source : http://web.archive.org/web/20140725150637/http://project575.jp/utayomi575/ Google translate of (hidden) message : Notice...
    • At least one person on twitter. The main site still exist though.

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