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Ring Suzune
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Age

17

Height

5'3" / 160cm

Weight

96.8lbs / 44kg

Voice

MiKA

Illustrator

Muraichi (February\2011)
119 (May\2011)

Product information
Company

YAMAHA Corporation, Vocaloid Next

Affiliation

YAMAHA Corporation
Vocaloid Festa
Pixiv

VFS-01R Ring Suzune (リング・スズネ) is a Japanese VOCALOID whose current development status was unknown. Due to the lack of activity by Vocaloid Next, the project involving Ring and Lui is assumed to be cancelled.

Her voice is provided by MiKA of the band Daisy x Daisy and was intended to be a "Character Voice" type VOCALOID.

HistoryEdit

In 2011 the "Everyone's Vocaloid project" (みんなのボカロ計画 / Minna no Bokaro Keikaku) contest was held. Entries from within Japan and overseas were allowed. In late May 2011, the winning contestants were picked out of the thousands of entries. This was one of two designs selected, which were announced at VOCALOID Festa 02.

Ring was originally set to be released in Fall/Winter 2011.[1] She is confirmed VOCALOID3, so this meant she would not be released before late September; this is when the VOCALOID3 engine is released. A demo was uploaded onto Nico Nico Douga and on Youtube alongside Miku.

A release date of December 12, 2011 was initially confirmed, but Ring was not released on that date. It is now unknown when she will be released.[2] In 2012, VocaNext picked up her voicebank to continue development.

In February 2012, a beta version of Ring Suzune's voicebank was offered to the participants of "Vocaloid Network", a small-scale fan event took place on March 11, 2012. As the number of fan groups which participated the event was only 19, it is considered that only a small number of people received the beta copy, though it was sent to all those interested. Trial use of the beta version was limited to a month.

In late 2013, the VocaNext website became inaccessible making the status of this vocal, as well as Hibiki Lui, unknown.

PowerFXEdit

In late September 2014, a message was sent to PowerFX asking if they could resume the Ring and Lui project. PowerFX replied saying that they have already attempted to resume the project. They had contacted YAMAHA, but the company said that a release was not possible. Other companies have not yet been asked or have not revealed their curiosity in public. [3]

ConceptEdit

The idea of Ring and Lui was to improve the VOCALOID culture by bridging the gap between fan concept and offical products. Therefore, both were intended to be fan made designs for original VOCALOIDs that became official ones. She was described as "Light-hearted, doesn't have high aspirations, but she’s hard-working."

EtymologyEdit

Her official name is in the western order. Her original name in the contest was called "Ring Suzunone" (鈴音リング / Suzunone Ringu; "Bell-Sound Ring").

AppearanceEdit

She has a "Ring" gimmick, hence her name, in the original artwork she had rings all over her body. Ring's outfit is based on a maid's outfit. The design of her headset is based on a piano. It is also meant to be reminder of a memory plug.

MarketingEdit

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Ring featured on a VOCALOID3 guidebook with Gumi and Aoki Lapis

Both Ring and Lui are market as fan-based VOCALOIDs having had their mascots designed by fans in a competition. The image was then refined into the final look by a professional artist. Since she was originally expected as one of the VOCALOID3 early releases, she is featured in a number of the merchandise released for the engine.

GamesEdit

Details remain unknown, but Ring Suzune was to appear in a game. The game is a rhythm game, claims to incorporate VOCALOID3 technology and uses the network. A trial version was released on March 11, 2012. It is unsure whether it will be released for future audiences later in time.[4]

Product InformationEdit

! The following information is based on known details of a unreleased voicebank. Please note the details of this voicebank are subject to change without notice. !

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations
ヤキモチときどき晴れ / Yakimochi Tokidoki Hare (Jealousy, Partly Clear) YouTube  
Sweet Pain YouTube   (Full ver.)
ハンドル握って / Handoru Nigitte (Holding the Handlebars) Niconico   YouTube  
少女とメフィスト / Shoujo to Mefisuto (Girl and Mephistopheles) YouTube  
少女とメフィスト / Shoujo to Mefisuto (Girl and Mephistopheles)(Full version) YouTube  
走り出す! Happy Day / Hashiridasu! Happy Day (Start Running! Happy Day) YouTube  
友情センチメンタル/ Yujo Senchimentaru (Sentimental Friendship) YouTube  

Songs by the Users of the Beta Voicebank;

Demonstrations
夢みるむら娘 / Yume Miru Mura Musume (Village Girl Dreaming) - A Ring cover of the original version of Kagamine Rin Niconico   YouTube  
氷の世界 / Koori no Sekai (The Frozen World) - A Ring cover of the original version of Nekomura Iroha Niconico   YouTube  
深海 / Shinkai (Deep Sea) Niconico   YouTube  

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
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A trial version has been released of this product.

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

Ring Suzune Popularity
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Reaction

Her existence as a VOCALOID is more notable among the Western fandom, who have contacted studios about the possible development and distribution of her unreleased voicebank.

Impact

Ring's design was chosen from a selection of many other female Vocaloids on Pixiv submitted for the contest and was the most popular design amongst the choices given. She was overall well-received by fans.


TriviaEdit

  • Ring was drawn originally by Muraichi (むらいち).
  • Like the Kagamines, she and Lui are based on "R and L".
    • Note; "R" and "L" mean "Right and Left", they are the letters on a set of headphones (and sometimes other equipment such as speakers). "R"and "L" refer to the right and left ear.
  • Due to an image showing headphones, paired with legs, being used as a place holder for VOCALOID3 demos and announcements, it has been mistaken that she and Aoki Lapis were Korean VOCALOIDs.[5] The artist of the image tags it as Ring Suzune, so it is assumed the legs are meant to be hers.
  • Ring is the first female VOCALOID to be delayed due to development.

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] Vocaloidism - Ring Suzune and Lui Hibiki: Two New Vocaloids
  2. [2] Vocaloid blog
  3. Screenshot of the email
  4. link
  5. [3] Pixiv - v3エンジン
  6. [4] Pixiv - ボカロ計画おじゃまします! (鈴音リング)
  7. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link
Japanese Piapro , art and media community Link
English Fanloid wiki for derivatives Link

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  • New song of Ring Suzune?

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  • Ring and Lui are Certainly Done For

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    • Because no contact = no passing over rights to characters = no one else working on Ring and Lui
    • Besides, most of the other studios are likely busy developing their own projects.

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