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VFS-01R Ring Suzune (リング・スズネ) was a potential VOCALOID announced for the VOCALOID3 engine during its pre-release promotions and was announced alongside Hibiki Lui. Though a demo of her voice was made, all activity from Vocaloid Next has deceased and both her and Lui are currently presumed cancelled.

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


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.

Ring was originally planned to be sold around the Golden Week of 2012 but production came to a halt and Ring was never sold. The right voice for Lui had also not been found. Ring's Beta voice is also quoted as the default setting of some famous Ps VSQX's files from around this period, so it was not uncommon for the BETA to be used for construction of songs even alongside Vocaloids such as Yohioloid.[3]

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


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."

Like the Kagamines, she and Lui are based on "R and L". "R" and "L" mean "Right and Left", they are the letters found on a set of headphones and sometimes other equipment such as speakers.


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").


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.


Both Ring and Lui are marketed 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.


Utilizing the VOCALOID3 engine, a sound game (音ゲー / Oto Gē) directed by Happi-O (萩尾雅彦 / Hagio Masahiko) and entitled V・F・S, featured Ring as the heroine. A trial version was released on March 11, 2012.[6]

Product Information



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) (Full ver.) 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;


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) - A Ring Cover of the original version of Hatsune Miku Niconico YouTube

Voicebank Libraries

A trial version has been released of this product.


Do you like Ring Suzune?

The poll was created at 01:21 on November 20, 2015, and so far 184 people voted.
What characteristic of Ring Suzune do you like?

The poll was created at 01:21 on November 20, 2015, and so far 162 people voted.


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

External links

English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link


Start a Discussion Discussions about Ring Suzune

  • Status update about Ring Suzune and Hibiki Lui

    69 messages
    • I want them back ToT Ring was the only v3 that I liked (that I like actually >.
    • ^^^^^ That sounds kinda clingy since in V3, nearly 30 new vocaloids were released, and many of them covered the same vocal style Ring had....
  • VocaNext resurection?

    8 messages
    • well, it was just uploaded 1 hour ago... lets wait
    • WE'VE DONE OUR WAITING 12 YEARS OF IT IN AZKABAN No seriously.  If you're that curious about it, go ask YAMAHA or something.  In the meanti...

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