SF-A2 codename miki (SF-A2 開発コード miki), is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by AH-Software Co. Ltd., and was released in December 2009 for the VOCALOID2 engine. Her voice is provided by the Japanese female singer, Miki Furukawa (フルカワミキ / 古川 美季; Furukawa Miki).
Often shortened to just "SF-A2 miki", her codename of "miki" comes from her provider's name "Miki Furukawa". In Japanese, 'codename' or 'development code' translates as 'kaihatsu koudo'. The meaning of the "SF-A2" part of her name has never been stated.
Her design was unique among the Vocaloids. She had no references to YAMAHA based musical instruments like other Vocaloids and was designsed to look cybernetic.
According to information that came from the 2012 redesign, miki was designed to look like she was made out of a inorganic material and was conceptualized as an android. Her body is designed to look like that of a child, but also give her the overall appearance of a young teenage female. Though she is an android, she is covered in muscles made from various materials such as carbon nanotubes, but were made loose to give a mild deformed look about them. Having an immature-looking body allowed her to appear younger then she looks, similar to how Miku and Rin could do the same.
Examples of UsageEdit
|Music featuring SF-A2 miki|
|This VOCALOID is featured in 15 songs and on 35 albums on this wiki.|
There are listings for notable, original and cover songs.
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|The Deep In A Forest|
|DIVE INTO BLUE|
An album with her singing Christmas songs, "VOCALOIDS☆Ｘ‘MAS", was also set to be released in November 2009. Notable VOCALOID song creators' works are included. She was also used for the introduction to the Hello Kitty game, Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123! on its official page.
Until May 2011, all AH-Software VOCALOIDs were banned from KARENT.
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Although no official figurines exist, a Garage Kit was produced for her by Ishii Komasuke.
|SF-A2 miki Popularity|
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SF-A2 miki was the most popular of the first three AH-Software VOCALOIDs. However, all three were slow to gain popularity and were among the least popular of the Japanese VOCALOIDs for a while.
An independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less then 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th. SF-A2 miki fell into this category.
- SF-A2 miki's voice provider, Miki Furukawa, works for Ki/oon records, which is owned by Sony: the same group Utatane Piko's provider, Piko, comes from.
- One of the first 3 AH-Software VOCALOID2 voicebanks to be released
- One of the two first female AH-Software VOCALOIDs
- First VOCALOID of the Artist Edition series to be released
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- ↑ VOCALOID Enjoy
- ↑ Heartfast.jp - VOCALOIDS☆Ｘ‘MAS
- ↑ Heartfast.jp - Xmas CD
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- ↑ AR Vocaloid Walk
- ↑ VCC - How big is the Japanese Vocaloid community?
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- SF-A2 miki fanart DeviantArt / Pixiv / Piapro
- SF-A2 miki models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- SF-A2 miki derivatives on Fanloid wiki