SeeU (시유, シユ) is a voicebank for Vocaloid3, the first Vocaloid capable of singing in Korean and is the first Korean and Japanese speaking bilingual Vocaloid. The voice provider is the artist Dahee Kim (member of the K-Pop idol group 'GLAM'). Her release was on October 21, 2011 (South Korea) and December 16, 2011 (Japan).
SeeU was given a moe-esque design and is aimed more specifically to the general and Vocaloid Otaku fandom. SBS stated SeeU was created to be a "cute and lively, yet mysterious looking 17 year old girl."
Her outfit was designed with school uniform in mind. Her official illustrations and design was done by KKUEM.
About her design:
- Her cat ears/nekomimi are speakers. According her illustrator, these ones actually are detachable
- Her neckband is a CD player.
- Soundwaves light up on the rectangle at her flat-shoes.
- Soundwaves light up on the upper part of her top (chest).
- There's a pause button at the back of her clothes.
- There's a power button at the ribbon on her neckband.
- There's an "on" button on one of the buttons at the front of her top.
During a virtual interview starring SeeU conducted by SBS Artech, SeeU revealed her clothing size to be XXS
During an interview, Hyo Eun Kim, the manager of SBS Artech, said she thought of SeeU's name after thinking of a line from the movie Avatar. The line "I see you" popped into her mind and that's how her name was created. 
Her name is read as "See you" as in "I see you". According to SBS, this is one of several meanings of her name.
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MarketingEditVocaloid 3 Library SV01 SeeU Limited Edition was produced for her launch in 2011, which include SeeU Demo song CD, photo frame, stickers badges, phone strap, manual booklet and an Illustration book called SEEU COME INTO THE WORLD. SBS also promoted SeeU to the public by printing her illustration on face packs and on the side of taxi cars.
During Nico Nico Chokaigi 2012‘s “VOCALOID NEWS," SBS Artech stepped forward and claimed to be producing an album for SeeU. On October 19, 2012, SBS Artech teamed up with Big Hit Entertainment and released an album called SV01 SeeU's Compilation Album featuring seven notable songs from the UGC contest. The album is was released in Japan and translated into Japanese lyrics on October 29, 2012.
An art competition was held related to her. According to SBS Artech, the winner receives a limited version of her software and an Intuos tablet, second place will win the normal software package and the Vocaloid 3 editor, and third place will just receive the limited edition voicebank. The winners of the competition were revealed on September 17, 2011. All winning and notable entries appeared in SeeU's newest demo PV. On the 23rd, her official first demo song was uploaded, featuring all the winners and honorable mention artwork.
On November 17, 2011, SBS Artech announced 1st UGC competition for SeeU. The winners of the competition were finally announced on Febuary 3, 2012. SBS Artech held an award ceremony for the winners and had famous Korean producer Bang Shi Hyuk attend the ceremony as well as SBS news announcer Kim MinJi (김민지.)
A second competition is was held. It was a SeeU Product Design Contest held from April 23rd to June 1st by SBS Artech. Anything over 3rd place was promised to be made and the 1st place winner is given the opportunity to work as SBS Artech/11th street’s character goods designer.
The website Crecrew (A combination of the words "create" and "crew") was opened for Vocaloid artists and fans alike by SBS Artech. It is much like Crypton Future Media's Piapro website in that it provides a hub for users to collaborate, however the conditions are different for the artwork and videos uploaded onto the website; third-party content is allowed to a greater degree.
SBS announced a surprise party for SeeU on Crecrew for her first birthday. Producers and artists will have a chance to earn goodies made by the SBS team by drawing a picture or creating a short 30 second birthday song for SeeU. The translated version of the event can be found here.
Crecrew has released a new line of SeeU caps, coming in the navy, yellow, beige, red and black.
Crecrew has also released a calendar for the year of 2013 for SeeU, which was released initially during Dongne Festa.
SeeU songs were added to the iOS app game "Krazy Rain 2 Battle" (크레이지레인2 배틀), a rhythym game. The app is free but the songs must be purchased seperately, since the app is set up as a arcade style, it will cost 25 or 30 points (you get 2000 points for $2) per play, although some songs are free to play. Songs included are some popular songs from CreCrew and a couple of her demo songs. More songs may be added later.
Recently SBS Artech collaborated with Dragon Guide to create SeeU posters for a limited time.
SeeU has a twitter account.
SBS Arctech has announced that SeeU will have an artist page on the UK website Music Push.
PerformanceEditOn July 18, 2012, an administer from SBS Artech posted a poster to introduce SeeU's first "live" performance on a Korean music show called 인기가요 (Inkigayo), broadcasted by SBS. SeeU performed with her voice provider, Dahee, as well as the other members of Dahee's group, GLAM. SeeU appeared as a hologram designed by a 3D designer on Crecrew who goes by the name of 처리 (ChuhRi). The show was aired to the public on July 22, 2012.
Even before that performance GLAM did a pre-debut version of I=Fantasy by themselves, with a screen showing a practice run of the dance before it was aired.
December 29th, SeeU performed with GLAM on stage at the SBS Gayo Daejun (a major annual end-of-the-year music program broadcasted by SBS) for their comeback. GLAM was the first rookie K-Pop group to perform their comeback song "I Like That". The show was part of the SBS charitable project 'The Color of K-pop'. After the performance, SBS released SeeU's music video that was used on the stage.video footage of the concert became available at Crecrew few days later. During the concert, SeeWoo (gender bender of SeeU) made an appearance along with Luo Tianyi and Vocalina Vora.
During a recent interview with Prica by the SBS Artech team, SBS has announced some plans they will be doing. SBS claimed they have started a company called VMP Korea (Vocaloid Music Publishing Korea) to publish CDs out of songs uploaded to Crecrew. SeeU and GLAM will be appearing in an international 3D contest. They are planning an event with Dongne Festa (a Doujin event) towards the end of the year. Winners from SeeU's Birthday competition will recieve the limited edition of SeeU's Birthday products. The UGC contest winner will recieve a CD.
SeeU was popular with overseas prior to her release. However, within Japan some issues between Japanese and Koreans involving fan based opinions on political and racial issues made SeeU hit a rough start. Her overall popularity ranges per website from amongst the least to most popular of the Vocaloid 3 releases and is affected by the opinions and the politics of the fans within that circle of the fandom.
The SBS Artech team admitted SeeU sold less than expected. Specific number of sales has not been revealed.
- First Korean capable Vocaloid
- First female Korean Vocaloid
- First bilingual Vocaloid3
- First Vocaloid by SBS Artech
- First female Vocaloid by SBS Artech
- First Korean/Japanese bilingual Vocaloid
- First Japanese voicebank produced by a Korean company
- First Japanese voicebank provided by a Korean provider
- First Korean Vocaloid to be on stage
- SeeU fanart DeviantArt / CreCrew / Pixiv / Piapro
- SeeU models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- SeeU derivatives on Fanloid wiki