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Stardust VOCALOID4


Stardust, also known in Chinese as Xingchen (Simplified Chinese: 星尘; Traditional Chinese: 星塵), is a Chinese VOCALOID developed by Shanghai HENIAN Information Technology Co. Ltd., in collaboration and distributed by Quadimension for the VOCALOID4 engine in April 2016. She is the first VOCALOID for the Voicebank Customize Project.[2]

She is voiced by Chalili (茶理理; Chálǐlǐ), a Chinese utaite.[3]

ConceptEdit

Stardust was originally a mascot for doujinshi group and series, Quadimension.[4]

According to the Quadimension 3 album artbook and November's design concepts, Stardust is capable of flying to Earth by using her hair. However, it was noted that she does not necessarily need to flap her hair while flying in space.[5]

Her birthday is August 12th.[6]

EtymologyEdit

Her name, Xingchen (星尘; Xīngchén), means "Stardust" in Chinese. "Stardust" is her official English name as it appears on her boxart, numerous promotional material, and is utilized on her official social media accounts.

She was originally known as "Quadimensionko".

AppearanceEdit

Stardust's initial VOCALOID design was based on her original Quadimensionko concept. There were notable minor changes as she was given a skirt, shorter pigtails on the lower side of her head, and a different top.

However, due to the Chinese fans' worries about her appearance looking similar to Hatsune Miku, Stardust was later redesigned.[7] Her final design was drawn by ideolo but was conceptualized by November. Her quad tail hairstyle was still kept but worn in a different way. She also wore a new one-piece dress and her arm-warmers were replaced with long gloves.

In all of her designs, Stardust has a quad-tail hairstyle that was created to represent "Quadimension".[8]

Music featuring StardustEdit

  • Stardust is featured in 32 songs and 5 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

为你而来
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Romaji/English Wèi Nǐ Ér Lái (Arriving For You)
Featuring Stardust
Author(s) Xiwang Suo Ren Hezi
Category Original song
武娘
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Romaji/English Wǔ Niáng (The Girl Warriors)
Featuring Stardust
Author(s) HEROAR, Nash Kwok
Category Original song
走在冷风中
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Romaji/English Zǒu Zài Lěngfēng Zhōng (Walking in the cold)
Featuring Stardust
Author(s) Serge Sun
Category Cover song
尘降
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Romaji/English Chén Jiàng
Featuring Stardust
Author(s) COP
Category Original song
Search for music featuring Stardust [show/hide]

Additional InformationEdit

MarketingEdit

On September 26th, 2015, an illustration contest for Stardust's official artbook was launched and ended in December. Prizes were available to all who participated. Art pieces needed to tag Stardust's official Weibo page or be sent in to the email address provided.[9] The winners were revealed on January 2nd, 2016: ORRY喵, COCYTOPIA, KYURITIZU, 司哒, and 蓝粑粑. They received gold strap charms of Stardust, a place within the artbook, and payment. Chinese runner ups received silver straps, while overseas runner ups received a digital copy of Stardust's artbook. No physicals were available for the overseas contestants due to shipping costs. The artbook consisted of 30 to 40 pages.[10]

Quadimension asked the fans for suggestions about the name for the official debut album and artbook. The artbook was later named "银河美术馆" (Gallery of the Galaxy) while the album was named "星愿" (Star Wish).[11]

A figure was announced to be showcased at Wonder Festival on February 17th, 2016.[12] The finished product was revealed in August 2016 and was made available for preorder on August 29th.[13]


See also: Stardust/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

TriviaEdit

  • While she is the first VOCALOID developed by Shanghai HENIAN to not be part of the Vsinger project, Xin Hua was the first Chinese VOCALOID to not be part of it overall.
  • She is the first to not receive a Mo Li Hua demo. Every Chinese VOCALOID before her, including Zhanyin Lorra, sang the song at some point during their development.

ReputationEdit

Stardust's character status
Reaction

When Stardust was first announced as a VOCALOID, the Chinese fandom expressed deep concern about the lack of male VOCALOIDs and were worried about a striking resemblance to Hatsune Miku, but this was not as important as some fans already knew her as Quadimensionko from her past appearances.[14] In addition, they were accepting of designs that utilized the "twin tail" hairstyle since characters in the past, such as Dong Fang Zhi Zi, followed this concept. Rather than expressing anger against these designs, the fans were calm and peaceful in their reactions. The Western fandom expressed more concern about Stardust's resemblance to Miku in contrast.

Due to the Chinese fans' concern for her initial design, Quadimension changed Stardust's appearance. When the new design was first revealed to a certain number of fans, some thought she looked a little more like Yuzuki Yukari, but were happy with the new look. However, when her design was fully revealed at Firefly Con 2015 to a larger crowd, a large number of fans thought that the new design ruined the uniqueness of her first design and felt that she changed too much, as there were people who were fond of her previous appearance. On the other hand, Western fans thought she looked similar to Yukari and developed mixed reactions: some liked this design better than the last, some were fond of the previous design, or some simply disliked both.

After Stardust was released, she developed loyal and dedicated fans. She also attracted retired Chinese-language producers back into the fandom and they expressed their interests in creating songs for her.

Achievements
  • First Chinese VOCALOID4
  • First Quadimension VOCALOID
  • First Chinese VOCALOID4 developed by Shanghai HENIAN
  • First VOCALOID from the Voice Customize Project


Polls

Do you like Stardust?
 
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The poll was created at 14:31 on June 17, 2016, and so far 168 people voted.
What characteristic of Stardust do you like?
 
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5
 
6
 
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The poll was created at 14:31 on June 17, 2016, and so far 169 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for Stardust may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Chinese Quadimension Official Quadimension Weibo Link
Chinese Stardust Official The official Weibo account for Stardust Link
English and Chinese 星尘Stardust_Official The official Twitter account for Stardust Link
English and Chinese 星尘 Stardust The official YouTube account for Stardust Link
Chinese 星尘Official The official bilibili account Link

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