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This document below is a list of events pertaining to vocaloids

2000Edit

2003Edit

  • February 26: The VOCALOID™ project was announced.[1]
  • July 24: An album titled "HISTORY OF LOGIC SYSTEM" was released, this contained the first commercial render of VOCALOID vocals (later known to be MEIKO and KAITO).[2]

2004Edit

  • VOCALOID Release: Jan 15 - LEON and LOLA released.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 3 - LEON and LOLA released in Japan.
  • March 3: The song, "Beloved Tomboyish Girl" was covered by LOLA and posted on Nico Nico Douga. This was the first VOCALOID song to be uploaded onto Nico Nico Douga.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 1 - MIRIAM released.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 26 - MIRIAM released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release: November 5 - MEIKO released.
  • December: trial version of MEIKO released.
  • December 26: A concert was held in Novosibirsk, Russia. The vocal MIRIAM performed the first ever song "Sad Mondays", a cover song, live on stage.[3]

2005Edit

  • LEON and LOLA won the 2005 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award.

2006Edit

  • VOCALOID Release: February 17 - KAITO released.
  • November 25: The film "Paprika" was released. This contained the first ever film usage of VOCALOID™, the vocal was LOLA.[4]
  • The album "Mesto Pod Solntsem" was released. This was the first ever VOCALOID™ album, the vocal was LEON.

2007Edit

  • January 27: VOCALOID2 is announced.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 29 - Sweet ANN released.
  • June 25: "Miku" unveiled.[5]
  • July 12: "Hatsune" revealed, giving the full name of Crypton's next VOCALOID as "Hatsune Miku".
  • July 12: Crypton reports that VOCALOID2 was being released without public BETA testing.[6]
  • VOCALOID Release: August 31 - Hatsune Miku released.
  • November 8: Kagamine Rin is introduced as Crypton Future Media's next VOCALOID.[7]
  • November 26: Hatsune Miku is nominated for an "All About" award.[8]
  • December: Work begins on Gackpoid.
  • December 3: Kagamine Len was introduced.[9]
  • December 25: Miku picks up an "All About" award.[10]
  • VOCALOID Release: December 27 - Kagamine Rin/Len released.

2008Edit

  • January: Gackt returns to the studio to record a second sample set for Gackpoid.
  • VOCALOID Release: January 14 - Prima released.
  • January 29: Crypton picks up a BCN award thanks to the increased sales their company received due to VOCALOID sales.[11]
  • VOCALOID Release: February 22 - Prima released in Japan.
  • March: Gackpoid falls behind schedule.
  • March 5: Hatsune Miku wins the "Digital Content" AMD award.[12]
  • June: Gackpoid is ready for release, but without a mascot image; the release is delayed a month.
  • June 12: Kagamine Rin/Len act2 announced.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 18 - Kagamine Rin/Len (act2) released.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 31 - Gackpoid released.

2009Edit

  • January 5: the first letter of Crypton's next VOCALOID is revealed.[13]
  • January 6: the full name of Crypton's next VOCALOID "Megurine Luka" is unveiled.[14]
  • VOCALOID Release: January 30 - Megurine Luka released.
  • February 14: Work began on Crypton Future Media's next Hatsune Miku project.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 26 - Megpoid released.
  • July 2: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 14 - SONiKA promoted.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 15 - SONiKA released/shipped.
  • August 1: Vocals "CV01-dark-ProtoTYPEβ" and "CV01-vivid-ProtoTYPEβ" confirmed by Crypton Future Media.[15]
  • VOCALOID Release: August 7 - SONiKA released in Japan.
  • November 13: VOCALOIDs SF-A2 miki, Kaai Yuki and Hiyama Kiyoteru revealed.[16]
  • December: trials of Hatsune Miku Append "Dark" and "Soft" released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 4 - SF-A2 miki released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 4 - Kaai Yuki released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 4 - Hiyama Kiyoteru released.
  • December 11: A leaked video with a snippet of the song "When Saints Go Marching In" appears on YouTube showing BIG AL's new voice.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 22 - BIG AL released.
  • This year at some point, Spanish VOCALOIDs entered production.[17]

2010Edit

  • January 8–11, 2010: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade released.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 5 - BIG AL released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release: April 30 - Hatsune Miku Append released.
  • June 24: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater released on PlayStation 3.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 14 - Tonio released.
  • July 29: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • August 6: VY1 announced.
  • VOCALOID Release: August 10 - SONiKA released in Taiwan.
  • VOCALOID Release: August 25 - Lily released.
  • August 26: a new voice based on Gachapin announced.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 1 - VY1 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 8 - Gachapoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 22 - Nekomura Iroha released.
  • December 3: KAITO and MEIKO confirmed to be considered for updating.[18]
  • VOCALOID Release: December 8 - Utatane Piko released.
  • December 13: Internet Co. announces they were going to "Extend" the Megpoid software.[19]
  • December 24: VY2 confirmed delayed
  • VOCALOID Release: December 27 - Kagamine Rin/Len Append released.

2011Edit

  • January 20: Work begins on Megpoid "Extend".[20]
  • VOCALOID Release: April 25 - VY2 released.
  • June 8: VOCALOID3 is announced.
  • June 8: CUL confirmed to be becoming a real VOCALOID.
  • August 11: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd released on PlayStation 3.
  • August 30: SeeU revealed.
  • September 13: Mew's boxart unveiled.[21]
  • October 14: a silhouette is seen of a upcoming VOCALOID
  • VOCALOID Release: October 21 - VY1V3 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 21 - Mew released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 21 - V3 Megpoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 21 - SeeU released.
  • October 21: Tone Rion revealed to have been the VOCALOID whose silhouette was seen on October 14.
  • November 2: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.2.0 released
  • November 10: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- extend released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 16 - SeeU released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 16 - Tone Rion released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 21 - OLIVER released.
  • December 21: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.3.0 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 22 - CUL released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 22 - Yuzuki Yukari released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 23 - Bruno released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 23 - Clara released.

2012Edit

  • January: Megpoid VOCALOID2 original voice confirmed being revamped for a VOCALOID3 release.[22]
  • January 3: The first VOCALOID CHINA contest ended.
  • January 26: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.3.0 released as a automated download.
  • VOCALOID Release: January 27 - IA released.
  • February 21: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.4.0 released.
  • March 8: Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project mirai released on Nintendo 3DS.
  • March 9: Miku Flick released for the iOS operating system in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 16 - V3 Megpoid - Native released.
  • March 23: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.4.1 released.
  • March 31: Luo Tianyi and the supporting characters of VOCALOID CHINA are revealed.
  • VOCALOID Release: April 6 - Aoki Lapis released.
  • April 12: Miku Flick released internationally.
  • VOCALOID Release: April 19 - V3 Lily released.
  • July 10: VOCALOID3 Ver.3.0.5.0 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 12 - Luo Tianyi released.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 13 - V3 Gackpoid released.
  • VOCALOID Release: August 5 - galaco released.
  • August 10: Miku Flick/02 released.
  • August 30: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- f released on PlayStation Vita.
  • September 13: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater extend released on PlayStation 3.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 19 - VY2V3 released.
  • November 8: Hatsune Miku Live Stage Producer released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 5 - MAYU released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 22 - AVANNA released.

2013Edit

  • VOCALOID Release: February 15 - KAITO V3 released.
  • February 18: YOHIO confirms that he is the provider for upcoming VOCALOID from PowerFX YOHIOloid.[23]
  • February 22: VOCALOID 10th anniversary project announced.[24]
  • February 26: The VOCALOID™ project enters its 10th year anniversary.
  • VOCALOID Release: February 28 - Megpoid English released.
  • March 4: ZOLA PROJECT revealed to be the 10th anniversary project announced in February.[25]
  • March 28: Megpoid the Music♯ released on PlayStation®Portable.
  • VOCALOID Release: April 24 - AVANNA released in Japan.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 20 - ZOLA PROJECT released.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 11 - YANHE released in China.
  • July 24: Silhouette for the new Spanish VOCALOID was shown.
  • VOCALOID Release: August 31 - Miku V3 English released.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 10 -YOHIOloid released.
  • September 11: MAIKA revealed to be the silhouette of the Spanish VOCALOID.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 26 -Hatsune Miku V3 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 18 - MAIKA released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 24 - Merli released.
  • VOCALOID Retirement: December 31 - LEON, LOLA and MIRIAM would be permanently retired from sale via retail the next day.

2014Edit

  • January 1: VOCALOID Retirement: Zero-G Ltd. ceased retail sales of VOCALOIDs LEON, LOLA, and MIRIAM.
  • January 31: VOCALOID CHINA shuts down (later relaunched as VOCANESE).
  • January: INTERNET Co., Ltd. announced VOCALOID3 vocal library "kokone", set to be released in February.
  • VoxWave announces name of new female French VOCALOID3, "ALYS".
  • VOCALOID Release: January 31 - Macne Nana released.
  • VOCALOID Release: February 4 - MEIKO V3 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: February 14 - kokone released.
  • February 18: Yamaha announces two new female VOCALOID3 vocal libraries, anon & kanon, set to be released in March.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 3 - anon & kanon released.
  • March: VOCANESE was launched and replaced VOCALOID CHINA.
  • March 27: Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd released on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3
  • VOCALOID Release: April 3 - Pocket Miku released.
  • April 17: HoneyWorks uploads the first song using flower.
  • April 18: Yamaha releases more information on "v flower", and mentions set release date of May 9.
  • VOCALOID Release: May 9 - flower released.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 5 - Tohoku Zunko released.
  • July 13: Yuezheng Ling was announced to become a VOCALOID.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 27 - IA ROCKS released.
  • VOCALOID Release: August 5 - galaco NEO released.
  • August 19 - Plans for Gachapoid V3 were resumed and a new VOCALOID3 by INTERNET CO. was anounced (This VOCALOID was later announced as "Chika").
  • August 26: Zhanyin Lorra was revealed in Beijing with potential voice providers for her and Yuezheng Ling.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 9 - Rana released.
  • September 11 - Name, design, and demo was revealed for Chika.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 17 - Gachapoid V3 released.
  • September 19: Ruby was confirmed to be in production and a sample of her voice was released.
  • October 9 - Megurine Luka V4X demo revealed, along with a design silhouette and a projected release of Q1 2015.
  • October 15: The VOCANESE voice provider contest ended, with QI Inory as Yuezheng Ling and Gui Shen Ren as Zhanyin Lorra.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 16 - Chika released.
  • November 9: Uni was announced to be a new Korean VOCALOID.
  • Software Confirmed: November 20 - VOCALOID4 was revealed and confirmed.
  • December 7: A Uni design was revealed in Shanghai, but was subjected to change.
  • December 17: VOCALOID4 is released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 17 - VY1v4 released.
  • December 20: Yuzuki Yukari V4 was confirmed to contain three voicebanks: Jun, Onn, and Lin.

2015Edit

  • January 9: The final E.V.E.C. list for Megurine Luka V4X was revealed.
  • January 16: Xin Hua was revealed.
  • January 21: CYBER DIVA was revealed.
  • January 30: Hideki Kenmochi announces his retirement from Vocaloid.
  • VOCALOID Release: February 4 - CYBER DIVA released.
  • VOCALOID Release: February 10 - Xin Hua released.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 18 - Yuzuki Yukari V4 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: March 19 - Megurine Luka V4X released.
  • March 31: Camui Gackpo was confirmed to have VOCALOID4 update.
  • April 23: A V4 update for flower was confirmed and a new design was revealed.
  • April 25: A second design for Nekomura Iroha's VOCALOID4 update was revealed (Later confirmed to be the design for the SOFT voicebank).
  • VOCALOID Release: April 30 - Gackpoid V4 released.
  • May 14: Nekomura Iroha V4 was confirmed to have a NATURAL and SOFT voicebank, while SF-A2 miki V4 only has a NATURAL voicebank.
  • May 28: VOCANESE was renamed to Vsinger and Stardust was revealed.
  • May 28: Zhanyin Lorra moved to the Voicebank Customize Project with Stardust.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 18 - SF-A2 miki V4 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: June 18 - Nekomura Iroha V4 released.
  • June 16: Kano Akira is announced to become a VOCALOID.
  • June 20: Dex and Daina were revealed at Anime Mid Atlantic.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 16 - v4 flower released.
  • July 16: Ruby's final boxart was revealed.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 17 - Yuezheng Ling released.
  • July 17: Stardust's final design was revealed.
  • July 20: IA/VT Colorful released on PlayStation Vita.
  • July 23: Sachiko was revealed as a new VOCALOID.
  • July 23: Yuezheng Longya was confirmed to become a VOCALOID.
  • VOCALOID Release: July 27 - Sachiko released.
  • July 30: ARSLOID confirmed for public release.
  • August 31: Hatsune Miku V4X recives a beta release and demo.
  • VOCALOID Release: September 23 - ARSLOID released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 7 - Ruby released as a digital download.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 29 - Kaai Yuki V4 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: October 29 - Hiyama Kiyoteru V4 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: November 5 - Megpoid V4 released.
  • VOCALOID Release: November 20 - Dex released.
  • VOCALOID Release: November 20 - Daina released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 1 - Rana V4 released.
  • December 12: Ruby's physical copy released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 24 - Kagamine Rin/Len V4X released.
  • VOCALOID Release: December 24 - Kagamine Rin/Len V4 English released.

2016Edit

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