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Utatane Piko VOCALOID2


Utatane Piko (歌手音ピコ) / CodenamePIKO (開発コードPIKO) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Ki/oon Music Inc. (formerly Ki/oon Records Inc.), under Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and was released in December 2010 for the VOCALOID2 engine. His voice is provided by the Japanese male singer, PIKO. His release and development occurred in conjunction with the release of PIKO's second single "勿忘草".

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

His surname, "Utatane", means "sound of singer", while "Piko" is the name of his voice provider, a popular Niconico singer; in other words, his name means "sound of singer Piko".

AppearanceEdit

Utatane Piko's hairstyle is almost identical to the real Piko's hairstyle, the only difference being a cowlick (ahoge) on top of his head that is shaped like the letter "P". The white hair color is likely inspired by several depicted artworks of the singer.[1] His design incorporates aspects of YAMAHA's RGX A2 guitar.

Music featuring Utatane PikoEdit

  • Utatane Piko is featured in 33 songs and 10 albums on this wiki.
    Pikologo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

第一次ジブン戦争
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Romaji/English Daiichiji Jibun Sensou (The First War Against Myself)
Featuring Utatane Piko, Kagamine Len
Producers HoneyWorks
Category Original song

Description

This song is featured on HoneyWorks' album Hatsukoi Note.
言葉メテオ
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Romaji/English Kotoba Meteor (Meteor Words)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers HYBRID SENSE
Category Original song
ピコピコ☆レジェンドオブザナイト
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Romaji/English Piko Piko☆Legend of the Night
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers samfree
Category Original song

Description

This song is part of samfree's Night Series, and also part of the Fever album. It is one of the lesser known songs of the Night Series.
Live Proof
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Romaji/English Live Proof
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers Wachi×U1000
Category Original song

Description

This fast paced song features Piko's upper range. The producer also created an official Rin and Len version.


More Examples of usage 

 

remember
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Romaji/English remember
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers Kannakuzu
Category Original song

Description

The singer reminisces about a former love and the memories he shared with them. He wavers between whether or not he should tell them about his feelings for them before deciding that their goodbye was for the best.
Piko's feelings
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Romaji/English Piko's feelings
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers GobouP
Category Original song

Description

Gobou-P's first work with Piko. Piko sings about himself and his feelings. He repeatedly denies accusations of being a robot, stating that he's a boy.
色の遊び
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Romaji/English Iro no Asobi (Play of Color)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers SOLA
Category Original song
君のうた
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Romaji/English Kimi no Uta (Your Song)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Producers WakaG
Category Original song
Search for music featuring Utatane Piko [show/hide]

Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

Though he has a standard licensing agreement, Sony has held a tight copyright control on how his voicebank may be used. This was demonstrated when Sony announced they would not give permission for his vocals to be uploaded from the demo version. There was very little promotion given for him and he seemed to rely only on his provider's (Piko) popularity and links with the VOCALOID fandom. He was the only Japanese VOCALOID2 to be made "download only" at time of release. Utatane Piko's portrayal is that of a teenage/young male singer.


As for merchandising Piko is one of the lesser-known VOCALOIDs, there were only two figures produced for him, both of which were made by COSPA.

TriviaEdit

  • SF-A2 miki's voice provider, Miki Furukawa, works for Ki/oon Music who are owned by Sony. She is from the same group Utatane Piko's provider Piko comes from.
  • Utatane Piko was also the youngest Japanese male VOCALOID to actually be voiced by a male vocalist prior to VY2.
  • Fans often are divided on their opinions of Piko's eyes and their colour. Some say he has Heterochromia iridum with his left being blue and his right green. Some fail to even notice the different coloured eyes, or put them down to lighting.

ReputationEdit

Utatane Piko's character status
Reaction

In the Japanese fandom, he is currently amongst the lesser used VOCALOIDs, but overall has more usage than the previous male released in 2010, Ryuto. Part of his usage problem is owed to being released next to the the Kagamine Append, with the Kagamine's grabbing much of the attention from him as a result.

Misc

An independent search on Niconico revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less than 1,000 videos uploaded on Niconico in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th. Piko fell into that category.[2]

Achievements
  • First VOCALOID produced by Sony
  • First male VOCALOID produced by Sony
  • First VOCALOID to not have a retail package


GalleryEdit

Community polls

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What characteristic of Utatane Piko do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 1522 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] YouTube - Piko's cover of minato(Ryuusei-P)'s magnet
  2. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese Kioon official homepage Link
Japanese Ki/oon Music official homepage Link
Japanese VOCALOID2 Piko The official website for VOCALOID Utatane Piko Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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