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Utatane Piko
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Voice

PIKO

Illustrator

YukitA (Original\2010)

Product information
Company

Ki/oon Music

Distributor

Sony Music Entertainment Japan (Distribution Inc.)

Code

KSRW-1

Affiliation

YAMAHA Corporation

Utatane Piko VOCALOID2

Utatane Piko (歌手音ピコ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Ki/oon Music, 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.

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

VOCALOID releasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring Utatane Piko
This VOCALOID is featured in 14 songs and on 7 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
External search →

Romaji — Utatane_Piko | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili
Written — 歌手音ピコ | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili

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第一次ジブン戦争
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Romaji/English Daiichiji jibun sensō (The First War Against Myself)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Author(s) HoneyWorks
Category Original song, Kagamine Len
見えない黒に堕ちてゆけ
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Romaji/English Mienai kuro ni ochite yuke (Fall into the unseen darkness)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Author(s) kyaami & LuYurippe
Category Cover song
remember
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Favicon-nicoFavicon-youtube
Romaji/English remember
Featuring Utatane Piko
Author(s) Kannakuzu
Category Original song
デジタリストの憂鬱
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Romaji/English Dejitarisuto no yūutsu (The Melancholy of a Digitalist)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Author(s) rinapi
Category Original song

MarketingEdit

Though he has a standard licensing agreement, Sony have 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.

MerchandisingEdit

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

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A Piko Doll Produced by COSPA
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A Piko doll based on his voice provider's image, also produced by COSPA

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

Utatane Piko Popularity
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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, Gachapoid. 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.

Miscellaneous

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]


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 is 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.

Notable for...Edit

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

GalleryEdit

Illu Vocaloid Utatane Piko-bust
Close up of Piko's avatar
Utatane Piko full body
Full body of Piko's avatar

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
Japanese Piapro , art and media community Link
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link
English Fanloid wiki for derivatives Link

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