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Utatane Piko
Biographical information
Gender Male
Age
Height
Weight
Product information
Company Ki/oon Records Inc.
Initial release
Stable release
Status
Operating system
Type
Language
Distributor Sony Music Entertainment Japan (Distribution Inc.)
Voice provider PIKO
Illustrator YukitA (Original\2010)
Reduced no. KSRW-1
Affiliation YAMAHA
License
Website
Type
Utatane Piko VOCALOID2


Utatane Piko (歌手音ピコ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by 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.

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

His surname, "Utatane", means "sound of singer", while "Piko" is the name of his voice provider, a popular Nico Nico Douga 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 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 a guitar.

VOCALOID releasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

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

  Music featuring Utatane Piko
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Featured in ( 14 ) songs and on ( 7 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili | Kanji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili
 

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
Sales
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.
Impact
Misc.
An independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less than 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga 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 records 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

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

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