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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.

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 31 songs and 9 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
Author(s) HoneyWorks
Category Original song
言葉メテオ
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Romaji/English Kotoba Meteor (Meteor Words)
Featuring Utatane Piko
Author(s) 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
Author(s) samfree
Category Original song
ショタショタアイランド
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Romaji/English Shota Shota Island
Featuring Utatane Piko, Kagamine Len
Author(s) GobouP
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 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.

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.

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]

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


Polls

Do you like Utatane Piko?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 689 people voted.
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 655 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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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Start a Discussion Discussions about Utatane Piko

  • More Sony Vocaloids?

    5 messages
    • Most of these type of vocaloids are being released under the "Yamaha" group, which consists of various 3rd party vocals. I don...
    • Oh, I just wished Piko could get an update...
  • Where to get Piko's voice bank?

    5 messages
    • Ah, thank you!  You are a life saver!
    • Note; you need a forwarding services and DL might only be Japan, so this is kinda difficult and at one stage he was among the most difficult...

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