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Biographical information


  • An unknown #8 (V2)
  • Manbou no Ane (V3)
  • Sakamoto Himemi (V4)
Product information
  • YAMAHA Corporation





VY1 (codenamed: MIZKI) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was initially released in September 2010 for the VOCALOID2 engine. There has since been a second installment developed for the VOCALOID3 engine and dubbed VY1v3, both products are released in deluxe and standard editions. In December 2014, a third installment was developed for the VOCALOID4 engine and was dubbed VY1v4.

The voice provider for VY1 has never been revealed.



The acronym for VY1 is "VOCALOID YAMAHA 1".[2]

The original VY1 codename for "MIZKI" is a reference to hanamizuki.[3] "Mizki" is often used in error to refer to the VOCALOID or voice by fans of the software. A similar situation same can also occur for VY2 with its codename of "Yuma". Vocadol uses the codename, however, the games content is considered "non-canon".


Unlike past Japanese VOCALOIDs, VY1, along with the voicebank's partner VY2, have never had an official avatar established for them, with the aim of allowing for creative freedom that other VOCALOIDs do not. The character of the VOCALOID was intended to be the producer themselves, rather then the product. 'It' also has no official gender, though the vocal is "female".

The refined version of the character "Kobushi Kiku" from the VesFes contest has been used as a concept for VY1, but has not been established as its official avatar. Other designs used include one for the eVY1 module and a second which was used in the Vocadol game. A further 9 concepts had been originally shown on her release date CD feat. VY1. A total of 12 designs have been used so far to represent VY1's vocal.

Due to the professional design of VY1, the vocal often appears in use for apps and equipment that involves derivative products produced by YAMAHA, either on its own or with VY2.


VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring VY1
This VOCALOID is featured in 23 songs and on 36 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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Romaji — VY1 | Favicon-nico Favicon-youtube Favicon-bilibili

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Romaji/English Cyber Thunder Cider
Featuring VY1
Author(s) EZFG
Category Original Song
パラジクロロベンゼン - VY1 SOFT MIX
Romaji/English Paradichlorobenzene - VY1 SOFT MIX
Featuring VY1
Author(s) Owata-P
Category Original Song
Romaji/English Nante Midara na Shiikensaa da (What a Lewd Sequencer)
Featuring VY1
Author(s) LamazeP
Category Original Song
Romaji/English Goumon Tou wa Nemuranai (The Torture Tower Does Not Sleep)
Featuring VY1
Author(s) Akuno-P
Category Original Song



Album VocaloidSP-CD

VY1 album cover

The standard version of the software has just the VOCALOID2 software included. The Deluxe edition comes with a free CD featuring a number of tracks by different producers, along with the configuration they used for the song and their own interpretation of the VOCALOID. This also provides users examples of how the voicebank could be used as well as offering ideas and suggestions for their own songs. The producers used were already known producers gathered from Nico Nico Douga and YouTube to help demonstrate the new standard YAMAHA hoped to set with VY1.[4]

Main article: feat.VY1

VOCALO RevolutionEdit

VY1 was used as the voice for VOCALO Revolution's "CUL" mascot character. The voicebank featured in the shows introduction, the PV "白の季節" and the closing credits of the show.

VocaFes WinnersEdit

At VocaFes 2011, two winners were announced whose images will be used for VY1 and VY2. However VY1's redefined version was not presented alongside the original artwork like VY2's was because of an error. Previously, it was announced they would host a competition for everyone to design mascots for the characters as a method of perceiving what the fandom thought of VY1 and VY2.[5]

Rimiko won for VY1's design which can be found in her pixiv account. Manbou no Ane won for VY2's design.

iOS appEdit



VY1's voice is featured in the game Vocalodama, the game is powered by a basic version of the VOCALOID2 powered VY1 vocal which has only one layer of sounds.

Taiwan ReleaseEdit

VY1 is one of the VOCALOIDs set to be released by e-Capsule.[6]


Main article: VOCAFARRE 2011

On the 15th-16 of December GUMI , VY1V3 , Akikoloid-chan, Tone Rion and Aoki Lapis appeared in a 3D concert at VOCAFARRE 2011

VOCALOID KeyboardEdit

VY1 is the vocal heard in the demonstrations of the Vocaloid Keyboard.

Additional informationEdit


VY1 Popularity
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VY1 was first announced during the time when the focus was on Lily, and comparisons between the reaction in Japan towards Lily and VY1 have been noted and often brought up. Whereas Lily had many songs upon her release, VY1 was apparently slow to gain popularity. Due to its nature, some producers felt it was unemphatic and impersonal.[7]

However over time, VY1's biggest hits in Nico Nico Douga were to come from 'new' producers who had never uploaded a work using 'VOCALOID' before.

The song Cyber Thunder Cider reached the 1 million mark on Nico Video.


VY1 and its following vocal "VY2" were developed to head official Yamaha products. Since their release, the majority of Vocaloid related product produced by Yamaha has included VY1 in the product.


A independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less then 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th, with VY1 falling into that category as well.[8]


  • VY1 voiced VOCALO Revolution's introduction and credits, with CUL being the mascot character. Consequently, many fans have confused VY1 and CUL as being the same VOCALOID; as later CUL herself was announced to be released for VOCALOID3. VY1 and CUL (VOCALOID) have no relation whatsoever for VY1 only voices VOCALO Revolution's videos.

Notable for...Edit

  • Highest quality Japanese feminine vocal for VOCALOID2
  • First "Feminine vocal type" of the VY series
  • First VOCALOID to promise high quality
  • First VOCALOID produced by Bplats
  • First vocal of the VY series
  • First VOCALOID2 to be released on iPad and iPhone
  • First Avatar-less Japanese VOCALOID
  • First of the VY series to be updated
  • One of the first VOCALOIDs to be upgraded to VOCALOID3 (along with GUMI)
  • One of the first 4 VOCALOID3 vocals released for the engine.
  • First VOCALOID4 vocal to be released.
  • First VOCALOID to be upgraded to VOCALOID4


400px VY1 illu
The image gallery for VY1 may be viewed here.

References Edit

  1. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  4. [4] VOCALOID SP-CD - VY1特典コンピCD【feat.VY1】
  5. [5] IT Media News - コードネームは「勇馬」 ヤマハ純正のイケメンボカロ「VY2」の話を聞いてきた
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External linksEdit

Japanese VOCALOID VY1 product page Link
Japanese VOCALOID VY1v3 product page Link
Japanese VOCALOID store product page for VOCALOID VY1v3 Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link



Start a Discussion Discussions about VY1

  • (Poll) Let's talk VY series

    2 messages
    • The VY series seem to be fairly to the side given that YAMAHA have focused on more "character" vocals. Even so let's talk about what future ...
    • hehee... needs updating to include Diva.

    3 messages
    • Agreed. It would be needed for Gackpo and Aoki Lapis, too, as they've also been featured as DLC. (Have to refind that ref link, though, but I h...
    • It depends with games. We didn't create a page for the usage of Vocaloid-flex in Metal Gear Solid; Peace-whatever because the use was only min...

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