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VY2
  • VY2 Wakizashi
  • VY2v3 Wakizashi
Biographical information
Voice

Unrevealed[1]

Illustrator

Nagimiso.SYS (Wakizashi\2011)
Kazeno (Sleeve\2011)

Product information
Company

Bplats, Inc.
YAMAHA

Distributor

Bplats, Inc

Code

BPSW-VY2-STD

Affiliation

YAMAHA
VOCALO Revolution

VY2 VOCALOID2 VOCALOID3

VY2 (codename: YUMA) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was released in April 2011 for the VOCALOID2 engine. There has since been a second installment developed for the VOCALOID3 engine and dubbed VY2v3, released in deluxe and standard edition. The voice provider for VY2 has never been revealed.

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

"VY2" means "VOCALOID YAMAHA 2".[2]

The code name used for the original VY2 package, 勇馬 ("Yūma"; Yuuma), means "Brave Horse".

AppearanceEdit

Nagimiso (なぎみそ) and Kazeno (風乃) undertook the illustration for VY2's package. The Wakizashi was by Nagimiso, the illustration on the inside sleeve was by Kazeno, which was Japanese and SF styled with Tenshukaku (天守閣, Japanese castle tower) and two moons.

Unlike past Japanese VOCALOIDs, VY2, along with voicebank partner VY1, have never had an official avatar established for them, which allowed for creative freedom that other VOCALOIDs did not offer.

VY2 was originally going to have other items for its boxart such as clothing. However, it was felt that these items were too personal and would only end up portraying too much of a design concept. Thus, opting for the Wakizashi made the VOCALOID's appearance ambiguous.

Despite the wining entry of VesFes "Roro" being commonly used as an avatar for VY2, this was never picked as an official representation of the software, though it has been used as a concept in an illustration book to represent the vocal "VY2".

RelationsEdit

  • VY1; a complementary voice bank with feminine vocals.

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

Music featuring VY2
This VOCALOID is featured in 18 songs and on 21 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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とても痛い痛がりたい
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Romaji/English Totemo itai itagaritai (Hurting For A Very Hurtful Pain)
Featuring VY2, VY1v3
Author(s) EZFG
Category Original song
エイは育ち、僕はプロポーズに鉄を曲げる
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Romaji/English Ei wa sodachi, boku wa puropōzu ni tetsu o mageru (Via Stingrays, My Proposal Bends Iron)
Featuring VY2
Author(s) Ie no Ura de Manbou ga ShinderuP
Category Original song
硝子ノ華
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Romaji/English Garasu no hana (Flowers of Glass)
Featuring VY2
Author(s) Machigeriita-P
Category Original song
Encephalon
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Romaji/English Encephalon
Featuring VY2
Author(s) momocashew
Category Original song


おおかみは赤ずきんに恋をした
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Romaji/English Ookami wa Akazukin ni Koi wo Shita (The Wolf Fell in Love with Red Riding Hood)
Featuring VY2v3, VY1v3
Author(s) Nawen122
Category Cover song
いろは唄
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Romaji/English Iroha Uta
Featuring VY2v3
Author(s) Ciel
Category Cover song
ローリンガール
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Romaji/English Rolling Girl
Featuring VY2v3
Author(s) Circus-P
Category Cover song
VY2!
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Featuring VY2v3
Category

MarketingEdit

While VY1 had a standard and Deluxe edition, VY2 did not offer such a choice nor did it have a CD released for it.

Due to the professional design of VY2, the vocal often appears in use for apps and equipment that involves derivative products produced by YAMAHA, either on its own or with VY1. However, unlike VY1, VY2 is often added as an additional vocal or an alternative one and has yet to head a product using their vocals. Furthermore, when VY2 is used, the vocal often is only made for download – sometimes after the initial release of the product, unlike its counterpart VY1.

VocaListenerEdit

They were originally going to attach Net Vocalistener, however this idea was abandoned.

VocaFes WinnersEdit

At VocaFes 2011, two winners were announced for VY1 and VY2. This was the result of the competition to determine how fans view VY1 and VY2. Manbou no Ane won for VY2's design, which can be found in his pixiv account, and Rimiko won for VY1's design.

Taiwan ReleaseEdit

VY2 is one of the VOCALOIDs set to be released by e-capsule.[3]

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

VY2 Popularity
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Reaction

VY2 was better received than VY1 because the concept of the VY series had become better understood. The producer who created its demos declared that VY2 was the best Japanese male vocal of the VOCALOID™ series, boasting a quality none of the previous male vocals could reach.

Impact

VY2 and its predecessor vocal "VY1" were developed to head official Yamaha products. While VY1 tends to be used often in this role, VY2 has not been as used for such products quite as often as VY1.

Miscellaneous

In Feburary 2014, Vocaloid Otaku user "Dessert>desert" decided to run a test to see how many illegal Vocaloid downloads had been made via torrent. At 12,434 downloads, VY2v3 had the highest number of illegal downloads for any released package as a single vocal, the download was only beaten by a couple of other Vocaloid related torrents with several vocals contained within it.[4]


TriviaEdit

  • Because of the Wakizashi, VY2 ended up overlapping with Internet Co., Ltd's Gackpoid VOCALOID. Internet co., Ltd joked that the two VOCALOIDs should do battle with each other.
  • In the Western fandom, the term "BIG AL's syndrome" got applied to VY2 due to being a late masculine vocal. This was because he was expected in 2010 but ended up being released in 2011 due to delays. However, VY2 did not receive as much fuss as previous "male" VOCALOIDs.

Notable for...Edit

  • Highest quality Japanese masculine vocal for VOCALOID2
  • First "Masculine vocal type" of the VY series
  • Last VOCALOID2 to be released

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  2. [2] VOCALOID STORE FAQ
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