Note that usage of the term "mascot" in this way is a Vocaloid Wiki innovation.
While "VOCALOID" refers to the engine version of the same name, "VOCALOID(s)" can also apply directly to the mascot/avatar/persona of each "character" made for the VOCALOID engine. However, not all VOCALOIDs have a physical form or a biography.
For a list of VOCALOID voicebanks by engine, see Status.
The term "VOCALOIDs" was a term fans of the software began using as a method of identifying the mascots specifically for the VOCALOID™ software. While most packages adopt a character, not all opt for one and some remain avatarless. The mascot, or lack of one, is intended to act as a starting point of which the Producer can expand on and adapt their work to. The design itself can be adapted and altered to the Producers needs. Some mascots have a biography included with their package while others leave only vague hints or none at all. The mascots also form a starting point for the marketing of merchandise based on the VOCALOID.
The mascot has no effect on the software itself and is done purely for decorative reasons.
Note that Yamaha themselves only acknowledge Vocaloids that have been released under license. Vocals in development, but not currently licensed, though use the engine are not acknowledged by them. For those interested contacting Yamaha on unreleased vocals directly, please bare this in mind as Yamaha may not acknowledge Vocaloids in developement.
Kizuna Akari of AH-Software (Vocalomakets) the Japanese vocalist. 15 years old. Birthday is December 22.
Yao Luniang of Shanghai Wangcheng (NetEase Comics) the Chinese vocalist. Eternally 15 years old. A tough girl who sticks up for her friends. Works as a customer service representative for NetEase Comics. Good at coloring manhua, singing, and being an eSports player who abandons herself in manhua. Likes cleaning, electronic music, Yangsheng, and deer-related items. Birthday is August 8.
Yuecheng (aka. "King") of Shanghai Wangcheng (Chengdu Yuefang Cultural Broadcast Co.) the Chinese vocalist. 19 years old. Has a vivid personality when performing onstage, but is generally quiet. Can dance, sing, perform, cook, and draw good cards. Likes playing video games, drawing, performing, and manga. A cat magnet. Birthday is July 28.
Zhang Chuchu of Shanghai Wangcheng (Migu Comics) the Chinese vocalist. 21 years old. A fashion idol and designer. Has a girlish heart under her mature appearance and cannot help but love cute stuff. Can find strange and unknown things. Likes origami, collecting agendas, and collecting design prints. Birthday is August 9.
Zing of EXIT TUNES (aquatrax) the Japanese, Chinese, English vocalist. Originally a mascot for the rhythm game Zyon. An emotional AI program built by the human race.
Zhiyu Moke of Shanghai HENIAN the Chinese vocalist. 14 years old. A genius with an IQ of 168 and a well-known Otaku online. People believe he is a nice and innocent boy, but he will reveal his true nature to his close friends. He is sometimes mistaken as a girl.
Mo Qingxian of Shanghai HENIAN the Chinese vocalist. 17 years old. An elegant, mature, fashionable, and popular high school student with an interest in traditional instruments and literature. Although she seems mysterious, she reacts slowly due to poor health. She does her best to take care of people around her.
LUMi of Akatsuki Virtual Artists the Japanese vocalist. 15 years old. A benikurage shrine maiden who came to the human world and set to become the Goddess of Shinkei. A fragile girl with a "jellyfish" theme.
Kobayashi Matcha of SEGA the Japanese vocalist. One of two mascots for the VOCALOID2 powered game Project 575. Described as being a bit of an introvert who is cool, calm and collected. She hides her emotions and is quite blunt as her words are sharp and hurtful. Birthday is September 13.
Masaoka Azuki of SEGA the Japanese vocalist. One of two mascots for the VOCALOID2 powered game Project 575. Described as being cheerful and positive. She's very open towards her feelings and tends to act first and think later. Birthday is June 11.
Yuezheng Longya of Shanghai HENIAN the Chinese vocalist. 23 years old. Ling's older brother and heir to the Yuezheng company. A straightforward young man with an agile mind. He is very protective of his sister, Yuezheng Ling, and dislikes troublesome problems. A postgraduate financial student and the leader of his band. Birthday is October 2.
Yumemi Nemu of Dear Stage (Moe Japan, Co. Ltd.) the Japanese vocalist. No profile
UNI of ST MEDiA the Korean vocalist. 18 years old. Favors strawberry milk and electronic dance music. Her name comes from "Universe" and she is conceptualized as the "Universal VOCALOID".
Macne Petit of MI7 Japan the Japanese vocalist. 10 years old. The "straight man" of the Macne family and keeps them together. Usually quiet, but willing to speak with others to avoid witnessing things fall apart.
CYBER SONGMAN of Yamaha the English vocalist. He has no official avatar, but his boxart has an image of a man with a duel color theme. Fans often use this image to create their own designs.
Otomachi Una of Internet Co., Ltd (MTK) the Japanese vocalist. 11 Years old. Birthday is July 30.
Stardust (aka. "Xingchen") of Shanghai HENIAN (Beijing Photek) the Chinese vocalist. 16 years old. She was originally conceptualized as a mascot for Quadimension. She is able to fly through space using her hair. Birthday is August 12.
Fukase of YAMAHA the Japanese, English vocalist. No profile
Otori Kohaku of YAMAHA (Unity Technologies Japan) the Japanese vocalist. 17 years old. The only daughter of Otori Yuuji, the CEO of Otori Orchestra. Dreams to be in video games and action movies. Favorite food is curry croquette. Birthday is August 13.
DAINA of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. A female VOCALOID modeled after a fox and derived from the Fox character of 'The Fox and The Hound'. She is the counterpart to DEX.
DEX of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. A male VOCALOID modeled after a wolf and derived from the Hound character of 'The Fox and The Hound'. He is the counterpart to DAINA.
RUBY of PowerFX (Independent developer) the English vocalist. A female VOCALOID with a standard American accent. Her design has a sporty, spunky, and upbeat feel to it.
ARSLOID of YAMAHA (Universal Music Japan) the Japanese vocalist. The VOCALOID representation of AKira Kano. A male with a strong sense of duty. Bright and lively. Quick to get in a fight or pulling pranks, and always has fresh wounds. Birthday is August 5.
Sachiko of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. A female VOCALOID who is designed to give the professional vocal of her voice provider.
Yuezheng Ling of Shanghai HENIAN the Chinese vocalist. 16 years old. A lively high school student and the daughter of the Yuezheng company's leader. She is straight-forward, generous, and energetic, but could be seen as blunt. She can become easily annoyed by her older brother, Yuezheng Longya. Birthday is April 12.
Xin Hua of YAMAHA (Gynoid) the Chinese, Japanese vocalist. A 16 year old Taiwanese high school student with a cute and youthful appearance.
CYBER DIVA of YAMAHA US the English vocalist. She has no official avatar, but her boxart has an image of a woman with a gold theme. Fans often use this image to create their own designs.
Chika of Internet Co. the Japanese vocalist. A female VOCALOID who is part of the Artist Series. She has a compact and versatile voice that is able to fit many genres. Her voice is meant to be cute and firm.
Rana of We've Inc. the Japanese vocalist. 0 years old. Her design is based on a rainbow. She has amps on her head that give off a rainbow light when she sings. Birthday is September 9.
Tohoku Zunko of AH-Software the Japanese vocalist. 17 years old. Also known as the support character of the Tohoku region of Japan. She also has a family; Tohoku Itako is her older sister, Tohoku Kiritan is her younger sister, and Zundamon is her pet/mascot.
flower of YAMAHA (Gynoid) the Japanese vocalist. Her voice has been described as a "a charming female vocal" with a powerful, androgynous-sounding tone. Her clothing appears to have a gothic theme.
kanon of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. On right in image. Based on a 12th grade high school senior. "She’s a class representative type, a very capable person. She’s a very focused and level headed girl." anon is her younger twin.
anon of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. On left in image. Based on a 12th grade high school senior. "Since she’s a bit scatterbrained, she’s the type to not listen well when other people are talking." kanon is her older twin.
kokone of Internet Co. the Japanese vocalist. Known for having an expansive vocal range. Her name means "heart sound".
Macne Nana of Bplats, Inc. (MI7) the Japanese, English vocalist. 14-15 years old. Part of the Macne family that works at the "Macne cafe". She is described as being a bright and cheerful girl who can be a bit of a clutz.
Merli of i-style Project (Bplats, Inc.) the Japanese vocalist. Aoki Lapis' elder sister. Merli uses songs to draw power from living things. "Strong-minded and tsundere; a charming mysterious girl who is innocent and changing the facial expression all the time."
MAIKA of Voctro Labs the Spanish vocalist. 19 years old and a "pop diva". She shares a voicebank with ONA.
YOHIOloid of PowerFX (VocaTone) the English, Japanese vocalist. Based on his voice provider, YOHIO. Around 17 years old. Has many pets, including CUBI (pictured).
YANHE of Shanghai HENIAN (Bplats, Inc.) the Chinese vocalist. 17 years old. She is described to be handsome on the outside, but soft-hearted on the inside and is based on the winning entry in VOCALOID: CHINA's second competition. Birthday is July 11.
YUU of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. Part of ZOLA PROJECT. Age in adolescence. Sweet voice.
KYO of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. Part of ZOLA PROJECT. "Fair". Strong voice.
WIL of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. Part of ZOLA PROJECT. "Exotic". Husky voice.
AVANNA of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. Celtic-themed. Loosely based on a fantasy-orientated setting and originally conceptualized as an elf.
MAYU of EXIT TUNES the Japanese vocalist. 15 years old, with a gothic lolita design. Based on a yandere junior high school student. Has a stuffed rabbit and an axe. Birthday is May 6.
galaco of Internet Co. (Stardust Music) the Japanese vocalist. Originally designed as a promotional character for the music unit galaxias. Her design has strong references to galaxies and cosmos.
Luo Tianyi of Shanghai HENIAN (Bplats, Inc.) the Chinese vocalist. 15 years old. "An angel who came to the human world with the task of bringing music to the world. She is very empathetic and while she does not communicate well with humans, she can connect to their feelings." Birthday is July 12.
Aoki Lapis of i-style Project (Bplats, Inc.) the Japanese vocalist. Merli's younger sister. A 15 cm tall fairy who is based on "light". Her race's concept as fairies is that they are a special race who can convert “songs” into “power”.
IA of 1st Place the Japanese vocalist. Often portrayed as being mysterious and otherworldly due to her original promotions and lack of specified personal info. Her subtitle is "ARIA ON THE PLANETES".
Clara of Voctro Labs the Spanish vocalist. The first female Spanish VOCALOID. Her male counterpart is Bruno.
Bruno of Voctro Labs the Spanish vocalist. The first male Spanish VOCALOID. His female counterpart is Clara.
Yuzuki Yukari of AH-Software (Vocalomakets) the Japanese vocalist. 18 years old. Loosely inspired by the legend of the moon rabbit.
CUL of Internet Co. the Japanese vocalist. 16 years old. Originally the mascot of the VOCALO Revolution television program.
OLIVER of PowerFX VocaTone the English vocalist. 12 years old. Based on a Frankenstein monster, but instead of stitches like BIG AL and Sweet ANN has bandages.
Tone Rion of YAMAHA (Dear Stage) the Japanese vocalist. 16 years old. Born in 2095, she is good at singing and dancing. Rion performs on the "Dear Stage" (ディアステージ) located in future Akihabara set 100 years from the current time.
SeeU of SBS Artech the Korean, Japanese vocalist. A "cute and lively, yet mysterious 17 year-old girl." Has a schoolgirl-based design.
Mew of YAMAHA the Japanese vocalist. Has a cat based on that of her voice provider's own named Savami.
VY2 of Bplats, Inc. the Japanese vocalist. Has a mascot, but unlike many other VOCALOID mascots, it is not a person but a type of sword called a wakizashi.
Utatane Piko of Ki/oon Records the Japanese vocalist. Based on a teenage boy and bears a strong resemblance to his voice provider.
Nekomura Iroha of AH-Software Co., Ltd. (Sanrio Co., Ltd.) the Japanese vocalist. Was originally featured in the "Hello Kitty to Issho" game as one of the "Kittylers".
Ryuto of Internet Co. the Japanese vocalist. Based on the character Gachapin from the Japanese children's TV show Hirake! Ponkikki.
VY1 of Bplats, Inc. the Japanese vocalist. Has a mascot, but unlike many other VOCALOID mascots, it is not a person. A hair pin represents the VOCALOID2 package, a more elaborate hair pin represents VY1v3, and a fan represents the deluxe version of the VOCALOID2 package.
Lily of Internet Co. (Avex) the Japanese vocalist. Represents the anime-persona or avatar of her voice provider, Yuri Masuda.
Tonio of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. A classical/opera style singer. He has no official avatar, but fans often use his boxart as inspiration. His e-capsule release states his age is 27. He is the counterpart to Prima.
BIG AL of PowerFX the English vocalist. Based on Frankenstein's Monster. He is Sweet ANN's counterpart and was originally depicted in the same painted style of boxart as her. His original bio states his age is 25.
Hiyama Kiyoteru of AH-Software the Japanese vocalist. A teacher at an elementary school, the same one that his counterpart, Kaai Yuki, attends. On the weekends, he is in a band called Ice Mountain, the details of which are written in a book of the same name. The book states his age is 22.
Kaai Yuki of AH-Software the Japanese vocalist. 9 years old. Based on an elementary school student. She attends the same school that her counterpart, Hiyama Kiyoteru, teaches at.
SF-A2 miki of AH-Software the Japanese vocalist. Designed to look like she was made out of inorganic material and was conceptualized as an android.
SONiKA of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. 17 years old. Her hair color is able to change color (e.g. from green to red), and she has freckles that show in the summer heat.
GUMI of Internet Co. the Japanese, English vocalist. Her age has been stated to be roughly in her teens.
Megurine Luka of Crypton the Japanese, English vocalist. 20 years old. Her design was made to be asymmetrical, so from different angles she would look different.
Camui Gackpo of Internet Co. the Japanese vocalist. Has a samurai aesthetic about him.
Prima of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. Has no avatar, but her boxart has a woman looking up to the sky. Her e-capsule release states her age is 18. She is an opera singer and is Tonio's counterpart.
Kagamine Len of Crypton the Japanese, English vocalist. 14 years old. Based on a Japanese teenage schoolboy. Kagamine Rin's partner vocal.
Kagamine Rin of Crypton the Japanese, English vocalist. 14 years old. Based on a Japanese teenage schoolgirl. Kagamine Len's partner vocal.
Hatsune Miku of Crypton Future Media the Japanese, English, Chinese vocalist. Based on a Japanese teenage school girl. She is 16 years old and "an android diva from in the near-future world where songs are lost".
Sweet ANN of PowerFX the English vocalist. Has no official design; however, her boxart is a mid-20th century poster-styled painting of a blond woman with curly hair and blue eyes. She is based on the "The Bride of Frankenstein". She is the counterpart to BIG AL.
KAITO of YAMAHA (Crypton) the Japanese, English vocalist. Has a male character on his boxart. Originally not intended to represent his vocals, it has since become his avatar. His female counterpart is MEIKO.
MEIKO of YAMAHA (Crypton) the Japanese, English vocalist. Has a female character on her boxart. Originally not intended to represent her vocals, it has since become her avatar. She is the female counterpart to KAITO.
MIRIAM of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. Has no avatar, but a blurry photograph of her voice provider, Miriam Stockley, is on her boxart and is often used as a reference for creating further avatars from.
LOLA of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. Has no avatar. Is identified as a "female" and a "soul singer". She is LEON's counterpart.
LEON of Zero-G Limited the English vocalist. Has no avatar. Is identified as "male" and a "soul singer". He is LOLA's counterpart.
These characters are VOCALOIDs whose development has been cancelled or who are assumed but not confirmed to be VOCALOIDs.
Zhanyin Lorra of Shanghai HENIAN (NetEase) the Chinese vocalist. 163 years old, but appears to be 16. She came from a magical dimension with a special ability to see a person's music potential using her eye. She is quiet and reticent.
AKAZA of YAMAHA Unity Technologies Japan the Japanese vocalist. Alternate mascot for the VOCALOID4 Voicebank unity-chan!
Hibiki Lui of Vocanext the Japanese vocalist. Described as "easily mistaken for a girl because of his graceful manners." Assumed cancelled.
Ring Suzune of Vocanext the Japanese vocalist. 17 years old. Described as "light-hearted, doesn't have high aspirations, but she's hard-working." Assumed cancelled.