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Xin Hua VOCALOID3


Xin Hua (心華) is a Chinese-capable VOCALOID developed by the YAMAHA Corporation and distributed by Facio, in collaboration with Gynoid Co., Ltd. and was released in February 2015 for the VOCALOID3 engine.  She is voiced by Wenyi Wang (王文儀; Wáng Wényí), a Taiwanese voice acting apprentice.[1]

ConceptEdit

She is a high school student.

EtymologyEdit

Her name is rendered in traditional Chinese as "心華" (Xīn Huá), meaning "Elegant Heart". A second meaning could be "Heart Flower" or "Flowery Heart" as "" is also an old variant of "" and was known in ancient times as "the flower of a tree".[2] Another possible meaning of 華 is "Chinese / of Chinese descent", so when combined, her name would roughly translate to "Heart of Chinese descent" and utilizes the character, "华", in simplified Chinese. "心华" is commonly used when labeling her in simplified form within the Chinese fandom.

Her Japanese name, "シンファ", is a representation of the Chinese pronunciation of her name.

It was later explained that her name derived from "桃之夭夭,灼灼其華", a line from the classic poem Tao Yao which translates to "The peach tree is young and elegant, brilliant are its flowers". Gynoid thought that a peach tree or blossom suited her cute concept and better represented the youth of a sixteen year old high school girl, thus she was given the name "Xin Hua". It was noted that they wanted the name to also fit the phrase "最美的風景是人心" ("the most beautiful scenery is the heart of people"). This is due to Taiwan being famous for its hospitality.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Xin Hua's pink dress was created to represent cuteness and youth. Under her dress, she wears a basic Taiwanese high school uniform, making her outfit double layered.[4] One of her notable accessories include a pink beret that is the same color as her dress. There is a black and blue checkered scarf tied around her neck and on both of her wrists, over her cuffs, are matching checkered fabrics tied in a similar fashion to her scarf.

RelationsEdit

Music featuring Xin HuaEdit

  • Xin Hua is featured in 69 songs and 3 albums on this wiki.
    Xin hua logo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

Honey²
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Featuring Xin Hua
Author(s) Tiny Minim
Category Original song
Mine
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Featuring Xin Hua
Author(s) PuFFcorn
Category Original song, self cover
Don't Don't
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Featuring Xin Hua
Author(s) Xiao Long Long
Category Original song
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Romaji/English Guāng (Light)
Featuring Xin Hua
Author(s) Chunbai-P
Category Original song
Search for music featuring Xin Hua [show/hide]

Additional InformationEdit

MarketingEdit

In January 2016, an event based on her 5th demo, "LET ME SING FOR YOU" was launched. There were certain areas mentioned within the lyrics of the song. If people traveled to the places that were mentioned and took photos there, they have the opportunity to post it on Facebook with the tag "V-XinHua". In return, they would receive a transportation card with VOFAN's signature.[5]

In January 2016, Xin Hua's pet bear, Xiao Hua, was introduced. Xin Hua and Xiao Hua received their own set of LINE stickers.[6]

See also: Xin Hua/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

TriviaEdit

  • Xin Hua is the first Chinese VOCALOID to have voice provider who was not from Mainland China. She was from Taiwan respectively.  The previous known Chinese VOCALOIDs that were released or revealed before her all had voice providers who originated from China.
  • While it was never revealed in public, Xin Hua did indeed have a "Mo Li Hua" demo, as it was shown to only a certain amount of fans in the development process. Therefore, she is not the first Chinese VOCALOID to not have a "Mo Li Hua" demonstration.

ReputationEdit

Xin Hua's character status
Sales

Her VOCALOID3 packages were first distributed through Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival (TICA) and was purchasable by customers who attended the event. Afterwards, she became available on the Facio Store, but the shop only sold goods to Taiwanese residents. However, it was stated in the F.A.Q. and payment sections of the shop that they charged extra shipping fees for people overseas, but when the process of checkout comes through, it was discovered that the customer needed a Taiwanese bank account, making her unavailable to overseas fans.[7] This affected her potential sales through overseas fans and those who wanted to purchase her needed to know someone from Taiwan who was willing to buy her for them.

Later in April 2015, her physical packages were put out for sale at the NicoNico Choukaigi event and were completely sold out.[8] It was also made known that it was possible to purchase her through the Facio store for both Taiwanese and Chinese fans. In order for a Chinese fan to buy Xin Hua and her products, the customer would need to contact WangChen, an agent residing in Mainland China, and gain assistance from them.[9] WangChen later developed their own taobao shop to make it easier for Chinese fans to buy her, along with other overseas VOCALOIDs, such as SeeU, Mew, Tone Rion, and more.

Reaction

Despite being the first VOCALOID to originate from Taiwan, Xin Hua did not raise as much attention as the Chinese VOCALOIDs before her initially. She also had competition with the UTAUloid released in 2014, Xia Yu Yao, who also had Taiwanese origins. This UTAU was the character whom much of the Eastern fandom assumed was the rumored new Taiwanese-loid, when in reality, was supposed to be Xin Hua. Eastern fans had preferred to listen to the UTAU, rather than the new VOCALOID and even decided to portray the two as enemies or rivals. There were also early complaints about Xin Hua's accent, where both Taiwanese and Mainland fans had trouble understanding her. In addition to this, Xin Hua's announcement was very sudden, where she was revealed only a few weeks before she released. There was also not much promotion to market her more aside from the convention, the contest, and the art featuring her boxart and conceptual art.

After her release, Xin Hua had a rough start in regards to the number of songs produced. Due to being sold through the Facio store, she was restricted to Taiwanese fans, reducing the potential number of songs from overseas fans. Due to this, there were not many songs featuring her vocal aside from the demos that existed previously, with original and cover songs producing slowly. It was not until the end of March 2015 that original songs were produced more often, which was owed to her Song Writing Contest and producers submitting works at the last minute. In this point of time, Xin Hua was starting to gain a little more popularity for herself. In addition, the competing rivalry between her and Xia Yu Yao still existed, but started to dwindle a little at a time, eventually portraying the two as singing partners instead, boosting both characters' popularity.

In addition, some people have complained that, when pitched a bit higher, Xin Hua sounds similar to Luo Tianyi.

Achievements
  • First Chinese VOCALOID to be from Gynoid
  • First Chinese VOCALOID to be of Taiwanese origins
  • First Chinese VOCALOID to offer a starter pack
  • First Chinese VOCALOID to be available for Mac


Polls

Do you like Xin Hua?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 135 people voted.
What characteristic of Xin Hua do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 131 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for Xin Hua may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Voice actress, translated version
  2. Variants of "Hua"
  3. Etymology
  4. link
  5. link
  6. LINE stickers
  7. Screenshot of Facio's checkout system
  8. Xin Hua sells out
  9. Contact WangChen to buy Xin Hua

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Chinese Xin Hua official homepage Link
Chinese Vocaloid Xin Hua The official Facebook page for VOCALOID Xin Hua Link
Chinese Vocaloid Xin Hua @acgfacio The official Twitter account for VOCALOID Xin Hua. Link
Chinese Facio Acg official YouTube Channel Link
Chinese 心华XINHUA Official Weibo Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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