YOHIOloid (ヨヒオロイド) is an English VOCALOID developed and distributed by PowerFX Systems AB. in collaboration with VocaTone, and was released in September 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine. He is voiced by the Swedish singer and songwriter, YOHIO, who provided an English and Japanese voicebank. He was expected to be released early May 2013, but was delayed.
The name, "YOHIOloid", is taken from his provider "YOHIO" and 'loid' from "VOCALOID". The stage-name for the provider, "YOHIO", is taken from YOHIO's middle name, "Johio".
On VocaTone's Tumblr, it's mentioned that YOHIOloid has no given name. However, they talked about fans referring to him as "Hio" or "Yohi". It's also mentioned that members of VocaTone have often referred to him as "Hio" in official talks.
The name in the reference sheets for the little creature alongside his official artwork is "CUBI".
YOHIOloid's personality is still left up for fans to decide. However, his illustrator, Sartika Nurhasanah, describes him as "friendly, easy going, and responsible" and that he sometimes "looks funny."
Along with CUBI, YOHIOloid has many pets. A female cube who functions as a rewind button and a male cube who functions as a fast-forward button, and they are the younger siblings of CUBI. There is another cube that walks on four legs and is a rectangle, it functions as a box to store a microphone. The older sister of CUBI is a cat-like cube that constantly searches for information on the internet and the older brother of CUBI is a large bulky amp. His only non-technological pet is a black cat that wears a yellow ribbon.
There are a list of songs featuring the VOCALOID YOHIOloid (ヨヒオロイド). Songs listed here may have YOHIOloid singing as the main singer, or as a backup.
VOCALOID YOHIOloid is featured in 43 Songs and on 9 Albums- on this wiki.
For notable songs by statistical views see the Songs featuring YOHIOloid page. And for song listings, see these pages for Originals and Covers.
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The song is dedicated to some of AkiGlancy's dearest friends, but "especially my Apakilypse bandmate Apol".
The Last Goodbye
The story of a breakup between a couple, the relationship that had always been strained and had ended many times before, but now the girl is here to finally say the last goodbye and finish the relationship once and for all.
While YOHIOloid is the first English VOCALOID to be bilingual in Japanese, Megurine Luka was the first to be bilingual in both languages, with Japanese as her primary language and English as her secondary.
In response to a fan, it was confirmed by PowerFX Systems AB. despite their best efforts, YOHIOloid did not sell well enough.
Though YOHIOloid was not as overall as well met as OLIVER, a couple of his demo songs received over 50,000+ views and most of them at least gained 10,000+ views, putting him above the VOCALOID2 English Vocaloid releases. Demo song "Moves like Jagger" later went on to achieve 100,000+ views, putting him on par with Oliver's demo songs.
MusicTech magazine ranked YOHIOloid and the VOCALOID3 software as 7/10 and gave the overall package a good review.
As a consequence of YOHIOloid not selling well, PowerFX later tried to focus on EDM producers with Ruby leading to yet a new direction for their VOCALOIDs.
In 2015 a survey was made based on the popularity of Vocaloids on website Nico Video. For the year 2014, YOHIOloid was the 33rd most popular Vocaloid. This made him joint 4th least popular of the Japanese capable Vocaloids alongside Anon & kanon and the 2nd most popular of the "Engloids".
First English VOCALOID to be bilingual
First bilingual VOCALOID from PowerFX
First English VOCALOID to be bilingual in Japanese
First PowerFX VOCALOID to not follow the usual "monster theme"