Yuzuki Yukari (結月ゆかり) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by AH-Software Co. Ltd. and Vocalomakets, and was released in December 2011 for the VOCALOID3 engine. She is also sold as a VOICEROID+. Her voice is provided by the Japanese female voice actress, Chihiro Ishiguro (石黒 千尋; Ishiguro Chihiro).
The concept for Yukari is "People who are related to the VOCALOID connect the sounds/moon to one another," (VOCALOIDに縁のある人達が音（月）を結ぶ). The English title is "She unites you all with her voice." She is loosely inspired by the legend of the moon rabbit.
Her family name, Yuzuki, is derived from the words connect and moon. Her given name, Yukari, is from connection or relation. It can also mean "violet," relating to her color scheme.
AH software is releasing her as a VOICEROID+ voicebank. She is the first VOCALOID released in both formats from AH Software and the second VOCALOID to have a spoken version, with Gachapoid being the first via V-Talk. VOCALOID allows several tones of vocals that show different emotions. However, it is intended for speech rather than singing. Despite this, VOICEROID offers the chance for users to make rap songs easier, or using her VOICEROID in conjunction with her VOCALOID voicebank, allowing talking during songs.
ExVoice contains additional samples for Yukari, some of which include laughter, giggling, and weeping. The software has also since been updated to add more samples to the package. Users can log onto the Ah-Software website to retrieve the additional samples if they own the older version. More updates on this extension are planned in the future.
Examples of UsageEdit
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Yuzuki Yukari is aimed at the producers themselves rather than the general VOCALOID fandom. She was also made to be capable of being bought with many different other software bundles, including both her VOICEROID and VOCALOID versions, and the software suite Music Maker MX.
Unveiled during an AH-Software broadcast broadcast on Ustream, VOCALOMAKETS has now added two online flash applications for making short snippets of songs with the Yuzuki Yukari voicebank to their website,YuyuSequencer Plus, and YuyuSequencer. Finished songs can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, or mixi. They are transferred via a plain text format called “YuyuSeq Code." An English interface is supposedly coming soon.
Yukari is due to appear in the Social RPG "Hack Doll - Nightmare Sequencer" (ハックドール-Nightmare Sequencer-) by Mobage. The game is for the Android, and Yukari is unlockable by meeting certain conditions within the game.
- Other Software
A jacket was produced based on her own jacket design.
A PVC figure of Yukari is going to be produced by Pulchra. The PVC figure has a garage kit version as well, which is being produced by Biifuru. The release date is planned for December 22, 2013.
- 3D model
An official 3D model of Yukari appears in the software "AHS キャラミん Studio," alongside Tohoku Zunko. Guest feature model, GUMI, in her Megpoid and V3 Megpoid versions are also featured in the software. As part of marketing for this, a event was held where participants could do karaoke to Yukari and Gumi songs. A drink based on both girls were also offered at the event.
- Live Event
- Note; Voiceroid software has often been used by Japanese gamers to narrate gameplay in "Let's Play" videos, sometimes portraying the character itself. Yukari is one of the more popular voices to appear in these videos. As such, there is numerous fanart of Yukari in these games (notably Minecraft, as mentioned above) on sites such as Pixiv and Nico Nico Douga.
|Yuzuki Yukari Popularity|
|On August 4, 2012 her name produced 1,345 hits on Nico Nico Douga, 473 hits on Pixiv and 260 hits on Piapro making her one of the more popular VOCALOID3 releases.|
- First VOCALOID to also be released as a VOICEROID.
- First AH Software VOCALOID for VOCALOID3.
- Yuzuki Yukari fanart DeviantArt / Pixiv / Piapro
- Yuzuki Yukari models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- Yuzuki Yukari derivatives on Fanloid wiki