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ZOLA PROJECT consists of three male Japanese VOCALOIDs released in June 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine, marking the 10th anniversary of the VOCALOID software. YUU, KYO, and WIL were developed and are distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation.[2]

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

"ZOLA" is an acronym for "Zenithal Operated Liaison Aggregation".

  • YUU Blood type B; Gemini; age in adolescence; sweet voice.
  • KYO Blood type B; Aquarius; fair, strong voice.
  • WIL Blood type A; Capricorn; exotic, husky voice.

AppearanceEdit

Yuki Seto confirmed that hiring Yoshitaka Amano (character designer for the Final Fantasy series), for "image illustrations," was part of an effort to expand the VOCALOID™ fanbase beyond the current segment of listeners. This was to create a new image for the software.[3] Yuki Seto has stressed that Amano's artwork of the three vocalists are "image illustrations" and not "character designs." In other words, the artwork is like concept art, conveying a specific image instead of a specific character design. For the logo design, it is credited to Souun Takeda.

Though Amano's designs remained the primary focus of advertisement and identity of the ZOLA product, additional designs were also produced with the intent of being additional, yet official, boxart designs. One of the reasons for this was to highlight different interpretations of the original Amano artwork, while giving YUU, KYO, and WIL, additional promotional art as well as alternative designs.

Music featuring ZOLA PROJECTEdit

Examples of usage

ゾラミク★エキセントリックフューチャーナイト
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Romaji/English Zola Miku ★ Eccentric Future Night
Featuring ZOLA PROJECT - YUU, KYO, WIL; Hatsune Miku
Author(s) samfree
Category Original song
Soar
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Featuring ZOLA PROJECT - YUU, KYO, WIL
Author(s) cillia
Category Cover song
Leo
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Featuring ZOLA PROJECT - YUU, KYO, WIL
Author(s) Eon
Category Original song
世界へ送るレクイエム
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Romaji/English Sekai he Okuru Requiem (The Requiem We Send to the World)
Featuring ZOLA PROJECT - YUU, KYO, WIL
Author(s) KASANE
Category Original song
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Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

ZOLA PROJECT was heavily advertised prior to release; a number of interviews and spotlight events were hosted as part of this. YUU, KYO, and WIL later appeared on the cover of DTM magazine.[4]


See also: ZOLA PROJECT/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

TriviaEdit

  • KYO's original star-sign was given as "Leo" and YUU's as "Aquarius."
  • As well as being a 10th anniversary release, ZOLA's release marked a few other events for VOCALOID™ overall:
    • Being the 23rd product released for VOCALOID3, ZOLA was the product that oversaw VOCALOID3, beating the overall number of released packages for VOCALOID2 (it had reached 22 releases).
    • With the release of ZOLA, VOCALOID3 consisted of a total of 35 vocals released between its 23 packages, the same number of vocals released within the lifespan of the VOCALOID2 engine.
    • In addition, this was the first time a multi-bank release had contained vocals from more than one singer.
  • Was originally intended to be a limited edition package.

Polls

Do you like ZOLA PROJECT?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 210 people voted.
Which character do you like the most?
 
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The poll was created at 01:02 on November 20, 2015, and so far 219 people voted.
What characteristic of ZOLA PROJECT do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 202 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for ZOLA PROJECT may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. link
  2. "VOCALOID™3 Library ZOLA PROJECT". YAMAHA. April 25, 2013. http://jp.yamaha.com/news_release/2013/13042502.html. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  3. http://www.vocaloidism.com/yamaha-panel-at-niconico-chokaigi-2/
  4. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
Japanese ZOLA The official website for VOCALOID ZOLA PROJECT Link
Japanese VOCALOID3 ZOLA PROJECT product page Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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