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Zhiyu Moke VOCALOID4


Zhiyu Moke (徵羽 摩柯) is an upcoming Chinese VOCALOID4 to be developed by Shanghai HENIAN Co. Ltd.

Moke was a runner up entry to the first "VOCALOID™ CHINA" contest in 2012, held for choosing the design of the first Chinese VOCALOID and was a Vsinger supporting character for four years.[1] On December 8, 2016, Moke was confirmed to be in production along with Mo Qingxian.[2]

His voice provider is Shangqing Su (苏尚卿; Sū Shàngqīng), a Chinese voice actor from 729 Studio.

Concept

According to the short animation series promoting VOCALOID CHINA, Moke is a genius with an IQ of 168. Even though he always wears an innocent and warming smile, he is actually the most Otaku of all Otaku. By starting threads in forums, editing, and uploading MVs, he is seen as a "god" by some people on the internet. He is sometimes mistaken as a girl and even though he claims he hates it, there are rumors of a popular cross-dressing cosplayer appearing in various comic conventions who looks very similar to him, however, the truth is still unknown. Because he usually doesn't talk, most people will take him as a "nice boy", but he will reveal his true Otaku self when he is with close friends. He acts somewhat like a professional debater when talking about anime or other Otaku topics, but tends to react poorly to subjects that do not interest him.[3]

In 2017, according to Shanghai HENIAN's official website, Moke is listed as a Sagittarius and that he is mixed race.[4]

Etymology

His original name was MOKO, however, this was dropped because it was written in a Japanese naming style rather than Chinese.

Zhǐ (徵) and (羽) are the fourth and fifth notes of the ancient Chinese pentatonic scale. His first name, Mókē (摩柯), originates in Buddhism (摩柯婆罗多 Mókēpóluóduo, i.e. Mahabharata).

Appearance

The design was originally drawn by SAKU, but was refined and redrawn by illustrator ideolo.

Located on Moke’s hip, there is a green charm with a Devanagari letter "च" (ca) which represents the "Metal" element, the "West" position, the color "white", and the "Autumn" season. This character’s Chinese equivalent is "商" (Shāng), one of the 5 Traditional Chinese melody characters which corresponds to D (re).[5]

Relations

Additional Information

Marketing

Zhiyu Moke was a fan-designed VOCALOID that was entered in the first "VOCALOID CHINA" contest, like Luo Tianyi. He was created with VOCALOID fans in mind.

VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released a five-part promotional animation series for the VOCALOID CHINA characters. On May 15, 2012, at CFO3, the full first PV was made available, mainly featuring Tianyi with Ling making a brief cameo at the end. Moke’s official introduction takes place in the third episode.

Prior to his release, Moke make an appearance at the Vsinger Live concert on June 17, 2017.[6] His voicebank made its debut with the song "Xūnǐ Shàonián".

See also: Zhiyu Moke/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

Reputation

Sandbox/Zhiyu Moke's character status
Reaction

In the Chinese fandom, Moke and Longya’s popularity levels were undefined as they were about equal to each other. In the Eastern fandom, Moke appeared in less fanart and PVs than Longya. In the Western fandom, fans voiced a like for him and he had more fanart compared to Longya and Qingxian in this part of the fandom.


Gallery

Moke full
The image gallery for Zhiyu Moke may be viewed here.

References

  1. [1]
  2. http://www.bilibili.com/video/av7435954/
  3. http://www.vocaloidism.com/chinese-vocaloid-luo-tianyi-friends-revealed
  4. http://www.thstars.com/vsingers/#zhiyumoke
  5. Sanskrit and logo
  6. http://weibo.com/5582156776/El9OqwhKA

External links

LanguageDescriptionSite
Chinese Zhiyu Moke official Weibo Link
Chinese Shanghai HENIAN official homepage Link
Chinese Shanghai He Nian official homepage Link
Chinese Vsinger's Weibo official homepage Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv http://www.pixiv.net/search.php?s_mode=s_tag&word= 徵羽+摩柯 [ Link]
English MikuMikuDance wiki for models Link

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