Japanese Vocaloids

  • Initial release

    Initial release
    Initial release of the first Vocaloids, Leon and Lola, who were English. Their voices are samples taken from professional English singers, and their voice actors' identities were never revealed.
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    Vocaloids Version 1 Active

  • The First Japanese Vocaloid is Born

    The First Japanese Vocaloid is Born
    Meiko, the first Japanese Vocaloid, is officially released to the market. She was created by the company of Crypton Future Media. Her voice bank was taken from Meiko Haigo, a Japanese singer.
  • Second Japanese Vocaloid Released

    Second Japanese Vocaloid Released
    Kaito, also created by Crypton Future Media, is officially released. He is the first Japanese male vocaloid to be released and his voice provider is Naoto Fuuga.
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    Vocaloids Version 2 Active

  • Hatsune Miku is Released

    Hatsune Miku is Released
    Hatsune Miku is Crypton Future Media's first version 2 vocaloid, and is voiced by Saki Fujita. After weeks at the market, her popularity increased so much that now she is the #1 artist in Japan with the most album copies sold and now she is considered an official icon and idol in Japan. She is the most popular of the Vocaloids.
  • The Kagamine Twins are Released

    The Kagamine Twins are Released
    The first vocaloid set of twins are officially released. Their names are Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len, and they are both voiced by the same person, Asami Shinoda.
  • First Bilingual Vocaloid is Released

    First Bilingual Vocaloid is Released
    Megurine Luka, the fourth Japanese Version 2 Vocaloid, is released as a bilingual vocaloid, thanks to her voice actress, Yuu Asakawa, who speaks both Japanese and English.
  • First Vocaloid Concert

    First Vocaloid Concert
    Hatsune Miku performs for the first time, making it the first Japanese Vocaloid concert. She performs during the Animelo Summer Festival at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan
  • First Multi-Vocaloid Concert

    First Multi-Vocaloid Concert
    On this day it was the first concert with more than one vocaloid. The concert featured Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, and Megurine Luka. It was held at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  • First Complete Version 3 Vocaloid Arrives

    Mew is the first original Version 3 vocaloid to be released. Version 3 vocaloids have things previous vocaloids don't. Examples are breathing sounds in between words, clearer and more natural- sounding voices, and better singing quality.
  • First Version 2 Vocaloid made into Version 3

    First Version 2 Vocaloid made into Version 3
    Gumi Megpoid was the lucky first V2 vocaloid to be updated into V3. Vocaloids that are originally V1 or V2 that are updated to V3 have better voice quality, clearer singing, and different images/ appereance.
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    Vocaloids Version 3 Active (Current version)