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2016 VOCALOID News Recap!

Quite a few fans noted that there was so much VOCALOID and vocal synth news this year that it was hard to keep up. Somewhere along the line, almost everyone has managed to miss something here or there. Thankfully, VNN is a giant archive of pretty much all of the news! So here’s a review of all the BIG things that happened this year. We won’t be covering the smaller things like merchandise because that would be way too much.

New VOCALOIDs & Upgrades

2016 marked a huge year for the VOCALOID fandom. There were many releases as well as announcements of new VOCALOIDs set to come next year.

VOCALOID Releases

Unity-chan! Japanese (January 14)
Fukase Japanese & English (January 28)
Stardust Chinese (April 13)
Otomachi Una Japanese (July 30)
CYBER SONGMAN English (October 31)

VOCALOID Upgrades

Hatsune Miku V4X Japanese (August 31)
Hatsune Miku V4 English (August 31)
Tohoku Zunko V4 Japanese (October 27)
Macne Nana V4 Japanese (December 15)
Macne Nana V4 English (December 15)

Announced VOCALOIDs

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese
Luo Tianyi V4 (Chinese)
Yuezheng Longya (Chinese)
Mo Qingxian (Chinese)
Zhiyu Moke (Chinese)
UNI (Korean)
UNI Append (Korean)
UNI English
COCOROBO (Japanese)
Tone Rion V4 (Japanese)
Yumemi Nemu (Japanese)

Other Notable Voice Banks

Releases

Daisy Hapyon (UTAU)
JOAN and OSCAR (UTAU)
Tohoku Kiritan (Originally an UTAU but became a VOICEROID+ as well)
Huan Xiaoyi (Sharpkey)

Announced

LEORA (Alter/Ego)

Concerts

Miku Expo North America
Miku Expo Taiwan
Miku Expo China
Magical Mirai 2016 (Exhibition Area Report) (MikuFan’s Report)
ALYS’ “Rêve de Machine”
IA Live Concert in Shanghai with Lia
IA “PARTY A GO-GO” Live in Costa Rica
IA “PARTY A GO-GO” Concert Screening World Tour
AHS “Songs Love”
Luo Tianyi at China’s 11th Golden Eagle Art Festival
Luo Tianyi at Bilibili Macro Link
VOCAMERICA

Announced

Vsinger Concert Featuring All 6 Characters

Games

Releases

Zyon on Android (iOS was released in 2015)
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (2nd Stage) (3rd Stage)
Project Diva X
Project Diva Future Tone (Japanese Release)
Hatsune Miku Dreamy Vocal iOS Version (Note: Available in China only)

Announced

Project Diva Future Tone (Western Release)
Hatsune Miku Dreamy Vocal Android Version

About Hoshi

When not writing for VNN, Hoshi can be found managing the Vocaloid Facebook Fanpage, obsessing over figures, or dealing with real life where she's a college student. She's been a fan of VOCALOID for about 7 years now and has been obsessed for a little over 2.

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