Interest Vocaloid Song Crowd-Sourced to Sell Fried Chicken
posted on 2011-09-27 20:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Lawson convenience store chain is currently holding a contest for lyrics to a new song for its new Vocaloid mascot "Akikoroid-chan" (pictured at right) to sing as the official song for the store's Kara-age-kun, which is battered and deep-fried chicken. The contest is commemorating 25 years of the store serving the fried chicken.
Those interested can submit their lyrics on the contest's official website, and the lyrics will be put through the Vocaloid software for Akikoroid-chan to sing. The submitted lyrics are then used to generate a video featuring Akikoroid-chan dancing and singing the completed song. Yasuharu Konishi (One Piece Film Strong World, Sugar Sugar Rune) created the tune for the song, and popular Nico Nico Douga dancer COCO (pronounced "Shioshio") was in charge of Akikoroid-chan's choreography for the video. Contestants can share their submitted video on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Mixi, and can also download their submitted song.
Visitors to the site can vote for which submission they like the best. Lawson will combine the lyrics from the top six entries to create the official song. The winners will receive a yearly supply of the fried chicken and a "Fried Chicken's Song" original CD. Lawson will accept entries until October 24.
Lawson's mascot Akiko-chan received a synthesized Vocaloid voice makeover earlier this month to become Akikoroid-chan. Akikoroid-chan acts as a navigator for Lawson's new Nico Nico Douga channel, and she also acts as the company's spokesperson on more than 10 different social media services including Twitter.
Source: MyCom Journal
Image © Lawson