Newest Vocaloid Voiced by Actress Kou Shibasaki
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Actress and singer Kou Shibasaki is lending her chops to Yamaha's newest Vocaloid, Galaco. The actress has appeared in Battle Royale, Dororo, and Ōoku: The Inner Chambers. The live-action actress started expanding her repertoire as a singer and has since performed themes for the live-action Future Diary TV show, the Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi film, and the upcoming Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper film.
Galaco was designed by artist Jirō Tomioka and has two different voice libraries, "Galaco RED" and "Galaco BLUE." Each have varying depth and range.
Both a download and boxed version of the VOCALOID3 Library Galaco NEO software will go on sale next month. The download version is slated for August 5 and will retail for 17,280 yen (about US$170).