New 'Lily' Vocaloid Virtual Idol Drawn by Miku's Kei (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The June issue of Terajima Joho Kikaku's DTM Magazine announced on May 8 that a new Vocaloid virtual idol character, codenamed "Lily," is being developed. The Japanese illustrator Kei created the character designs for "Lily," just as he did for Crypton Future Media's previous Vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, and Megurine Luka. The Character Vocal Series uses voice samples and Crypton's version of YAMAHA's Vocaloid software engine to create songs from scratch when ordinary computer users type lyrics and musical notes.
[Via Kyō mo Yarareyaku]
Update: Kei also drew the cover of the anim.o.v.e 01 CD album for m.o.v.e, the musical duo composed of vocalist yuri and rapper motsu. The English word "lily" can be translated into Japanese as "yuri." However, DTM Magazine has not yet announced a connection between Yuri and "Lily." Crypton said through its Twitter account that it has no relationship with the new Vocaloid character revealed in DTM Magazine. Source: Dengeki Online via CloseBox and OpenPod, Hatsune Miku Miku]
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history