Big news- Volks News 78 specifically- hit the Volks Twitter account last night! The newest addition to the Dollfie Dream line up is Megurine Luka! For those of you who aren’t up on your Volcaloid information she’s the taller, pink haired siren whose ‘face launched a thousand ships’. I also wanted to add a bit of information on her background in case your heart is captured by this girl and you’d like to welcome her but you aren’t quite sure who she is….
For those who need a media reference, here she is in all her Project Diva glory:
She’s really lovely with a slightly parted lip sculpt and sweet pink wig. I think everyone who loves vocaloids must be tremendously excited as she is one of the most anticipated girls from that IP.
The following information is taken directly from Megurine Luka page on the vocaloid wiki:
Luka’s original concept was that of a bilingual VOCALOID and according to Crypton Future Media, Luka was originally going to be called “Hatsune Miku”, prior to the change of concept plans for the Character Vocal series.
Her surname combines “Meguri” (巡, circulate or around) and “Ne” (音, sound), while the name “Luka” invokes the Japanese homonyms “nagare” (流, flow) and “ka” (歌, song) or “ka” (香, scent), thus making: “songs to all around the world as scent spreads.”
Her codename of “CV03” means “Character Voice 03”.
According to KEI, who was asked by Crypton to illustrate her, her design was made to be asymmetrical due to her bilingual software so she would look different in various angles. Unlike previous mascots in the series, her costume is not based on a school uniform. She is based on the “Yamaha VL1 VL-1”. Her dress was designed to look old-fashioned to make her represent the past. As a form of contrast, the “∞” on her neck area represents “sound around”. Her design incorporates woodwind and brass instruments. The gold curl design on her chest mimics brass instruments and a circulatory organ. The blue jewel near her throat represents moisture in the air and water drops.
VOCALOID fans tried to assign an item to Luka as they had done with past VOCALOIDs, sparking heated debate over the choice. Tako Luka marked the end of the “Item War” system where items were assigned to VOCALOIDs based on Internet Memes. Despite the Internet Meme’s popularity, she is often seen with a tuna fish. This is a result of comparing the Japanese word for “tuna” (maguro) with her last name.”
One final note for the upcoming Vocaloid girl: it is likely she will be widely available. If I had a Dollfie for every time people freaked out about the limited nature of DD Vocaloids… I dunno, I’d have to buy another house just to store all the dolls. Just like past releases it is likely, since it is an IP associated with a successful lucrative sale of past Vocaloid dolls, that she will be available over the next year at various functions and lottery sales. She is definitely an exciting release but I would encourage you to take heart as I believe she will be attainable for most people.
I am also introducing a new feature called “The Volks Attainability Scale”! DD Luka scores a, 11/12 for ease of acquisition. The scale is pretty self explanatory but I’ll feature it in the next post so you can have a better idea of scoring and breakdown. Please look forward to it!
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