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April 11, 2008
5'3" ft (162 cm)
103.6 lbs (47 kg)
Crypton Future Media, SEGA, Meiko (derived)
Sakine Meiko is an officially recognized derivative based on Vocaloid Meiko, she is acknowledged by Crypton Future Media, the publisher of the Character Vocal Series for Vocaloid 2, for commercial use. Her name Sakine 咲音, literally means "Blooming Sound" and has the same pronunciation as 先音, "Preceding Sound," i.e., she precedes Hatsune Miku. Her family name is sometimes shared among her other fanmade "siblings", such as Meito in particular.
Sakine Meiko's design is reminiscent to that of Meiko, a Vocaloid 1 developed and distributed by Crypton Future Media. She has light brown hair styled into teased bob. She has a side swept bangs and her eyes are brown and large, done in a style similar to illustrator Kei. On her left upper arm is the black mark "00 MEIKO", its significance is currently unexplained, though it may likely be homage to Meiko's mark being CRV1.
Her top is red-orange sleeveless crop top with a black hem. The rest of her attire follows the same color scheme. She has a red choker, wears fingerless gloves with computerized print, a frilled skirt with a white belt, and another belt that hangs on her left side. She wears light brown boots with white fur trim, and has headphones.
A popular portrayal is treating her as one who is youthful and hyper. However, there has been no defined personality for her, as she was created to be Meiko in her younger years. The fandom displays her personality as being a little naive, and does not engage in the drinking of alcohol, unlike adult Meiko.
Source: Vocaloid Wiki
She was conceived through the efforts of Producers working with Meiko's voice. This was owed largely to the fact that Meiko had become forgotten because of Hatsune Miku's popularity, leaving both her and Kaito behind, Meiko in particular did not have the young sounding voice of the released Vocaloid 2 voicebanks released at the time and therefore was not as appealing as they were to the Vocaloid Otaku based fandom. Sakine Meiko was established by Nanameue-P to push the limits of the Vocaloid software to make Meiko sound younger. Her official setting is "the Meiko who came into the music trend in the age of 16" (i.e., she is not a younger Meiko variation but Meiko when she was young) and Nanameue-P is "the producer who rediscovered Meiko in her youth". She was later made famous by the PV "Honey" featuring her and other derivatives such as Yowane Haku and Akita Neru, as well as the UTAU Kasane Teto alongside official Crypton Vocaloids. Her staying power resulted in being recognized by Crypton who adopted other derivatives such as: Hachune Miku, Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, and Tako Luka.
Unfortunately, Japanese producer Nanameue-P has not disclosed the voice configuration so far, though theoretically, she carries a younger voice (and perhaps higher-pitched voice as well) of Meiko.
There is currently no configuration for this character.
This section is here in case anyone volunteers (or finds) a configuration for Sakine. But notice that any example of configuration for this character on the Fanloid wikia should not be viewed as being widely accepted or acknowledged by the character's creator.
Configuration: MEIKO V3
|BREATHINESS (BRE)||0||BRIGHTNESS (BRI)||-25||CLEARNESS (CLE)||5|
|GENDER FACTOR (GEN)||-25|
Configuration: VOCALOID MEIKO
| SPECIAL NOTES:|
Other than the configuration, Sakine Meiko's voice sounds better in higher octaves. These parameter settings were made by listening and coming up with the closest sound mimicking Nanameue-P's configuration
- Love a Delicate One
The first Sakine Meiko video. The song is also known as "Love Me Tenderly As You Like" and "Fall in love delicately" from Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel anime. Originally sung by Takako Ohta. The original author is unknown
- Interstellar Flight
Macross Frontier anime. Originally sung by Megumi Nakajima. Composed by Matsumoto Takashi Lyrics and Arrangement by Kanno Youko
This is Sakine Meiko's most popular video. So far, it has more than 380,000 view counts at Nico Nico Douga. And this number is the highest among the Vocaloid covers of "Seikan Hikou". Interestingly, the original Seikan Hikou was sung by the character Ranka Lee who was voiced by Megumi Nakajima, the seiyuu who would eventually voice Gumi.
Honey is originally covered by Cyndi Wang (Wang Xin Ling), which in turn is based on another cover. The source author is unknown, although the song may possibly be ABBA's 'Honey, Honey'. It was created on Meiko's birthday with the intention of promoting the 'unappreciated Vocaloid'. This song is Sakine Meiko's second biggest hit. It got more than 280,000 view counts on Nico Nico Douga.
- Love Fugue
D.C. koi no fuuga (1987). Originally sung by The Peanuts; covered by DoubleU (W). The source author is unkonwn.
Features a duel Sakine Meiko, one in an alternate color.
While Sakine Meiko's appearance is meant to reflect a Vocaloid2 and represent a younger version of Meiko herself. She is commonly treated as a separate character, resulting in her being a younger sibling to Meiko and the younger sister of Meito.
- It is common to refer to Sakine Meiko as her namesake, or simply Sakine. The original Meiko is sometimes identified through this name as well, being the personification of Meiko when she was young.
- There is also another fanmade who's name is pronounced similar to Sakine Meiko, and belonging to the Hagane group as Sakerune Meiko. The only connection these two share is being derived from Meiko.
- Some people think that Sakine Meiko is actually Meiko's younger sister.
An MMD model of Sakine Meiko was created in November 2008 by modeler Kio. See the Meiko Sakine (Kio) page for details, and also see other Sakine Meiko models.
- Project Diva (PD), game
- Sakine Meiko is an available character in the PSP game, Hatsune Miku ~Project Diva~ and again as a playable character in its sequel. If the player does not choose her for a long time, she will get angry.
- Fanmade Promotional Videos (PV)
- Sakine Meiko is commonly seen in fanmade videos, portrayed in various ways or simply dancing. At one time, her MMD model was used in place of Meiko.
- Official licensed Sakine Meiko figurines have been produced, such as Nendoroid Puchi and a scale model.
Note; this is not a gallery for every fanart out there, just for reference
- Surprise Party: Nanameue - 斜め上P公式ブログ
- daigomanのblog: Daigoman
- NicoPedia: 咲音メイコとは (サキネメイコとは) [単語記事] - ニコニコ大百科
|Official Vocaloid derivatives|
|Akita Neru • Hachune Miku • Mikudayō • Sakine Meiko • Tako Luka • Yowane Haku•ZeeU (SBS A&T Co.,Ltd.)|
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