ARSLOID (アルスロイド) is a Japanese VOCALOID that was developed and distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, in collaboration with UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN. He was released in September 2015 for the VOCALOID4 engine. He is voiced by Kano Akira (狩野亮), a member of the Japanese odorite group ARSMAGNA.
ARSLOID is the VOCALOID representation of Kano Akira, a member of the dance idol group ARSMAGNA.
His birthday is August 5 and his blood type is O.
The name "ARSLOID" is a combination of the first part of ARSMAGNA and the -loid suffix. "Ars magna" is Latin in origin and means "the great art".
The spelling of "ARSLOID" is not the spelling found on his character image file on the VOCALOID NET website. This is likely due to a translation mistake, as nearly all of ARSMAGNA's romaji spellings use the letter "R" in place of "L".
ARSLOID's design is based off the school uniform the 2D idol group wears from the fictional 'Chronos Senior High School'.
In his character biography, his personality is described: "He has a strong sense of duty, and is bright and lively. He is quick to get in a fight and always has fresh wounds. He has good reflexes and is a popular person who never runs out of requests from different clubs asking for support, starting with his specialty – basketball. On the other hand, he also has an awkward and easily lonely side. He occasionally gets hurt from pranks which don’t have bad intentions."
- Izumi Sou - Member of ARSMAGNA, classmate.
- Park Witt - Member of ARSMAGNA, classmate.
- Sakakibara Tatsuki - Member of ARSMAGNA, classmate.
- Kurou Kento - Member of ARSMAGNA, teacher.
- Constantine - The group's trademark stuffed bunny.
- ARSLOID was designed to be a young male vocal.
- Misc. voicebanks
- It is the only VOCALOID to be released with what is known as "Extended libraries". Extended libraries, are semi-completed voicebanks and contain only certain sounds, in the case of "Bright" and "Soft". These would with VOCALOID4s key function XSY to change the main vocal, with "soft" making sounds looser for added expression and "Bright" making them sound more cheerful. As of VOCALOID5 these have been rendered useless for their original purpose and now act as only weakened voicebanks, thus they are intended to be mostly a VOCALOID4 tool.
- First new male VOCALOID4
- First new VOCALOID4 to have multiple voicebanks
- First VOCALOID from UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN
- First male VOCALOID from UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN
- First VOCALOID to be voiced by an odorite