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Otomachi Una ((おと)(まち)ウナ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed by Internet Co., Ltd. in collaboration with MTK Inc. and was released in July 2016 for the VOCALOID4 engine. She also received a talk voicebank dubbed Otomachi Una Talk EX in April 2017 which was updated and released in the VOICEROID2 line in December 2020, both of which run on AITalk. In July 2021, she also had a voicebank release in the Voidol engine.

She is voiced by the Japanese voice actress, Tanaka Aimi (()(なか)あいみ).

Concept[]

Una comes with two voicebanks titled "Sugar" and "Spicy". These names, as well as her age of 11, are likely a reference to the old nursery rhyme "What Are Little Boys Made Of?". In the rhyme, little girls are said to be made of 3 things: sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Etymology[]

It is likely that her given name "Una" is based on unagi ("eel") in reference to her hat. The kanji in her surname literally means "sound" (, oto) and "town" (, machi).[1]

Appearance[]

Una's appearance has a blue motif, including blue hair, clothing, and an eel-themed hat.[2] Her attire for her Sugar voicebank is based on a marching band outfit, while her outfit for her Spicy voicebank is based on a Japanese school uniform. On her talk software, she is featured in a teacher's outfit.

Relations[]

  • Ottoman Bou - An eel-themed hat that is seen changing expressions to match Una.

History[]

On June 15, 2016, a teaser trailer was uploaded to what is now Otomachi Una's official YouTube channel revealing the silhouettes of two VOCALOID libraries: Sugar and Spicy.[3] A few weeks later, on June 30, another video was uploaded, revealing that the two VOCALOID libraries belonged to one character: Otomachi Una.[4] Her VOCALOID4 package would release one month later, on July 30, 2016.

A few months after her VOCALOID release, on March 8, 2017, another teaser was uploaded featuring the designs of Sugar and Spicy, along with a hidden third Una design that was yet unrevealed.[5] One week later, the full design was shown, belonging to Otomachi Una Talk.[6] Una Talk (or Talk Ex) ran on the same engine as VOICEROID+ EX, AITalk, but was not part of the VOICEROID lineup as the brand is owned by AH-Software Co. Ltd.

Since her initial release as a singing and speaking mascot, Una has participated in various collaborations with companies.

On November 11, 2020, Una's VOICEROID2 was revealed, and she released December 11, 2020.[7]

On July 16, 2021, Una was both announced and released for the real-time input engine Voidol.[8]

Marketing[]

Una's Twitter

On her website, Una has a list of downloadable content which includes official MMD models created by kuu_wanko and Rennya, free motion data, and official video materials.[9]

She has an official twitter and website.

Voicebanks[]

Otomachi Una - Sugar
The Sugar vocal was created to give a large number of tones for XSY, especially when combined with "Spicy". It is a cute and sweet sounding young female vocal, an example of voice acting. The Una vocal was fairly beginner friendly and high quality, being one of Internet Co., Ltd.'s highest quality voicebanks. It was one of the largest vocal ranges of VOCALOID5 and few vocals could compete with it, one of the few beating it being the "Spicy" vocal.
Otomachi Una - Spicy
The Spicy vocal was created to give a large number of tones for XSY, especially when combined with "Sugar". It is a strong and energetic sounding young female vocal, an example of voice acting. The Una vocal was fairly beginner friendly and high quality, also being one of Internet Co., Ltd.'s highest quality voicebanks. This voicebank is ideal for rock music and power ballads. Its vocal range was matched by only one other VOCALOID at the time of release.
  • Otomachi Una (VOCALOID4), July 30, 2016
Otomachi Una - Talk
This voicebank allows Una to speak in a natural tone.
Otomachi Una - Voidol
This voicebank allows Una to speak in both a natural tone and in real time.
  • Otomachi Una (Voidol), July 15, 2021

Reputation[]

Achievements[]

  • First VOCALOID from MTK
  • First and only new VOCALOID4 character developed by Internet Co., Ltd
  • First and only VOICEROID character developed by Internet Co., Ltd
  • First and only VOICEROID2 character developed by Internet Co., Ltd
  • Last VOICEROID character released
  • Last VOICEROID2 character released

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