The VOCALOID community is vast, made up of people from all walks of life. It’s only natural that some of the thousands of module creations are not pleasing to the beholder. To that end, here are my to 5 ugliest VOCALOID modules.
5. Hatsune Miku Cute
OK so this is number 5 because I actually like most of it, except for the color scheme. ugly pantsu! Grey and pink? Wut? If Miku’s bottoms were all pink it would be great, resulting in a wonderful three tone color scheme of white, blue, and pink. For whatever reason, the designer went with an odd four tone combo of white/blue/pink/grey… That grey section looks horribly out of place, and distracts from this otherwise cute and sexy module.
4. Miku – Americana
Maybe it’s the boots, but something just doesn’t feel right about this module. I know it’s probably a just a comedic jest at ye old yanks, but there’s something about the patriotic exhibition of red white and blue that makes me uneasy. I can say fuck off all day to Uncle Sam trying to recruit me to join his killing machine, but once it’s Auntie Miku, a line has been crossed. Miku is not a puppet for peddling propaganda! I know I’m jumping to a conclusion but hey, I’m easily triggered when it comes to politics.
Also this getup makes Miku looks like a stuntman who’s about to launch from a cannon or jump a line of cars on a motorcycle. That would make a bad MMD story. My headcannon says Miku is a the ultimate singer, not the ultimate stuntman!
3. Hatsune Miku Fei-Yen Style
I believe this one is based on the style from another universe. The result for Miku is not good. I think the idea of a mechanized Miku has potential, but in this case, the end result looks like a software defined wardrobe failure. I can only imagine what the designer was thinking.
“Miku has a short skirt?”
“Shorten it and change it to exhaust vents!”
Because it’s so reminiscent of the original, the visible pantsu just looks accidental. This module isn’t enough of it’s own idea to be a pleasing work.
2. Hatsune Miku Marionette
Do I really have to explain this one? It’s a ratty looking, poorly fitting makeshift clown outfit. Worse, the masked version of this module hides Miku’s adorable face!
1. Meiko – Lorelei
This dress is just appalling. When I first saw MEIKO wearing this dress during a live concert, I thought she looked like a grandma. All of the other modules in the performance were very nice. This dress didn’t match the other outfits, and truly looked like a fashion from days gone by. It also has a black widow color scheme to it. Spider Grandma!
It’s as if Meiko was put in this module in the concert to give the viewers a break from the amazing modules worn by Miku, Rin, Len, and Kaito. As if to make the other vocaloids shine brighter because MEIKO is made to be the dull and ugly one.
I don’t like this because I generally enjoy MEIKO’s presence. Nostalogic and Stay with Me were brilliantly paced, wonderfully choreographed, emotionally charged songs in Project DIVA f that I have played again and again.
Do you agree with my list? Do you think I’m mad? Let me know in the comments below.