Bukimi (不気味) is a voicebank for the UTAU program.

History

2016

An English and Japanese voicebank was released for Bukimi on Feb 29.

2019

After pulling Bukimi out of retirement, Bukimi's voicebanks were once again put up for download earlier in 2019 on Peyton's website.

On Aug 11, a new English voicebank was released.

2020

Development of what is described as a port of Bukimi's English voicebank over from UTAU to DeepVocal began in late February of 2020. It would later go on to be released under the radar as a public beta.

2021

It is unlikely that Bukimi will receive any new UTAU voicebanks, however it is likely that they will receive new DeepVocal voicebanks sometime in the future.

An update to their DeepVocal voicebank has been released as of Jan 22.




Concept

They are a Bat.

Bukimi was originally intended to be some sort of weird, distorted, shouty voice that was in no way to be taken seriously, but over time, they slowly became much more than that.

Bukimi's real name is "Christine" and is a bat. Their scarf functions like wings and/or external appendages, and typically follow arm movement by default. They're clumsy and constantly getting hurt, indicated by all the stitches and band-aids. Bukimi has a black eye that will never heal, and only half of their mouth functions because of a really bad injury during their childhood.

Their bowler hat is high-tech and is arguably sentient. Its name is currently unknown.

Etymology

  • 不気味 - Bukimi; Japanese word for "eerie"
  • Christine - (first name); common English feminine name
  • Quaranstein - (surname); Quarantine + Frankenstein

Appearance

  • Fur color - Sometimes depicted as jet black, however a pastel purple fur pattern is more common
  • Eye color - Purple.
  • Outfit - Striped scarf, white tank top, and either a skirt or booty shorts.
  • Nail colors - Typically painted different shades of purple, but they can be depicted with any color nails.

Relations

Product Information

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Cutesy  Range: G3-A5  Tempo: 70-140 BPM
Technical
  Input: X-Sampa Encoded/Aliased (English 2.0)  Vowels: CVVC  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • Bukimi's older English voicebank used a custom system that was created before Peyton's "Good Vibes" reclist.
  • Bukimi uses an older version of the Good Vibes CVVC English reclist specifically made for Peiton, but used as well for them.
Voicebank sample

Note that this was rendered with TIPS


Additional information

Marketing

Potential official merch isn't out of the question, but it will definitely take awhile for anything of the sort to be ready for sale or production.


Gallery


References

http://utau.wiki/utau:BUKIMI https://goodvibesutau.wixsite.com/utau


External links

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