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KATSU (カツ) is an UTAUloid created and voiced by Salem Wasteland. He was originally created in 2012 under the name Katsu Kou. In 2015, he was retired and not intended to have any future releases. However, in 2020, he was revived with a new voicebank and updated character design. Older voicebanks are not currently available for download.



Profile

A laidback guy making the most of his undeath. He woke up in a ditch with no idea how he got there or why. He remembers very little about his previous life, but has adjusted well to being a zombie. He ended up becoming a musician, and most of his fans assume that he's wearing a costume.

Etymology details

  • Name: The name "Katsu" can have multiple meanings. Originally, KATSU's name was written as「勝」, meaning "victory", but this was dropped for his revival in favour of a stylized name written in capital roman letters.
  • Other: His voicebank names are often related to his zombie theme.

Character details

  • Description: KATSU is an undead man in his mid-to-late 20s. He has navy blue hair in an undercut, lime green eyes, and off-colour skin that is stylized as grey. He is 5'11" / 180cm tall, and has stitches on his arms, legs, neck, and chest which hold his body together. His mouth is also stitched, but he can still open it.
  • Outfit: KATSU wears a white t-shirt with a lightning bolt on it, a black belt, blue jeans, and knee-high boots with a slight heel. He often wears a long blue coat with short sleeves, and black wristbands. He has four piercings in each ear, and a bridge piercing on his nose.
  • Likes: Minty flavour
  • Dislikes: When his limbs fall off

Voicebank details

Japanese Voicebanks

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Rock, pop, EDM, metal, etc.  Range: A2~C5  Tempo: 60-240BPM
Technical
  Input: Kana encoded, kana aliased  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • 5-pitch VCV at D3, F#3, A3, D4, and F#4 (falsetto)
  • CV death growl
  • Breaths and end-breaths
  • Extra phonemes for some multilingual compatibility
Downloads as noted:

Download

Voicebank sample

Demo

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Metal  Range: N/A  Tempo: 60-240BPM
Technical
  Input: Romaji encoded, mixed aliasing  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • 2 "pitches": death growl and false chord scream
  • Non-phonemic vocalizations
  • Breaths and end-breaths
  • Extra phonemes for some multilingual compatibility
  • Can be used as it's own voicebank, or as a replacement for the growls in KATSU Reborn
Downloads as noted:

Download

Voicebank sample

Demo

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Rock, pop, EDM, etc.  Range: A2~E4  Tempo: 60-240BPM
Technical
  Input: Kana encoded, kana aliased  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • Separate CV and VCV recorded at E3
  • Made to be beginner friendly
Downloads as noted:

Download

Voicebank sample

Demo

English Voicebanks

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Rock, pop, EDM, etc.  Range: A2~A4  Tempo: 60-240BPM
Technical
  Input: Kana encoded, kana aliased  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • Currently in production
  • 4-pitch CVVC at D3, F#3, A3, and D4
Downloads as noted:

Coming February 2022

Voicebank sample

Alpha Demo

Pre-Revival Releases

  • KATSU Act I - JP CV
  • KATSU Act II - 3-pitch JP CV
  • KATSU Act III (Japanese) - JP VCV
  • KATSU Act III (English) - EN CVVC
  • KATSU Act IV (Japanese) - 4-pitch JP VCV

Other Downloads

Lipsync Model

Terms of Use

All the provisions below shall be applied to the voicebank:

  • R-18 Content Allowed? Allowed
  • Commercial Use of Voicebank Allowed? Permission Required
  • Commercial Use of Character Allowed? Permission Required
  • Do these terms apply to derivative characters/voices? Yes, but derivatives must be created with permission
  • Terms of use? Click here ...

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Trivia

  • KATSU's original name used a given name, Kou, as his surname due to the creator not knowing Japanese at the time. After the error was realized, his surname was briefly changed to Koyama, but he was retired soon after this and never had a voicebank released under this name. For his revival, his surname was dropped entirely.
  • The decision to make KATSU a zombie came from the idea that his voice and character were being brought back from the dead.
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