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Fuwa Maria (不破マリア (ふわまりあ)) is a voicebank for the UTAU and UTAU-Synth program.

History

2014

During the Summer of 2014, Maria had two CV voicebanks recorded under the name of Ongaku Kaminari. None of those voicebanks were distributed that year due to them being low quality.

2015

Maria was then released with an improved CV voicebank in April 4, 2015 alongside Mario Fuwa. She also had a VCV voicebank in the works, but it was lost due to an HDD failure.

2016

In the Summer of 2016, Maria then had another VCV voicebank in place of the lost one, despite it sounding muffled.

There were plans to further upgrade Maria's voicebank quality with a new microphone, announced near the end of the year.

2017

In 2017, her EXTRA (default multipitch) voicebank was released, including a soft voicebank named DULCET, which was in open beta. Both voicebanks suffered from Moresampler-generated configurations.

2018

A year later, Maria's APOCRYPHA voicebank was released as the new replacement to all of her voicebanks from 2014 to 2017. This marked the discontinuation of her old voicebanks.

There are no plans for Maria's new voicebanks as of now, but she might receive an English voicebank later in 2019.

Concept

Maria is known to be mischievously rough and cheeky to others, sometimes teasing them for fun. In spite of this, she has no malicious intent to hurt anyone whatsoever. 

On the inside, Maria is actually a loving and caring type of person, always around to support her friends. Any kind of teasing directed towards her peers is considered to be an act of affection and gratitude - to her, that is. She can be a bit stubborn if things don't come her way, but lets it go afterwards.

Her character item is Mountain Dew. Her likes include plants, cheese noodles, quiet places, classical music, the vaporwave aesthetic, gardening, nature, dogs, and memes. Her dislikes include foul smells, loud noises, weeaboos, violence, messy rooms, elevators, girlishness, and assholes.

Etymology

  • 不破 - Fuwa; Discord. It is also part of a mimetic word, "fuwa fuwa", which means fluffy.
  • マリア - Maria; Rebellious. Could translate to sea of bitterness, wished-for child, or mistress of the sea.

Appearance

  • Hair color - Black. Short length with long side bangs.
  • Headgear - None.
  • Eye color - Brown-red.
  • Earphones - None.
  • Outfit - Bra and jacket, shorts, and shoes.

Relations

  • Mario Fuwa - Twin brother. Teases him occasionally.
  • Yuko Emine - Friend, demon mommy. Is envious of her big breasts.
  • Jiyun Yokozawa - Close friend, "older brother". Often harasses Jiyun and tries to beat him up.
  • Haru Masahi - Friend. Fellow gacha victim.

Product Information

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Unannounced  Tempo: 80-250 BPM  Range: D#2-C6
Technical
  Input: Kana encoded and Kana aliased  Vowels: VCV  System: Microsoft Windows and Mac
Package details as noted:
  • This voicebank was recorded for the Japanese language.
  • This voicebank is meant to be a major update to Maria's older voicebanks from 2015 - 2017.
  • It comes with three sets: Core (5 pitches), Power (2 pitches), and Soft (3 pitches). The Core set is activated by default, but the other two sets can be activated by using certain suffixes.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • APOCRYPHA has a sweet, feminine voice, but it also sounds mature and husky in the lower octaves. The voice tone is more consistent compared to his other voicebanks.
  • Her power set is more stronger compared to EXTRA, which sounded more nasal in general.
  • The overall quality of this voicebank has been greatly improved.
Software issues as noted:
  • Because of the amount of pitches and expressions that this voicebank has and the complexity of it, this voicebank is more suited towards experienced users.
Voicebank sample

不破マリアAPOCRYPHA sample -

Additional information

Marketing

Maria's voicebanks are distributed for free. There are no plans for her voicebanks to be distributed commercially.

Trivia

  • Maria's first CV voicebank somehow got corrupted, so it had to be rerecorded with a new CV voicebank.
  • APOCRYPHA was not meant to be Maria's default voicebank, as it was supposed to be one of her appends. It was decided that APOCRYPHA was to be her default voicebank as her voicer wanted to tackle recording multiexpression voicebanks and not record separate appends.

Reputation

Maria has made an appearance in UHP-CB 2018. She has made an appearance in an UTAU art book called UTAU OF THE WORLD.

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Some details are based on existing information and usage experience. The details seen here may be subject to change without prior notice.