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Hinomoto Oniko (日本鬼子 (ひのもとおにこ)) is a voicebank for the UTAU program.


Oniko is a Japanese goblin. She wipes out Oni (often translated as demon, goblin or ogre) dwelling in human minds, but she is also an Oni, which she may or not be aware of. Her eyes turn red and horns grow longer when she gets offended.

Appearance details

  • Hair color: Black, straight.
  • Headgear: None. She has horns on her head.
  • Eye color: Black. When offended, turns red.
  • Earphones: None.
  • Dress: Red Kimono with maple-leaf design.
  • Age: 16-18
  • Item: Hannya mask, Naginata.
  • Likes: Wanko soba, anything delicious.
  • Dislikes: Roasted soybeans, Tsuina-chan.


With the rising anti-Japan movement in China in 2010 following a fishing boat collision incident[1] nearby a Japanese island that was under international dispute[2] Vip@2ch forum members planned to fight back with the creation of a moe character as a joke. The term 日本鬼子 (rì bĕn guǐ zǐ), is an ethnic slur meaning "demonic Japanese" in Chinese language and made a common appearance in political demonstrations. Hinomoto Oniko was born after translating the slur, 鬼子, using Japanese readings. By making a moe character VIPPERs aimed to replace the usage of the slur in cyberspace.

Illustrations were recruited publicly and the final design art was decided on November 1, 2010. The voicebank was finally on distribution on December 25 of the same year.

Voicebank details

Voice Reclist ; Range Description ; Download
UTAU日本鬼子 (単独音/CV) CV "Oniko Hinomoto CV Voicebank; DL Site "
UTAU日本鬼子 (連続音/VCV) VCV "Oniko Hinomoto VCV (Note: Voicebank is split into two zip files, download and install both 1 and 2); DL Site"
UTAU日本鬼子 (五段階CVVC/5-pitch CVVC) CVVC; Multipitch "Oniko Hinomoto CVVC, uses Ritsu Namine's Eve reclist; DL Site"

Terms of Use

All the provisions below shall be applied to the voicebank:

  • Commercial Use of Voicebank Allowed? Permission required
  • Commercial Use of Character Allowed? Permission required
  • Do these terms apply to derivative characters/voices? Yes
  • Character terms of use? Click here
  • Voicebank terms of use? Click here


  • While Oniko Hinomoto was an UTAU voicebank created by the denizens of the vip@2ch message board, her official status as a VIPPERloid is undecided by her creators. During production, she was simply called "Ogreloid" at one point during development. Her project developers have stated that they are fine with users classifying her as a VIPPERloid.[3]
  • An official 3D model created by Kio for the MikuMikuDance program based on Oniko Hinomoto was released for the June 2011 issue of the Windows100% magazine.


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