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白米より麦飯だろコノヤロー!
Hakumai yori mugimeshi daro konoyaro!
—Favorite phrase[1]

Yokune Ruko (欲音ルコ (よくねるこ)) is a voicebank for the UTAU and UTAU-Synth program.

History

Work in progress

Concept

Ruko is classified as a dere-dere, or a romantic person. She is also drowsy a lot of the time. Ruko also has a closet gambling habit. She likes being petted, and reacts like a cat. However, getting on her bad side earns you frequent invectives from her.

Her unusual height is a possible nod to a Japanese proverb that says 寝る子は育つ (neru ko wa sodatsu), which means that "A child who sleeps a lot grows up greatly." Alternatively explained by fans as the result of possibly mixed American heritage, as normal Japanese girls are not known for this kind of height.

Her character item is said to be a Coffee mill, as she likes drinking coffee, using her coffee brewing machine, and sleeping. She dislikes being awakened without a good reason, discussions about her gender, brasseries and anything that excessively confines her chest.

Etymology

  • 欲音 - Yokune; Greedy Sound, from the fact that she has two voicebanks (female and male). However, her name is also a playword on the phrase Yoku Neru ko. Alternatively, her whole name is sometimes written as よく寝る子 (yoku neru ko), which translates as "The girl who sleeps a lot."
  • 65 - She used to bear the same body model 03 as her true counterpart, Megurine Luka at first. Just like with Teto vip@2ch (under the parody name CRIPTON) designed her as the probable CV03, the Character Vocal Series 03 from Crypton. Then her model was converted to 6 (roku) 5 (go), which has a similar pronunciation with her name Ruko.

Appearance

  • Hair color - Black pigtails with blue streaks.
  • Headgear - None
  • Eye color - Heterochromatic (odd-eye). Blue (left) and red (right).
  • Earphones - Red headset with blue illumination.
  • Outfit - A white tight sleeveless dress shirt covered by a dark blue sleeveless dress coat, complete with detached sleeves and blue necktie; she wears black low-cut pants which exposes a pair of black string underwear. She wears only one glove, on her right hand.

Relations

  • Teto Kasane - fellow vip@2ch product and prank character.
  • Ritsu Namine - fellow vip@2ch product and prank character.
  • Rook - fellow vip@2ch product.
  • Tei Sukone - fellow vip@2ch product and prank character.

Product Information

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Rock and Ballad  Tempo: 80-150 BPM  Range: E3-G5
Technical
  Input: Kana encoded and Kana aliased  Vowels: CV and VCV  System: Microsoft Windows
Package details as noted:
  • This voicebank was recorded for the Japanese language.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • Ruko comes in two voicebanks; Male and Female. These voicebanks have mixed encoding; Phonemes directed for Japanese vocalizations are encoded in Kana. Phonemes directed for partial English compatibility are encoded in Romaji, comprising mostly of dipthongs (double vowels). Both male and female voicebanks of Ruko have these.
    • She is available in the regular and triphonic (renzoku) voicebanks, downloadable at her website.
Software issues as noted:
  • She is primarily designed for only the Japanese language. Her supposed bilingual capability is apparently part of the CV03 joke towards Luka, which does not apply anymore, having her own identity and model code changed.
    • Western users intending to use Ruko should either have the Japanese non-unicode setting as their system locale, or manually convert the kana phonemes into Romaji. Ruko's quality is higher than Defoko or Teto's, but singing quality still depends on its user.
Voicebank sample

Work in Progress - [[<File:Audio.ogg>]] or Link_hosting_service


Additional information

Terms of Usage

Yokune Ruko has a governing policy imposed by the author in regards to usage of both the voicebanks and the character.
DISCLAIMER: This is an unofficial translation for user help. Any questions arising shall be settled by the original Japanese text given here. UTAU wiki shall not be responsible for the accuracy and reliability of this translation, and shall not hold any responsibility to consequences using this material.

UTAU voicebank

All the provisions below shall be applied to both the voicebanks Yokune Ruko♀ and Yokune Ruko♂.

  • Usage

Read the rules below carefully and use the voicebanks at your own risk. The voicebanks are designed for UTAU, yet there is no limitation on using the voicebanks on voice synthesis programs other than UTAU.

  • Prohibition

Using the voicebanks in the way to cause damage and/or loss to third person/party, to induce criminal behavior and/or to constitute criminal act is strictly forbidden.
Ruko Yokune Official Team "Long Sleeper" (hereinafter referred to as "LS") does not hold any responsibility to incidents caused by using the voicebanks.

  • Sexual Expression
Is not limited as long as cautionary statements are written and the measures not to be navigated on the Internet are taken according to the circumstances.
  • Political Expression
Is strictly forbidden.
  • Religious Expression
Is forbidden. However, this rule shall not be applied to well-known carols and chants.
  • Grotesque and/or Violent Expression
Is not limited as long as cautionary statements are written and the measures not to be navigated on the Internet are taken according to the circumstances.
The cautionary statements and measures required above are subject to the user's discretion.
  • Redistribution

Redistribution of the voicebanks is allowed under the condition that the download link becomes unavailable and LS is unreachable.
There is no limitation on distributing customized/altered oto.ini files made by users.

  • Commercial Use

Using the voicebanks for commercial purpose without prior acknowledgment is forbidden. Make sure to contact LS in advance when using the voicebanks for commercial purpose.
Prior acknowledgment is not necessarily required when a private person or a fan group distributes works in mediums such as CD.

  • About Usage

Usage clauses in Readme.txt are attached to voicebanks, yet the latest ones shall be applied.
If there are any conflicts, the usage given in the official site shall take precedence.

  • Discharge

LS shall not hold any responsibility to incidents and loss caused by using the voicebanks.
Use the voicebanks at your own risk.

UTAU character

  • Secondary Creation

There is no limitation on creating secondary works as long as befitting public order and morals. Make sure to read the rules below carefully before creating secondary works.

  • Prohibition

Using the character in the way to cause damage and/or loss to third person/party, to inflict criminal behavior and/or to constitute criminal act is strictly forbidden.
LS does not hold any responsibility to incidents caused by using the character.

  • Sexual Expression
Is not limited as long as cautionary statements are written and the measures not to be navigated on the Internet are taken according to the circumstances.
  • Political Expression
Is not limited as long as befitting the prohibition above.
  • Religious Expression
Is forbidden. However, this rule shall not be applied to works which is generally accepted without any specific religion such as cross ornament.
  • Grotesque and/or Violent Expression
Is not limited as long as cautionary statements are written and the measures not to be navigated on the Internet are taken according to the circumstances.
The cautionary statements and measures required above are subject to your own judgment and risk.
  • Commercial Use

Using the character for commercial purpose without prior acknowledgment is forbidden. Make sure to contact LS in advance when using the voicebanks for commercial purpose. Prior acknowledgment is not necessarily required when a private person or a fan group distributes secondary works except for figurines.
Make sure to contact LS in advance when distributing figurines of Ruko Yokune. Distribution of figurines without prior acknowledgment is forbidden.

  • Discharge

LS shall not hold any responsibility to incidents and loss caused by using the character.
Use the character at your own risk.

If there are any questions, contact LS for clarification or settlement.

Marketing

Work in Progress

Trivia

  • She often says "konoyaro!" (you bastard!)
  • Yuu Hikachi (日勝ゆう) is the reminine voicebank. This name is a lampoon of Pikachu, the character from Pokemon.
  • Yuu Raichi (雷地ゆう) is the masculine voicebank. This name is also a lampoon of Raichuu from Pokemon.

Reputation

Work in Progress

Gallery

References

  1. "I like barley than rice, you bastard!"

External links