After getting into the spirit of the season with her contribution to the vocaloid retelling of the story behind the Tanabata festival, Gumi continues her summer celebrations with nicely animated new music videos in the sweet "Summer's End, Love's Beginning" and the spooky "The Spiriting Away at Rainbow Apartments." Get a look after the jump.
Last week, we showcased a few anime celebrations of the summer festival Tanabata, when lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (associated with stars Vega and Altair respectively) can cross the Milky Way to be together. Producer Manbo-Dead-Behind-The-House-P has a new trilogy Tanabata with avatar-less Vocaloids VY1 and VY2 as Orihime and Hikoboshi and Gumi singing the third, Kappa part. Check it out after the jump.
As Mark Twain said, there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics." Vocaloid producer 40meter-P and illustrator Tama, who previously teamed up in Hatsune Miku's "DoReMiFa Rondo," have brought out green haired Vocaloid Gumi to run down the stats concerning failed romance in a charming new news report/music video. Check it out after the jump.
June 26th marks the third anniversary of the debut of Gumi, the green haired mascot for the Megpoid Vocaloid software, originally illustrated by Masami Yuuki and based on the voice of Megumi Nakajima (Macross F's Ranka Lee). Celebrate after the jump.
EXIT TUNES released a Megpoid compilation album "EXIT TUNES PRESENTS GUMism from Megpoid" on March 16 and it has become smash-hit in Japan. Following the popularity of the jacket illustration drawn by Hidari, the release of a deformed figure based on it, "Figuloid GUMI", was announced yesterday. Check the cute product photos after the jump!
It's not quite as warped as "God's an Energy Cheapskate," but Gumi gets a bit strange in "My Crush Was A Monster Boy." Then she gets dangerous in "Silver Bullet." These plus Kagamine Rin's radioactive "Propaganda" after the jump.
As if the song "A Town Nearing Spring" weren't cute enough in and of itself, vocaloid producer 40meter-P says of his new Gumi music video, "my son was the director and the planner. I was in charge of buying lunches." For the record, 40mP Junior is only a couple months old. Check out the adorable piece after the jump.
Hatsune Miku certainly gets some interesting music videos—just look at “Bacterial Contamination.” However, Gumi's new, Douglas Adams-esque "God's An Energy Cheapskate" is a perfect example of the strange, strange songs that the green-haired Vocaloid ends up singing. Check out the weirdest after the jump.
DCEXPOTV's USTREAM channel is now streaming a recorded video clip of Vocaloid GUMI and Akikoroid-chan's AR (Augmented Reality) live performance from DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2011. The event was held at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, on October 20-22. GUMI and Akikoroid-chan were chosen to promote the latest Japanese AR technology to the world. Check the futuristic experience after the jump!