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RUKO YOKUNE

(Japanese: 欲音ルコ - よくねるこ - Yokune Ruko)
NAME INTERPRETATION:
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."
TYPE: VOCAROID
MODEL: 65 - She used to bear the same body model 03 as her true counterpart, Luka Megurine 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.
GENDER Hermaphrodite (10% female, 90% male. In character, Ruko does not mention her gender at all.) VOICE RANGE E3-G5 @ 80-150 bpm RELATED CHARACTERS

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)

AGE 12 (official age)
19 (fan age)
GENRE Rock and Ballad HOMEPAGE Yokune Ruko Official Site
Yokune Ruko Wiki
Twitter
WEIGHT UNDISCLOSED CHARACTER ITEM Coffee mill CREATOR mugimeshi (rough sketch)
mill(coloring)
HEIGHT / MEASUREMENTS 6'5" ft (197 cm) (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.) VOICE SOURCE Yuu Hikachi (日勝ゆう) (Female voicebank. This name, Hikachi Yuu, is a lampoon of Pikachu, the character from Pokemon.)
Yuu Raichi (雷地ゆう) (Male voicebank, Raichi Yuu is also a lampoon of Raichuu from Pokemon.)
PICTURE LINK LIST CONCEPT ART, PIAPRO, PIXIV, DEVIANT ART, GELBOORU, GOOGLE IMAGE, PHOTOBUCKET
BIRTHDAY November 17, 1989 (Birthday according to fan age) LIKES Drinking coffee, her coffee brewing machine, sleeping MEDIA LIST NICO NICO DOUGA, YOUTUBE
RELEASE DATE November 17, 2008 DISLIKES Being awakened without a good reason, discussions about her gender, brasseries and anything that excessively confines her chest. (best guess and based on character analysis) SIGNATURE SONG Ruko-Ruko ni Shite Ageru (るこるこにしてあげる) (NND) (YT)
PERSONALITY: 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.


Supplemental Information

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.
Dress: 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.
Others: She wears only one glove, on her right hand.
Nationality/Race: Japanese
Favorite phrase: Hakumai yori mugimeshi daro konoyaro! (白米より麦飯だろコノヤロー!; I like barley than rice, you bastard!). Also she often says "konoyaro!" (you bastard!)

Although recognized as a hermaphrodite in Japan, Ruko is mostly seen, illustrated and depicted as a female in the Overseas UTAU scene, due to her aesthetics.

Voice Configuration

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.

However, 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.

She is available in the regular and triphonic (renzoku) voicebanks, downloadable at her website here.

Piapro

Piapro, which is operated by Crypton, now accepts Ruko's illustrations. To clear up the issues related to copyright, users are encouraged to post the illustrations onto the site (need to create your account), and Piapro and Long Sleeper, the official association of Ruko, give approval to the NON-COMMERCIAL use of these creations automatically when uploaded. To utilize this arrangement, users need to link the posts to the main illustration here. The procedure is as follows: Click "創作ツリー" and a new window opens; paste the URL of the main illustration in the box "元になった作品のピアプロURLを追加して下さい。", then click "親作品を追加する".
Although the terms of use of Ruko does not prohibit obscene or grotesque illustrations, Piapro forbids such expressions. Do not post the works of such onto the site.

Usage Clause

Ruko Yokune 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.

Usage Rules of the Voicebank Ruko Yokune

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

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.

Usage Rules of the Character Ruko Yokune

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.


Information in this page is based on the official profile of Ruko Yokune as stated in her page. Alterations to her profile information in this page must be done with care and due cause. The contents of this page is subject to change without prior notice.

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