For other uses, see CeVIO.

Tohoku Kiritan (東北きりたん) is a Japanese VOICEROID+ EX voicebank by AH-Software Co. Ltd. in collaboration with SSS LLC.. She is capable of speaking and singing (as an UTAU, NEUTRINO, and on CeVIO AI). She was released October 27th, 2016.

Her voice provider is Himika Akaneya (茜屋 日海夏; Akaneya Himika).

Concept[edit | edit source]

In 2014, she and her elder sister Itako had a successful campaign to have UTAU voicebanks developed. Later, in mid-April 2016, Kiritan began a campaign to become a VOICEROID.

Her birthday is February 13.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Her name is inspired by kiritanpo, a pounded rice that is shaped into cylinders like the ones on her back.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Work in Progress

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History[edit | edit source]

Her entry into VOICEROID was similar to Kyomachi Seika's.[1] The campaign was set to run until 18th of May 2016, with a goal of ¥4,500,000 needed. On April 29th, she surpassed this amount.[2]

On October 22nd, 2020, Kiritan was announced as a new vocal for CeVIO AI, to be released later that winter. [3]

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Work in Progress

Voicebanks[edit | edit source]

Tohoku Kiritan
Contrary to her sister Zunko's energetic tone, Kiritan has a calm yet almost emotionless voice.
  • Tohoku Kiritan (UTAU), June 24th, 2015
  • Tohoku Kiritan (VOICEROID+ EX), October 27th, 2016
  • Tohoku Kiritan (NEUTRINO), February 21st, 2020
  • Tohoku Kiritan (CeVIO AI), February 12th, 2021

Demonstrations[edit | edit source]

  • [Link] Work in Progress

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Reputation[edit | edit source]


Google Trends


  • First UTAU to also be released as a VOICEROID.
  • First voice established across four different synthesizer programs: UTAU, VOICEROID, NEUTRINO, CeVIO AI.
  • First VOICEROID to also be released as a NEUTRINO.
  • Second VOICEROID to also have a CeVIO AI voicebank.


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