So, the official primary Vocaloid2 characters so far are (1) Miku Hatsune, of course, (2) Rin and Len Kagamine, and (3) Luka Megurine, all fairly popular, though of course Miku takes the cake there. (They need to plug her into an anime, even just as a one-off character, so that she's eligible for SaiMoe. Seriously.)
Now a new Vocaloid2 character is reportedly coming, according to an October 12th announcement, and her name is Ritsu Namine. Ritsu is a "whispering" vocal and her style is all about being a mix of Japanese style and western style. The outfit seen here is clearly a Japanese gothic lolita take on primarily western style-- I'd rather see her in a wa-loli outfit. "Wa," as some of you may recall, is a prefix that means Japanese, where "yo" is western. A typical "wa-loli" outfit is one of those dresses you see that has frills and a poofy skirt but is styled like a kimono. Instead, she's very western...and by that I mean like Old West.
Still, though, she's a redhead, and I do love me some redheads. Her face has kind of a hard expression...hmm. A few videos have already appeared on YouTube presenting her voice, so here's one.
There is, of course, already plenty of fanart, too. Here's some of the best off Pixiv-- if you find more, add it to our gallery!
What do you guys think? Anyone have a new favorite?