Megurine Luka has been unveiled as CV03. You may have heard her singing Amazing Grace not too long ago. When I heard that I wasn't too sure about how I felt towards the then unknown next Vocaloid. But just recently the song in the video above was released and I found myself more impressed. Luka is made to sing Japanese and English, and if you ask me her English is clear as could be. Her voice comes from seiyuu Asakawa Yuu, the voice of Rider from Fate/Stay Night and Sakaki from Azumanga Daioh, among many other characters. Check out her profile on ANN. Megurine Luka will be released later this month, as her scheduled release date is January 30th. Luka is apparently to be aged at 20 years old, making her the oldest of the Vocaloid2 characters. So, expect your favorite video sites to be flooded with new videos come February. I'm sure I'll be sharing some with you as well, as I look forward to hearing what people can create with her voice. I'm not going to go deep in depth on this post, but I just had to share this with everyone who might not have heard (though I haven't checked my normal daily sites yet to see if they've been overloaded with news about her). So, who thinks they'll make a Figma/Nendoroid of her by the end of 2009? I'd buy a Figma for sure.
There are already a nice flood of pictures of her on Piapro and Pixiv. Expect a decent gallery of Luka later this month! Hopefully you don't all get completely sick of my Vocaloid related posts, but don't worry there will be plenty of other kinds! I was going to post something else until I stumbled across the news of her first thing this morning.
Images from Gelbooru.