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Will Gumi dethrone Miku?
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:19 AM
But IA is beginning to show results, that she is gonna be a fierce competitor to Gumi.
She's already won 1st place 2 weeks after her release.
(silly pun lol) Her developer is 1st place xD
Gumi's won 1st place quite a number of times on weekly rankings and could dethrone Miku.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:41 AM
Miku is going to be the most popular vocaloid for some time.
Gumi merch is almost non-existant.
Go to conventions. Miku Plush dolls, Miku Keychains, figurines. It's all there.
Miku merch all over, toyota, Google Chrome ads. She is the most advertised and got probably the most released Vocaloid songs/videos.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:44 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:02 AM
Agreed. She's become an icon and what I like to think of as a "gateway Vocaloid": most people first learn about Vocaloids through Miku, since she's so prevalent. Her popularity isn't so much about the voice anymore as it is the status she's achieved. The more advanced the technology gets, the better voices we'll have, but I have a feeling Miku will stick around regardless. She's kinda like the Mickey Mouse of Vocaloids.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:43 AM
GUMI will probably be a big Vocaloid in V3, but Miku is at least overwhelmingly the god of Vocaloid 2.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:39 AM
GUMI is finally getting a nendoroid so that already opens gateways. It's only a matter of time before fans are cosplaying her just as much as Miku and merchandise of her can be seen in many places.
But I'm also a firm believer in the fact that there can be more than one 'shining star' in this fandom. I truly believe Miku will stay on top, but it's possible for GUMI and others to get up on that throne too and share it with Miku.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:14 PM
Yes. Mickey Mouse of Vocaloids. Yes good perfect yes yes.
It's only a matter of time until Miku's popularity wanes. Even if other Vocaloids won't replace her, they can share the spotlight? As in being equally popular?
However you look at it though, Miku will always have her special place because she's the reason Vocaloid became popular. Like Mickey Mouse, everyone knows him
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:44 PM
Gumi is still not the Big "I am" of Vocaloid but even I have to admit that she is stealing a lot of Miku's spotlight. Miku still have the fandom, but Gumi seems to have the interest.
Youtube poster 2; I'm guessing that it breaks the word in half.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:30 PM
Even if she does, though, I don't think it will be for a looooong time. Miku's getting the English bank too, that'll probably boost her popularity.