To make a successful virtual idol like Hatsune Miku, you need two things: a good-sounding virtual voice and awesome visuals of your singer to capture people’s imaginations—which is why Vocaloid character designs tend to be so darn cool looking.

Below is a collection of the best-looking character designs among the dozens of Vocaloids out there. Enjoy!

Akikoloid-chan, Anon and Kanon, Aoki Lapis

Gackpo, Clara and Bruno, Daina

Dex, Flower, Galaco

Gumi, Hatsune Miku, IA

Kagamine Rin and Len, KAITO, Kano Akira

Kobayashi Matcha, Kokone, Lily

Luo Tianyi, Macne Nana, Maika

MAYU, Megurine Luka, MEIKO

Merli, Mew, Nekomura Iroha

Otori Kohaku, Rana, Ring Suzune

Sachiko, SeeU, SF-A2 Miki

SONiKA, Tohoku Zunko, Tone Rion


YOHIOloid, Yuezheng Longya, Yuezheng Ling

Yuzuki Yukari, Zhanyin Lorra


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