Farce90’s Post Series – Part 5: Megurine Luka

Another late night post, for me anyway. Hope you guys don’t mind too much but I’ve been so busy and my allergies are still kicking me around. But today is Megurine Luka.

Luka was developed to be bilingual and sing in both English and Japanese in an attempt to break and meld the cultural barriers. She was released fairly recently, just on January 30th of last year. She was designed by Kei who has also done the designs for both Hatsune Miku and the Kagamine Twins. Her name is rather unusual, aside from Megurine. Megurine is a combination of the words meguri (circulate/around) and ne (sound, but who didn’t see that coming). Luka invokes the homonymous Japanese words nagare (flow) and ka (song/scent). Don’t ask me how it works, because I really couldn’t tell you if I tried. Her name is supposed to imply that he songs are meant for all peoples.

Luka’s popularity took off only a few days after her release. In that short time some of her songs had knocked other long time running popular songs completely off the charts, including songs by Ryo and Supercell (not including Melt).

There’s been one thing about Luka that has bothered me for some time, and that is a fan made version of her that I find to be quite disturbing, called Takoluka. It’s basically Luka’s head with tentacles instead of hair. Although it’s not nearly as disturbing as leg-hair Miku-head, it’s still freaky.

Sorry for the short post, but I’m tired, I’m still sore, I have school again tomorrow, and there wasn’t much information available. I do have another wallpaper to maybe make up for it. Here you go, guys.

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8 responses to “Farce90’s Post Series – Part 5: Megurine Luka

  1. Luka happens to be my favorite Vocaloid. I have quite a collection of her songs, both Japanese and English.

    Also, I think Takoluka is cute.

  2. lol i downloaded the takoluka desktop buddy and was like WTF? The steamroller one with Rin and Miku is pretty funny though.

      • This might be a bit awkward, but I don’t have any Luka songs. I never really bothered to look into any of them. Give me some recommendations and I’ll gladly take a peak.

      • For English songs, I like Luka’s version of “Human” (originally by The Killers), “I was made for lovin’ you” by KISS, “Together Forever” by Rick Astley, and any Lady Gaga songs she sings. Consequently, I don’t actually like Lady Gaga’s music unless Luka is singing. I don’t have all of those MP3s. I have to settle for youtube.

        For her Japanese songs, I especially like “Wonderlust”, “Double Lariat”, “Magnet” (duet with Miku, though this might be a Rin/Len duet originally, I’m not sure), “A Faint Voice” and “Regeneration”.

        Great work on this post series, Farce.

    • Glad you like it. And I did say I’d make a post each day and I plan to keep it that way. And I actually am feeling quite better now, but I’m not sure for how long with these god forsaken allergies of mine.

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