I'm doing a report on them for my Japanese Class, and I need a section on criticisms of Vocaloids.
All I can think of is that:
More composers may begin to use Vocaloids rather than real singers for their works, as they don't have to pay or find a singer, and can simply get their compositions published directly. This is a negative for singers and leads to the whole technology replacing jobs issue of the modern era.
Secondly, fans of Vocaloids are typically otaku's and they may be more attracted to the cute characters rather than the actual music. This is evident with all the popularity of Vocaloid figurines/makura (pillows)/Project Diva unlockable swimsuits/etc.
I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing but the first priority for Vocaloids should be music and kawaii appeal second.
Just to make clear, i'm a mixture of both, some songs I like for the music, some songs I like because of the PV, live concert, etc.
I really like Vocaloids and don't wish to offend who does too.
Just want some feedback on my 'criticisms' on Vocaloids and any additional ones.
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