Ok so like a lot of people seem to have problems installing UTAU correctly, and also have problems getting hiragana-encoded voicbanks to work, so i'm just gonna show you how.
So now that you're on the control panel, you should see something like this: (remember it might look different depending on which version of windows you have, i'm on windows 8)
You're going to want to go to "Clock, Language, and Region"
Click on the Region icon, and this window should pop up:
Go to the Administrative tab, and click "change system locale" This will require you being the administrator/owner of the computer, so if it belongs to your friend/parent/relative, they'll need to enter their computer password to be able to work. After that, you should get this window:
The default system locale should be English (or whatever language your computer is set in) just click the drop down menu, and select "Japanese(Japan)" and press OK. This will require you restarting your computer to continue.
OK, that was the semi-hard part, everything past this point should be relatively easy, assuming you followed part one.
Now you'll be able to download UTAU.
You're going to want to go to this website
and download the current version of UTAU (as of now, it's v0.4.18e) Then just run the installer and it should download UTAU onto your computer.
(I should mention that if you downloaded UTAU before changing your locale, you might want to un-install i before re-installing it again, otherwise it might not work)
Anyways, there should now be an UTAU icon somewhere on your desktop, if not, it can be found via OS(C
-->program files/(x86)-->UTAU. Open up UTAU just to make sure it installed correctly. If the layout is written in Japanese, it installed correctly.
Alright, now that you have UTAU installed, now you'll be able to download various voicebanks for the program. You should establish a folder to put all of your voicebanks in, first. Just make a new folder somewhere on your computer labeled "voicebanks", or, if you want all downloaded voicebanks to be automatically installed when you download them, put them into your "voice" folder inside the UTAU folder.
I'm just going to link a few different UTAUs I personally think are really good, and other popular ones.Kasane Teto
(if you're new to the program, download her diphone-only voicebank)Momone Momo
(i'm pretty sure most of the voicebanks on this page are CV banks)Namine Ritsu
(most of his voicebanks are VCV, but there should be a few CV ones on his site)Sekka Yufu
(her ふんわり bank is really HQ)Hibiki Shinji
(i'd use his Creamy bank)Shouka Tori
(CV only)Gahata Meiji
(as far as I know her banks are all VCV)BLYTHE Anaka
- (no website) VCV - www.mediafire.com/download/6nk…
(not recommended for beginners, voicebank dump) CV - www.mediafire.com/download/si2…
(about 10 different voicebanks in one, big file size)Yurika Saya/Sai
Please tell me if you have any questions, or if any of the links are broken! I really hoped this helped!!