>When and how did you get into it?
Haha, oh wow. I got into it through the Vocaloid fandom obviously in the 2011-2013 sort of era. I also joined the western vocaloid/youtaite fandom and uploaded vocaloid covers I made and (actual vocal covers) to Youtube. Made a lot of friends along the way.
>Who's your favorite?
My favorite is ゆある(Yuaru), I love her strong chest voice. She sounds so lovely and powerful.
>What's your favorite cover?
To this day it's probably Tengaku by Hanatan. Vid related. I listen to it when I want to feel empowered lol? It's cringe but who gives a fuck.
>Do you like ryouseirui?
I used to. I considered myself one as well back in the day since my voice is naturally deep. I enjoy the voice acting part of it but slowly grew out of the "gender-special" aspect. I think it's impressive to be able to use multiple registers of your voice in a way that sounds good. Ika-san is one of my favorite ryouseirui. I also enjoyed Kogainu back in the day.
>Do you listen to non-Japanese utaite, too?
Sometimes. I dislike the popular ones like Rachie and Jubiephonic. A lot of my friends were part of the western utaite community. My favorite is relatively unknown. https://www.youtube.com/user/1001piecepuzzle
>Have you seen anyone live?
Nope! But I've always dreamed of seeing Nano live. She started off as a Utaite so I guess she counts?
>How do you feel about the shift between vocaloid exclusive content and the current broader definition?
I honestly miss the days when the vocaloids were characters themselves with unique PVs and storylines. It was fun when vocaloid had a VAing aspect to it and people would try to simulate the voices. Nowadays it's more about the music itself, which isn't a bad thing, but sometimes I miss the storytelling. Stuff like the Synchronicity series, Servant of Evil etc just had such interesting compelling storylines and while the music wasn't always great I wish we could go back.