Weekly Vocaloid Ranking Review Begins… Maybe?

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Image source: minami

It seems as though the posting of Weekly Ranking reviews is now a sorta lost art to Vocaloidism. It all started way back in ArmyCats’ Vocaloid blog (with a full list of songs to boot!) but seems to have been lost in transition to this place.

So allow me to (re)introduce myself. The name’s DK, one of ArmyCats’ former blog-posters for the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking Reviews and other related articles. From here on out, I’ll be posting links to the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking and giving reviews on it… AS IT HAPPENS.

For more information, the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking (週刊VOCALOIDランキング) are uploaded on Nico Nico Douga (ニコニコ動画) every Tuesday at 1:00am Japan Standard Time (UTC+9), though it can be postponed for up to an hour. A Vocaforum round-table discussion can also be found here.

Stay tuned next week! Y’all gonna learn how to love the ‘Loids all over again!

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4 thoughts on “Weekly Vocaloid Ranking Review Begins… Maybe?”

  1. One thing I don't like about the countdown is that they never retire videos. Miku Miku ni Shiteageru, Black Rock Shooter, World is Mine, Meltdown, Double Lariat, Disappearance of Hatsune Miku… they all have been on the countdown for way longer than any countdown should have a single video. At least with normal countdowns, the videos get put into retirement, and put up on a sort of hall-of-fame list. I would really like to see that happen with the Vocaloid Countdown. As it is now, they're clogging up spots that could be used for newer videos that are just as good and deserve their time in the sun.

    1. I’m going to call you out on this, and it’s not because you don’t have a point. Yes, there have been songs that are probably well past their due dates, but they aren’t there by accident. The scoring and ranking system is objective, and being able to “retire” songs smacks of subjectivity. The fact that there have been songs on the charts for a year or more is just an anomaly perpetuated by the timelessness of the music and the fact that they were there first.

      Would I be surprised if someone were botting to run the scores up? No, but the numbers fall as they do and we need to take them at their face value for now until otherwise known.

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