…Which I can’t really follow now, since that would mean that I have to stay awake in the wee hours of the morning (guess what timezone I’m in…). Same here, but I will try to do it while I still can. IN AMERICA!
So, if I could just kindly ask the other editors to keep up-to-date with the WVRs… As for my part of the equation, I can start commenting on individual songs on the chart again. For now, feel free to browse through the links above to have an idea what songs are going to make the cut this week!
Just in case you were out of the loop last week or have a severe case of amnesia, we now have a MyList modifer. It’s easy to explain in words, but I’d rather show you in numbers. :3
Let’s say a video has 20,000 Views, 4,000 Comments, and 1,000 MyLists.
-Modifier A is (Views+MyL)/(View+Com+MyLi), or 21,000/25,000=0.84
-Modifier B is (MyL/View*100)*2, or (4,000/20,000)*200=10.00 (40 is the maximum)
-Sum is 20,000+4,000(0.84)+1,000(10.0)=33,360
Simple numbers, no rounding error, and easy to understand. Okay, carry on.
-Editors: Crimson = DK, DarkGreen = DT, DarkBlue = JM, Violet = dez, Orange = red2
-Song Stats: Rank Up, Rank Down, Unmoved, Previously Unranked, NEW
NAHO’s OPENING STATEMENT:
Hello everyone; it’s time for the VocaRan again. Last week had a lot going on with exams… I’m sure you all worked hard.
However… the tests continue. For those who aren’t studying for exams, too… whether it’s in school or in work, even if you mess up, please give it your all until the very end!
With that having been said, relax and enjoy the ranking.
- #30: 【初音ミクオリジナル】黒電話つなげてよ【PV】 (NEW) – <no comment>
- #29: 【オリジナル曲PV】結ンデ開イテ羅刹ト骸【初音ミク】 (Down from 28) – At the risk of jinxing myself… Fall! Fall and die off already! If you get to lose 結ンデ, then I want 裏表 gone too. I’d give up 結ンデ for that.
- #28: 初音ミクオリジナル曲 「初音ミクの消失（LONG VERSION）」 (Up from 37) – …Welcome back?
- #27: 【初音ミク】マリオネットシンドローム【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Down from 7) – <no comment>
- #26: 【巡音ルカ】円尾坂の仕立屋【和風物語風オリジナル】 (Up from 30) – I don’t really get how this one bested CLW.
- #25: 初音ミク オリジナル曲 「裏表ラバーズ」 (Up from 27) – <no comment>
- #24: 【巡音ルカ】ダブルラリアット【オリジナル】 (Down from 19) – <no comment>
- #23: 「ロミオとシンデレラ」 オリジナル曲 vo.初音ミク (Up from 25) – Please note that this actually LOST 1,000 points.
- #22: 【鏡音リン】 もしもきみが 【オリジナル】 (NEW) – Maybe it’s just me but this song, cheerful as it may sound, reminds me of some oldies music instead. Pretty sure that was the point. Good effort. It does feel like oldies music, but I LIKE oldies music. :3
- #21: 鏡音リンレン が アフレコに初挑戦！ (Down from 16) – <no comment>
- #20: 【初音ミク】 【オリジナル曲】 (NEW) – <no comment>
- #19: magnet【初音ミク・巡音ルカオリジナル】 (Up from 24) – Now this is a surprise… I thought this would go down with the new scoring system.I think there was a new release with Big Al recently.
- #18: 【鏡音リン･レン】鏡音八八花合戦【歌舞伎パンク・PV付き】 (Down from 12) – <no comment>
- #17: 【鏡音レン】パラジクロロベンゼン【破壊系洗脳ソング】 (Up from 20) – Hurray, it lives and thrives under the new scoring! Gambatte, Len! \o/
- #16: 【巡音ルカ】 君恋し 【オリジナル曲】 (Up from 57) – <no comment>
- #15: 初音ミクオリジナル ZOU+ (NEW) – Another of the “Souzou” (Creation) series by AVTechNO, another good remix as well.He’s been doing a lot of remixes lately. I hope he’s not running out of ideas.
- #14: 【鏡音リン】空想パレット【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Down from 2) – Rin’s street outfit look together with her pair of yellow sunglasses pretty much caught my attention for this lively song. I wonder if we can get to see cosplays of it soon? Wouldn’t doubt it. My plan is to cosplay Noroi no Megane Rin first. Of course I need to start doing some crunches before that… <-- That I would love to see. xD
- #13: 【初音ミクオリジナル】 ダウト 【Jazz風ロック】 (Unranked) – <no comment>
- #12: 【巡音ルカ】ディスコミュニケーション (NEW) – Clearly the better (and stronger) of the two.
- #11: 【MMDリンチャーズ】 白いリボン 【鏡音リンオリジナル】 (NEW) – I sure wasn’t expecting this sequel. I don’t know why, but I LOVE it.
- THIS WEEK’S PICK-UP: 忙しい人のためのニコニコ動画2009feat.VOCALOIDの皆さん (#127 – NEW) – <no comment>
- #10: 【初音ミクオリジナル曲】＊ハロー、プラネット。【ドットPV付き】 (Up from 47) – The recent release of a Hello World PV sure gave this one a big push. I just wish that the other Sasakure songs get one as well. The new PV version had me shedding some tears when I first watched it a few times, it’s really touching. That and there was announcement that it’s turned into an actual video game, albeit a special feature on the DVD. See my final thoughts for more.
- #9: 【巡音ルカ】Just Be Friends【オリジナルPV】 (Up from 10) – Flourishing under the new scoring system? 7000 more views than last week.
- #8: 【初音ミク】 ボーカロイドのうた 【オリジナル】 (NEW) – <no comment>
- #7: [初音ミクオリジナル曲] 可能世界のロンド (NEW) – The music of the song has an addictive feel to it, as with the song “Scripted City” from the same creator.
- #6: 【初音ミク】どこかで他人が死んでいる【オリジナル曲】 (NEW) – Okay, this song is just weird…
- #5: 初音ミク オリジナル曲 『 Imitation 』 【PV付き】 (NEW) – <no comment>
- #4: 【初音ミク】falldown【オリジナル←】 (NEW) – <no comment>
- THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: – <no comment>
- #3: 【弱音ハク】白ノ娘【中世物語風オリジナル】 (Down from 1) – For some reason, this song give me the chills like no other Vocaloid song has… not even those that were intentional creepy to begin with. Another viewpoint of the Aku no series by mothy. I feel sad for both Haku and Rin after watching this.
- #2: 【初音ミク】文学少年の憂鬱(Ver.2)【オリジナル】 (Up from 6) – Hmm… a lot of somber (or outright deadpan) songs in the ranking this week. Accurate reflection of NND’s current state with regard to Vocaloids? It’s somber alright, but somehow I find myself listening to it on loop… I LOVE this song. The lyrics, the music, the video, everything. I was really surprised when I saw it was #2… I totally forgot about the song that ended up being #1.
- #1: 【巡音ルカ】 星空と雪の舞踏会 【オリジナル】 (Up from 38) – …and even if the rhythm of this song is fast and upbeat, the lyrics sure ain’t. I think NND is feeling emo right now… Not that this song is bad, just… forgettable. I’d rather #2 have gotten this spot– but that’s just me.
- ED Song: [初音ミク] The world of clockwork [オリジナル] – I’m getting some nostalgia. First ED song I’ve seriously considered downloading to put on my Sansa.
IN OTHER VOCALOID NEWS:
Now, about that festival…
When the 61st Sapporo Snow Festival opens on February 5th (Friday), they’ll have a snow sculpture of Miku-san! It’s the realization of a collaboration!
The festival will last from February 5th (Friday) until February 11th (Thursday). So short… Make sure you go and check it out!
All right. Back in the saddle, so here we go. This week marked the first actual shift using the new multiplier system. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, the listings below the countdown 30-100 slide off slower than before. Fate:Rebirth held its position at 97, CLW slid back in the 10s, as did Synchronocity. Magical Kitty and Transfer Robot Miku took a dive off the tracker, but that was pretty much expected.
With some songs losing points and still gaining positions, I can pretty much say that this was a low scoring week, and none of the top three scored an impressive amount. When Rin’s “I Can’t Fly” dove from 3 to 43, it gives a good idea of how brutal the new countdown can get. Even Unfragment got shot down to 45. Fate:Rebirth and Kimi no Taion are slated on my list of stop-tracks for next week, however I think one more might join them.
For my closing remarks, I realize that NND has the whole ratings thing where only one video can be considered per-song, the newly animated Hello Planet PV should really get a major nod. Not only did it bring up the original video from 47th to 10th place, but in scoring alone it would have blown out nearly every record if it were considered for the rankings. At the time I wrote this, it had 188,000 views and 19,000 mylists. Working out the totals with the multipliers (yes I did it myself, I’m a geek, ha ha) it would have scored nearly 600,000 points, an obvious record. So shout out to that one. See you all next week.