…no, not the rankings. I am. I think there’s a heatwave happening here in my country and I’m literally on the verge of having a heatstroke. The only thing keeping me alive right now is my trusty industrial-grade electric fan, but even then it’s blowing hot, dry wind on my face.
Anyways, onto the related news… I’m expecting only one song to show up on the charts this week, and it’s the spiritual successor to the Synchronicity-series IMHO. That’s it. I’m still stoked on getting my daily dose of Bloody Hell. On the editors’ side of things, last week I asked red2 to be little bit more active on the V-ism community if he wants to get his position back… He replied by promising to be less active on the forums from now on. Son, I am disappoint.
So, with those shenanigan out of the way… ON TO THE RANKINGS!!!
Naho’s Opening Statement:
Good morning everyone. It’s time for Vocaran. It’s cold gloomy whether even though it’s spring…
New life has begun, and I’m sure it’s hard to get accustomed to. But don’t worry too much, and let’s just take it easy.
Anyway, why don’t we take a rest watching VocaRan? I’ll show you videos in which some are popular, and others are touching. Let’s get started from 30th as usual!
-Editors: Holocauxt, DTKel, Joe Mello, deztora, rebecca, redemtion2, GreenSage
-Song Stats: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)
- #30: 【初音ミク】 アナモゲラ【オリジナル】 (↓19)
- #29: 【鏡音リンオ リジナルPV】逃走ロマンティック【フェイP×ひよまんP】 (↓1)
What a drop… Ho snap.
- #28: 【初音ミク】 死にたがり【オリジナル曲】 (↑85)
*blink* What brought this on?!
- #27: 巡音ルカ「ル カルカ★ナイトフィーバー」【オリジナル曲】 (↑30)
This makes me wonder: if this song get into Project -DIVA-, are they gonna use the dance made for it, or are they gonna make a new one…?
- #26: 初音ミク オ リジナル曲 「裏表ラバーズ」 (↓15)
- #25: 【鏡音レン】 パラジクロロベンゼン【破壊系洗脳ソング】 (↑32)
Welcome back, Parachlorobenzene. !!! I totally did not think it would come back O_O
- #24: 初音ミク オ リジナル曲 「ローリンガール」 (↓11)
- #23: 鏡音レン●Passionate squall (!!)
Engrish and wet Len… this can’t end well. A cover it may be but the adjustment of Len’s voice is great, I have been listening to it on loop from time to time. Amazing cover~ That artist likes to put Len in such..positions…
- #22: 巡音ルカオリ ジナル曲「嘘つきのメリーゴーランド」 (↓4)
RAINBOWS. The song is just as captivating.
- #21: 【 巡音ルカ 】 Out of lies 【オリジナル曲】 (–)
Candidate for Rising Starlet of the Week – It’s got a different feel and holds my interest.
- #20: 【初音ミク】Screen Shot【PV付オリジナル曲】 (!!)
- #19: 【巡音ルカ】Just Be Friends【オリジナルPV】 (↓14)
- #18: 「Last Smile」初音ミクオリジナル曲 (!!)
- #17: 【初音ミクオ リジナル曲】シカーダ【PV】 (–)
Candidate for Rising Starlet of the Week – Different style of PV.
- #16: 【初音ミクオ リジナル】きみがすき (!!)
Looking kinda “KimiTodo” there, PV…
- #15: 【初音ミク】 モノクロ∞ブルースカイ 【オリジナル・のぼる↑】 (↓2)
- #14: 【初音ミク】 壊人間機械(ブロークンヒューマンマシン)【オリジナル曲】 (–)
Is anyone else getting flashbacks to s-CRY-ed here?
- #13: 【鏡音レン】 宵月桜【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
Candidate for Rising Starlet of the Week – Pane Dihira’s successor? I was worried this would not make it~
- #12: 【古川本舗】 mugs 【初音ミク】 (↓8)
- #11: 【オリジナル 曲】ユアハイネス☆マイプリンセス【男性ボカロ】 (↓5)
…And the fangirls continue to squee. But but look at how sexy they are! /cracks up/
- THIS WEEK’S PICK-UP: 【鏡音リン】BeDash 【オリジナル】(ChipTune) (#56 – !!)
Is it wrong that I keep reading this as “Bed Dash?” Like, running to the bed and getting some, IYWWIM?
- #10: 初音ミクでオ リジナル 「幸せの種 」 【2010 Original Mix】 (!!)
- #9: 【鏡音レン】 ショタショタ★フィーバーミラクルトゥナイト【カバー】 (–)
Samfree, you got beaten at your own game! ROFL! The original song (made for Mitani Nana and her UTAU) can’t really enter the WVR. Pretty much so…
- #8: 【鏡音リン】 trick art ! 【オリジナル曲】 (↑13)
A very pleasant piece of Jazz music made for Rin by DATEKEN, it’s definitely worth a listen in my opinion
- #7: 【鏡音レン】 escapade 【鏡音リン】（オリジナル） (↑37)
- #6: 【巡音ルカ】 あなたはクズだわ 【オリジナル】 (–)
Dunno, seems kinda plain to me.
- #5: 【初音ミク】 「帰り道」【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
It uses a different style than usual for Miku. It takes a while but it grows on you.
- #4: 【鏡音レン】 探偵むしめか゛ね ～ さらば怪人256面相【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
Girl in Her Lenses sequel, quite possibly has the best chance to get in the top 3 next week. I expect at least 75k in the views, if not more. An amazing PV~
- THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR #79 LINK HERE)
This spot is for a look back at the VocaRan one year before. Here are the top five songs from that week.
- H5: Such a cute PV~
- H4: Wow… the image looks surprisingly like Maria Holic.
- H3: <no comment>
- H2: <no comment>
- H1: Still bouncing to this even a year later.
- #3: 【初音ミク】 サクラノ前夜【オリジナル】 (!!)
Unworthy if you ask me. Rather plain.
- #2: 【オリジナル 曲】演劇テレプシコーラ【初音ミク】 (!!)
Hachi’s latest. It’s missing that special element of CLW and WEU.
- #1: 【鏡音リン・ レン】秘蜜〜黒の誓い〜【オリジナル】 (–)
…And here it is. Hopefully this stays a lot longer than the Synchronicity series of songs. I am hoping so as well, but at least it will be remembered as one of the Kagamine songs for the year. Amazing song and PV; deserved every view it got!
- ED Song: 「冬ノオワリ ニ」 オリジナル曲 Vo.初音ミク
In Other Vocaloid News:
Since there’s no news listed this week, I’m going to take this opportunity to remind our loyal readers that the Vocaloid Ranking SP5 is coming up. Look forward to it!
Okay, who was the one in charge of creating the video this week? Because they were really sloppy with the audio fadeouts for the top 3. In any case, hi, for those of you who forgot about me, I’m red2, second-fiddle Vocaran analyst. JM’s the first fiddle, if you’re wondering. This week surprised me, actually. Be it the amount of Kagamine songs this week, how far the top three fell (#3 went to #31 by the way), or by the fact that the soon-to-be-untracked “Sensitive to…” jumped back up to 28, it was an all over the place day for me.
JBF suffered its worst week under the new system, even though the points earned were far from paltry (47k got it 18th place in 125). Speaking of awkward points, I don’t think #3 should have gotten as high as it did. 33k of views is hardly enough to make ranks. It’s that damn Mylist multiplier again. I’m still a proponent of bringing that thing down to a 25 max to see the true popularity by views. Normally, now, I would choose my Rising Starlet of the Week, but I’ve had three or four that have the potential to get a major lift next week. Keep an eye on my comments to see which they are.
On the sloppy editing: apparently the person in charge has a high fever, according to the tags, so chill. (lol pun)
The random songs getting boosted (which has been very consistent over past weeks) is really puzzling me. One thing I’ve noticed: all the previously-dead songs that have been revived recently are all Luka songs. This week’s are #6 and #21. I don’t know if it matters, but I feel like it must be a conscious effort on a group of people, but I don’t have any idea why. It might be connected to the dropping off of the ostensibly-impervious regulars (even though Paradichlorobenzene, against all odds, actually returned– possibly due to a boost from #4). You’ll notice Double Lariat, ranking veteran over a year old, is still missing from the top thirty, and even magnet has finally dropped off… Very curious indeed.
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and please send me to the Antarctic, anyone. The heat here is killing me!