After being out of commission for a while, I have returned to start bringing you, the loyal readers, UtaRan posts once again. But it’s been a while since the last one… so in this week’s spotlight, I’m taking the helm to bring you back up to speed on what’s been going on in the UTAU world.
One thing you might’ve missed was the utatte mita singer Mitani Nana getting an UTAU, topping the charts and all the Teto songs for two weeks during Teto’s birthday celebration, and all the ranting I did about it. Well ever since samfree’s Nana song, the UTAU has been rather absent, save for this:
Next, remember that adorable little song TOKOTOKO did with Nene Nene that topped the charts? It was called “Hana ni Naru” and the original hit ten thousand views recently. Considering that the UTAU program is still a niche interest, for an UTAU song to have a PV made for it is impressive, but the song’s popularity has gone farther and has not one, but two PVs out for it. The second PV is where our opening image comes from today.
Not only that, but TOKOTOKO made a self-cover of the song using one of Miku’s append voices (sweet). Your mileage may vary on this one, though.
It’s also worth mentioning that TOKOTOKO recently put up the karaoke version of the song for download, too, so if you were dying to sing it but were too afraid to go a capella, now’s your chance.
Now you might remember a producer called mosomosoP, who made a song called Sayonara no Matataki. Recently, this song hit one hundred thousand views, but after that song mosomosoP had been flying under the radar… until a few weeks ago.
You won’t be seeing this one on the charts now because it was already in the top three for the past two weeks, but regardless, it’s good to know such a talented producer is still in the game.
Now, for this week’s picks. First comes another amazing song from pseudo-newcomer 毎夜P, featuring one of my favorite duets, Sekka Yufu and Yurika Sayu.
Over forty-three hundred points is nothing to sneeze at. On the Vocaloid side (can’t forget about them), we have another awesome song from LiveP– but this time, the PV artist is Ryono, and not NEGI, which means people like me can enjoy watching the video without his or her eyes bleeding. It’s a match made in heaven.
And that’s it for this week. Enjoy your weekend, and see you on Monday!