For an Internet and Video Game junkie like me, reality can be quite a sobering experience. Lately, I can’t afford to bum around when there’s a lot of work to be done: wrapping up my college requisites for graduation, doing modules for an HMO project with a deadline looming right over me, and managing my funds to help out the household. Anyway, what I’m really trying to say is, I don’t know long I keep this up along with being up-to-date with the Vocaloid rankings. Some day, I may have to pass this responsibility to somebody else…
But that won’t stop me from liking Vocaloids. Heck, I even got to add Yowamushi Mont Blanc to my playlist lately. Maybe I’ll start being a casual Vocaloid listener from now on.
Naho’s Opening Statement:
It’s time for this week’s VocaRan, ribbit.
Summer’s almost here! The humidity’s almost here! And during that time ribbit in the neighborhood park you’ll be able to hear a chorus of frogs, ribbit.
Because of the influence of this ribbit ribbit season, I think the reigning songs will feel like happiness and sadness, joys and sorrows, ribbit.
Now let’s go watch the top thirty from this week, ribbit ribbit!
-Editors: Holocauxt, DTKel, Joe Mello, deztora, rebecca, redemtion2, GreenSage
-Song Stats: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)
- #30: 【初音ミク】1925【オ リジナル曲】 (↓29)
- #29: 【鏡音リン】 クドリャフカ【オリジナル曲】PV付 (!!)
Whoa, I forgot about this song! I LOVE the new mylist modifier!!
- #28: magnet 【初音ミク・巡音ルカオリジナル】 (↓17)
- #27: 【初音ミク】 桜前線異常ナシ【オリジナル曲】 (↓9)
I do like the unique style, but I don’t think it’s something I could listen to on repeat. I don’t think it’s something I can listen to, period.
- #26: 【初音ミク】 白い雪のプリンセスは 【オリジナル】 (↑97)
I didn’t know someone made an another for this… *looks it up*
- #25: 初音ミク（Θ）Sr.Wonderland (↓12)
- #24: 【オリジナル 曲PV】沙上の夢喰い少女【巡音ルカ】 (↓2)
Hachi seems to be obsessed over this old-timey film style, don’t you think?
- #23: 初音ミク オ リジナル曲 「裏表ラバーズ」 (↑24)
- #22: 【初音ミクappend(sweet)】 Rain*Sweet*Umbrella【オリジナル】 (–)
Sweet jam. I was wondering where you were last week! This song is addictive. Delightfully enjoyable, it’s like having delicious candy for the ears.
- #21: 【古川本舗】 グリグリメガネと月光蟲 【初音ミクdark】 (↓3)
Aww… it fell hard. ;_; I’m always a sucker for these slow rock songs
- #20: 【鏡音リン・ レン】 ネリの星空 【オリジナル曲】 (↓13)
- #19: 【初音ミク】 わんわんお にゃんにゃんお【オリジナル】 (↑22)
- #18: 【巡音ルカ】Just Be Friends【オリジナルPV】 (↑19)
- #17: 【鏡音リン】 メランコリック【オリジナルPV付】 (↓11)
Well it didn’t fall too hard… it’s a steady decline that shows it’s still popular. This song has a nice drive to it Simply love this Rin song, even after weeks of listening to it.
- #16: 【初音ミク】 傾城妓唄 【オリジナル】 (!!)
Interesting clash of visual and song
- #15: 【初音ミク】 ぬらりくらり【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
Watch out for that blue shell… >_>
- #14: 【鏡音リン】 S・K・Y 【オリジナル】 (!!)
When do they calculate the points for the VocaRan? Because it was at higher than this on Friday… Monday, no? Anyway, candidate for Video of the Year? LiveP has done it again, and I applaud his adjustment of Rin’s (ACT1) voice.
- #13: 初音ミク オ リジナル曲 「ローリンガール」 (↑27)
It seems an utatte mita cover boosted it up… well good. It needs to be higher than 裏表. Of course it’s a little annoying that it’s already near a million views…
- #12: [初音ミクAppend オリジナル曲] 五月少女 (!!)
Oooh, I like. Then again, I like almost all of this P’s stuff. A song with a nice upbeat feel to it, relaxing to listen to as well.
- #11: 【初音ミク(と く)】ARiA【オリジナル曲PV】 (↓5)
The song’s growing on me, although the PV isn’t. Is that a space elevator?
- THIS WEEK’S PICK-UP: 【初音ミク】outro 【オリジナル】 (#68 – !!)
Whoa, zddn comes back from the grave! Well, Vocaloid-wise, I mean. Hm. Interesting tune.
- #10: 【初音ミクAppend】 原罪と未来のジレンマ【オリジナル】 (↑15)
Another Miku Append song nicely done, it’s simply good.
- #9: 【初音ミク】 指切り【オリジナル曲PV付】 (↓4)
This is a pretty slow drop for a song that sounds almost exactly like Marionette Syndrome, only not as good. =/ I’m also a sucker for a swing beat.
- #8: 【巡音ルカ】a balance【オリジナル】 (↑101)
It’s… kinda meh.
- #7: 【鏡音レン】 7番目の僕【オリジナル】 (!!)
It made it! がんばれ、mayukoさああああん!
- #6: 【初音ミクAppend】 自己ちゅ→♡【初恋物語風オリジナル曲・PV付】 (!!)
I can completely understand why this song would have so many views. For some reason, the x8 amuses me Cute song and PV, lovely indeed.
- #5: 【GUMI】 弱虫モンブラン【オリジナル曲PV付】 (↑7)
Gumi goes up! ^w^ Still going strong… This may finally be GUMI’s character song. It went up… and it didn’t lose points…! I’m so happy I could cry! T^T Didn’t thought about this song initially, but after listening to it more regularly it has got to be one of my favorite GUMI songs.
- #4: 初音ミクオリ ジナル曲「フラッシュバックサウンド」 (↓1)
Honestly, I don’t like this one quite as much as this P’s other stuff. Still good though. I hope it sticks around a little more. It’s not bad.
- THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR #84 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: I’ll never be able to listen to this song without thinking, “…Ritsu’s cover is better.” >_>
- H4: Where’s otetsu when you need him? All the Luka songs lately have been meh.
- H3: Aaaaah nostalgia attack! もう一年か・・・
- H2: B(
- H1: BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH~!!!*shoots at his widescreen monitor* AH HECK NO! Not this again!!! And I thought you would’ve gotten over this already. Guess not. =P You’re going to have to get through a looooot of fangirls to successfully shoot what you’re aiming at.
- #3: 【初音ミク】seventeen【オ リジナル曲PV付】 (!!)
It’s not a clone of Marionette Syndrome! YES! Also, I like it. I probably would find this really good if there was more piano and less other stuff. Regardless, it’s decent. This Miku song is so sweet, I can’t help but to like it.
- #2: 【初音ミクAppend】 デンドロビウム・ファレノプシス【オリジナル曲】 (↑23)
I was hoping this would be number one. Oh well… A rather sad song with beautiful melody, it’s touching as well.
- #1: 【巡音ルカ】Flightless Bird【オリジナル】 (!!)
Haven’t had a new Luka song make it to the Top-1 for a while now… If only it wasn’t so… meh. Awesome piano can’t save a meh song from being meh. >_> An interesting song. OP-style with changing time signatures and a whole lot of interesting stuff going on. I’m starting to think that it would’ve been better if there weren’t vocals.
- ED Song: 【初音ミク】 love.Game 【オリジナル曲】
First ED in a while that’s caught my attention. If my Sansa hadn’t died, I would probably add it in. Yay chiptune RPM. x3
In Other Vocaloid News:
Miku-san and many fans’ passionate dreams are flying…
The Venus space probe “Akatsuki” equipped with an H-2A rocket, on May 18th (Tuesday), at 6:44, will finally be taking off!
But for the people watching this VocaRan, “Akatsuki” might already be launched. I hope it flies safely…
Having said that, here’s the ranking from 31 onward, ribbit.
Low-scoring week is low-scoring, but there were some good songs in here today, and not just by Miku either. On that subject, though, I have to say I really like Miku’s appends. I think they breathe new life into a voice that many of us had already gotten sick of. I feel like a Miku fan again, and I think that’s pretty amazing.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Miku’s been dominating lately. Add in the appends to her already existing popularity, and we all knew this would happen. It is interesting, however, as one nico commentator pointed out, there hasn’t been a Miku append song as number one yet. A few have gotten close, but just weren’t quite there.
Of course this doesn’t mean that the append is a failure. Clearly it’s a success. It’s just interesting. Is it only a matter of time, or will it be like GUMI, getting close but never quite there…? Time will tell. (Also, I have a really good rant on why 弱虫モンブラン should’ve been number one the week it came out, if anyone wants to hear it. ;D)
Scuse me, I’m just gonna squeeze in here for a bit. Dez, I’m pretty sure I took care of that rant on 133, but if you want to continue it, please feel free ^_^. JBF gained this week, yet still lost viewing numbers. It won’t be long now for it. Yowamushi has officially stabilized after 5 weeks, and it still didn’t even touch the dreaded double-digit line. I expect #7 to be executed next week, *shudders*. We’ve got a new Wowaka that will probably take the top 3 next week, but it won’t last very long. We’ve also got a new Vocarock Gumi to watch for. And for my final thought… WHY THE HELL ISN’T UTAU ALLOWED IN THE RANKING YET?! The latest meme on the chans and NND, and we’re missing out all because Lamaze and Gojimagi used Teto for Mischievous Function?! I can’t stand for this! Is there a petition going to get them to allow the UTAU in? I WANNA SIGN!
I’ve been afb for a bit, but this week was interesting. There were a lot of decent songs on the list, something I really couldn’t say in previous weeks. Dez brings up an interesting question about append’s success, but there are two things to keep in mind: 1) it still costs money for what is essentially an add-on and 2) there may have still been a creative hangover being the week after Golden Week
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, even if I may not be around anymore.