Lemme just make this as short as possible: I’m swamped with work (I even took some of it home for me to work on later), so I probably won’t be able to watch this week’s VocaRan until tomorrow at the very least. Still, somebody has to keep publishing these articles and other Vocaloid-related news like it, otherwise we’d lose our credibility as a Vocaloid news blog.
So now we’ll start looking for other Vocaloid fans who are enthusiastic enough to take part in our community. The qualifications are simple: has to be good at creating interesting articles and publish them on time. As for the VocaRan articles, cooperation with the other editors is also key. deztora/rebecca will translate Naho’s statements (though rebecca is kinda MIA at the moment), red2/JM will analyze the results (if they’re available), while the rest can comment on the individual song on the ranking.
To anyone interested, you can post your comments on this very article or you can register at our forums.
Naho’s Opening Statement:
The time has come for this week’s VocaRan! GUMI-san! Happy birthday! Please continue to reach us with your amazing singing voice!
Having said that, in celebration of GUMI’s birthday, a lot of new songs have been uploaded!? Also, the end of June means more birthdays…!? And with all that going on, there is this week’s ranking.
Well then, this week as well, let’s start viewing from number 30 onward. Douzo!!
-Editors: Holocauxt, DTKel, Joe Mello, deztora, rebecca, redemtion2, GreenSage
-Song Stats: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)
- #30: 【GUMI】弱虫モンブラン【オリジナル曲PV付】 (↓24)
Whew! Safe. That was close. It’d better go up next week, even if the points drop a little. *grumble*shoulda gone up this week too…*grumblegrumble*
- #29: 【巡音ルカ】///unknown/// 【オリジナル】 (!!)
- #28: 【鏡音レン】パラジクロロベンゼン【破壊系洗脳ソング】 (↑54)
Congrats on the one million views achievement. \o/ ミリオンおめぇ！
- #27: 【巡音ルカオリジナルPV】ダンサーインザダーク【fatman×ハツ子】 (↓3)
Having listened to this song some more now, I think I like it better than I did before. Just tweak a bit of the English, and it’s actually a really good song.
- #26: 【鏡音リン】 雨傘とじて 【オリジナル】 (!!)
Easy on the ears and relaxing to listen to.
- #25: 【鏡音リン】 オトナのオモチャ 【オリジナル】 (↓8)
- #24: 【初音ミク】 クローズ・クロー 【オリジナル曲PV付】 (!!)
- #23: 【初音ミク】Keep Only One Love【オリジナル】 (↓4)
Such uplifting music and yet such a sad song. ;_;
- #22: 【PV】谷中初音町よりハロー【capsule+初音ミク＋MMD】 (!!)
This would’ve won something at MMD Cup, I’m sure >: Maybe the full version could be entered in the next one?
- #21: 【初音ミク・巡音ルカ】天雪ノ乱舞【オリジナル】 (–)
I like this song slightly more than I did before. It’s… okay.
- #20: 【鏡音リン】 CHU！して！【オリジナル曲】 (–)
- #19: 【神威がくぽ・鏡音レン】全裸で書いたラブレター【バナナス・PV付】 (–)
I wish people forgot about this …Two.
- #18: 【初音ミク】ミラクルペイント【オリジナル曲】 (–)
- #17: 極楽鳥 -bird of paradise- 【鏡音リン】（オリジナル） (–)
Fo– hey, this song’s pretty cool.
- #16: 初音ミクのちょっとアレな曲3 私は人間じゃないから -Full ver.- （修正版） (–)
- #15: 【めぐっぽいどオリジナル曲】ぼくらの１６ｂｉｔ戦争【ＰＶ付き】 (↑51)
Well, at least there’s still love for GUMI. <3 Yes, but still, six.
- #14: 初音ミク（Θ）恋愛部活動記録 (↑78)
Oh yeah! I was wondering where this was last week. It’s pretty cool.
- #13: 【巡音ルカ】巡姫舞踊曲【オリジナル曲】 (–)
- #12: 【鏡音リン】のろいのめか゛ね ～ stray girl in her lenses【オリジナル曲】 (–)
xDDDDD And eight… I wish Mushimegane had gotten the bump instead. D:
- #11: 【GUMI】 泣き虫アンサンブル 【オリジナル曲PV】 (!!)
Soothing music + Nice PV + GUMI’s realistic-sounding voice = winner TOKOTOKO does it again. Brilliant, even if the guitar sounds really close to Puzzle.
- THIS WEEK’S PICK-UP: 【GUMI】さよならポラリス【オリジナル曲やで】 (!!)
Gumi seems to get all the fun and interesting songs This would have been on the ranking if not for– well, you know.
- #10: 【オリジナル曲PV】clock lock works【初音ミク】 (–)
- #9: 【GUMI】 Dearest (yks remix) 【ぼかんないんです＞＜】 (!!)
See, I thought the rite of passage was “_ ni shite ageru” Hats off to yuukiss for making this, it’s so good that I wouldn’t mind looping it for the whole day. It seriously is that good. Meiko’s was pretty good, Miku’s was okay, but this is just PERFECT. I love it.
- #8: 初音ミクがオリジナル曲を歌ってくれました「Last Night, Good Night」 (–)
- #7: 【初音ミク】深幸【オリジナル】 (!!)
Holy crap! A NEW song! It’s pretty nice.
- #6: 【初音ミク】 え？あぁ、そう。 【オリジナル曲】 (→)
I still find that to be an odd pose And this… eleven…
- #5: 【巡音ルカ】ワンコール・ラブコール【オリジナル曲】 (↑16)
Ah! Who called it?? I called it! That’s right!! This song is still awesome.
- #4: 初音ミク・巡音ルカ オリジナル曲 「ワールズエンド・ダンスホール」 (↓2)
The big fall hasn’t come yet, I don’t think Out of the top three finally, but still in the top five… it’s definitely got Meltdown staying power.
- THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR #90)
This spot is for a look back at the VocaRan one year before. Here are the top five songs from that week.
- H5: Since Roshin Yuukai will be making an appearance in Project Diva 2nd, I guess I forget all that “Meltdown effect” fiasco I did almost a year ago. I’m a happy man now. Somewhat ironic, considering this week’s Top 30
- H4: <no comment>
- H3: In the name of the…nevermind
- H2: <no comment>
- H1: Ahh, classic Oster Project. Makes me smile.
- #3: 【巡音ルカ】Heart Beats【オリジナル】【ＶＯＣＡＬＯＩＤ】 (–)
This is pure J-pop: fun, upbeat, and kickin’ bass. I like it.
- #2: 【ミクAppend】キャンディアディクトフルコォス【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
Why must the opening guitar riff be so awesome and the rest of the song be meh? D: (Okay, that’s not true. It’s like some corrupted surf rock thing, and that’s pretty neat, but still) It’s underwhelming. I was expecting more… oomph, but it never really builds up to anything. Still good, of course, just not as great as it could be.
- #1: 【初音ミク】 GALLOWS BELL 【オリジナル！】 (!!)
Fun little pop rock number. Probably forgettable, but it’s pleasant on the ears. Agreed. And the illustration for the video is beautiful as well. Pretty PV + good song – typical Miku voice = win? It would be so much more awesome if it were sung by a different Vocaloid…
- ED Song: 【ＧＵＭＩ、ちる】 The cherry blossom front 【オリジナル】
Gumi! x3 It’s likely just me, but the main guitar riff reminds me of “God knows” This is nice. Possibly mylist-worthy.
In Other Vocaloid News:
As one of the birthdays appearing at the end of the month, I, Naho, will celebrate my 2nd birthday on July 1st. If you think about it, it was just the legs at first…
From here on out, thank you for continuing to have me and the VocaRan. With that, here is the rest from this week, starting with 31.
This. Week. Was. Bizarre. If anyone can link me to the 2ch thread where they decided “Let’s mess with the Weekly Vocaloid Rankings!”, I would most appreciate it. It even pushed out JBF, and I thought if any 門番 was safe, JBF was it.
Yeah, my only explanation was trolling, as well. It really didn’t affect me, since the worst of the songs were fair to middling, but there has to be a better use of your time than to mess around with something as trivial as viral video rankings.
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and now I’m off to work on those Excel sheets. I swear, automating HMOs will be the bane of my existence.