MMD Cup V is in full swing now, and we get to behold the wonders of a bad AAple, a Yatterman parody, and an intense hatred of mosquitoes. The title for this week’s UtaRan comes from the three themes for this MMD Cup, although the kanji themselves can be interpreted in whatever way the participant wants. Ah, so exciting! I can’t wait to watch all the videos!
Oh, wait, I was here to do something… ah yes, UTAU ranking. I’ll get right on that.
NAMI’s OPENING STATEMENT:
Sorry for the wait. It’s time for this week’s UTAU ranking.
The MMD Cup has officially begun♪ Lots of videos have been uploaded since last time. We’ll show some of the videos during this week’s topic section, but be sure to check out more of the videos♪
As we mentioned before, the “let’s vote on songs we like and make an album!” project voting has begun! The voting will continue until September 4th, so be sure to check it out! URL: http://a-sanutau.sakura.ne.jp/
-Editors: deztora, chibikarla, vio, Aster Selene, Holocauxt, Bunnychan
-Song Stats: Rank-Up, Rank-Down, Unmoved, Unranked, NEW
- OP: 【さてまろ・ストラ】 password 【オリジナル】 – Ahhh, I’ve heard this before, nice song. Has a whimsical feel to it.
WEEKLY RANKING PART 1
- #20: 【和音マコ】メリーのラブソング【オリジナル曲】 (NEW) – Almost too cute for words. I’m having a hard time believing this is Mako. =O I believe it, but people should use Mako like this more often.
- #19: 【桃音モモ(ウィスパー)】イツマノニカ【オリジナル】 (NEW) – I think I need to understand the lyrics to get why Momo looks so horrified. At first I thought it was a Guroi Anderson song, since that looks like his style. Hope it’s not NSFW…
- #18: 【チャージマン研！】Freeze your eyes【キャラソン】 (NEW) – “Freeze your eyes”? Don’t want to know what that means…
- #17: 【揺歌サユ/レラさん】シーサイド・コーポラス【中島みゆきカバー/PV】 (NEW) – Sayuuuu! My favorite UTAU returns! And with Simply Rera-san, no less! Yay Sayu!
- #16: 【UTAU V系風連続音音源配布】炉心融解(Hard-R.K.mix)【響 震路】 (Down from 12) – Okay, I think the name is Hibiki Shinji. Can anyone confirm/correct that? ’cause I’m loving this voice to pieces. I posted it in last week’s info, so yes. And I do too. I actually listened to this cover over and over– I never do that with covers! Last week was kind off for me, so I never got to check back after the new voicebank names were posted. But thanks a ton~ Well I did post it kinda late~ ^^; Still thinking this one is awesome.
- #15: 【重音テト】 テトがいなくてさみしくないの？ 【オリジナル曲】 (NEW) – Good tuning, but not an overly impressive song. Has a kind of a creepy feel to it.
- #14: 【UTAU】「炎のたからもの」 ルパン三世カリオストロの城【駒音クウ】 (Up from 42) – Amazing tuning! Didn’t Aster link me to this? And yeah, it’s pretty good. Ah yes~ (gets into “geeking out” mode) This is the new UTAU resampler (in beta right now, and not for the public). It uses voice morphing instead of crossfading and makes me wanna reach for it right now~ Voice morphing… hm, that explains the description.
- #13: 【カバーアレンジ】神様は朝に目覚める【雪歌ユフ】 (NEW) – Was kind of “ehhh” till the chorus, then started cursing Yufu again. I couldn’t even hear it until the chorus.
- #12: 【UTAU】*紫桜*【デフォ子オリジナル】 (NEW) – Not feeling it, sorry. I am. I loves me some Defoko originals. Continuing the quest of Defoko for world domin- um, success!
- #11: 【雪歌ユフ】CRAWL : PP’s Quiet dub Mix【カバーRemix】 (Down from 4) – *bobs head to music* Y’know, I think 古川P could get into UTAU… maybe I’ll ask him about it… Definitely gonna be on loop.
THIS WEEK’S PICK-UPS
- #25: 【貴野ユキ】汽水域【オリジナル】 – Yuki is phenomenal, as always. Nice song, too. A nice song to calm the nerves.
- #37: 【和音マコ】 NINJA-CONFESSION 【オリジナル】修正版 – I can’t tell you about the song, as I was too busy staring at the booty. Specifically the one on the right…near the bottom…yeah.
- #65: 【和音マコ】和音閃光【オリジナル】 – The high notes sound really unstable. Isn’t it always like that for UTAU?
- #66: 【UTAU】オリジナル曲－ギャップ【轟栄一】 – Ahh, this is cool…! Get picked up, PLEASE get picked up! -prays along with dez-
- #111: 【デフォ子】大切なことなので一回だけ言いました。【オリジナル】 – Loving the minimalist music and Defoko’s voice fits it really well. Man, people are loving Defoko lately. This is a good thing. Because it’s world domin-[/shot]
- #3: 【UTAU企画】UTAURPG化プロジェクト【告知動画】 – I would play it. So would I.
- #2: 【MMD】Lat式テトさんにストロボナイツ踊ってもらった【練習用】 –The model is very nice, but the camera isn’t so nice. The model’s lovely as always, but I wish someone would make better motion data for this. Like… the full dance, even. Lat Teto is awesome.
- #1: 【初音ミク Project DIVA-2nd】 鏡音リンでおちゃめ機能 【エディットPV】 – …. YES! What is Len doing in the background? But meanwhile, still awesome. –waits for vio to complain her head off-
WEEKLY RANKING PART 2
- #10: 【重音テト】 もうカモとは呼ばせない!! Ｂ Ｗ 【493体並べてみた】 (Up from 11) – I… still dunno what to make of this.
- #9: 【UTAU】響震路に「siGrE」をちょっとだけ歌ってもらった (NEW) – Hey, its Hibiki Shinji(?) again! Sweet! Yeppers. On one hand the editing is great. On the other hand, it sounds like a ten-year-old boy shouting his head off without any idea of what he’s doing. Like I said, you don’t listen to a lot of VK, I’m betting. Aha, zing!
- #8: 【重音テト オリジナル】鬼畜とわいわい【とあるコミュの記念ソング】 (NEW) – Can recognize Teto’s voice from a mile away. Not that it’s a bad thing.
- #7: 白滝イト オリジナル曲「LIGHT MY FIRE」PV (Down from 1) – Down, but finishes its run in the top ten! I wish it’d stayed in the top five, but oh well. I think it’s good whenever a song manages to stay in the top twenty altogether.
- #6: 【UTAU】この姿で歌えることも…【デフォ子】 (NEW) – Short, but not bad. Definitely not bad at all.
- #5: 【重音テト】Long Lie【オリジナル】 (NEW) – Not a bad song, but I’m completely in love w/ the video, simple as it is. Interesting visual presentation; the type method and canvas kind of draw me in.
- #4: 【だてっぽいど】まさむ音サマがUTAU『ローリンガール』【戦国BASARA】 (Up from 6) – It went up… Unavoidable, though…
- THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: IruP~ いるーP and mia子, no less. Two great producers who produce great together. 8D Lots of Teto as usual.
- #3: 【重音テト】THE CHAIN OF LOVE【オリジナル】 (NEW) – Not bad, but not OMGGREAT either. I also think the music is overriding Teto’s voice too much. This is actually pretty good, and I’m wondering about the view to mylist ratio. It should be better than this. Teto does need to be louder though.
- #2: 【重音テト】Clap your hands(修正版)～オリジナル曲【UTAU】 (NEW) – THANK GOD. Is this an updated version of number 9 from last week? That’s what the title says. They fixed the error. Hence my THANK GOD. See my above note on #16, off week. But yes, a good song. OH GOD YES. How long did it take for them to figure it out?
- #1: 【雪歌ユフ】baby light【オリジナル】 (Up from 5) – Who called it? I called it. さすが毎夜P! You called it all right. The more I listen to the song, the more I’m loving it. Ah – you’re right! It went up! Beloved Yufu went up!
- ED: 【淡水ウパ】Sweet bite【UTAUオリジナル曲】 – More in love w/ the guitar than anything. I could never quite get over how this UTAU looks so much like Teto. =/ Neither could I…
THIS WEEK’S UTAU TOPIC:
Here’s this week’s information corner. First up are the MMD Cup videos that have to do with UTAU. Since there are a lot of videos up for voting, this week we’ll do the first ten, and we’ll cover the others next week. Well then, here they are!
#10: 【第5回MMD杯本選】ショートフィルム「グルグル」【テト＆ミク競演】 – SUPAH CHIMERA TETO TO THE RESCUUUUE
#9: 【第5回MMD杯本選】裸のお姉さん（オリジナル）【重音テト】 – Nanami Teto I miss you TT
#8: 【第5回MMD杯本選】ウッターマン – My absolute favorite. I hope this wins an award just for being awesome. WTF is Yowa wearing? And Defoko’s hat spawns copies of that…leg…UTAU…-remembers- Brain Bleach. Please. Ehhh? Not a fan of Uttaman? What about Yatterman?
#7: 【第5回MMD杯本選】テトさんたちが おわかりいただけたようです – Can I have the Brain Bleach…again? I know I just used it, but…
#6: 【第5回MMD杯本選】おちゃめ機能【MMD-PV】 – Now that is how to pull off a Fukkireta.
#5: 【第5回MMD杯本選】エナメル戦隊にゃんこロイド – Are those SHINY chibi models? Must have.
#4: 【第5回MMD杯本選】チェス【盤上遊戯】 – …What’s wrong with Miku? …Did you watch the vid?
#3: 【第5回MMD杯本選】KAITOの新婚生活【テト、結婚編】 – BRB, LMAO. Kaito certainly seems nervous about getting married. …Did you watch the vid?
#2: 【第5回MMD杯本選】トップレス＆ヌード(ﾐｸ,ﾘﾝ,ﾙｶ,ﾒｲｺ,ﾃﾄ) – See above. Definitely a lot of talking…
#1: 【第5回MMD杯本選】テトトラマンタロウ – The fight was REALLY well-done, and it’s nostalgic as can be, but I still like Uttaman better. Toku UTAU to the rescue!
That’s all for this week’s MMD Cup videos. There are a lot of participating videos, so if you haven’t seen any of them, you should watch some!
Next is the new voicebanks corner. But before that, we’re including Rai’s voicebank this week with an apology, since we missed it the first time. This week there are eleven new voicebanks, so here they are, ordered according to points.
Shitsuka En (I think?)
Rai (dear God what the hell is this) Oh God.
Masami Kiaru and Chane Niyo
Kimura Tsuki and Tanaka Nori
Ninja (I guess?)
Well, you guys can call me an official Yufu fangirl. Darnit…. Anyhow, not an overly amazing week, but there were a handful of great picks. Oh, and if anyone comes across a way to the Marble album (that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg) so let deztora and myself know? I’ll give you internet cookies~
Hear hear! Same goes for the Teto compilation CD Graduation From Lie, though I haven’t seen that being sold anywhere, really… And might I just take a moment to say welcome to the Yufu fanclub, Bunny! Y’know, back in the day, I used to not like Yufu too. But I quickly realized how awesome she was and got won over. Her cover of Alice helped♪ I think my usual “dislike” (more like “indifference,” really) for her was because I tend to prefer faster-paced songs and most people use her on very slow ballads, but lately shes been featured in more unique and head-bobbing songs.
Anyway, not a fantastic, mind-blowing week, but not too bad. I think the point totals were pretty low this week, but mostly everyone’s concentrating on MMD Cup right now, so let’s give that our attention. Change, festival, thought… what will come out on top?
Join us next week for more exciting UTAU action! And be sure to comment with your thoughts! I like knowing people care. ^^;