It’s that time again, boys and girls. You know, as I look around on our Twitter account, I couldn’t help but notice some of our Internet friends helping to support the cause. Obviously, some of the bots like nicosearch and VocaloidBlogBot picked us up, but once again Hatsune MikuMiku is tweeting and blogging this for the Japanese-speaking audience. 皆さん有り難うございます。 m(_ _)m
Of course, everyone else has earned our thanks and gratitude, as well. Over three thousand votes have been cast for our awards so far, and that’s super awesome. Also, major kudos for our blog team for choosing excellent nominees. Nothing pleases me more than seeing all those “This was a tough choice” comments below the first two articles. I hope we make it extra hard this week. ^w^
Speaking of this week, Week 3 is upon us and that puts us at a bit of a crossroads. Our first batch of polls have closed. Our second batch of polls are still up and running, but the best batch comes this week. Voting opens today for The Big 3 Awards: Best New Vocaloid, Producer of the Year, and Song of the Year. Those are ahead, but first, we announce our Genre winners.
All of our first four awards hit over 500 votes a piece. It’s an amazing total, and thank you so much for voting, but to be honest, I hope you all dwarf that with our final votes :3
Also, one humble request: if you or someone you know wins one of our awards, let us know either through here, the forum, the twitter, or even e-mail (mine is vismjoe[at]gmail). We’ll be happy to get you a physical award, and if you planned an acceptance speech, that’d be even better.
And now, your winners.
DECO*27’s first win was never really in doubt, but all 5 had decent scores, especially when you consider the other results.
This was our closest race of the four, but 12 points is nowhere near close.
This was a foregone conclusion, making it 2 awards so far for wowaka.
Those are our first batch of winners, and remember that you can still vote for our 2nd batch of winners until January 22. I promise the races are closer.
I screen-capped this on Sunday. It was the one vote whose margin between 1st and 2nd was greatest. Needless to say, your vote counts.
And now, here are the big ones.
Best New Vocaloid
They are the reason we all are here, and what’s not a polling show without a blatant popularity contest? These are all the Vocaloids that hit your local internet store shelves in 2010.
Miku Append is absent because it is not a new Vocaloid character (same will happen with future appends).
Producer of the Year
They write the songs that make the whole world sing. Who lived largest in 2010? Well, we probably all know who it’s going to be, but hell, let’s have the poll anyway. Maybe it’ll be like American Idol and everyone votes against him out of some manufactured spite.
Song of the Year
With all due respect to a certain football game, this is the granddaddy of them all. The biggest reader-elected award of 2010 is going to one of these eight songs. Your finalists are:
- Yowamushi Montblanc by DECO*27
- Rolling Girl by wowaka (GenjitsutouhiP)
- World’s End Dancehall by wowaka (GenjitsutouhiP)
- Matryoshka by Hachi
- Mozaik Role by DECO*27
- Antichlorobenzene by OwataP
- Mukashi Mukashi no Kyou no Boku by DECO*27
- Maruku Naru by SHO (XenonP)
And there are your awards. Polls close on January 29 BUT WE’RE NOT DONE! Next week, we announce our 2nd round of elected awards, we do that whole “technical awards” thing, and we hand out another well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Again, thanks for voting, and we hope to see you next time.