This week I decided to change the style of the vocaran a bit to make it easier to see the rank. Let me know what you think about this change in the comments.
Naho’s Opening Statement:
Good morning, it’s time for this week’s VocaRan!
It seems that, this year, the flu is targeting people who are in their twenties and thirties, which is about the age of our listeners… Make sure to gargle* and wash your hands!
*Gargling is practiced in Japan for perceived prevention of viral infection.
This week’s top 3 songs are getting a lot of attention. Maybe, a bit like the flu, they spread among the population, or that people were really waiting to hear the work of the SCL Project, or simply that they’re new songs, but in any case, they’re really addictive!
It’ll soon be February, which means it will be time for mamemaki and to eat the ehomakis. And don’t forget to offer the obligatory-gift chocolates for Valentine’s Day!
This week too we’ll start from number 30!
-Editors: Pengy, DTKel, Holocauxt, deztora, descent87, bunnychan, Krystal
-Song Status: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)
- #30 (↓29): 【初音ミク】Electrical Parade – Remix – 【ポンパラピンポン】
Let’s put our hands together for shameless happy electro! Shameless indeed, something about it keeps you listening for a long time.
- #29 (↓6): 【鏡音リン】サディスティック・ラブ【オリジナルPV付き】 (Sadistic love)
This isn’t bad but I just can’t take to it like some of Junky’s other stuff (Melancholic, For My Soul), its good though.
- #28 (↓9): 『初音ミク』リスキーゲーム『オリジナルPV付』 (Risky Game)
KurousaP sounds good with a light jazzy feel~
- #27 (↓5): 【初音ミク（40㍍）】 妄想スケッチ 【オリジナル曲PV】 (Mousou Sketch)
Were 40mP’s songs always this catchy and fun? Torinoko City is too (lyrics are sad though). Sing My Love is as well. I really like this, why is it dropping so fast, esp. with the PV?! Sorry bout the shameless 40mP plugging…
- #26 (↑37): 【GUMI】ポーカーフェイス【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Poker Face)
- #25 (↓17): 【GUMI】モザイクロール【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Mozaik Role)
- #24 (↓7): 【巡音ルカ・GUMI】 speed 【オリジナル･PV】
Win combination still wins \o/ Great Duo. The art isn’t my style and I still love it, must be good.
- #23 (↓13): 【初音ミク】Cipher サイファ【FLEET】【オリジナル】
What this with the PV always gets you caught up emotionally in it, well done.
- #22 (!!): 【初音ミクAppend】黒雨の果てに【オリジナル曲】
Machige! <3 After uploading this he goes off to sing it himself. What great use of Miku Dark
- #21 (↓20): 【巡音ルカ】 Leia 【オリジナル】
Another beautiful melancholic rock song by yuyoyuppe~ The PV is awesome as well.
- #20 (!!): 【初音ミク】かえりみち【オリジナル】
Appeals to me. I will have to look into this P more, I don’t recognize them. HuwariP?
- #19 (↓16): 【巡音ルカ】 上から目線 【オリジナル】
Is there any better way to make a somewhat politically relevant statement than through awesome Luka rock? Not really.
- #18 (↓1): 【初音ミク】 腐れ外道とチョコレゐト 【オリジナル】
That’s quite the drop. I still like the song, regardless.
- #17 (!!): 【初音ミク】6900000000【オリジナル】
This is one of those styles I think Miku was made for.
- #16 (↓15): 【オリジナル曲PV】マトリョシカ【初音ミク・GUMI】 (Matryoshka)
Oh hello, I wonder if there’s a reason for the drop…nah, there can’t be.
- #15 (!!): 【初音ミク】「夜待ちルイン」【オリジナル】
- #14 (↑21): 【初音ミク】ハイドアユートピア【PV付き】 (Hidoor Utopia)
Raise! And a raise well deserved as well. Yeah, been impressed with this.
- #13 (!!): 【初音ミク】 バベル 【オリジナル】 (Babel)
The song sounds a bit muffled to me, but it’s definitely well composed!
- #12 (↓4): 【GUMI】十面相【オリジナル曲PV付き】 (Ten-Faced)
- #11 (!!): 【初音ミク】オリジナリティ【ごめんなさい】 (Originality)
Doesn’t feel as Original as it could be but I don’t mind this kind of beat, haven’t seen a Miku song with this kind of style up this high recently.
THIS WEEK’S PICK-UP: 【初音ミク】 ベランダがもげるほど恋したい 【オリジナル曲】 (!!)
- #10 (↓2): 初音ミク（Θ）どういうことなの！？
I say this is Chaining Intention level excellence when it comes to MMD integration into PV making. Really great stuff and a great song. The opening instrumental and visual combination (replayed around 3:25ish) is just stunning and gets you really into it. Love the expressiveness used with the MMD Miku model here, just enhances the experience so much.
- #9 (↑45): 【鏡音リン】 ノーマライズ 【オリジナル】(Normalize)
Rock Rin yeeeees!!! Yup, no other Vocaloid fits one genre so perfectly imo.
- #8 (!!): 【おどP】ラストラスト【初音ミク】 (Last Last)
Oh fresh~ Great for casual listening.
- #7 (↓3): 【初音ミク】ドミノ倒シ【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Domino Effect)
This sounds adorable
- #6 (↑8): 【鏡音リン・レンAppend】からくり卍ばーすと【オリジナル】
These two sound super awesome together, and their Appends are no exception.
- #5 (!!): 【鏡音リン┗|∵|┓】 スキキライ 【鏡音レンAppend・オリジナルPV】 (Suki Kirai/Love Hate)
Awww, Rin/Len are just cute
- #4 (!!): 【初音ミク】ストロボラスト【オリジナル】
Miku’s gentle whispery tone here is quite amazing Amazing Art (I know I’m such a sucker for the stuff) and I love well-made songs that use Miku in this style. When you think about it, the whole “whisper singing” thing is really unique to Vocaloid/Miku Append. So many great and unique songs to be had with this.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR#120)
This spot is for a look back at the VocaRan one year before. Here are the top five songs from that week.
- H5: This was one impressive looking PV
- H4: When I first found this a few months ago I really loved it.
- H3: We love you Haku~
- H2: Back then, I didn’t like this song, but it’s grown on me so much I even sang it.
- H1: As side I didn’t know Luka had. But on another note, her voice is really well suited for works requiring a more mature sounding voice. Plus this song has a unique and enjoyable flavor to it.
- #3 (!!): 【神威がくぽ KAITO 鏡音レン】「LOVELESS×××」オリジナル曲【PV付】
Who didn’t see this coming? It’s VanaN’Ice baby! \m/, (Gosh Kaito and Gakupo look nice with glasses and streaked hair) Freaking awesome. Good music, great PV, and a great little funny streak to it.
- #2 (↑22): 【初音ミク】Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!【オリジナループ】
I feel the urge to sing this, you all should too. I feel it, but its so fast!
- #1 (!!): 【オリジナル曲PV】 パンダヒーロー 【GUMI】 (Panda Hero)
There was no contest here, Hachi is taking over like a storm! I get quite a Matryoshka feel though. Almost like 2 parts of the same thing huh? I will never like Matryoshka, this, and all Hachi as much as most other people but you can’t deny the talent.
- ED Song: 【巡音ルカ】 CLOVER 【オリジナル】
A peaceful Luka song worth listening to till the end. This is actually quite a rare kind of song for Luka to sing! Its nothing special but great to hear!
In Other Vocaloid News:
That was this week’s number 1!
A lot of new features, including the long awaited Duet Mode and Contest Mode! And of course, there are a lot of new songs!
“Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Version A” will be sequentially coming to all the video arcades in Japan starting from January, 27th.
Incidentally, we now can hear Vocaloid songs even in convenience stores! Maybe 2011 will be the year of Vocaloid!
Well then, let’s see the rest of this ranking, from number 31.
Editor Picks of the week:
- 【ヲタみん】『泣キ虫カレシ』を歌ってみた【TaMU】 (Nakimushi Kareshi)
- 【初音ミク】裏表の裏の裏【オリジナル】 (Uraomote no ura no ura)
I loved Nakimushi Kareshi, and Wotamin+TaMU together singing it? I can finally die in peace.
This is made by colour, and the Vocarock songs he does are great.
Hmm some kind of project diva announcement, waiting on kurisuto’s translation on that!
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and I hate leaf cats.