Ahem. We start off another week with another vocaran! Wonfes pictures are around the internet now, and many of you are probably looking at figma #100 (Miku Append), Lat Style Miku, Koisen Miku, Yuki Miku, Append Figure, and many other vocaloid related merchandise that will be available!
Expect an article about the products soon, but now its time for the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking.
Naho’s Opening Statement:
Good evening everyone, it’s time for this week’s VocaRan!
The popular Sapporo Snow Festival is currently being held in Sapporo. Be sure to visit it, as there will be snow statues of Miku as well as other events!
There’s a lot going on lately all over the world: huge snowfalls, the eruption of Shinmoedake, the mayhem in foreign countries, and the NicoNico Disaster among other things. I really hope everything will settle down soon.
But amid all of this, here is the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking. 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 (↓26): 『初音ミク』リスキーゲーム『オリジナルPV付』 (Risky Game)
New cover for you this week here, by Rishe.
- #29 (↑33): 【GUMI】弱虫モンブラン【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Yowamushi Montblanc)
It rallies again! Refuse to die!
- #28 (↓7): 【神威がくぽ KAITO 鏡音レン】「LOVELESS×××」オリジナル曲【PV付】
- #27 (↓20): 【GUMI】十面相【オリジナル曲PV付き】 (Ten Faced)
- #26 (↓18): 【鏡音リン・レンAppend】からくり卍ばーすと【オリジナル】
You know, after listening to this a couple times in the vocaran, I’ve grown to like this more and more.
- #25 (!!): 【初音ミク←】Burial At the Sea【オリジナル】
Miyuki showed this to me earlier this week, and I fell in love right away.
- #24 (↑30): Lilyオリジナル曲 『Marie-Luise』
Its not just a Lily sighting now, its a good song.
- #23 (!!): 【初音ミク】Vista【そらいろくらぶ／PV付】
The PV is so cute! My favorite thing from そらいろくらぶ since Oval. Love 霜村’s artwork!
- #22 (!!): 【KAITO・いろは】滅びの鍵と子守唄【オリジナル】 (The Key of Destruction and Lullaby)
Wow, never heard kaito+iroha duet before. Who woulda thunk it? But yeah it actually sounds really good.
- #21 (↑23): ボールキャッチ☆カワシマ！ (Ballcatch Kawashima)
Anyone want to explain this to me? I’m not sure of what exactly its referencing until I see translation but its probably inspired by both the Baseball Player/Toaru no Railgun(Anime) Iroha Song and the AWESOME Heartcatch Gundam MMD Vid for MMD Cup 5 (where I first heard the tune). Eiji Kawashima is the goalkeeper of Japan’s National Football Team (Football fan desu.), He often catches the ball, quite well too. Japan just won the Asian Cup by the way. Edit: It already has Uttate Mita lol.
- #20 (↑22): 【初音ミク】ハイドアユートピア【PV付き】 (Hidoor Utopia)
I’m glad the NND community still enjoys this as much as I do.
- #19 (!!): 初音みく 「ササメク」 オリジナル (Sasameku/Whispering)
Lol anyone else weirded out by seeing Miku in Hiragana? A very different use of her voice here too.
- #18 (!!): 【鏡音リン】 夏の日と、幽霊と、かみさま 【オリジナル曲＆PV】
There are certain types of rin songs that I like and this is one of them. Pleasant to listen to
- #17 (↓5): 【初音ミク】Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!【オリジナループ】
- #16 (↓6): 【鏡音リン】炉心融解 -melt down- JunK Arrange【カヴァー】
Someone is gonna kill me for saying Nitamago’s Miku vers. of Meltdown has always been my favorite but I really love this. And I love the Rin artwork too.
- #15 (!!): 【初音ミク】 モチベーション 【オリジナル曲】 (Motivation)
- #14 (↑28): 【初音ミク】モウモクポエム【オリジナル】 (Moumoku Poem/Blindness Poem)
- #13 (!!): [初音ミクAppendオリジナル曲] キップル・インダストリー (Kipple Industry)
This is millstones second append song, and I love it. So many pretty colors, very upbeat!
- #12 (–): 【Lily・巡音ルカ】白百合籠【おりじなる】 (White Lily Basket)
Luka and Lily really match in a song, however it sorta gets hard to tell the difference between them. In a way feels more like a new voice is being made using the two rather than a duet.
- #11 (↑21): 【GUMI】モザイクロール【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Mozaik Role)
Anyone tired yet? Better not be!
This weeks pick-up (!!#55) : 初音ミクAppend／「五畳半のせかい」 (Five and a half Tatami World)
So cute and relaxing.
- #10 (!!): 【鏡音リン】 コールドハンド 【オリジナル】 (Cold Hand)
Hmm looks like I was a week early with the image. Impressive in its use of Act 1, no question. But I really don’t like it all that much.
- #9 (↑13): 【オリジナル曲PV】マトリョシカ【初音ミク・GUMI】 (Matryoshka)
- #8 (!!): 【鏡音リン】 Shirley!! 【オリジナル】
This has to be my top song of the week.
- #7 (!!): 【初音ミク】夕凪プラットホーム【オリジナルPV】 (Calm Evening Platform)
I like the style and the use of Miku’s voice but even so it almost feels like her voice is too “distant” at times.
- #6 (!!): 【鏡音リンAppend】 飴玉サイコロジスト 【オリジナル曲】 (Candy Psychologist)
Oooh Rin append!
- #5 (↓1): 【オリジナル曲PV】 パンダヒーロー 【GUMI】 (Panda Hero)
Knew it would have to drop, but not as big of a drop as I had predicted.
- #4 (↑16): 【初音ミク】 ｼｬｧﾍﾞｯﾀｧｧｧｧｧｧｧ!!! 【オリジナル曲】
… new meme?
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR#122)
This spot is for a look back at the VocaRan one year before. Here are the top five songs from that week.
- #5: 【巡音ルカ】MEGANE【オリジナル】
- #4: 【初音ミク】 アルビノ 【オリジナル！】 (Albino)
buzzG is my favorite for vocarock songs.
- #3: 【鏡音リン・レン】送墓唄【オリジナル】
- #2: 初音ミクが歌うオリジナル曲→「二人の虹」 (Couple’s Rainbow)
- #1: 【初音ミク】クソゲー実況プレイ【オリジナル】
Anyone know where I can get an actual working copy of this game? :3 Still in beta so I hear…but totally one of the most inspiring, unique, and beautiful Miku songs ever made.
- #3 (!!): 【初音ミク】↑人生ゲーム↓【オリジナル】 (Life’s Game)
Sounds… creepy D: Some excellence right there. This is the perfect creepy Vocaloid song!
- #2 (→): 【初音ミク】影踏みエトランゼ【オリジナル】
I’m still really obsessed with this. The guitar has me hooked. Plus its Miku ofc.
- #1 (↑12): 【初音ミク】神曲【オリジナル・PV付き】 (God’s Tune)
Nice jump to number 1! Yeah the more you hear it the more the music, interesting use of Miku’s voice, and great PV come together and make it feel very special.
- ED Song: 【初音ミクAppend】kyrie eleison【オリジナル曲】
I love Calvi’s (るび太郎(オカメP)) works, from Frail Fact, to You’re not alone, and to Cockatiel. A nice and melanchoic piano, its sad, yet peaceful.
In Other Vocaloid News:
That was this week’s number 1.
Next weekend, the 1st VOCALOID FESTA will be held at the Tokyo Ryuutsuu Center (Hall D), in Tokyo. This doujin convention, organized in full partnership with VOCALOID’s developer, Yamaha, will feature lots of events, such as cosplay and talk shows.
On the same day, NicoTsuku, a doujin convention on NND’s Yatte Mita videos, will be held in Hall C of the TRC. The NicoNico Technological Department, which started with the life-sized Miku project, will be exposing their works, and other Vocaloid-related works will be featured too, so be sure to check it out!
It will likely be crowded, so if you plan on attending it, please follow the rules mentioned in the brochure and behave responsibly.
Well then, the rest of this ranking, from number 31.
Editor Picks of the week:
- 【初音ミク】 スズ 【オリジナル曲＆PV】 (Suzu)
A great song and PV that I love, wonder why it didn’t make it to the top 30…
This is a cover for the theme song of Animamundi, and this showcases what Luka is capable of.
This might be in next weeks vocaran, but I will link it anyways!
There were not alot of new songs this week, mostly just things that moved up and down, however the new songs this week were great, and make up for the absence of alot of them.
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and I love the weather now.