Weekly UTAU Ranking #121 – In Your Ranking, Stealing Your Number Ones

Image source: Kororo
Image source: Kororo

*points to title and OP image* Guess who’s back!

Hi, it’s time for UTAran.
UTAU’s 3rd birthday comes around. It was very short 3 years and we have witnessed lots of things.
Our master uploaded UTARAN SP 2011 as memorial.
Though UTARAN SP consists of five parts, it’s not completed yet. Ah…he did it again as usual.
Sorry that our master is no good…
He says he’ll uplaod them asap so please be patient.

-Editors: chibikarla, Aster Selene, Holocauxt, Bunnychan, Pokénatic
-Translators: kurisuto
-Song Stats: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)





☆THIS WEEK IN HISTORY (Weekly UTAU Ranking #69)


So this week’s No.1 is ” ルシルシ★シャダイフィーバーを大天使に歌わせてみた【エルシャダイ】#
by Elshaloid. Congrats!

Well, we had Elshaloid as No.1 for two weeks.
We should keep eyes on El shaddai who is still very popular!

See you next time!

Each week we’ll feature one reader’s video pick. If you’d like to see your pick here, please comment and list the video and why you like it; it can be any video, so long as the main focus is UTAU!

Direct quote this week from random anon – “Uh, let’s see, rec… rec… Reeeeeeeeeeeeec… okay… okay. Think I got it. “masquerade” by Shouka Tori. (Why do I always like the obscure ones?).” This song was produced by Nemuno. Wow, this is a very smooth voice, and a great song!

Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to dig up much information on El Shaddai/Elshaloid, other than you usually see them in silly stuff. If anyone can give me some more information, I’d greatly appreciate it. I never paid much attention to these types of UTAUloids before, though the silly videos can be entertaining at times, but the serious songs/videos are much better in my opinion.

Besides El Shaddai, we had another week of mostly new songs (only four returning from last week). I highly recommend #5, #6, #8 (if you didn’t catch it last week), and #21.

Till next week feel free to throw out any UTAU recommendations and I’ll see you, same place, same time!

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5 thoughts on “Weekly UTAU Ranking #121 – In Your Ranking, Stealing Your Number Ones”

  1. Aaand El Shaddai & Basara continues to sneak into the rankings. TBH I'm still not liking them very much, but the more serious songs are actually pretty good.

    May I recommend the updated version of #3 in this week's history, Armillary Sphere by Pika-P (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12667379)? The same pretty video & music, with improved vocals. Just beautiful. (actually I recced this in a comment in a previous post but the comment never showed up…)

  2. Elshaloid is a jiriki UTAUloid that samples from the trailer of the upcoming video game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, specifically of the character Lucifel. I haven't seen it myself, but from what I've heard, the trailer was ridiculous enough to be memetic. Because of this, a cover using Elshaloid – even when it isn't particularly good – will likely get more views than a cover using a "serious" voicebank. The Sengoku BASARA voicebanks are probably the same way, though I don't know very much about them.

    And since I'm commenting here, I might as well leave a reccommendation. I've always liked Ame Nochi Hare (sm12420110), it's one of my favorite Ritsu songs and definitely a change from the more rock-influenced songs he's been in. Its companion song, Hare Nochi Ame (sm12382075) is also worth checking out. Someone paid about $180 worth of yen to sponsor it, so it can't be all bad.

  3. I, for one, love Luci.

    But yeah, his appeal is mostly only there if you're already a fan of El-Shaddai. (And I get the feeling there still aren't many people outside of Japan who know what it even is yet.) To somebody like me it's like "Yessss LUCI!" but to a lot of people who don't know him it's just probably gonna be like "…what is this?" Hopefully El-Shaddai's popularity will catch on here when it comes out.

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