*Pokes head in* Hello? Hmm… well apparently Pengy must’ve passed out and left this here. I’m sure he’s so exhausted and emotionally drained after MikuPa, so I guess I’ll MC for today. New songs, old favorites, and confusing exclusions abound. #179 Vocaran after the break!
As all of you are aware by now, MikuPa 2011 happened on March 9th, so this was week’s Vocaran was released before that event, so Naho’s opening and ending statements are all speaking about things that have happened.
Naho’s Opening Statement:
“Finally, this week has come!” That’s what a lot of you are probably thinking tonight. First, please calm down!
People preparing their trip, others who will enjoy it at ease from their home, or who will gather in theaters to attend the public screenings: that’s what’s taking place all over the country.
So let’s warm up by watching the VocaRan! I think it’s a good occasion to see some of these songs in a new light.
Well then, let’s see the ranking!
-Editors: Pengy, DTKel, Holocauxt, deztora, descent87, bunnychan, Krystal, redemption2
-Song Status: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)
- #30 (→): 【GUMI】弱虫モンブラン【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Coward Montblanc)
- #29 (!!): 【初音ミク】Heart Shooter【オリジナル】
A first time visit for this P, its a pleasant song to listen too. I love her cherry armband.
- #28 (–): 【鏡音レン・リンpower】ココロ侵略robot (Heart Invading Robot)
I gave it a chance last week, hoping it was a spinoff of THE Kokoro using Append. Was wrong of course.
- #27 (!!): 【初音ミク】薄紅の華が散る昊に【オリジナル】
Wonder what this would sound like mixed with Akahitoha. It cannot be understated how impressive this Miku tuning is. Great clarity and smoothness. Her voice flows so beautifully here, its actually very impressive.
- #26 (!!): 【鏡音リン】Alone【民族風ロックPV付】
- #25 (!!): 【初音ミク】 ツイートパラダイス 【オリジナル曲ＰＶ付き】 (Sweet Paradise)
Miku needs some of what that flower is having.
- #24 (!!): 【ミクオリジナル曲PV付】ひまわり【三重の人×ぎヴちょこ×キセノンP】 (Sunflower)
Hayabusa feel ftw. Interesting collab work.
- #23 (↓18): 【初音ミク】BadBye【オリジナル曲PV付き】
- #22 (!!): 【初音ミク】 雪恋 【オリジナル曲】 (Snow Love)
A nice soft rock song. Hmm this sounds alot like this… oh same artist.
- #21 (↓14): 【初音ミク GUMI】WINE BERRY【PV付オリジナル】
Gumi looks prettier than Miku for once (*dies a little*).
- #20 (!!): 【GUMI】 卒業 -また会う日まで- 【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Graduation -Until We Meet Again-)
Its like Gumi’s own Sakura no Ame.
- #19 (↑55): 【KAITO】旅路の果て、空の慟哭【オリジナル】 (At Journey’s End, the Wailing of the Sky)
THIS IS AMAZING. My heart burns with the spirit of adventure. Oh these are the Kaito songs I enjoy the most. Excellent instrumentals.
- #18 (↓4): 【鏡音リンwarm&sweet】シンデレラシンドローム【オリジナル曲】 (Cinderella Syndrome)
- #17 (↓5): 【鏡音リン・初音ミク】花火空【オリジナルPV】 (Fireworks Sky)
Artist Haq always does amazing pv’s for KulfiQs stuff. Sound, World, Heart, World was also amazing.
- #16 (↓2): 【GUMI】 はちみつハニー 【オリジナル曲】 (Hachimatsu Honey)
Quite the tumble. I hope it sticks around, the covers are stunning. Stunning piano playing. Gumi’s vocals are a bit iffy at times but this is amazing for sure.
- #15 (↑21): 【GUMI】モザイクロール【オリジナル曲PV付】
Secret admission: Every time this clip plays on Vocaran I sing along instantly. No matter who is watching or where I am.
- #14 (↓13): 【ＧＵＭＩ】ディスラレ屋【オリジナルＰＶ付】 (Disarray Store)
Catchy Gumi song is catchy.
- #13 (↓11): 【GUMI】十面相【オリジナル曲PV付き】 (Ten Faces)
Back to back to back to back Gumi. Think she’s hit her stride yet? Almost, when we have GumiPa she will be there, you know its coming…
- #12 (↓3): 【初音ミク】僕をそんな目で見ないで【オリジナル曲手書きＰＶ】 (Don’t Look at Me)
- #11 (↓6): 【鏡音リンレン】リモコン【オリジナルPV】 (Remote Control)
Few songs grow on me so quickly between weeks. This one really did for some reason, had to listen like 5 times though.
- This weeks pick-up #38 (!!): 【鏡音リン】鳥篭の中のマリア【オリジナル曲】 (Maria of Inside the Birdcage)
Great sound, but doesn’t really fit the picture. How did this not top 15!?!?! A conspiracy I tell you. Those crafty Kagami Kawaiine fans…always lurking. Top 1 in my heart this week, Rin is amazing when “livetuned” 😀
- #10 (↑16): 【オリジナル曲PV】マトリョシカ【初音ミク・GUMI】 (Matryoshka) <no comment>
- #9 (!!): 【巡音ルカ】浪漫主義【オリジナル】 (Romanticism)
Luka’s scarcity on the charts has been felt, I hope that doesn’t continue.A nice calming song with Luka.
- #8 (↑62): 【初音ミク】 Symphony 【オリジナルPV！】
Just my opinion but this should have been MikuPa’s opening act instead. I love the Miku version, and this amazing PV. Since this was before MikuPa, this jump occured because of the release of BuzzG’s new album labeled “Symphony” that was released on 3/2/11
- #7 (–): 【巡音ルカ】氷のなかに【オリジナルPV】 (Inside the Ice)
I’ve never heard Luka used quite like that before. Two alternative style Luka songs in the top 10 together, very nice.
- #6 (↑7): 【オリジナル曲PV】 パンダヒーロー 【GUMI】 (Panda Hero)
- #5 (!!): 【鏡音レン】男の娘メモラブル【生えてる】 (My Daughter: Memorable)
Brain bleach for the art. LOLOLOL THE PICTURE
- #4 (↑10): 【初音ミク】ねがいごと【オリジナル】 (Wish)
Very pretty. Also includes some Miku vocal effects that are pretty innovative.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: (WVR#126)
This spot is for a look back at the VocaRan one year before. Here are the top five songs from that week.
- #5: 【初音ミク】ツギハギ惨毒【オリジナル曲】 (Tsugihagi Disaster Poison)
I’m glad i didn’t remember this.
- #4: 【初音ミク】スノートリック【オリジナル曲PV付】 (Snow Trick)
Bet Miku would bust some mean tricks on the slopes. But in all seriousness, what a beautiful song, one of my favorites.
- #3: 【巡音ルカ】 ナイフ 【オリジナル】 (Knife)
Luka is great in this style, give us more of this pls.
- #2: 【初音ミク】死にたがり【オリジナル曲】 (Death Wish)
I remember when I first heard this, I O_O’d.
- #1: 【初音ミク】 白い雪のプリンセスは 【オリジナル】 (Princess Snow White is…)
I think this one is still sticking around the top 100. Man another connection to MikuPa, its fate.
- #3 (!!): 【GUMI】おニューのかさぶた、ペットに食われろ【オリジナル曲】 (Onyuu no Kasabuta, Petto ni Tawareru) eh?
*whistles* Just squeaked by to make top 3. And adorably cute at that. What a chill technopop song. Impressive.
- #2 (↓1): 【GUMI（40㍍）】 キリトリセン 【オリジナル】 (Cutoff Line)
Holding strong impressively. But this style of singing is Gumi’s strongest, I really really really like it. 40mP has some distinct and beautiful tunings of both Miku and Gumi.
- #1 (!!): 【ニコニコラボ】 Mr.Music 【ボーカロイドオリジナル】 (Keep on Groovin’) 😉
Wow, that’s an all-star credits list! Oh glorious goodness! Devine and heart-melting Collab. Been in love with this all week, #1 was a given. I love everyone’s unique characters and voices. Is this the first song where Miku and Miku Append are different girls? Miku Soft, I love you. This is what happens when VocaloidP’s get together and make one song. You get something that you can repeat all day without any worries at all and be happy all day long.
- ED Song: (ミク×ＧＵＭＩオリジナル）親友へ~full ver~ (To a friend)
The speed of the lyrics sort of broke the relaxing aspect of the song. I’m noticing a big Miku + Gumi duet trend going though. Oh contrare Red! I think the Gumi rap is genius. This is a great duet. And you are right, IMO they are more made for each other than Miku/Luka.
In Other Vocaloid News:
That was this week’s number 1!
Sorry to have kept you waiting, but now let’s talk about the concert!
Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 “Mikupa”
Opening on March 9th for Miku’s day, at Zepp Tokyo!
There will be live screenings in 15 theaters all over the country, as well as a NicoNico Live stream!
There will be sign sessions, and goodies will be sold at the “Shop Mikupa♪”, GT cars will be displayed, and lots of events will be held… but sadly, I won’t be able to attend it since I’m going to be collecting the data for the SP6. But I hope you’ll fully enjoy it, everyone!
Editor Picks of the week:
- 【猫村いろは】Virgin Road
Seriously, why was this song not up there? It’s what we as Vocaloid fans have been waiting for!
- 【巡音ルカ】Face to face【オリジナル】
I just love songs like this that cheer me up anytime I listen to them
Well, it was a bit awkward with me doing the MC instead of Pengy this week. Thanks to him for always managing to pull it off every week until now. There was an overwhelming GUMI presence this week, and a lot of repeat showings in the list. I’m a bit confused why Miku is the one pictured in #3 when it’s GUMI doing the jamming, but I’m not complaining. It’s still cute. I suggest you all check my editor’s pick. Those who I already linked to it know it’s one remarkable piece.
…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and make sure to prepare of a lot of resurgences next week. I’m sure plenty of MikuPa watchers are going back to their old favorites for a nostalgia party. Yay, party!
Hey Pengy you owe us comments at least! I’m coming off my MikuPa high too ya know! (Well, maybe I am still on it.) You were a pro this week Red2, thanks for bringing us our dose of weekly Vocaloid goodness. I swear each Vocaran feels like Christmas (and when I get to do it I’m Santa! yaaaaaay!) Wow, might need some sleep…..
ANYWAYS…..It was actually a fairly diverse week in terms of style amongst the top 30. Kaito at #19 was a favorite for sure. Rounding out my top 5 for the week were some unexpected favorites perhaps: The pickup song featuring auto-tune Rin, Snow Love @ #22, the ED Song (complete with epic Gumi rapping, EPIC), and of course the song that just might bring about world peace, Mr. Music. (Keep on Groovin’ ®) Luka’s double top 10 appearance was a pleasant note of interest for the week for sure. Hachi and Deco*27 fans can rest assured that all is well in the world, and that their favorites continue to live eternally in the top 30. It was interesting to see some MikuPa songs on the list both new and old. I really enjoyed seeing Snow Trick in the history as well. It was before my time as a Vocaloid fan but I assumed that a song that beautiful would have ranked high, glad to see I was right. It will be interesting to see what else might be dug up by fans as a result of this week’s concert, tune in next week to find out. Remember that SP6 Rankings will be coming out soon, we will be sure to have them when they do! Have a great week everyone!
Thanks for covering for me this week Red2. I fixed a bit of problems in the code caused by wordpress, and added some of my own comments and such. Didn’t get a chance to watch MikuPa since I was asleep due to a Calculus test I had the next day. This week otherwise was fun, and it was nice having 3 people on the vocaran again!