Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #180 – Pray for Japan

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Vocaloid NND Weekly Ranking

Well this week the vocaran is done by another person named iori, who usually does the Monthly VocaRan, and sippotan approved it as a substitue for this weeks Vocaran. sippotan will also be taking a 2 week break, and he/she is safe with his family right now. Rankings after the break!

Opening Statement:

I’m alright, I’m fine…

Due to the disaster that occurred in eastern Japan, it has been announced that the production of the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking will be stopped from #180 on. Since the Monthly Ranking normally uses the data from the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking, we had no choice but to collect the data ourselves this time.

This ranking is published as a Special Edition of the Monthly Ranking. Also, unless there are exceptioal circumstances, the present data will be used for the Monthly Ranking Top 30 too. The week we have collected data for is March 7th 2011, 5am to March 14th, 5am.

Main differences with the Weekly VocaRan:
1) the rules concerning the videos that can enter the ranking or not have been greatly loosened. However, all the videos that have been excluded from the rankings until now are still excluded
2) the excerpts of the songs that are featured are from 1min to 1m20.

Without further ado, let’s see the ranking!


-Editors: Pengy, DTKel, Holocauxt, descent87, bunnychan, redemption2
-Translator: kurisuto
-Song Status: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)

Editor Picks of the week:

Final Thoughts/Analysis:

I don’t really like this style, it might just be because I am too used to sippotan’s WVR, but the clips of the songs in this don’t really show the full song, or the best part of it. However, it was kind of iori to do the Vocaran while sippotan is away. Many songs popped back up out of nowhere (Melt being one of them) and might have been caused by MikuPa. No pickup this week, so you get extra picks from me.

I’m neither here nor there when it comes to this. I think I would have preferred it have gone on hiatus than be filled in by a different user, though I’m happy for the effort that was made. I’m noticing a lot of multi-loid songs recently, and that’s really difficult to pull off well. And of course Gumi had yet another dominating week. When is she getting her own concert again? Oh that’s right, they did a spot using the same transparent screen technology in a concert that no one saw or recorded. T_T I wanna see GUMI in 3D!

I’ve been donating left and right to charities for Japan. I hope you all will join in the relief effort in some way. Ganbare Nihon!

…And so with that, we end this week’s Vocaloid Ranking review. Please join us again next week, and I hope Japan can recover quickly from this disaster..

About: Pengy

16 thoughts on “Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #180 – Pray for Japan”

  1. #30 probably sounds familiar because it is. Or were you not watching the VocaRan back when that song came out? Though I could swear it wasn't THAT long ago…

    I agree, this style is kind of weird. The clips part is explained by the notes from the uploader at the beginning (where it says the clip is at a set 1:00 to 1:20 instead of just being X number of seconds of the chorus), so yeah.

    MikuPa might have caused some of the bumps, but I think a lot of it was caused by the mylist modifier going back to being a straight x20 for this ranking. I like the ratio better (since it kept songs like Melt out of the top 30 quite successfully)… but hey, this ranking is a lot better than nothing! I'm not going to be ungrateful. I think it's great that someone else stepped in to take over Weekly Vocaloid Ranking duties until sippotan becomes comfortably situated again (which I hope is soon, and not just for the WVR!).

    I think we all hope Japan can recover quickly and safely…

      1. It was a pretty big hit, though. It reached #2 IIRC (might've been #3?), and then slowly dropped off the top 30 after that. Even if you weren't watching the rankings, you probably ran into it somewhere along the lines, and that's why it sounds familiar. 😀

        I also thought I should mention that the ED is really great. I love Vocatrance, and it's seven minutes of fatP greatness (fatP is so under-appreciated!). A lot of the comments on the video say it reminds them of that song from Air, though. -_-; (Well, it does sound kind of like Tori no Uta, but that's not the point!)

    1. I'm a week late on this, but actually, if you do the math, you'll notice that the point score for each song is calculated with the weighted MyList score, rather than the old straight multiplier. It's just that the Monthly ranking uses the straight multiplier (which makes sense, since scores are measured over a longer period), and the uploader didn't change that in his ranking format video, though he used the Weekly scoring.

  2. I like a lot of the songs from this week. I don't think I'll be getting tired of Ten-Faced for a while.

    It was really nice to see a song like Melt back up on the list, too. Made me smile. :3

  3. Prayer Will Live is my fav new song~ I LOVE Eurobeat! By the way, all these Gumi songs lately have been for the compilation album GUMIsm.

  4. #15, Melt was definetly a nice surprise this week.
    #17, That picture looks like a rip from 5 cm/s…. or maybe just a strong reference to it?
    And #1, that umbrella has got to be a Soul Eater reference…
    I agree with Pengy; This style isn't really an improvement, this weeks rankings haven't improved much either, and the clips, if anything, have gone tow steps backwards. I hope Sippotan is back soon, but I also give a round of applause to Iori for stepping in for Sipps during this rough patch.

  5. #1-15 I noticed that GUMI owns this chart's upper part XD is there a recent activity on a lot of GUMI users? XD

    1. Like random anon said above, it was probably because of the mylist modifier going back to x20 instead of a ratio. The latter was done to keep incidents of "false popularity" from happening, in the wake of the Meltdown controversy.

  6. Why the dogpile hate on #30? It was a great and weird song when it came out and it still is now, and I'd much prefer to get composers doing something different like that than that generic eroge-opening-esque Gumi song at #2. Anyway, it's great seeing Pinocchio-P and otetsu again, despite my dislike of #2 it's awesome to see Gumi kicking some butt, and it's hilariously awesome to see Urotanda jump up again.

  7. very, VERY late to see this ranking. ;_;
    well, #30 is "Sakurazensen Ijou Nashi", right? I just like how this composer tune Miku's voice into something like this, and you don't have to use Append to make it like that. Well, it's just my opinion, anyway. 😐
    #28 not a big fan of j-rock actually, but this is an exception. Totally love it even just heard it once 🙂
    #19 it's back! ice cream :d
    #15 MELT! :DD
    #5 what the…? ._.
    #3 still a fan of it ^^

    Conclusion : Gumi sure dominating the rankings, doesn't she? 🙂

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