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Because this is clearly the best way to deal with insomnia. I hate you bodyyyyy.

So, a quick intro for newbies! GUMI also known as Megpoid is Internet's newest Vocaloid (these are the guys responsible for Gakupo). Her voice was provided by Nakajima Megumi, who is famous for voicing Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier. Her character design/color scheme is also suspiciously similar to Ranka's, which has gained her the nickname "Rankaloid" (also, her character item are carrots, ololol).

You'd think that with such an amazing voice and... pre-existing fandom behind her GUMI would be more popular, but for some mysterious reason, producers don't seem to work with her much, which is really a shame, but oh well. We'll just have to wait for someone to make a totally amazing song for her to really get the attention she deserves.

AND SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, LET'S PIMPING SOME GUMI SONGS:


MEGUMEGU☆FIRE ENDLESS NIGHT

Brought to you by Samfree (also responsible for LukaLuka★Night Fever), this was the first big hit Gumi had when she was released in June. It isn't anything extraordinary, but it is terribly catchy and fun. I like to call it "Gumi's DDR song." :Dd


BLUE BIRD

If you click on the GUMI tag on Nicosound, you will get this song as the #1, and with reason. From the intro alone you can tell it's a beautiful song. Slow and soothing, but not boring at all, this is also my favorite Gumi song.

WATASHI NO KARE WA SENGOKU BUSOU

"My Boyfriend Is A Warring States Period Warrior" :'DDD While the title is an obvious allusion to Macross' "My Boyfriend Is A Pilot" this is a 100% original song. It takes a while to grow on you, but once it does you won't be able to get it our of your head. A really really fun listen.

ENDLESS

Another personal favorite and another huge earworm. I especially love the guitar in this. I DARE YOU NOT TO SING A LONG WHILE LISTENING.

BOKURA NO 16BIT SENSOU

I'm not a big fan of the way Gumi's voice sounds in this, but the video and the song are really cool, so that makes up for it. Wait until the chorus for the song to really kick off.

GREEN GREEN MIDORI MUSHI

A duet with SONIKA, an English Vocaloid who came out shortly after GUMI and whose character design is suspiciously similar (though a lot uglier thanks to the magic of CG). This is a slow, cute song that was featured in the Weekly Ranking recently. Worth it just to hear Sonika's hilarious accent.

ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Another duet, this time with Rin! IGNORE THE LOLICON ART AND FOCUS ON HOW AWESOME THIS SONG IS. The piano and the arrangement, especially. Also, Rin and Gumi sound wonderful together and there needs to be more duets with them.

MIRACLE∞GUMIRACLE [TOUHOU VOCAL COVER]

I was fully intending to leave this one out, since... as the title indicates, it's a cover of Touhou's "Miracle∞Hinacle" but it's such a cute song and Gumi sounds so great in it... :(

MIGUMIGUMIGU!

I feel like a terrible person for linking to this, but it was necessary. The best way I can think to describe this is as a Hale Nochi Guu opening, except a bit less hyper.

ARIAKE HIKOU

And last but not least, GUMI'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES AT COMIKET! It's an obvious "Seikan Hikou" parody, but the video is hilariously adorable. A++ recommended.


Off to get 2.5 hours of sleep. orz

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