lluvia: Yoko Littner ‡ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ‡ Gainax (Reach for the stars.)
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Some recent stuff, some "old" stuff, and some birthday stuff for Meiko. (I was actually going to do this a Meiko-only update, but then I remembered I had a backlog of other stuff to post, and... yeaaah.)

PARADICHLOROBENZENE [VIVIENNE]

『パラジクロロベンゼン』を歌ってみました。/びびあん

I was absolutely sick of seeing this song on the ranking until A CERTAIN SOMEONE in chan made me pay attention to the lyrics and now I completely love it. ._. ANYWAY, if you click on anything in this post, make it this video because holy crap Vivienne. At first it takes you a couple of seconds to realize it's her and not Len singing and once the song gets going it's really hard to do anything but go *___* at it. Pitch/emotion/everything is perfect and I could loop it for hours without getting tired.

MACHIBITO UMI

【MEIKO】待人海【オリジナル】

SHIGOTOSHITE-P FUCK YEAH. \o/ A lovely, melancholy song about a girl waiting for someone by the sea. Meiko's tuning is fantastic, as always, and the piano line (HEY STEL HEY) is beautiful. If this song doesn't get you even a little bit ;_; you have no heart.

Wheee songs. )
lluvia: Koumyou&Ukoku ‡ Saiyuki Reload ‡ Minekura Kazuya (Got a man that makes me want to kill.)
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Huge post is huuuuge. I picked a bunch of my favorite Halloween-themed/scary songs, but since almost all of them have different versions/videos, I ended up with nearly 30 videos under the cut, oops. I also included Youtube mirrors with subs for everything I could, because the lyrics are a great part of what makes these songs so awesome. Also please let me know if there are any broken links or whatever because hahaha SO MANY LINKS. ;;d

ENJOY, CHILDREN, AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN \o/

TRICK AND TREAT

【鏡音リンレン】trick and treat【オリジナル曲】

Opening with an OSTER Project classic! Rin and Len go trick and treating and... a bit of cannibalism ensues. :3 A fun song with an awesome video that really manages to be creepy at times.

Mirror with subs @ Youtube

Can I have it? ♥ )
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Yeah, I just don't know what half the entries this week are on. To make up for it, there sure are a lot of them, though. Oh yeah, since it's come up - these aren't necessarily completely new songs, they're just whatever Nicovideo's had it's eye on recently. So there y'go. Again, if a video's tagged MMD, then it features a silly singing robots video using MikuMikuDance, the animation package. If it's marked Typographic, then it's got floating text crap by that one guy I'm getting just a little bit tired of.

In other news we are pretty much doomed; some horrible people who will go unnamed may have started something terrifying. It is left as an exercise to the reader to figure out who might be who.

... I wonder if I should add them as maintainers?

You lucky people get two songs above the cut because there's so damn many this week. We stride the line solidly between a collection of complete what-the-hell, and a massive amount of solid, awesome tracks. In short, Japan loves us. As ever, corrections to my translations (especially fandubber names, I am terrible at learning them) are welcomed.


【ニコニコ動画】【ミクリンレンルカハク】飛べない烏と迷い犬 SPEdition【オリジナル・MMDPV

(The Crow Who Could Not Fly And The Stray Dog -Special Edition-, Miku + Haku + Len + Rin + Luka, THRASH METAAAAAAAAAL, MMD)
This is the first of two - yes, two - videos featuring practically the entire group of vocaloids (Gumi and Gakupo clearly don't count, and Kaito's busy doing his own emo videos) rocking out with instruments via MMD Band Edition to a pair of surprisingly good tracks. If nothing else, watch it for the amazing video.


【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】トカレフと少女【オリジナル】

(Dischotheque, Miku, Pop/Jazz)
An astounding video, made up of SHAFT-style papercraft animations and strange cuts of material, encompasses this smooth track with fantastic singing robotting. Discotheque clearly isn't it's real name, but without understanding wtf that katakana is on, it stays.

The best of the rest. )

Also, since we never explicitly mentioned: yes, posting is absolutely public. Go for it.
lluvia: Kagamine Rin ‡ Vocaloid ‡ sm5665639 (All sparkles and sunshine.)
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STELAS IS AT AWA. This means I get to spam this comm even harder than usual! Hooooo.

WATASHI NO UMA-SAMA

Brought to you by AarinP who is also behind other wonderful songs such as Ggrks. There isn't much to say about this song other than the fact that it's addictive, hilarious, and it has Gumi wanting to do all sorts of retarded things with mythical creatures. This is my new favorite Vocaloid song. :'D

UUUU~MA WILL COME SOMEDAAAY~~ )
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Huke’s popular character Black Rock Shooter, a reimagined Hatsune Miku with guns, has been announced as receiving a music video anime by Haruhi director Yamakan’s Ordet production studio; however, it now transpires that this is actually a pilot for a full anime adaptation.

what

My next post was going to be all about the wonders of MikuMikuDance - the animation program primarily involving Stupid Singing Robots that Japanese people use to make a collection of batshitinsane videos. However, right as I was planning to do this some kind of MMD competition dropped and there's suddenly a ton of both awesome MMD song videos and awesome MMD ... moron singing robots videos. So I'm going to split them - if a song is tagged MMD in this post then you should watch it for the video at least, as some of the work that people put into their animations is absolutely astonishing. More information on the whole thing (together with non-song, older or plain hilarious videos) next update.

Floor's slacking on her linking of awesome fandubs.

【ニコニコ動画】【 巡音ルカ 】 Out of lies 【オリジナル曲】
(Out of Lies, Luka, Pop/Two-Step/Not Sure)
This has lovely pianos, especially in the second half of the song.

【ニコニコ動画】【巡音ルカ】Ignition【オリジナル】
(Ignition, Luka, Jazz/Two-Step)
From the same guys who did Just Be Friends.

【ニコニコ動画】【第3回MMD杯本選】 SET FREE 【PV】
(Set Free, Miku/EVERYONE, Pop, MMD)
Watch it for the amazing MMD video involving the entire damn cast, gratuitous twins angst, and piping.

【ニコニコ動画】【第3回MMD杯本選】初音ミクの消失を演じて頂きました
(The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku, Miku, Bluuuuh what the hell do you categorise this song as? ANGST TECHNO?, MMD)
Yes, you've heard this before. But have you seen Miku doing it in sign language at the same speed?

【ニコニコ動画】【鏡音リン・レン】 Never 【オリジナル曲】
(Never, Rin/Len, Funk)
What's with all the random smooth funk synth stuff recently? Boggling.

【ニコニコ動画】【ゼブラ】Just Be Friends【らっぷびと】
(Just Be Friends SUPER J-RAP VERSION, Fandub (Rapbit), Pop with hilarious J-Rap)
Included mostly because it makes me giggle, but they are good singers.

【ニコニコ動画】【第3回MMD杯本選】ストロボナイツ~Mステ出演~【初音ミク】
(Strabo Nights (M-Set Performance), Miku, Dance, MMD)
Catchy Perfume-esque dance track from Project DIVA re-choreographed in ridiculous detail.

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】new sound【オリジナル曲】
(New Sound, Miku, Dance/Very Nearly A Chiptune; think Capsule)
Basically just delightful. Quite old, but enjoying a resurgence.

【ニコニコ動画】『ミク×ルカ×カイト』ACUTE『オリジナル曲PV』
(ACUTE, Kaito/Luka/Miku, Gothy Pop...?)
Kaito's a scheming bastard, Miku's an infatuated gothloli, Luka is a blushy maiden. They fight crime An amazing video and YANDELOIDS ensue.

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】wktk Hello【オリジナル】
(wktk Hello!, Miku, Candy Pop)
Who am I kidding, this one's just in here to make Floor's teeth hurt. Okay, it's also in there for brilliant piano-work, which gets anything a pass.

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】delete...,enter_【オリジナル曲】
(Delete... Enter, Miku, Thrash Emo Metal)
This is Disappearance's angrier, misunderstood twin whose room is painted black with skulls as opposed to Disappearance's unhappy grey.
lluvia: Katsuragi Misato ‡ Rebuild Of Evangelion ‡ Gainax (Oh you.)
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LOOK STELAS I AM POSTING YOU CAN STFU NOW.

First, stuff I've grabbed from the past few weeks' rankings!

SOU IRO

Fffff this song. Some of the comments in this video are "Meiko Master" and I can't help but agree. IT TAKES A LOT OF SKILL TO GET MEIKO TO SOUND GOOD and ShigotoshiteP manages it amazingly (there were two producers in this, one for each Vocaloid). Luka is wonderful, too, and the song itself is a gorgeous earworm that I could have on loop for hours.

CRIMSON CAMELLIA

An amazing Piapro collaboration. Delicious Luka Engrish + kickass guitar + really pretty PV = YES. Too bad only one singer has actually covered this, because while her pronunciation is good, her singing is... not quite to my taste. :|a I'LL JUST HAVE TO KEEP ON THE LOOKOUT.

RINASCITA ~HAJIMARI NO UTA~

Delightful MeikoxKaito duet of the "HOLY SHIT SOMEONE MADE THEM SOUND REALLY GOOD" kind. And now that I'm looking at it, ha ha, ShigotoshiteP strikes back, no wonder. I'm heading straight to his My List after I'm done with this post because damn this guy is good at working with Vocaloid 1. Oh rofl, he's also responsible for Tsugai Kogarashi, I am officially A Fan.

Now, for the fancovers!

TENGAKU [VIVIAN]

This is a really awesome cover for a really awesome song. Vivian's voice has improved a lot recently (not that it was ever bad, mind you), and she hits all of Rin's high notes here with no effort whatsoever.

KODOKU NO HATE [KUSHI]

Stelas pimped this before! And while I'm not exactly Kushi's biggest fan, her cover of this song is really really great. Kodoku No Hate seems to be one of those songs that all male singers and their fathers want to cover, so finding an actual good female version amongst an ocean of testosterone is really refreshing. ♥


NTS: Next update must contain at least ONE Gumi song, fffft. /o\
lluvia: Hatsune Miku ‡ Vocaloid ‡ Hajida-san (With little regret.)
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Hahah, oh, Magnet. I almost can't believe I'm doing this for my first song post.

Okay, so a bit of backstory! A couple of months ago when I first seriously got into the fandom, I started following the Weekly Vocaloid Ranking! And the first time I watched it, this song was in the first spot. It's now fallen to the 10ths/20ths, but it's one of Those Songs that will take forever to get kicked out of the countdown. I liked the song a lot, but after seeing it on the chart week after week and hearing over fifty covers in different styles by different people it... kind of gets a bit old. IN FACT, I KIND OF STARTED LOATHING THE SONG A BIT.

But! Nicodouga is full of amazingly talented people and some of them have made really amazing covers! THIS POST IS ALL ABOUT THOSE. The few versions of Magnet (plus a couple of extras) I actually enjoy and don't make me want to kick puppies. BUT FIRST, LET'S LISTEN TO THE ORIGINAL, SHALL WE?

MAGNET

The producer of the song is Minato/RyuuseiP (aka Nicosinger: Tolie), well-known for other great hits such as SPICE! and RIP=RELEASE. It's a nice ballad by Miku and Luka, very catchy, and kind of terribly cheesy. BUT SINCE IT WORKS REALLY WELL FOR YURI/YAOI SITUATIONS... well, we'll get into that in a bit.

Subbed version

The rest go under the cut! )

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