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~~ )
lluvia: Len&Rin ‡ Vocaloid ‡ sm5665639 (To always be with you.)
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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

FAIYAAAAAAA )

Off to get 2.5 hours of sleep. orz

CROSSPOST

Sep. 11th, 2009 01:53 am
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Hello, new people! Somehow we have gained about six people since I last checked, about four of which are completely new to me and didn't even need to be brutally coerced into joining. The fact that people are actively of their own free will adding themselves to our ranting descent into a love/hate relationship with moe moe singing robots both gives me solace that we are not alone and also terrifies me.

This is, by the way, still not a post about Gumi. SUCK IT, MOPTOP.


【ニコニコ動画】初音ミクオリジナル曲「パズル」

(Puzzle, Miku, Rock/Pop)
One of the latest Big Sensation tracks that's probably going to get covered by everyone and their dogs. It's worth it, though, a catchy tune with some great instrumentation and a cool video.

Latest linkdump of new (and old-but-new-video crap! )
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And lo, with Miku's Birthday comes a whole slew of songs. MMD post still on hold because JESUS CHRIST, MUSIC. )

AS A BONUS, since I should probably start talking about MMD at some point, here it is. The video that started this whole mess. The video that cemented the moeblob. The genesis of our dramatic, complete and total fail.


【ニコニコ動画】MikuMikuDanceでVirtual Insanity

Miku, in MikuMikuDance, doing a step-perfect rendition of Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity. Complete with hat. Be sure to stick around for the close-up.

Edit: OH GOD MIKU!SKA HAHAHA WHAT


【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】 初音ミクのうた de SKA? 【ミク生誕2周年記念】
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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.
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Stupid singing robots. (MY TRANSLATIONS WILL SUCK, DEAL WITH IT) So I'm usually trawling the top 100 nicovideos, because they're usually hilarious and generally filter out the chaff. And I run into a lot of songs. Damn it. Also, if you don't have a nicovideo account, I put some links in the profile as to how to make them.

God, it's like we're organized or something.

I expect Floor to go find fandub versions posthaste.

【ニコニコ動画】【鏡音リン&リン】ネジと歯車とプライド【鏡音レン】
(Screw and Gear and Pride, Rin/Clamp'd Len?, slightly twisted Rock)

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】RiNG My BeLL【オリジナル曲】
(RiNG My CaPItAliSATiOn, Miku, tremendously cheesy Pop)

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク・リン・レン・ルカ】夢の続き【オリジナル】
(Continuation of Dream, Miku/Rin/Len/Luka, adorable chillout Pop)

【ニコニコ動画】【PV完全版】 初音ミクの消失 -DEAD END- 【MotionGraphics】
(Disappearance of Hatsune Miku -DEAD END- MotionGraphics, updated and even more insanely pretty version of Disappearance's PV with neat text effects)

【ニコニコ動画】【夏アルバム】『Melody in the sky』歌ってみた【clear】
(Melody in the Sky, Male Fandub (clear), acousticy Pop?)

【ニコニコ動画】【鏡音リン】 孤独の果て 【PV付きオリジナル】
(End of Loneliness, Rin, Cowboy Bebop Rock)

【ニコニコ動画】【巡音ルカ】EMPTY【オリジナル】
(EMPTY, Luka, Trance Pop??)

【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク・オリジナル】 ぱんだのこども 【コラボPV付き】
(???, Miku, C-chinese Traditional Rock?? Hell if I know. Fantastic video, though.)

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【ニコニコ動画】【MAD】Don't say lazy【けいおん!PV風】
(This has nothing to do with Vocaloid but is a K-On ED version with neato effects. Don't judge me.)
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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