[sticky entry] Sticky: Welcome!

Apr. 1st, 2012 10:39 am
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Hello and welcome to [community profile] ofurotaimu! This is English Vocaloid and 歌ってみた-centric community. We're glad to have you here! :)

This is our main community, but our official aggregate site is at ofurotaimu.net. We also have the following sister/branch sites:

[community profile] banaofurotaimu → our fanworks community
[community profile] onsenjikan → our Vocaloid/Utattemita song translations comm
ofuro @ twitter → our official twitter
ofuro @ tumblr → our official tumblr page
ofuro @ fb → our official facebook page
ofuro @ last.fm → our official last.fm page

Of course, joining the other sites is not compulsory. You can also see updates from our twitter and [community profile] onsenjikan in our main aggregate site.


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If you are a new visitor/new fan, here are what you need to do before you delve into the fandom/this comm!
• make a Nico Nico Douga account,
• read the rules of the community, and
• read a brief intro to utattemita (if you are a new fan).
introduce yourself! <-- please!

Here are some guides which can help you catch up/get by:
a guide to using nicosound
a small list of nico nico douga vocabulary
a list of guides on how to register and get by in nico nico douga
- You can see the rest of our guides here


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All our posts here are tagged so make full use of the tags!
! vocaloid, ! utattemita, ! utau will lead you to all posts under that group
! locked posts are those you cannot access unless you join the comm [1]
* tags are all the ranking writeups
@ are all the spotlight posts (producers and singers)
a tags are all the alerts, news and information posts
m tags are musician names
p tags are producer names
u tags are utaite names
i tags are indie artists which do not belong to utattemita or vocaloid

[1] [community profile] ofurotaimu is mostly public, but if you want to access locked posts, you have to join the community. You can join us by using your dreamwidth account or your OPENID (LJ, Blogspot, etc.) accounts :). If you do not have a dreamwidth account but would like to have one, feel free to ask me for an invite code! <3


Enjoy your stay!
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This is a post where everyone, even those with OPEN ID accounts and even those who are Anon, can post Vocaloid and utattemita-related news that they read in the web, heard through the grapevine, etc. This post will be open the whole month and people can freely comment with news and info they gathered. By the end of the month, the post will be closed and news of stuff which haven't happened yet (for example, CD releases in the past month, etc.) will be transferred to another post for the following month. Feel free to do a complete write-up on a news topic and post it on the community if there is enough information released about the topic. For any other announcements or short news bits, please post them here.

The old news post is here.

Just some rules to make the post orderly.
• make sure the news item you share hasn't been shared yet in any of the comments;
• make sure that you are reporting something that hasn't happened yet or happened very recently
• post the news as a parent thread, not as a comment to another comment, unless it is additional information to a previous reported news bit;
• write a blurb on the title on what the news is about so it'd be easy to find;

e.g.; [Utattemita] Mi-chan releasing a single in Vocaloid Master, [Vocaloid] New 40mP Vocaloid Album "Shounen to Mahou no Robot"

• write the date! And provide a source, preferably an official website or nicovideo link if possible; and
• feel free to comment on the news post with additional information or to fangirl, since all comments under the parent comment (the one with the news) will be considered fannish stuff.

Please check comments for the most recent information and updates.
This news pool is a compilation of the previous news pool's information, thus please read the comments for the latest information.
Most news bits are focused on releases that can be obtained online, preferably stores that ship internationally. Often links provided are for reference sake and are not recommended for international buyers. Feel free to comment if you would like help purchasing anything.
news )
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The Utattemita Ranking lists the most popular utattemita videos of the week. There are four parts in the ranking. The first part is the new upload ranking which are 15 of the most popular songs uploaded that week. The second part is the overall weekly ranking which are 30 of the most popular songs of the week regardless of their upload date. The third part is history, or the top 5 songs of the week a year before. The fourth part is pick-up wherein there are 6 unranked songs (including the ED) which are the uploader's choices.

Movements in the overall ranking are described as follows:
↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

Original Nicodou Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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Happy New Year! After more than half a year of hiatus, I'm trying to return to the regular programming of posting translations of the utattemita ranking. There are a few changes, though.
• Utaran has removed his mylist of the songs in the rankings because the change in NND's layout made it unusable.
• Since it takes more time for me to type up the songs and listen to them, I've made the writeup simpler in terms for formatting (since it's the most time-consuming part)
• Later on, when I'm more used to this format I might add comments again! :)

This is the first Utaran of 2014! For newbies to this community as well as to NND, I've included an intro in every post. Enjoy!

The Utattemita Ranking lists the most popular utattemita videos of the week. There are four parts in the ranking. The first part is the new upload ranking which are 15 of the most popular songs uploaded that week. The second part is the overall weekly ranking which are 30 of the most popular songs of the week regardless of their upload date. The third part is history, or the top 5 songs of the week a year before. The fourth part is pick-up wherein there are 4 unranked songs (including the ED) which are the uploader's choices.

Movements in the overall ranking are described as follows:
↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

Original Nicodou Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )

PS: There will be some announcements later on regarding the comm and some changes it'll undergo. I'm trying to smooth things out first and get used to the routine again before making drastic changes. Thank you for your patience!
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Namahousou Schedule
(December 2013)

Updates announced at ofurotaimu's twitter account

Previous Schedule
November

This is a list of all reserved and important namahousou which will take place this month. What kind of namahousou will you see here?

• reserved namahousou (not yet aired but can be TS'd by both premium and free accounts;
• important namahousou (like the daikaigi, other concerts and events); and
• nicoraji and other regular shows which will feature Ps or utaites

There will be no list of ongoing namas or namas that have already aired, even if they can be TS'd. We wanted to be fair to both holders of free and premium accounts, and it would be unfair if we list all past namas if free users can't view them. If you are a premium user and would like to watch previous namas you missed, you can see if they have timeshifts in the community pages. Note that you can only watch and timeshift community-locked namahousou if you are a member of the community!

This project will hopefully be as consistent as the news pool. If you are part of a community with a reserved nama (meaning they already have a slot/alert/link even if they haven't aired yet), please post them in the comments and they will be added to the list!

December Schedule )
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Hello everyone!
I was asked by Pinc to tell everyone that they want people to post their own Utattemita covers of DECO*27's "Ai Kotoba II" to DECO*27's Facebook! Pinc is a management, publishing, and distribution company for many Vocaloid producers such as DECO*27. They want people from many different countries to participate. Any sort of cover is allowed: full covers, just the chorus, a capella, with music... anything! Once again, they would like people to post it on DECO*27's Facebook page, so they can post and introduce your covers on his page! They are taking submissions until Dec 20th.

Update: Looks like they're excepting any sort of fanworks, not just covers, but odottemitas and illustrations are also welcome!

"Ai Kotoba II" was written in celebration of DECO*27's 5th anniversary of being a Vocaloid producer. It features a different arrangement and lyrics than the original "Ai Kotoba". It is a song about thanks, so let's show our thanks to DECO*27's wonderful music by posting our own covers!

You can download the instrumental from this link. This link is also provided in the above video's description.

DECO*27's Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DECO27.Official
News post on DECO*27's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DECO27.Official/posts/355277467943226
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Namahousou Schedule
(November 2013)

Updates announced at ofurotaimu's twitter account

Previous Schedule
October

This is a list of all reserved and important namahousou which will take place this month. What kind of namahousou will you see here?

• reserved namahousou (not yet aired but can be TS'd by both premium and free accounts;
• important namahousou (like the daikaigi, other concerts and events); and
• nicoraji and other regular shows which will feature Ps or utaites

There will be no list of ongoing namas or namas that have already aired, even if they can be TS'd. We wanted to be fair to both holders of free and premium accounts, and it would be unfair if we list all past namas if free users can't view them. If you are a premium user and would like to watch previous namas you missed, you can see if they have timeshifts in the community pages. Note that you can only watch and timeshift community-locked namahousou if you are a member of the community!

This project will hopefully be as consistent as the news pool. If you are part of a community with a reserved nama (meaning they already have a slot/alert/link even if they haven't aired yet), please post them in the comments and they will be added to the list!

November Schedule )
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homepage|facebook |

Fhána is a group that consists of producers Junichi Sato, yuxuki waga, kevin mitsunaga, and vocalist towana. Before their major label debut, all the members were active in the internet amateur music scene. Junichi Sato, under FLEET, has been releasing music on the internet for many years. Yuxuki waga is a well-known and active Vocaloid producer under the circle s10rw. Kevin Mitsunaga is the creator of the project "Leggysalad" and is part of the "net-label" scene. The 3 of them represented "3 generations of the internet" with Junichi representing the "pre-broadband age", yuxuki the "Nico Nico Douga/Vocaloid age", and kevin the "net-label age". Fhána started out as a group with these 3 members, with towana formally joining as main vocalist in 2012.

It all started around the end of 2009 when Twitter boomed in popularity, yuxuki, a fan of FLEET since his university days, began talking with Junichi Sato on Twitter. They started chatting with each other frequently and yuxuki invited him to a VOM@S event. Junichi Sato found Vocaloid culture interesting and was interested in writing his own Vocaloid songs. Towana was in a band with yuxuki when he was still a student. Junichi Sato became acquainted with kevin mitsunaga through Twitter. They were all participants at a live at 2.5D and met each other in person during preparations. They bonded over their common interests such as the anime "CLANNAD". At a maid cafe they agreed to "make a band that'll move you to tears like CLANNAD!" Fhána started out as just the 3 of them with various guest vocalists. Their first release was kotonoha breakdown on s10rw's album TRANSIT LOUNGE in 2011. They released their first independently produced album New World Line featuring vocalists Aoi Tada, Vocaloid IA, Makiko Naka (of Tornado Tatsumaki), and towana. After towana performed with them live in 2012, she became an official member.

On August 21, 2013, fhána debuted under a major label with their single Que sera sera. Fhána is a joint project with Lantis and U/M/A/A. Que sera sera is the ending theme song of anime Uchouten Kazoku (aka "The Eccentric Family"). They recently released their next single tiny lamp on November 23, 2013. It is the theme song of anime Gingitsune. Fhana has also been confirmed to be performing the theme song of upcoming anime Witchcraft Works.

Fhána has also collaborated with many other artists and composed songs for Choucho ("looping star" & "life is blue back"), and Mai Aizawa ("Sono Setsuna"). They have also remixed songs for Sayonara Ponytail ("Mahou no Melody"), DECO*27 ("Nisoku Hokou"), for anime "ROBOTIC:NOTES", and more. They also perform live with Junichi Sato on keyboards & backing vocals, yuxuki waga on guitar, kevin mitsunaga on sampler & PC, and towana as main vocalist.

Their major label releases are now available on worldwide iTunes for purchase! Scroll down for iTunes Store links and if you prefer a CD, links to import stores.

Members
Junichi Sato
homepage|blog|twitter
Under FLEET, Junichi Sato uploaded his own music on his homepage, which was quite rare at the time, as Youtube and Nico Nico Douga did not exist yet. FLEET was formed in 2004 by Junichi Sato and Yuuichi Ikeda. In 2006, FLEET debuted under a major label. Shortly after Ikeda left FLEET in 2009, Junichi Sato continued to use the FLEET name to produce his solor works. He composed his first Vocaloid song with Hatsune Miku called Cipher, which was included on s10rw's TRANSIT LOUNGE. Junichi Sato is also an art director and graduated from his university specializing in design. He is also the vice editor-in-chief at internet culture information site NETOKARU. In fhána, Junichi Sato is the main composer and writes the main melodies and codes with simple rhythms. Then yuxuki and kevin add, modify, and clean up the song. He also takes care of keyboard, synthesizer, chorus, and occasionally the bass.

yuxuki waga
homepage|twitter|mylist(solo)|mylist(sorairo club)|KarenT
Yuxuki waga is a well known and highly active Vocaloid producer on Nico Nico Douga. He is the founder of the creative circle "s10rw". Yuxuki is also the composer for the group Sorairo Club with illustrator/PV maker ShimomuraP. Currently he produces music, both Vocaloid and indies, under "yuxuki waga". He is the main guitarist of fhána.

kevin mitsunaga
homepage|twitter|mylist (Vocaloid)|mylist (Others)|facebook
Kevin mitsunaga is known under his solo project "Leggysalad" and is active on the internet producing music. He is part of the "net-label" scene and also is active in the Vocaloid scene as a member of s10rw. He also DJ's under his kevin mitsunaga name. In fhána, he does a lot of the drum programming and sound editing.

towana
twitter
Towana was originally a guest vocalist for fhana, but officially joined the group as the main vocalist in 2012. She was the vocalist of monoral in the stereo, yuxuki waga, monaca:factory, and whoo's indies band.

Links
Where to Buy
• [Indies Album] New World Line: Amazon JP
• [Major Single] Que sera sera: US iTunes|CDJapan|HMV|Amazon JP
• [Major Single] tiny lamp: US iTunes|CDJapan|HMV|
Click here for more info!! )
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Siinamota, also known as PowapowaP, released his second major album Alterour Setsuna Pop on October 9th, 2013. This album is available at many Japanese CD import stores and is also available at US iTunes.

Official site for "Alterour Setsuna Pop"
siinamota: official site | twitter | niconico mylist | tumblr

Biography
Siinamota is a popular Vocaloid producer who is only 18 years old. He was born on March 9th, 1995 and is from the Ishikawa prefecture. His blood type is AB. Ever since he was young, he played the guitar, drums, and Electone. He began using DTM software in his 2nd year of middle school at the age of 14. Shortly after he began using Vocaloid and became popular with his hit song "Strobo Last".

After a hiatus in 2011, siinamota made a comeback with a major debut album under GINGA with "Yume no Mani Mani" (At The Mercy Of A Dream). "Yume no Mani Mani" still continues to see solid sales growths and his doujin albums have sold over 3,000 copies at doujin selling events. Siinamota has also written a song for singer Nanba Shiho and remixed for Shibuya Keiichirou. He is still popular on Nico Nico Douga with his music videos reaching the 100,000+ view within the first week of upload and regularly makes it to the Top 10 Most Viewed List.



Album Information
"Alterour Setsuna Pop" features songs uploaded on NicoNico since his last album and contains many newly written songs (8 new songs, 3 new versions of old songs). "Alterour" is portmanteau of "alter" and "hour" and "Setsuna" is a wordplay on "painful" and "moment". The illustrations in the CD booklet is by siinamota's close friend and fellow 18 year old illustrator meisa. Some of the music videos are made by popular PV maker Yuma Saito and feature illustrations by Kaneko Kaihatsu, an illustrator who is still a teenager in junior high school. This album "is an absolute collaborative tour-de-force by the most innovative of next-generation artists."

Limited edition comes with a DVD with music videos and special packaging. "Alterour Setsuna Pop" is released under the GINGA Label, which is now under U/M/A/A.

Thanks to siinamota's staff for the information!

Album Crossfade Preview Video


CD Tracklist
01. Pikkooon!!
02. Mosaic
03. Pallet Niha Kimi Ga Ippai
04. Q
05. Usonaki Tsukuriwarai
06. Forgot Me Not
07. City Lights
08. Halo
09. Tsugi Hagi
10. Usoppu
11. Kagefumi Says
12. Livewell
13. Vanilla Flavor Piece

DVD Tracklist
01. Strobo Light (dir & illust: Morii Kenshirou)
02. Yume no Manimani (dir & illust: 84 yen)
03. MOSAIC (dir: Yuma Saito / illust: Kaneko Kaihatsu)
Click for More Information )
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Namahousou Schedule
(October 2013)

Updates announced at ofurotaimu's twitter account

Previous Schedule
September

This is a list of all reserved and important namahousou which will take place this month. What kind of namahousou will you see here?

• reserved namahousou (not yet aired but can be TS'd by both premium and free accounts;
• important namahousou (like the daikaigi, other concerts and events); and
• nicoraji and other regular shows which will feature Ps or utaites

There will be no list of ongoing namas or namas that have already aired, even if they can be TS'd. We wanted to be fair to both holders of free and premium accounts, and it would be unfair if we list all past namas if free users can't view them. If you are a premium user and would like to watch previous namas you missed, you can see if they have timeshifts in the community pages. Note that you can only watch and timeshift community-locked namahousou if you are a member of the community!

This project will hopefully be as consistent as the news pool. If you are part of a community with a reserved nama (meaning they already have a slot/alert/link even if they haven't aired yet), please post them in the comments and they will be added to the list!

October Schedule )
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This is a post where everyone, even those with OPEN ID accounts and even those who are Anon, can post Vocaloid and utattemita-related news that they read in the web, heard through the grapevine, etc. This post will be open the whole month and people can freely comment with news and info they gathered. By the end of the month, the post will be closed and news of stuff which haven't happened yet (for example, CD releases in the past month, etc.) will be transferred to another post for the following month. Feel free to do a complete write-up on a news topic and post it on the community if there is enough information released about the topic. For any other announcements or short news bits, please post them here.

The old news post is here.

Just some rules to make the post orderly.
• make sure the news item you share hasn't been shared yet in any of the comments;
• make sure that you are reporting something that hasn't happened yet ^^;
• post the news as a parent thread, not as a comment to another comment;
• write a blurb on the title on what the news is about so it'd be easy to find;

e.g.; [Utattemita] Mi-chan releasing a single in Vocaloid Master

• write the date! And source, like an official website or nicovideo link if possible; and
• feel free to comment on the news post or fangirl, since all comments under the parent comment (the one with the news) will be considered fannish stuff.

I usually update the main pool at the beginning of each month, so this main post is often out of date. Most releases should be available at stores that ship internationally (i.e. CDJapan, YesAsia, HMV), unless otherwise stated. I list Japanese store links because they're often faster to update listing information.

Please check comments for the most recent information and updates.

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