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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. Typically at the end of the month I compile the posts new into a single post. Recently, I have neglect doing this, so please refer to the comments for the latest news. For a list of upcoming Utattemita releases, please refer to the Utaite DB.

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.
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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.
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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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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
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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|
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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)
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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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This fall, Fullkawa Honpo will release three CDs. Two are limited run exclusive singles and one is a full length album.

SKIRT is a HMV exclusive single that goes on sale September 4th. STORYWRITER is a Tower Records exclusive single that goes on sale October 2nd. Both are limited to 1,000 copies per store. Fullkawa's third full length major album SOUP goes on sale November 6th. It is not an exclusive album, so it should be available at many import stores. These CDs are released under Fullkawa's own label under SPACE SHOWER MUSIC called "Head.Q.music". PV animations are by gaph, Fullkawa's design team.

Unlike his previous albums, these CDs will only feature vocals by Kikuchi Ryota, who is also known as Buzz Panda. The single "STORYWRITER" features a version of "Yoru to Nijiiro" featuring Kikuchi Ryota's own guitar accompaniment.

Fullkawa Honpo: Official Site
Kikuchi Ryota (Buzz Panda): Tumblr


SKIRT (HMV Exclusive Single)
Release date: September 4th, 2013
Price: 1,050 yen
Catalog Code: PECF-3055

[Tracklist]
01. Skirt
02. Chloe
03. Mahou (for rk)

Store Link: HMV


STORYWRITER (Tower Records Exclusive Single)
Release date: October 2nd, 2013
Price: 1,050 yen
Catalog Code: PECF-2060

[Tracklist]
01. Storywriter
02. Hotaru to Hikari
03. Yoru to Nijiiro (retake)

Store Link: Tower Records Japan (No International Shipping)


SOUP (Album)
Release date: November 6th, 2013
Price: 2,500 yen
Catalog code: PECF-3062

[Tracklist]
01. SKIRT
02. Ai no Ikemono
03. HOME
04. Tokyo Hiyori
05. orbital
06. emma brown
07. Kareru You ni Moeru Yoru wa
08. Storywriter
09. Anne=Sullivan no Kyuujitsu
10. SOUP

Store Links & First Press Bonuses:
Tower Records: Singalong CD "Gregorio feat. Chibita & FUllkawa Honpo", postcard
HMV: Singalong CD "Girlfriend feat. Chibita & FUllkawa Honpo", postcard
Tsutaya: Singalong CD "Ai no Kemono feat. Chibita & FUllkawa Honpo", postcard (RESERVATIONS CLOSED)
Village Vanguard Online: Singalong CD "KAMAKURA feat. Chibita & FUllkawa Honpo", sticker
CDJapan: None

Note: only HMV & CDJapan ships internationally without a middleman service. I can help you if you would like to order from the listed stores.

Here are some PVs of some of the songs in the singles and albums.







Information from Cinra.
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VocaloP millstones' debut major Vocaloid album "Sekai Catalog" goes on sale September 18th, 2013. It is being released under U/M/A/A.

millstone's profile
Website | Mylist | Twitter
Millstones was born in Niigata and began composing music in high school. He was heavily influenced by RPGs and rhythm action games of the late 90's. Ever since, he has been publishing music on the internet. He began using Vocaloid in 2008 and his most well known song is Kanou Sekai no Rondo. Millstones' songs have reached over 1.6 million views on video sharing sites worldwide. He is best known for fusing Vocaloid pop with club music/dance music genres such as drums & bass, dubstep, 2-step and hardcore techno. He can even compose ethnic style songs.



His upcoming album Sekai Catalog will feature touch ups of old favorites featuring new arrangements and mixing. New songs, instrumentals, and remixes will also be included on this album. The album comes with a 32 page booklet featuring full color art from artists 2e, ALYSSA, virus, Asagiri, Jintsuki, Nak-ami, and Kaiminra. The DVD features music videos.

Sekai Catalog's Official Page on U/M/A/A

Sekai Catalog
Artist: millstones

Release date: 9/18/2013
Catalog code: UMA-1024-1025
Price: 2,800 yen
Comes with a CD, DVD, and 32 page full color booklet
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RubberJohnny is a rock band consisting of 3 members, Yoshiya Murai (vocals & bass), Yuusuke Satou (chorus & drums), and Naoya Satou (chorus & guitar). Yoshiya Murai is also known the Vocaloid producer YM. RubberJohnny was formed in 2006, and while they took a hiatus in 2009, they resumed activities in 2012. They are based in Akita and often perform in livehouses there.


From left to right is Yoshiya, Yuusuke, and Naoya

On March 2013, they independently produced their first mini album RJ Bandnic. You can listen to one of songs from the album Sensational on their audioleaf page. While this first album was self-released and hard to find, their second album RJ Bandnics 2 will be sold nationwide and will be avaliable at Japanese webstores. This release is under the label N&N's Records. The album goes on sale September 18th, 2013. The album features "dance-able, catchy rock tunes" composed by Yoshiya Murai (YM).

Fans of YM's Vocaloid works should definitely check them out!

Rubber Johnny's Official Site

RJ Bandnics 2 Tracklist
01. Baka Resistance
02. Furidashi on Gong
03. 80's Warrior
04. Mask
05. sad song
06. Zanshin

Release Date: September 18th, 2013
Price: 1,500 yen

Store links:
HMV | CDJapan | Amazon JP
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√5's 5th single Junai Delusion (Pure Love Delusion) goes on sale August 21st, 2013. "Junai Delusion" was written, composed, and arranged by √5's leader koma'n. The single also contains covers of HoneyWorks' song "Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu -another story".

√5 (ROOT FIVE) is a unit made of 5 utaite: koma'n, Pokota, Dasoku, Mi-chan, and Kettaro. Their first album ROOT FIVE made it to #7 on the Oricon Weekly Ranking.

Root Five Official Site

"Junai Delusion" comes in 4 editions. Each has different cover art.


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