Producer Spotlight: OrebananaP

OrebananaP / おればななP

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OrebananaP, or Pippii, is a Vocaloid producer who has been steadily uploading her works in NND since 2008. She got her name from one of her initial uploads, Pachelbel no Banana Ore (a cover of Pachelbel's Canon in D where Len only sings "banana" XD), which eventually got twisted around to form Orebanana.

Like producer KonkiP, Orebanana mainly works on tuning, so most of her works are covers of other songs, whether Vocaloid or otherwise. Because of her impeccable tuning, she has earned respect throughout the community (especially the Kagamine community) as a VocaloP. You might recognize her as Len's tuner in the PONPONPON cover arranged by GigaP.

OrebananaP uses mostly the Kagamines in her works. She is popularly known as a die-hard Len fan. She tunes both Len and Rin with a solid, unfaltering pitch, often mid-range but can reach impressively high notes that do not sound shrill or shaky. She has a certain quirk of making her Vocaloids sing in disjointed syllables which might sound a bit off at times, but in actuality it gives her more freedom to be more accurate in terms of diction and pitch.

Although she seems to be more prone to cover rock and upbeat pop songs, she also has done Kagamine covers of ballads and slow rock songs. She has also once used Gakupo, Miku, and recently GUMI for her covers. Aside from doing covers of songs, OrebananaP also collaborates with other producers, usually providing tuning for Kagamine Rin/Len.

sample works

A. Covers
Unhappy Refrain (Rin and Len; original by wowaka)
World is Mine (Len; original by ryo)
Badbye (Rin and Len; original by koma'n)
Panda Hero (Rin and Len; original by Hachi)
Iroha Uta (Gakupo; Ginsaku original)
bonus since it's not vocaloid: Mitsubachi

B. Collabs
KEEP OUT! (using Len; with OwataP, etc.)
Garakuta Parade (using Len; with Neru)
Gekkou no Waltz (using Rin; with LeleleP)


nikki says
As someone who started her Vocaloid obsession with Kagamine Len, I'm pretty well-acquainted with OrebananaP's covers. In fact, in some situations, I learn of the originals because of her covers ^^;. At first, her tuning might sound a bit off, especially to those new to Vocaloid, because of the distinct sharpness. However, as you listen, you'll realize how scarily accurate her pitching and diction control are. As she covers mostly popular Vocaloid songs, she opens a door for Kagamine fans to enjoy certain Vocaloid songs the Kagamine way.

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 222 (December 26, 2011 - January 02, 2012)



As the first ranking of the year, this list has quite a few retains from last week, although there are a lot of new stuff worth checking out, some of them for the Kagamines' birthday matsuri. Enjoy the lot of the Rin and Len stuff as well as one very special KAITO song :). Also, you might be surprised about the real voice Naho has as a greeting XD;.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 221 (December 19-26, 2011)



Yesterday was Kagamine Rin and Len's birthday! But the Kagamine wave still hasn't reached this week's ranking (too late D:) so we'll have to wait next week for that, hopefully. However, this ranking is pretty special in a way because you get to hear awesome first songs from THREE new Vocaloids. That would be CUL, Yuzuki Yukari, and IA ~Aria on the Planetes~. I'm surprised at how wonderful they all sound, not to mention they were tuned and their songs composed by really veteran/popular producers, so I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. Aside from that, we have a few strong songs from last week as well as new stuff from popular sings (longtimenoseedoriko!) so this is pretty much a ranking that won't bore you at all. Enjoy!

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

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Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #220 (December 12-19, 2011)



While having a lot of remnant from last week, this ranking boasts of wonderful new songs specifically from GUMI and from the to-be-released Vocaloid IA -Aria on the Planetes-. There are a couple of songs which are also going to be part of big albums, as well as covers and rearrangements.

The picture cover for this ranking, by the way, is new Vocaloid Tone Rion.


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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 219 (December 05-12, 2011)



This week, we have a lot of covers courtesy of the queen of Len covers, OrebananaP. There are also surprisingly a lot of returning songs, most probably because of their covers in the Utattemita Ranking. We also have quite a few unfamiliar names in this ranking so if you can, please spare a minute to check their music out!

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 209 (September 26 - October 3, 2011)



Sorry for the delay! This was supposed to be up yesterday but I fell asleep XD;. And I decided to post it a bit late with a lot of comments instead of just listing stuff. Senbonzakura, like in the utaran, stays strong here but there are a ton of new songs which are all worth a listen!

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

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Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 208 (September 19-26, 2011)



Apologies again for a post with lame comments. Anyway, Senbonzakura is in full bloom as it rises to the top, but there are also a loooot of new songs this week from people you already know and love so be sure to check them out! Some of them includes a new brainwash song (not again D: ), some GUMI V3 initial songs and a lot of hard rock stuff.


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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 204 (August 22-28, 2011)



Since I'm on vacation today, I'm posting the Vocaran while we wait for Utaran :D. I looooooove this week so much because there are a lot of new, amazing releases from famous producers and new ones that have so much potential (I swear, I will stop using 'so much' so much). Because of the awesome new stuff, there are only a few left from last week's ranking, some of them pulled down as a consequence. Still, there are some surprising returns (Matryoshka, what!) and rises. I hope this week will also be an interesting listen for you guys, too, so let's get started.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 191 (May 23-30, 2011)

Since Nikki will be gone for a few days, I'll be filling in for her today! Also Sippotan is back, so this is likely the last weekly ranking by Iori.

Sorry my comments are so boring, I liked most of the songs this week (even the ones I didn't comment on) 8D;. There are some old returners due to new uploads and news.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 188 (May 05-09, 2011)

Today's week has uploads from quite known producers (and new awesome ones), but they comprise only about half of the ranking, as most songs are old hachi songs that are stuck in our brains forever in a good way XD;. Anyway...

As always, thank you so much to Iori-san for adopting the ranking and taking the time to upload! Let's also hope that sippotan and his house/family are safe and are near recovery! That said, let's go on with the ranking.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

In [livejournal.com profile] singing_robots [personal profile] oftendistracted has written an extensive post on the key videos this week. You can read it here!

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 187 (April 25-May 2, 2011)

This week's Vocaran has a LOT of new stuff, most of them very awesome, so you guys better check them out. You might notice the descriptions are missing in some of the songs. That's because I can't load anything in Nico today and the ones I have descriptions of are those I've watched before. So, most of those written there are my opinions based on what I remember of the song (please kick my slow Internet). Sorry. ANYWAY...

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 186 (April 18-25, 2011)

Today's ranking has a lot of movements, especially in the old songs (I'm a bit surprised at the rises XD). There is also the Kira Miki Fest, which is why we have 2-3 Miki songs in the ranking this week. There are also a lot of new ones to check out! :)

As always, thank you so much to Iori-san for adopting the ranking and taking the time to upload! Let's also hope that sippotan and his house/family are safe and are near recovery! That said, let's go on with the ranking.

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- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaran #172 (01/10-01/17, 2011)

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #172 (January 10 - January 17, 2011)

As with the utattemita ranking, this week is also productive in terms of uploaded Vocaloid works. So many new and pretty things are at the top this week, that they pushed the oldies down. A lot of genre are also covered this week, from hard rock to jazz to ballad to just plain eeriness XD.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaran #171 (01/03-01/10, 2011)

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #171 (January 03 - January 10, 2011)

This week's Vocaloid ranking has a new video size as well as format, and that is why it is late by a day. And I am also late because...of some distractions. Sorry! D: Anyway, this song has very few uploads but most of them are by awesome people worth noting. There is a lot of movement this week, with surprising pushes to the top and returns. The top 3 are indispensably amazing, too.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #152 (August 23-30, 2010)

This week has only a bit of new uploads (wait until next week, after Miku's birthday matsuri XD). There's a bit more MMD stuff remaining from the 5th MMD cup and of course, there are songs celebrating Lily's release. The rest are mere movements within the ranks and surprising returns.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #151 (august 16-23, 2010)

There are a lot of MMDs this week because of the upcoming MMD 5th cup, which I learned from [livejournal.com profile] singing_robots. Aside from the MMD ones, there are quite few new uploads but that doesn't mean this ranking lacks awesome stuff. There's a couple of keeps in the rank, a lot of movement and some returners, all of them pulled up by either covers or new uploads from the same producer.

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original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )

Vocaloid Midyear Special Ranking 2010 (Kagamine compilation)

For a proper intro, please read the Miku ranking here. The Kagamine twins has 184 songs in the ranking mylist, but I'm only tackling the top 100. Since there are technically two singers here (Rin and Len), I'll note who is singing which song.

So far, this and the annual rankings are the only ones I type in reverse order (from 100-1) so that it'd be more exciting :). If you want me to do the midyear/annual rankings in the traditional way (the 1-xx order), just tell me :).

You might notice that some of the titles/P names are still in Japanese. It's because I'm not sure how to romanize them correctly.

nicovideo link

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