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This week, we are facing the second part of the PONPONPON matsuri as well as an influx of popular people suddenly uploading songs (Yaybisasamakkufaneruetc). We also have quite a few Babylon covers for some good reason. It's a pretty predicatable ranking, but I hope you enjoy the variety this one gives (in between the PON and the WEI).

From now on, I'll prioritize linking the English version.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

English Nico Nico Link
original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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Based on the previous post here, you should've known that this is the PONPONPON Matsuri Week, which means there are TONS of covers of this super catchy song you'll end up singing it while you sleep! Worry not though since there are actually many arrangements of the song (and many styles in terms of covering it) so you won't be bored. It's a PONPONPON dominated week, but make sure to check out the other covers, too, since they are all equally good.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

December 14, 2011: Updated links with new ones.

English Nico Nico Link
original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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Himawari / 向日葵

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Himawari became well known to the international fanbase just recently, although she's been uploading covers since 2008. Despite the fact that she has mostly sung only Vocaloid songs until now, she is most well-known for her cover of a Pokemon Matroyshka parody. She also has rare collabs for Nico Nico Indies, the most recent with Vocaloid producer NioP and artist Meisa.

Himawari's voice is said to be quite similar to Ritsuka's and a little bit to Riseha's at low volumes, which is a bit true, but her voice has a certain youthfulness to it, whether she's singing an upbeat song or a heavy ballad. Her singing is very light and airy, which is surprisingly distinct and persistent even though she sometimes sings songs that require a deeper or stronger delivery. She can also hold very high and very low notes well, although her low reaches tend to sound a bit shaky (but not in a bad way). Because of her voice quality and range, all her covers are nice to the ears and generally sound gentle and sweet even if they're suggestively sexy or angry songs.

sample songs
Usotsuki (Tsunamaru original)
Cinderella Syndrome (Karasuyasabou original)
Tómur (NioP original)
Discommunication (FatmanP original)
Risky Game (KurousaP original)

Nikki says
Himawari isn't really one of the singers I name as my favorites, but every time I listen to her songs I just feel like I love her voice more. I first noticed her when she sang "Discommunication", which is my favorite fatmanP song then. Hers is the only one I liked a lot. Sometimes, she has a tendency to "eat" her words, especially at the fast phrases, but in ballads she sounds sooo amazing. I also like the little sighs and whispery lines she does at the intros and interludes. I don't like her autotuned voice but somehow she still sounds okay even with it.
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This month's Indies Ranking still has a lot of songs from the previous ranking, but there is surprisingly a large number of new ones. There are instrumentals, V-kei material, and your usual dose of post rock.

Like with the Weekly Utaran, a mirror to the English Nico Nico Site is also provided for the Monthly Indies Ranking, so if you want to comment in English, feel free to view this one.

English nicovideo link
original nicovideo link

new upload ranking )

overall upload ranking )
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This is a combination of the rankings for September and October. As the NNI category is pretty slow with updates, there's still a lot of old stuff in this ranking. However, there are also a lot of new ones worth watching, although you may have already encountered them somewhere if you follow some VocaloP/utaite's original stuff. Apologies for the lateness, I didn't realize it was already uploaded OTL.

original nicovideo link

new upload ranking )

overall upload ranking )
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This week is riddled with medleys and collaborations and Nyansei's and Tapir's (I think it's Nem's week). There are a lot of interesting uploads from both known and unknown singers, so please do go through them one by one. Of course, there are also the parodies, both SFW and NSFW but I'll let you guys deal with them ^^;.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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Apologies for being late. I have no Internet at home and I just snuck!wrote this while I'm busy with work. I'll try my best to post Vocaran later or tomorrow, too. I'm sad that I don't get to flail much with the songs since I can't load Nico Nico Douga here at all so please ignore my lack of witty comments. There are a LOT of wonderful new songs this week, particularly in the top ten. There's also a gratuitous amount of crack and parodies. There is also a ton of tapir song covers XD. A couple of singers here in the ranking are more known in the namahousou part of NND and just crossed over here. Hope you enjoy them despite the boring writeup!

PS: You may also notice the lack of "overall ranking" data in my writeup. It's because I can't load the video to see them ^^;. Ignore those for now as I'll add them later when I find an opportunity to watch the video. Sorry again.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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This week's a bit slow and there are a lot of pull-ups, as well as retains. Still, that doesn't mean there's nothing to see (Dasoku and ASK have two songs each in this ranking, oi!). Not tl;dr-ing tonight so let's go.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )
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This week is full of collabs and pairings, so expect to see a lot of them filling the rankings. You might notice last week that there is a slight bandwagoning of Suki Kirai? Well, it's not dying down and you'll even see more of them next week.

Anyway, you might notice that the Weekly Utaran has changed video dimensions (it's clearer and wider now!) as well as frame designs XD. I feel bad for not mentioning last week, but the portions are now of different colors (new uploads is blue, overall ranking is purple, pickup is light blue and history is orange). Utaran-san made great efforts to customize the presentation to everyone's viewing comforts, too, with all the data collected in the sides and properly labeled. Of course, make sure you stare hard at the screen at the rank intervals because Hibiki (if you don't know who Hibiki is...he's the Utaran mascot) appears in the frames, too XD.

So, this ranking is now color-coded. The links have colors specific to the portions so as to avoid confusion. The song names are still clickable, by the way. Please tell me if it looks okay or not. If not, I'll revert to the old format!

Okay I will stop gushing now before you close your tab XD.

↑# - 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

I'll be including the weekly top ten and the overall top thirty of the week. Links to the nicovideo are included as well as some information. You may download the .mp3 file by inputting the link @ nicosound. Enjoy!

original Nico Nico Douga Link

New Upload Ranking )

Overall Weekly Ranking )

You might notice that dreamwidth's celebrating Three Weeks for Dreamwidth, which commemorates the site's anniversary. We're very thankful to DW for giving us a place for this comm as well as giving invites so you guys can make journals so we'd like to participate in the celebration as well. The thing is we haven't thought of what to do XD. But we will, somehow, so please wait for it XD. In the meantime, there's a comm for all celebratory stuff in DW and it's [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw so please check them out :).

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