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Gurumi / グル美

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Gurumi is a season utaite who has started submitting covers of Vocaloid songs as early as 2008. She is mostly known for covering MEIKO songs, which has somehow become her specialty. Despite maintaining mediocre popularity, she's actually much-loved not only in the MEIKO fandom, but in the Vocaloid fandoms as well. In some of her videos, you might see the tag "AV", which stands for "adult voice".

Gurumi's voice can be likened to Yoru, Yamai, and the rest of the female utaite who can sing in deep, rich tones. Her voice can reach high notes, but most of the time, she prefers keeping cool and lowering her voice in seductive drawls. At loud parts, her smooth voice rings through with strength and solidity. Because of this, it has become her specialty to sing jazzy and slightly rockish songs.

As I said before, Gurumi prefers singing MEIKO songs, and in her earlier works, you'd notice that 90% of them are MEIKO songs. Later on, however, she has moved on to sing Luka, Miku and even GUMI songs, but whenever there's a popular MEIKO song, chances are she'll cover it. Since most of MEIKO's songs depict her as an adult, or at least older than most of the Vocaloids, it's no suprise that she manages to sing them all beautifully.

sample covers
Shinjuu ja Panesuku
Electrical Parade
Sadictic Scarlet Aria
Kaise, kaise

nikki says:
Gurumi is one of the first female utaite I've listened to, and she's sort of my go-to person when looking for cover of MEIKO songs. It's a pity that she's not popular when her covers are always nice and of good quality.


On an unrelated note, tomorrow is Nico Nico Dance Master 2. Aside from tons of utaite, HachioujiP will be there to act as DJ and Hashiyan and Zebra as guests. Last year's Dancemas was very impressive, so I'm expecting more this year. Gate to the streaming is . It can be viewed by anyone and it also can be timeshifted.
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There are a lot of new songs this week with a couple of mysterious pull ups from nowhere, but that's fine. Quite a lot of Calc., Rinne and Matryoshka covers but not as many as before. This is a pretty interesting ranking if you're looking for variety. Also, it seems that two people have celebrated their utaite anniversary this week :).

↑# - 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


o1. 『グリグリメガネと月光蟲』 たぶん自分が歌ってみた。
Guri Guri Megane to Gekkochuu [Tabun Jibun]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by FullkawaP
• I honestly think that Tabun Jibun's voice fits this type of songs best.

o2. 【のぶなが】グリーンストレート うたってみた
Green Straight [Nobunaga]
singer's mylist
GUMI original by LiveP
• Nobunaga's really on a roll these months.

o3. 【ノワール】ラストソング【歌ってみた】
Last Song [Nowaru]
singer's mylist
Megurine Luka original by fatmanP
• It's no secret that I love Nowaru's covers and I think she needs to do more. This one is just a little too autotuned for my taste, but still nice.

o4. 【三周年】裏切りの夕焼けを歌ってみた / 湯毛
[3rd Anniversary] Uragiri no Yuuyake [Yuge]
singer's mylist
• original song from Durarara
• Happy anniversary!!

o5. 【らっぷびと】裏表ラバーズ【改めふつうびと】
Ura Omote Lovers [Rapbit]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by wowaka
• Despite the fact that too many people has covered this already, I think Rapbit did a good job of doing this in his own flavor.

o6. 【歌姫4人と】海を渡った征服者達を歌姫達と歌ってみたZ【クロガネZ】
Umi wo Watatta Seifukusha-tachi [collaboration]
• original song by Sound Horizon
• The group is composed of Muutan, Samaru, Chawa and Yajima.

o7. 【一周年】『初音ミクの分裂→破壊』を歌わせて頂きました。【灯油】
Hatsune Miku no Bunretsu → Hakai [Touyu]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by cosMo
• This is so extreme, I don't even...

o8. じゃみじゃみ 歌ってみた-遊
Jami Jami [Yuu]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by Ningendo
• We're treated once more to Yuu's unique vocals.

o9. ヨルノソコ ver.Chibita
Yoru no Soko [Chibita]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by gomezP
• Chibita's getting better at covering quiet songs. This is a really nice cover.

1o. 【佳仙ver.】Blindness【歌ってみました(*´ω`*)b】
Blindness [Keisen]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka original by Treow
• Keisen's thin voice controlled the high parts well and she doesn't sound as over-reaching as her other works. It's a really pretty cover but not as good as F9's or Yoru's.

Overall Weekly Ranking under the cut )
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Jack posted in his blog that he will be part of a CD to be released during VoMas 12 on May 9, 2010.

Vocaloid Utattemita Gentei Community 2nd CD "Stary Sky" (MGS)
Theme: Dusk and Dawn
Price: 1000 yen

o1. ユートピア (Utopia) - Eshi ja nai KEI feat, topi
o2. SPiCa - TokuP feat. Keisen
o3. Fireworks - PinocchioP feat. Darumaya
o4. この花火が終わるまでに (Kono Hanabi ga Owaru made ni) - OssanP feat. Sachippu~
o5. The 9th - JimmyThumbP feat. Purikuma
o6. 千夜月 (Senya Tsuki) - IsoP feat. Kakichoco
o7. ユラメク (Yurameku) - HeavenzP feat. [REN]
o8. 1/6 - VocaliodP feat. Sorako
o9. 宵闇のアウグスティン (Yoiyami no Augustin) - Nem feat. Gurumi
1o. 少年銀河 (Shounen Ginga) - Toraboruta feat. Miichan
11. ヨルノソコ (Yoru no Soko ) - gomezP feat. *Airi
12. 星空に願いを込めて (Hoshizora ni Negai wo Komete) - tomoP feat. Shin Shakaijin
13. ライカ (Laika) - xi-onP feat. Riseha
14. 流星 (Ryuusei) - minato feat. Pagoda
15. さよならアストロノーツ (Sayonara Astronaut) - Kobayashi Onyx feat. Jack


I'm a bit late for this, but EXIT TUNES - Kamikyoku wo Utattemita 2 (QWCE-157) was released last March 17, 2010. You might want to buy it from CDJapan, YesAsia, etc. because the tracklist is awesome.

o1. Just Be Friends - Dixie Flatline feat. Zebra
o2. 炉心融解 (Roshin Yuukai/Meltdown) - iroha feat. Ritsuka
o3. 19:25発 (1925Hatsu) - T-Pocket feat. Gom
o4. 1925 - T-Pocket feat. Gom
o5. トウキョウト·ロック·シティ (Tokyo-to Rock City) - Ecomaru fear. Noaru with [TEST]
o6. SPiCa - TokuP feat. Noir
o7. 孤独の果て (Kodoku no Hate) - Hikaru Shouyu feat. Kushi
o8. Over - Shake Sphere feat. Saiya
o9. いろは唄 (Iroha Uta) - Ginsaku feat. clear
1o. shiningray - 164 feat. Luschka
11. Starduster - JimmyThumbP feat. Miimu
12. 朝焼け、君の唄。 (Asayake, Kimi no Uta) - Hoehoe-P feat. Keisen
13. サテライト (Satellite) - PeperonP feat. Mitani Nana
14. 鎖の少女 (Kusari no Shoujo) - Noboru↑ feat. MISAKI
15. 右肩の蝶 (Migikata no Chou) - NoriP feat. Kushi
16. Scene - JimmyThumbP feat. Mitani Nana


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