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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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This "album" is a collaboration among Vocaloid producers, utaite, illustrators, and other artists, but it's not really an album. Actually, it's a series of songs uploaded in Nico Nico as a "set". If you know about the previous season albums "Utaite Tsunagu Album" which has included Clear, Wotamin, Re:A and others in the past, "&" is very much like them.

The theme is "relationships, ties and connections with all things". Each song is a collaboration of a VocaloidP, a singer, and an artist who did the PV. All songs are original and they are not covers of existing songs.

Here's the list of the songs, collab team and a short description on each song. The whole set is in this mylist. When you listen to one song, it automatically forwards to the next track, but in case it doesn't work, just check the mylist :).

track list )
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Tabun Jibun / たぶん自分

mylist | mixi community

After monaca:factory's spotlight, let's have an utaite slightly related to s10rw. :)

Tabun Jibun started uploading his works in Nico Nico January of 2009. At first, he was teasingly called "someone with an indisctinct gender" because of his high range and his tendency to sound a bit effeminate in his songs, which is also part of his charm. His choice of songs are often ballads or acoustic/slow rock songs. He has a tendency to do an arrangement of the song which suits his liking, which is why he can comfortably sing a song in his range and pace. Most of the time, he chooses works by FullkawaP, Xi-onP and recently has collaborated with Whoo.

Tabun Jibun's voice can be likened to Shin Shakaijin or Buzzpanda with a higher range. He has a gentle, smooth voice that makes any of his covers relaxing and easy on the ears. He can also sound a bit RnB-ish at times. For me, he is like the male version of Seriyu, with a voice that has no edge and you can listen to with ease.

sample songs
envy. (FullkawaP original)
harukaze (Xi-onP original)
Alice (FullkawaP original)
1925 (T-pocket original)
yukimine ~piano and strings ver~ (Xi-onP original)

Time and a Word (with Whoo and Task)

nikki says:

I first knew of Tabun Jibun when I was looking for male covers of "yukimine", my favorite Xi-onP song (my favorite female cover of this song was Wotamin's). I love his Xi-onP covers the most because they're wonderful ballads meant to be sung gently (which he did). Ever since then I've been watching out for his cover and enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. I cannot even name a favorite out of all his covers XD;. I also think his previous Twitter name was so awesome (maybe_meeeee), too bad he changed it ^^;.
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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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Sorry for the late updates. I'm having so much fun in the "introduce yourself post" I kind of got lazy with the spotlights and updates, all of which I'm doing now! Also I'm trying to get a couple of friends into the fandom (again) and I'm still thinking of how to go about it. I suck at writing intro posts seriously XDD;.

Anyway, updates!

• It seems that there is a planned novelization of mothy's Aku no Musume/Meshitsukai series. There are no details released yet but here is some more info in Fujyoshinews (in Japanese), though.

• If you enjoyed the Utattemoratta CD 1 (theme: ikemen voices), you'll definitely love Utattemoratta CD 2 (theme: gender-defying voices). This is going to be released August 27 (clear's birthday lol) and will include Hitori, che:sakurai, vip-tenchou, Kogeinu and Lon. It's kind of stingy there are only two people in the cover though ;;.

• As I said in twitter, clear should take lessons on "how to pose for a CD cover" from Piko, who is to release his debut album. Limited edition has a DVD, too! Pretty face is pretty, I'm ashamed to be female, etc. While you're ordering why not order Irregular Voices by Ouzoku Band (y'know, the one with Tissue hime) feat. Sekihan, too XD. This was released last month so it's a bit older.

G.W. Nicolai website is updated with some info, art and demo of the seven singles they're releasing. Remember the ones having singles are ASK, Gero, Nodoame (lol lollipop art), Pokota, Yuge, Kogeinu and Makomakkou. You can view the crossfade demo in the "special" part of the site. And the tracklist at the "product" part. Here's a translation of what they are going to sing:

Gero: Kutabare PTA (NashimotoP) and From Y to Y (Jimmythumb)
ASK: Eh? Aa, Sou (papiyon) and d's (Kudou Yasumoto)
Kogeinu: Kusari no Shoujo (NoboruP) and Shinryoku no Kaze (Studio IMO)
Yuge: Dancing Samurai (mathru) and Neta Kiri Goukin Depenza (Don McCow/MML)
Pokota: Scissorhands (Nem) and Kuro no Kata Tsubasa (Studio IMO)
Nodoame: Migikata no Chou -Len ver.- (Noripy) and Spider Kiss (Ritsu Inoue)
Makomakkou: Spice! (minato) and Heaven's Door (Don McCow)

Some of them aren't Vocaloid songs :). At the moment, there is no way to buy the CDs aside from the shop but it might be available in Animate and other sites soon :).

• Usa Colony 4 has its site up with MP3 previews of the tracklist. It also has a crossfade demo in Nicovideo here. This will be released August 14, 2010 at Comiket.

• That kind of epic collab CD in a graceful sound has released a crossfade demo here. Remember this CD involves collaborations with producers 40mP, FullkawaP, Scop, ←P, KuwagataP and kous; and singers Tourai, Tabun Jibun, Erusi, Rumdarjun, Usa and F9.

• For those interested in BL games, "Nessa no Rakuen" has an OP teaser here (SLIgHTLY NSFW AND BL OF COURSE!) You might remember Dasoku is singing the opening song. Get your tissues ready.

• In case you missed it the first time I posted it, here is another page of the Utattemoratta 1 (clear, ASK, Dasoku, Pokota, Kettaro) CD interview. This one contains voice messages as well as handwritten ones (holy crap ASK's message D:).

• Before we get to the crazy part, have some random dancing by Pokota which is the reason why my brain broke last night.

• Now for the crazy part. Nico Nico Douga is actually holding an end-of-summer fest which involves a 27-hour marathon of guests from 18:00 TODAY up to 20:40 of the next day (Sunday). There is a list of guests here and they will only appear at certain times. In order to watch, just click the view tab in the site and you'll be seeing few ustream channels. The guests are singers, musicians, producers and gamers. I translated some of the guests' names (only the ones relevant to this comm) and the time they will appear under the cut. All of the time is in JPN time so please convert to your timezone~.

time table )

And that ends our update XD. I'll squeeze in some of the news later if something comes up~!

Some stuff

Jul. 16th, 2010 08:22 am
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• There's a news in nico nico douga regarding multiple accounts with the same IP address.

Asamakku (Asamaru and Jack) has issued some new rules for members of their community, rooting from the HIGH STREAM housou Asamaru guested in. I think Asamaru was a bit uncomfortable during that housou because of his fans spamming the chatbox, so they are asking their fans for some things when listening to them in a non-Asamakku live. These include:
- not calling them by their pet names if possible (Marutan, Jack-tan, Maruko, Asako, Jakko, etc.);
- not spamming about Asamakku as a unit when only one is guesting and the housou is not related to Asamakku;
- not spamming with too much emoticons (you know those scrolling shooting stars, etc.);
- not mentioning inside jokes and info only known in the community;
- not chatting with other members with trivial stuff not related to the housou;
- not mentioning anything trivial which is not related to the convo (e.g., I'm sleeping, I'm eating, etc.).
I think this generally means being more formal when listening to Asamaru and Jack in a housou outside the Asamakku community. Since HIGH STREAM is a more...formal housou, with musicians who do not know the inside works of Asamakku and its family, it must've been a bit uncomfy seeing the spam.

• The production of the album in a graceful sound is already in the works. This is a CD with original songs written by Vocaloid composers and sung by Nico utaite. The mentioned collabs are:
- FullkawaP x Tabun Jibun
- 40mP x Tourai
- KuwagataP x Usa
- kous x F9
- ←P x Rumdarjun
- scop x Erusi
It will be released August 14, 2010 and will be sold for 1000 yen

• You can now order the MGS Utattemita CD ~Starry Sky~ in Amazon, instead of doing it the roundabout way in toranoana :). Kudos to hatsudai-san and the people involved for making it possible.

notes: Thanks to [personal profile] southerncross for the heads up re: asamakku :)
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Another normal week save from some of the ones at the top. The Ochame fever is not going down either, so we get a lot of that again, although the number of World's End covers have somehow disappeared. There are a lot of returners, for some reason, as well as mysterious disappearances 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


o1. 【古川本舗】"スーパー・ノヴァ "歌ってもろた【たぶん自分】
Supernova [Tabun Jibun]
singer's mylist
• This is a release by Fullkawa Kohou.

o2. 思慮するゾンビ ver.Chibita
Shiryo suru Zombie [Chibita]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by FICUSEL

o3. 「Etude No.3」歌ってみた
Etude No.3 [no name]
GUMI original by takamatt

o4. しゅうまつがやってくる!を歌ってみた by向日葵
Shuumatsu ga Yatteru [Himawari]
singer's mylist
Kagamine Rin original by Sasakure.UK

o5. 【少年Tの弾き語り風】 Laugh away 【歌ってみた】
Laugh Away [ShounenT]
singer's mylist
• original song by YUI

o6. メランコリック歌ってみた:メイアン
Melancholic [Meian]
singer's mylist
Kagamine Rin original by Junky

o7. ロリコムが【え?あぁ、そう。】をラップにしたら驚くほど健全になった
Eh? Aa, Sou. [LOLICOM]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by papiyon

o8. アイシンクアンシン 歌ってみた-遊
Icing Anshin [Yuu]
singer's mylist
Hatsune Miku original by JuukanP

o9. 【窓付き@】magnet 歌ってみた【ジュード】
magnet [Madotsuki x Judo]
Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka original by minato

1o. 【96 猫&恭一郎】 ローリンガール自由に歌ってみた
Rolling Girl [96neko x Kyouichirou]
Hatsune Miku original by wowaka
• LOL. I'm amused by this.

Overall Weekly Ranking under the cut )


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