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AX2012 Mirai no Neiro playlist

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Sorry about the delay on posting this.

There were three Mirai no Neiro panels at AX, the first being PVs sent from overseas (translated and presented by us) and the second being discussions by the Vocaloid producers who paid their way to attend. The first panel actually ended up starting quite late and so we managed to re-run it the next day; I wouldn’t really say it was the fault of the con staff, though, and the panel tech crew was very helpful.

Part 1:

0. We started with a hologram concert (AKA rear projection on a mosquito net) run by Amid-P (@AOKI_KC) with a custom video by masatakaP and the songs from:

- Freely Tomorrow by Mitchie M feat. Miku (YouTube | NND)
- Paradise Cage (Guitar edit) by doriko feat. Miku on Les Paul (NND)
- Sadistic Love by Junky feat. Rin (NND)
- Poker Face{Not that one.} by yucha feat. Gumi (NND)

1. Senbonzakura by KurousaP feat. Miku (YouTube | NND)

We think the similarity of the piano to “Native Faith” is a coincidence.

2. Renai Philosophia by KurousaP feat. Miku (YouTube | NND)

3. ASTEROiD by tokuP feat. Miku and SeeU (NND)

A world premiere song and video!

It reminds me of “Escape”, which none of you know about because we ended up cutting it from the panel last year.

4. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (Handel), arranged by MiRON-P feat. Luka (YouTube | NND)

5. I Time-Slipped When I Karate-Chopped My Stag Beetle by Ie no Ura de Manbou ga Shinderu P feat. Gumi (NND)

Will try to post the translated version later.

6. Deliver me a Happy Death (Koufuku na Shi wo) by Kikuo (YouTube | NND)

The lyrics to this one are a bit surprising.

8. Through the Window by MasatakaP and ELECTROCUTICA (YouTube | NND)

It’s about Windows 8.

9. Welcome to the Tea Party by PAC (1, 2)

A series of MMD shorts.

11. AiDee by Mitchie M feat. Miku and Luka, video by Gtama (song on NND)

I don’t think the video for this one has been posted yet. It’s really good, though!

12. Twinkle Twinkle☆Vocalo by tamachang

Also on the list, but cut for time reasons:
- Aqua and Spaceship by nexus feat. Miku, video by masatakaP (YouTube)
- Freely Tomorrow by Mitchie M, video by Gtama (see above!)

Part 2:

This one is a little fragmentary since I didn’t take good notes and don’t have the playlist.

- DeadballP showed “Japanese Ninja #1″ (YouTube)

- Dixie Flatline showed the new song “Answer”, the sequel to Just Be Friends (NND).

- odoP (VocaliodP) showed the new song “because the sky is”, which follows last year’s trend of being overtly political! (YouTube)

Mirai no Neiro @ Anime Expo 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Just like last year, kransom and I will be at AX with D.P.H with new translated Vocaloid PVs and composer guests for you.

The panels are at 5pm Friday for Part 1 and 10am Saturday for Part 2… in other words, conflicting with everything possible. Nevertheless, it’d be lovely if you showed up.

Check back here afterwards for the video list; I actually have plans to post the videos this year too.

I also plan to actually finish writing about C79 at some point, but then I keep not doing it.

Mirai no Neiro – The Sound of the Future 2011 Playlist

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

If you’ve been to Anime Expo in the last two years, you might have seen the Vocaloid panel “The Sound of the Future”, by Masaki. (If not, you should go next year.)

This year kransom and I (plus mdl and stephieku) helped run the panel and did song translations. We still ended up an hour late, since the previous panel had way more corporate sponsorship, but here’s the playlist.

Most of these links are to the unsubtitled versions, since I forgot to ask if we could upload the translations, so contact us or watch this space if you’d like them. But you should watch them anyway!

1. honey and clover club by yuuyu and baker, video by nagimiso

2. Aku no Musume Trilogy by nazyo, NazekorewoP, Yuuki

3. DYE/Re:reflection+ by Treow, remixed by AVTechNO, video by heki

4. Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! by daniwell, and the MMD version

5. Rondo of possible world by millstones, video by masataka

6. Strobe last by Powapowa, video by masataka

This one’s translated!

7. Sweet Devil and Electric Love by HachioujiP, video by wakamuraP

9. Memories (unfinished video) by SmileR, video by wakamuraP

10. Innocent girl feat. Kaai Yuki (international edit) by KagomeP and rlldi

I have no idea what this video is about.

11. Ameyumerou by HitoshizukuP and Suzunosuke

12. Flower Tail by yuukiss and 25 KAITOs

13. My world by KuchibashiP

(not actually related to the next song)

14. World is Mine video (unfinished) by Sadamasa Shiika

15. Last night, good night by kz/livetune

Finally, there were three new songs presented by the special guest producers:

1. Galapagos by Penguins Project
You can find the English introduction at his blog.

2. The Socialist by ZANEEDS
Japanese title: “What if Kagamine Rin read Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’”?

3. Boring Bowling by SunzriverP
It’s a song about bowling, because Americans love bowling. No translation just yet.

My AX report is that instead of Day 4, I went to the beach. I recommend you do the same!
Photos (featuring several returning stars) can be found here or on the sidebar —>

supercell Charts at #2 on Oricon Dailies w/ 20,000+ Copies Sold

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The Natsu Style reports that Miku super-cd supercell has charted at #2 on the Oricon album daily charts, with over 20,000 copies sold on day 1. Kalafina’s Seventh Heaven made #8. Got my copy, how about you guys??

via katoyuu

Haruhi-chan/Churuya-san DVD info, BRS figure preorders open, more

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Yunakiti reports the 2ch thread reporting on the VIP thread about finding these two pages detailing release info on the Haruhi-chan and Churuya-san dvds. The first page notes that the DVD will be 40 minutes long and has the release date down as 4/24, while the second link says that there will be 3 dvds in all. Do be warned that both sources are from DVD rental sites, which could mean that the information isn’t totally accurate. Or maybe just made up, who knows. (comedy kadokawa trolling option.) Anyway what do you guys think a fair over/under on the price/dvd would be, 5000y?

In other news, Supercell is officially released today, though it was readily found in otaku B+Ms around the country yesterday. This is what I get for not going outside yesterday! Also, preorders for the Goodsmile Black Rock Shooter figure have opened, at the low price of 9800y, release in August. Interview with huke can be found here, and a new commercial/PV for it by huke can be found here. “Brack Rock Shooter” indeed.

edit an hour later: two other interesting links I came across that don’t quite deserve yet another news post on the same day:

new IOSYS / Tetla Pot PV for another track (The Ultimate Yakiniku Restaurant! Orin’s Store of Hell!) off of Touhou Chotto Matten. First was this pv. Unfortunately, I don’t see either of these becoming memes.

Also, the To LOVEru*LOVE blog points out some amusing facts about the new Bakuman cover.

amazon.jp reviews are really insightful

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Punkore ~voice actresses’ legendary punk songs collection~

Product Description
With these famous seiyuu a unique “COOL JAPAN” combination has been formed!! It’s a unique combination album that fuses timeless punk rock numbers with famous anime seiyuu who are figures of “COOL JAPAN”. Haruna Ikezawa, Mai Kadowaki, Yuuko Gotou, Kaori Shimizu, Rie Tanaka, Halko Momoi and other popular seiyuu have participated in singing arrangements of famous punk recordings like Anarchy in the U.K./Sex Pistols.

  1. Halko Momoi “Sex and Violence” (The Exploited)
  2. Haruna Ikezawa “Basket Case” (Green Day)
  3. Kaori Shimizu “White Riot” (The Clash)
  4. Mai Kadowaki “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)” (The Offspring)
  5. Rie Tanaka “Anarchy In The UK” (Sex Pistols)
  6. Yuuko Gotou “London’s Burning” (The Clash)
  7. Halko Momoi “Call Me” (Blondie)
  8. Haruna Ikezawa “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols)
  9. Kaori Shimizu “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Ramones)
  10. Mai Kadowaki “Search and Destroy” (Iggy & The Stooges)
  11. Rie Tanaka “Ruby Soho” (Rancid)
  12. Yuuko Gotou “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana)

11 of 32 people found the following review helpful:

1/5 Ruins the music
by Teriyaki
How did the planning side think up this nonsensical compilation…
I’m not going to say I know everything about punk, but as a punk fan I can only see this as making a fool of it.
It’s blasphemy to this famous music. And I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous cover art.

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5/5 I don’t know much about Western music but I like it
by Ukyo UP DATE

Even though so many famous songs have been covered here, someone like me who doesn’t know much about punk could still listen to all of them and think “oh, yeah, I know that song!”, so those who usually avoid Western music can rest easy.
Because of the daring arrangement of the melody and vocals, even if you’re tired of hearing them at karaoke, it’s like a whole new song.
It’s not that the vocals are interesting just because the use of anime voices makes it cute and POP[1]; because of the singers’ long career experience, you feel like you can hear the charm and sadness in their voices.
I liked the solos “Call Me” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
This might be a bad comparison, but it’s like when enka and pop music were combined to make New Music.
It might be more appreciated in the future and seen as a symbol of a new music scene; maybe we could buy it as a keepsake for then? :)

(thanks to cheese for explaining japanese to me)

[1] I have no idea what this means