Posts filed under ‘Vocaloid’
Hi everyone it’s been awhile! In my last post, I showed some prototype Azunyan pictures, but now with Comiket 77 out, a completed version was unveiled. Now with the whole band finished up and colored, I can see my wallet flying out. Why is it so tempting to collect a nendoroid band? >_< Now I’m awaiting reservations for Azu-nyan.
Rin ga Utau, Mirai no Neiro (shortened to Suzunone) is the ‘sequel’ to doujin circle Supplement Time’s previous work Mirai no Kimi to, Subete no Uta ni. It is a short all-ages kinetic visual novel. This time the plot focuses on Miku’s little sister, Rin.
A scan from a hobby magazine reveals a couple of upcoming nendoroids. With a new line of petit nendoroids and normal nendoroids, there’s more reasons for me to go without food x_x Shown above is a set of petit nendoroids from the Vocaloid series. For those who never got the chance to purchase the many variations of the Miku nendoroid, here’s a good chance to grab your own Miku and more. As I already have two Miku nendoroids (The normal, and Wonderfest version) and a Kagamine Rin nendoroid, this purchase isn’t exactly prioritized highly on my list of stuff to get. But in the long run, adding more to my army of petit nendoroids is heavily tempting me …
Other than that, two Type-Moon nendoroids of Ryougi Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai) and Canaan (Canaan) seem to be ready for a fall release as well. And to milk the franchise even further, we get a petit set of of Death Note nendoroids. Seeing that most of the cast depicted in the set has already been released in a normal sized nendoroid forms, we’re seeing a lot of repeat nendoroids in petit form. Seeing that I do not own even one of the original Death Note nendoroids, this does not affect me at all as this gives me a chance to grab some more variety in my nendoroid collection ^_^ I can’t wait to grab some more petit nendoroids including Churuya-san (Haruhi) above. But with the rate they’re releasing nendoroids, we’ll probably see a nendoroid version of everyone’s favorite anime/game characters.
Mikukisu is an all-ages kinetic novel by doujin maker Supplement Time. It is a short and sweet tale of an unexpected Christmas encounter and the making of happy memories. Recommended for Miku fans.
Nemuiwanko here! Kagamine Rin recently arrived as a nice delayed shipment. I didn’t order her brother since I wanted other nendoroids more so I won’t be seeing the pair together for awhile. Maybe she can join Keroro-tachi and start a band with them >_>;; My nendoroid shipments are going to lower immensely until I get a nice source of revenue flowing in to support these future purchases.
At the moment I’m trying to work in more posts, but I’m caught by the World of Warcraft expansion: Wrath of the Lich King. It’s too addicting to play as Death Knight, but now that I’m 80 that should allow me more time to watch anime and write more posts hopefully…. and of course finish Umineko now that episode 3 has been fully translated!
Finally I just wanted to say that MMOs are pure evil….
Two new 1/8 scale figures of popular Vocaloid idols Kagamine Rin and Len have just been announced at Good Smile Company and will be out in May 2009. They stand at around 170mm and are priced at 5800 yen each. Figures are so expensive, but….
I want it!!!
For more information and pictures, check out the following links!
ちょうちょ sings “Hajimete no Koi ga Owaru Toki” by ryo (illust. by 三輪士郎)
I listened to the original version by ryo a few days ago when it came out on December 12th, but I wasn’t that impressed with the rendering of Miku’s voice. I thought it was a little high and awkward. The song itself is alright, about the ending of a first love. However, today I came across upon a version with ちょうちょ singing it and I love her voice. I feel that it feels the song really well. The only thing that I thought wasn’t that nice was the 「あのねー」, which I’m assuming is because she wanted it to sound spoken instead of sung. It is quite popular on Niconico for people to sing popular songs, the most notable one being “Melt”.
“Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu” by cosMo
One of the most recognized Vocaloid songs, cosMo’s “Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu” details Miku’s memories during a final farewell. What makes it particularly memorable is making Miku sing extremely fast. This particular PV was created using GIFs every 0.1s for a 10FPS. The art is really nice and Miku is cute. The decision to use mostly greyscale was a good decision. My favourite parts include the large eighth note composed of 0’s and 1’s, as well as the part in which Miku is gradually disappearing into a black cloud.
“Marginal” by OSTER (illust. by はるよ, animation by baker)
The latest song by OSTER is also featured on the Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- website. While I’m not familiar with はるよさん’s art, baker is definitely a name I’ve seen before. He’s the creator of popular classic songs ‘サウンド’ (Sound) and ‘celluloid’, as well as a famous arranger of other artists’ songs, as shown by Voc@loid Night v2 and Super Deadball Beat. “Marginal” isn’t the first joint project between OSTER and baker. The first was “Dreaming Leaf”. As expected from OSTER, I like this song, although it’s not among my favourites, it’s still nice to listen to. While the art is nice, it felt a bit re-used from scene to scene. For a Miku song, surprisingly it doesn’t include any Miku pictures… not that I’m complaining.
PSP Hatsune Miku model dances on stage to “Miracle Paint”
An update from the upcoming Hatsune Miku game for PSP from Sega! Here’s a sample of the in-game play with my favourite song “Miracle Paint” by OSTER project. It looks awesome and I love how they kept the original PV by fla3 in the background. Checking through the official site, I’ve also noticed that Rin and Len will also be in the game! Rin looks sooooo cute!!! >w<
I wish I could play it, but I don’t have a PSP…