• Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Save yourself some time. This picture explains all you need to know.
So the television run of Black Rock Shooter left me depressed. Since you all know me by now, I’m not talking about the preteen drama.
It had a flimsy story revolving around melodramatic metaphors which occasionally incorporate elements of huke’s artworks. The end result for the most part, failed horribly to provoke any sympathy from my cold dead heart. I have to admit that for an anime designed to capitalize on a niche audience, it was strangely watchable. However, since the “plot” primarily consists of middle school girls exaggerating on the pain of living, much like a Linkin Park song, it’s no surprise the anime is only eight episodes and very difficult to get into.
And what was with the teacher trying to instigate a fight between Deadmaster and Black Rock Shooter? Why did she interfere during the fight with Chariot? Why did she have to go and ruin her students’ lives? Why why why? Everyone would have gone about their days like nothing mattered if she hadn’t butted in. Then she ends up paying for it in the end; but nobody has any harsh words for her. They all smile and become the the best of friends like an episode of Care Bear.
Seriously, fuck that.
• Sunday, February 19th, 2012
This song which was originally composed with Hatsune Miku, based on a MAD (That’s Japanese for Anime Music Videos), which itself was based off a Shaman King Drama CD back around 2010, got noticed by Shueisha who made the original creator’s dream a reality by uniting his composition with Kyouyama Anna’s voice actress Megumi Hayashibara; and it is indeed very Japanese-ey. On NicoNico Douga, it garnered 1.5 million views. And now you can listen to it on youtube until the Internet gets divided amongst the Axis Powers. more…
• Thursday, November 03rd, 2011
Couple days ago my pre-order of Lon’s best of CD came. Lon is a singer on Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga who does Vocaloid songs and many collaborations with other Nico Nico artists. Many of her songs are Kagamine Len and Rin with her ability to smoothly switch between them. She’s known for her little boy voice and many of her hits get millions of views. Her works include Remote Control, Hanging Garden, and GHOST which are also on the disc. A preview can be found on Nico Nico Douga along with Lon’s video list that has some of the included songs.
Bonus features include a strap for sticking on a keychain or apparel and a small mousepad both with designs of Lon’s character. Insert has lyrics and credit pages as expected. Releases such as these that have some of the songs with Vocaloid origins show human vocals can be as good if not better than the original.
EhNani here helped introduce me to this music quite a while back…all your fault. Thanks.
It can be bought on Amazon or many sites that sell similar music.
• Monday, December 06th, 2010
So I’m watching this BD rip of some vocaloid concert in Japan. And just… wow.
That's not a stage, just a giant television.
Even virtual idols don't know how to dance.
This is how Japan takes part in Democracy.
Sure got to hand it to those communists. They sure know how to deliver. I mean, just look at the size of that crowd. Waving their ‘down with America’ paraphernalia, and glowing leeks.
I'm not the only one who needs a life.
• Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
by Miwa Shirow
I hate Vocaloid, and its many abnormal hair colored incarnations. I hate it so much that I could puke. So explain to me… why nearly eight gigabytes of my iPod is occupied by Hatsune Miku and her Nazi friends? Why more than 240$ of my hard-earned paychecks has gone to purchase of synthetic vocal collections? Why I waste many hours out of my week scanning Nico Nico Douga for new songs and videos of that little virtual cunt? But more importantly, why do I cry myself to sleep every night…?
• Monday, August 31st, 2009
As it turns out, today was the date set for something called MikuFES’09. And amongst the humble list of artists who will be present, the last name on the list surprised me. MOSAIC.WAV, known for their creation of the ‘new’ music genre “Akiba-Pop”, have jumped on the bandwagon and will be releasing a ‘collaboration’ CD with Hatsune Miku. Now the only part of all this that bothers me… Is that MOSAIC.WAV already has a high-pitched vocalist who gives me headaches. If you add in Miku to that garbage, just how awful will it become?
On the other hand, MOSAIC.WAV haven’t exactly been the talk of the town after Sumomo mo Momomo, Potemayo, and Kyouran Kazoku Nikki; so perhaps this is their chance to worm their way back into the afterthoughts of nerdy otaku socialites.
What a long wait...
This news isn’t new in the slightest, I believe it was announced nearly two weeks before Comic Market 76. However, my lack of enthusiasm for websurfing cost me dearly in this regard. That makes me sound like I actually care. Hah, nevermind that. I know I won’t be buying this.