Have you ever heard about “Vocaloid”?
If not, please check this song out first!
This song was NOT sung by human!
It was sung by “vocaloid”.
Vocaloid was basically made by recording human voice.
Producers of vocaloid songs “compose” to make new songs.
(The song maker for vocaloid songs are called “Vocalo P”)
In this article, I will introduce my favorite songs as one Japanese nerd.
I am happy that this article help you to find new door of your journey!
(※My favorite songs might be not super up-to-date. Please check by yourself for the latest trends and songs)
“Human-ish” vocaloid songs
【Yamine Renri】 Mairieux by Aiko Shimizu
This song was originally made as song for “Hatsune Miku (初音ミク for your search)”, which is the one of most famous vocaloid by n-bna(vocalo-P).
Aiko Shimizu covered this song by “Yamine Renri”, which is different vocaloid from Hatsune Miku. (“Hatsune” is familly name and “Miku” is last name. Also “Yamine” is family name and “Renri” is first name.)
【Hatsune Miku】ビビハピ(Bibihapi) by Mitche M
Mitche M is famous vocalo-P., who makes human-ish vocaloid songs with “Hatsune Miku”.
This song is up-tempo with rap like voice actress.
【Hatsune Miku】ニュース39(News 39) by Mitchie M
This song has chatting part like news caster by Hatsune Miku.
The best comment I saw was “The only news station that isn’t talking about COVID-19”.
【Hatsune Miku】うみたがり(Umitagari) by MARETU
This song composed by MARETU.
Mysterious sounds and lyrics.
【Yamine Renri】変わらないもの(Kawaranai mono) by cillia
I am sorry that I cannot embedded the video. But this compose is worth putting here even if it has bad for putting here.
This song, “変わらないもの(Kawaranai-mono)” is originally made by Hanako Oku, who is Japanese singer.
This song song is very famous for the movie, “時をかける少女(Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo)”
More “vocaloid-ish” songs
【Kagamine Ren】脱法ロック(Dappou rock) by Neru
Up-Tempo and EDM like song with Kagamine Ruka by Neru.
You don’t mind if you cannot understand any Japanese because this lyrics does not have many meanings for Japanese too.
Just enjoy its melody and beat!
【Hatsune Miku】妄想感傷代償連盟 (Mousou Kanshou Daishou Renmei) by DECO*27
Song composed by DECO*27.
【Hatsune Miku】ゴーストルール(Ghost rules) by DECO*27
Up-tempo and EDM-ish song by Hatsune Miku.
【Hatsune Miku】ウミユリ海底譚(Umiyuri Kaiteitan) by n-buna
Composed by n-buna, who is famous as member of “ヨルシカ(Yorushika)” these days.
English subtitles is available in Youtube.
Famous Vocalo-P got musician
ハチ(Hachi) → 米津玄師(Yonezu Kenshi)
【Hatsune Miku】ドーナツホール(Donuts Hole) by ハチ(Hachi)
This is one of famous work by Hachi.
The music video is like comics (like jump or something).
Yonezu Kenshi worked as Vocalo-P at first place.
He created master piece songs for vocaloid.
You can find another songs as Hachi in Youtube channel of Yonezu Kenshi (Link).
【Yonezu Kenshi】アイネクライネ(Ainekuraine) by Yonezu Kenshi
This song is in 2nd album of Yonezu Kenshi.
Beautiful Music Video (I heard the drawing by Yonezu Kenshi himself) and sorrowful melody.
n-buna → ヨルシカ(Yorushika)
n-buna is also one of favorite vocal-P. for me.
n-buna is working as one member of ヨルシカ(Yorushika) as music composer.
Yorushika has human vocalist, whoese name is suis. The world of n-bune has not changed between two names.
If you like n-buna vocaloid songs, you would love the Yorushika songs too!
【Hatsune Miku】夜明けと蛍(Yoake to Hotaru) by n-bna
Yoake means dawn. Hotaru is a firefly.
Those combinations are actually very emotional (as in my opinion).
【suis(human)】君に晴れ(Kimi ni Hare) by ヨルシカ(Yorushika)
This songs are one of the most famous song by Yorushika.
The meaning of title might be like “Sunny at you” but this is not usual use in Japanese too. It is more like artistic or poemy title even if its original Japanese.
This song was not sung by vocaloid, sung by suis(she is a human).
Also you could find other song by n-buna or Yorushika of their Youtube channel (Link).
石風呂(Ishi-buro) → 朝日(Asahi) in Necrytalkie
【Hatsune Miku】ゆるふわ樹海ガール(Yurufuwa Jukai Girl) by 石風呂(Ishiburo)
“Yurufuwa” is the slung to express “soft and fluffy”. Jukai directly means “sea of forest”. The most famous one in around mount Fuji.
Ishiburo worked as vocal-P before and he started music band called “Necryrtalkie”.
Ishiburo is using name of “Asahi” and doing a guitar. The vocalist of Necrytalkie, who is called もっさ(Mossa) liked Ishiburo’s songs and she posted cover songs of Ishiburo. Those two is working together for now, which is one of emotional story.
Please compare following two songs. The first one was sung by vocaloid and the second one was by human but same song.
【Hatsune Miku】夕暮れ先生(Yu-gure Sensei) by 石風呂(Ishiburo)
【もっさ(Mossa as vo.)】夕暮れ先生(Yu-gure Sensei) by Necrytalkie
The first Yu-gure sensei video by Hatsune Niku was posted on Youtube 7 year ago. (time flies so fast!)
The first one is the original song for Hatsune Miku. The second one is the self-cover by band, Necrytalkie.
Ishiburo (Asahi as band name) is the person who uses a green guitar.
Want you explore more Necrytalkie songs?
Here is the link for their Youtube channel! Please enjoy.
Enjoy exploring vocaloid songs!!
The songs recommended in this article are all available on Youtube.
The vocaloid songs were originally enjoyed at “Niko Niko Douga”. The rankings of up to date vocaloid songs available in this video platform. If you want to dig deeper, please check Niko Niko Douga. (You need to do free sign up to use this service.)