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  • polymetrica 5:19 pm on July 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Another one of my absolute favourite female singers from nicovideo..! She is most well known for her cover of ダブルラリアット (Double Lariat), and also for her duo collaborations with my other favourite singer, リツカ. Her voice is extremely easy to recognize because she has a pretty mature voice that, to me, sounds like the ones usually heard in English pop songs. I don’t know the term for it at all, so sorry for failing at this. In my opinion her rendition of 火葬曲 (Kasoukyoku) is her best, but it is pretty hard to really pick seeing as she has sung so many songs.

    Blog: http://mitaninana.blog40.fc2.com/
    Nicovideo Mylist: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/6769295
    実谷なな entry at Nicosingers wiki: http://www41.atwiki.jp/niconico_singer/pages/370.html
    Youtube 実谷なな tag: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=実谷なな

  • polymetrica 10:48 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Things I Am Excited About 【July Ep1】 

    Series on post on random, possibly outdated stuff I care about. (ideally the items would be USUALLY new but you know what!!)



    I can already imagine a delicious voice for this guy…

    • エナミカツミ (ENAMI KATSUMI), one of my absolute favourite character designer/artists ever, is doing the character designs and artwork for Ys 7!!! Words cannot express my joy, except it is a little dulled because I am unable to obtain a copy of the game. Anyways, this is incredibly old news but I accidentally reminded myself this month, so there you go. The game is being released on September 17th for the PSP.


    • 吉田明彦 (YOSHIDA Akihiko), the guy whose artwork drove me so insane it actually made me WANT to play Final Fantasy, is doing the character designs and artwork direction for the new DS FF spinoff, 光の四戦士-ファイナルファンタジー外伝 (Hikari no 4 Senshi – Final Fantasy Gaiden). I guess that another reason that the DS is awesome is because all its main-ish Final Fantasy games are powered by Yoshida Akihiko.


    • The sample for the second vocal track in supercell (x nagi)’s 君の知らない物語 single has been released! It’s called LOVE & ROLL, and is CENCOROLL‘s theme song, and the vocals are again by nagi. Really upbeat (mmmm bass), and quite a lot of random English! A pretty awesome departure from ryo’s usual style, and I look foward to the full version.


    • Finally stalked Mitsuda Yasunori (Not adding kanji because we all know him I guess?!) again last night to find out that the vocal arrange of his famous Chrono Trigger overworld theme, 風の憧憬 (Yearnings of the Wind) has its sample up! It is sung by 清水翔太 (SHIMIZU Shota) and will be retitled as 風のように (Like the Wind). Hope more of his works become even more known to the world! It’s so awesome.


    • Dixie Flatline, the Vocaloid composer of Juvenile and and Gemini fame has uploaded a new song titled Just Be Friends (Nicovideo link) featuring Megurine Luka for vocals and ゆのみ (yunomi, of magnet fame) for artwork/PV! Not only is it incredibly loopable, but it is also (deservedly) dominating the nicovideo rankings. Also that PV is so cute. Reminds me of Honey and Clover for some reason! That is a good thing I believe.
  • polymetrica 2:25 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    【Vocaloid Composer】匿名希望の東京都在住 


    Randomly remembered her and listened to her songs again the other day, so…here it is.

    匿名希望の東京都在住 (I’ll translate this name later), also known as 杏あめ (anzuame) is a Vocaloid composer, singer, and artist, and she is exceptional at all of it, which makes her extremely incredible.

    After composing her own songs like Traveler, she sings them again herself, and wow does she surpass the Vocaloid software. As the commenters on nicovideo say, she makes Miku weep lol. She can probably become a professional if she really wanted to. Not only that, but she also illustrates quite well and produces doujinshi with a friend, and they both share and art site together. Check her links out please!! even if it makes you feel somewhat inferior after

    Blog: http://anzutokumeikibou.blog96.fc2.com/ (Check links on sidebar)
    Nicovideo Mylist: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/5485599
    Art site: http://www.kikyou.sakura.ne.jp/~apricot/apricot.html

  • polymetrica 3:18 pm on July 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    【Illustrator】零花@Clovia Studio 


    An artist who could be professional but isn’t yet. I initially found 零花 (reika) from Twitter and then later found her Pixiv, and I was really impressed. She is actually from Mainland China, but she resides in USA right now. her Japanese is incredibly good, though, and everyone is surprised when she says that she’s not Japanese.

    She is probably most well-known for her work in various Vocaloid PVs and also for the picture above, which was supposed to be a human rendering of Chidejika, but the text on the swimsuit was removed due to copyright issues lol. It was widely spread on 2chan and whatnot during the er, craze. She also did the main picture of iroha(sasaki)’s (Vocaloid composer known for the famous song 炉心融解/Meltdown) website.

    Reika’s style is distinct in that the way she draws eyes is pretty different but really nice (?). She has really varied colouring styles too, so that’s not as easy to spot. Nevertheless, whatever style she chooses to use comes out magnificently.

    Website: http://cloviastudio.net/
    Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=26247
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/cloviastudio
    Nicovideo Mylist: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/6350578

  • polymetrica 1:13 pm on July 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    【Lyrics】君の知らない物語 (Bakemonogatari ED) 

    Edited on July 18th. Corrected two lines of lyrics slightly. Will correct more once the single comes out with the official lyrics if needed.

    Edited on August 13th. Corrected the (previously terrible) translation of the title.

    This post consists of three parts:
    1. Original lyrics
    2. Transliteration
    3. Translation

    Click on the song title to hear the song on Youtube, or you can click here to hear it on niciovideo. My translation might be a little messy so if you have any corrections just leave and comment and I’ll change it. Thanks!

    (More …)

    • shijima 4:52 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the great translation.
      I learned a lot of new things, such as that Orihime referred to a star.
      I’ll have to finish watching the series some time.

  • polymetrica 7:48 pm on July 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    pako is a pretty underrated illustrator that I also sometimes forget about, but his work is very nice and refined, plus he has an unmistakeable style, and whenever I see his stuff again I become very impressed again. He used to go by 宮沢波広 (MIYAZAWA Namihiro) and 葉上 (hagami), but he consistently uses the name pako now.

    I first found out about him from his work on Shining Force EXA (Cyrille, from the image above, is a pretty popular character), and looked more into it when I heard he did the art for the Rental Magica light novels too. Surprisingly, he also did the artwork for the Chrono Crusade light novels, which is technically my first contact with his work, but I didn’t know it was him back then.

    His style is really fluid, with all sorts of active poses and expressions, and can draw both pretty girls and manly men. It’s awesome. The easiest characteristic to confirm if it is really his illustration is his colouring style. Lots of muted colours and blended shading. Nothing is overly shiny, and most of it looks kind of matte instead, but it is in no way flat.

    Blog: http://hsspako.blog32.fc2.com/
    Old website: http://f58.aaa.livedoor.jp/~hcartoon/
    Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=16008

    • sieg 7:27 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      is there anywhere else to contact pako (without japanesse)?
      reply please..

  • polymetrica 4:02 pm on July 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    【Visual Novel】月照~ツキノテラス~ / Moonshine 


    Finished this short (~2 hours), free, doujin VN some nights ago and it is really awesome. Even though some of the themes might make people go “Whaa?! That is not right!”, in the end it’s just a bittersweet love story, but without the overly deliberate mushy crap that most romance-themed things have. I really like this. Also, the art and music (theme song especially) are extremely good for a free game! There is also voice acting for the “female” lead. The translation was nice too. It’s written in a pretty simple language, but it’s really touching…even I think so. Please play it!

    There is even an English translation from al|together, so nobody has an excuse. I plan to play it in its original form with extended scenarios when I can get it installed. /o\

    Official Site: http://www.sakuramint.net/tsukiteras/tsuki_index.htm (JPN)
    English translation site at al|together: http://altogether.insani.org/2008/4.html
    Theme song at Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOnouItBOps

    • charizardpal 5:36 pm on November 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      There are extended scenarios in English? I had no idea…

      Man this story was weird…I didn’t know what to make of it for a long time. I liked that it was something different, and the style was different and had pleasing aesthetics. Way deeper themes are explored than most visual novels, manga light novels or what not I’ve played/read, and I have to appreciate that.

      In the end the song was the most memorable part I thought.

  • polymetrica 2:06 pm on July 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    RE:Bakemonogatari 1 

    Click for ultra high-res version.

    First time downloading an episode and watching it in full screen \o/ The result was gorgeous. Every frame was screencappable, seriously. I wonder how I will go back to streaming anime hahahaha.

    Anyways, lovely lovely episode. The animation quality is extremely high and I couldn’t help but gawk at everything. There were a lot of still scenes but that really added to the mood. The way the characters were drawn were really faithful to VOFAN’s original depictions too. I dig! Really nice presentation style too. So artsy…As with SHAFT’s usual stuff they liked using lots of text to make it seem more epic, and being kind of a sucker for nice text I loved the touch.

    Things that stood out:

    Will probably keep downloading for the eye candy but may or may not be blogging. Everyone else and their goat will blog it anyways right!

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