Things I Am Excited About 【Fall 2009 M3(24)】

Click to go to the M3 Homepage.

M3 is a one-day, biannual, music-only convention held in Yokohama, Japan, and its name stands for “Music + Media-Mix Market”. It’s kind of like Tokyo’s Comiket but for doujin music artists only. The Fall M3 event for 2009 will be held on October 11th, and is the 24th iteration of the event. This post will briefly highlight only the circle releases I am watching for (22 releases in total are profiled here). Click on the banners for a link to the site, all of which include demos unless otherwise stated. Info is listed BELOW the banner.

Entries are loosely ordered by genre:
1. Original, xx-based (ie. Story-based, Light Novel-based, etc)
2. Original, Pop / Original, Pop-rock
3. Original
4. Touhou Arrange
5. Cover
★★ entries are the ones I am most excited about.

Copy and paste the stars or genre titles into CTRL+F to find them.

I know the doujin music scene is a pretty uncommon/obscure subject in most anime-related blogs, but if you have an interest in finding out more and discovering new artists and such, M3 is seriously the best place to start foraying into this niche-ish sector. Hopefully this post will be helpful for doing that too.

Official M3 Circle List: http://www.m3net.jp/m3_24/circles.html
M3 Circle Releases List at BLACK ANGEL: http://blackangel.main.jp/event.php

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【Singer】実谷なな

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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