Attention please! We are looking for a new writer!

電波の世界 started in December 2007 and while our passion for the genre has only increased over the years, it's been difficult to find time for new articles and features. That's why we (denpanosekai and mandichan) are looking for an enthusiastic new writer! Here are some typical articles and tasks:

※ album previews and reviews
※ event reports (comiket, M3, live, etc.)
※ artist spotlights and interviews
※ denpa watchlist renewal
※ a new theme would be nice!

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to the original and leading source for English denpa news worldwide? Please contact denpanosekai [at] gmail [dot] com today!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

M3 2014 Autumn Guide Part 1

It's that time again! Here's part one of our feature on the upcoming M3 event. Descriptions are brief this time around due to lack of time!

I'm gonna try to update the info on this entry when the pages are updated, as well as make a new entry if any new releases are announced, but I'm pretty busy lately so I can't make any promises! When in doubt, check our twitter account!

Thanks as always to Clix!



みみらび~せかんど~

え-13a うさみみりぼん
800円


雨音 and きゃらめる return for their second super sweet release together.


Maple Sugar

え-13a うさみみりぼん
600円

きゃらめる of うさみみりぼん and 野々宮めぷ team up as the unit "Maple Sugar". Those lucky enough to have attended the twinkle sister live have already had a chance to purchase this CD, but for the rest of you, get it at M3! As someone who's already listened to this and is fully addicted, highly recommended!



さとうみるく1st single「Sugar×Labyrinth」

え10a
600円


SUPER CUTE! What else to say? Get this one!


Gー18a しなもんしゅがー☆
300円


"Soft denpa" circle Cinnamon Sugar is back with a sweet CD about chocolate.
And, maybe you can also pick up "ミクたんとルカたんに歌ってもらたん。", a Vocaloid CD released by Cinnamon Sugar in June.


曜女~曜日を擬人化したらこうなった~

う-20a SJV-SC
1000円


This CD of  gijinka characters based on the days of the week didn't make it in time for Comike, so here it is finally at M3. 木下いちご leads the project and plays the role of Monday.



フュージョン幼女☆ぴとんちゃん2~ライバル幼女らとるちゃん登場!?の巻~

う-20a おでぃん・パイソン
1000円

OdiakeS and ひろて~ team up for the sequel to the previous Pyton-chan release. ほたる returns as ぴとんちゃん and 木下いちご debuts as らとるちゃん.


トライアングル☆メリーゴーランド(デモ)

え16a おでんぱ☆スタジオ
200円


It was previously announced that ほたる of おでんぱ☆スタジオ would have a solo release of 「ときめきほたるたん」 at M3, but sadly it has been postponed. In the meantime, a limited quantity of demo CDs of this one track will be available.



Ochingin

え16a おでんぱ☆スタジオ
500円


Two tracks full Odenpa Studio's usual unique sense of humor.

え10b twinkle
500円


I think my heart may die from track 3..... Very cute and great as always.



crime berry 07 -abysm-

え22a らずべりー
700円


Some cute and lovely tracks, 4 of 5(?) tracks samples available now!



ふるーつ☆ぽっぷちゅーん

ケ22b






magical flavor

え21a みるきーぴんく
2000円

「魔法少女ひなのゆんゆん」 presents her first mini album at M3! According to her blog it features the tracks 「Pinkys☆Magic」,「きらめき ぱーてぃー」!,「ゆんゆんナイトはマジカルナイトじゃなきゃないと☆」,「ひなゆん音頭」 and a drama track (tracks? and possibily other tracks). The samples on soundcloud sound very promising!



MOSAIC.HACKATHON2.0

え-20a MOSAIC.WAV
1000円


MOSAIC.WAV presents the results of their 2nd "hackathon" styled event where they create a song with a live audience. The track they created is called 「翼はいいから時間をください」.


They're also offering a new stainless steel version of one of their guitar pics for 1000 yen.


パンツコンピ

い02b uwanosora
1000円


A wide variety of artists with different styles take on the traditional denpa theme of 'panties' in this compilation album.


すいーとめろでぃ -甘音ver- / あまおと☆ふぁるせっと

Asterisk@え-33a
1000円


小宮真央 and 和鳴るせ perform as 「あまおと☆ふぁるせっと」 on this sweet & romantic CD with voice acting & singing.


2C Labo!!~2色の電波で××作成ちゅー!~

え26a お電波☆Labo
500円 (600円 with pin)


まめ乃 and こりすもも send us 4 nice tracks.


電波 de 若大将

お28b 33.turbo


Another M3 means another cute release from 33.turbo!



BABY ROCK HEART

か14ab Zero-Shaft
1000円

Promising release from Zero-Shaft with their usual top quality singers and musicians. As the title suggests, it has a rock sound!
ケ-08a 第二生徒会室
800円


Includes over 500 voice samples from ちょこ of twinkle for this CD, which sound awesome set to music as you can hear in the crossfade!

か-19b ポヤッチオ 
300円


ポヤッチオ and ちぃむdmp☆ team up to bring you 3 songs and 1 drama track. かたほとり, ななひら, and まろん provide chorus vocals on track 2!



か-19ab Confetto
500円


U-ske, かめりあ, かたほとり, and more present this cute and (relatively) calm ななひら release.




Still awaiting info:

Will try to update when the info comes! In the mean time, keep your eyes on these links.
ケ07a VerAll
Details unconfirmed



ケ-14a I☆Cherry



Little info so far from this great Korean circle, except for the promise of an awesome line up: 
ひろて~, 遥風啓司 and vocals from ななひら, NANA、kana, and 豚田ひかり.
お-35a あじゅ川さん家
300円


星野あず's first single promises to be denpa, pop, cute, and also calm. Looking forward to hearing some samples!



Low denpa or somewhat off-topic related releases:

Denpa is in the ear of the beholder, so here are some stuff that may not be super denpa-ish, but would somehow interest our readers.
ケ-08a 第二生徒会室
300円


In an unexpected move, ひろて~ of おでんぱ☆スタジオ and たんあー of 第二生徒会室 will provide the vocals on this mystery CD. By the looks of things, I'm guessing this is a more 'cool' release than a denpa one!?!
1500円 (Includes CD + bonus)



Denpa-ness is low, but D.watt and others bring you this CD from their crowdfunded project.

A-02a, A-02b Alternative ending / Shiganai Records 
1000円

A book as part of miko's popular cooking series. No audio stuff included but fans of miko will want to take a look.


Haunted Party Orchestra

B-10b Mamyukka
600円

Denpa fans should check track 4.


Master System

お-25b Dessert Logic LAB
500円



コ-02b Studio 10 Colors


Vocals include こりすもも and 木下いちご.

き-06ab Notebook Records
1500円


Denpa fans should check out track 2 as long as they don't feel too creepy about this album!



ワールド・イン・ザ・スカイ

(At the time of writing this article, feature page linked in the video description isn't updated yet)
お-22a Wisteria Magic
1000円



Unlike the previous "Marina Versus" series, this time is a seemingly serious drama CD with at least one song also included.

Lilium Records M-03ab
1000円


You can't hear much of it in the preview, but ななひら is featured in the last track!

Friday, August 15, 2014

[C86] ComicMarket 86 Coverage Part 5

Ok, yet another update, MAYBE this is the last one! I (technically) made it in time with at least some of the Touhou stuff! Full C86 coverage here!



Kikuo Sound Works - 略してきくおミク0

2014/08/17 (Sun) 東"シ"80a
1000 Yen



きくお presents a massive collection of tracks he made in the 7 years before he began making Vocaloid music. A whopping 28 tracks, 3 of which feature 白石なごむ! Get in touch with your roots with this release!




OVERSPHERE - OVERSAW

2014/08/17 (Sun) 東ル-40a
1000 Yen



 木下いちご lends her cute voice to this cool CD!



東方女子流 - 東方ガールズレジェンド

2014/08/16 (Sat) シ26a
1000 Yen



A nice line up of Touhou stars! あゆ, あまね, and はる*あま*にゃ provide lyrics, an arrangement from D.watt, and some lyrics from ビートまりお!


Color&Color+ - 虹色キャンバス

2014/08/16(Sat) シ-26b

A touhou arrange CD with a colorful line up, including 桃箱 and ななひら among the ranks!



天然ジェミニ - 東方Side Story

2014/08/16(Sat)  東ヒ-46a
1000 Yen


D.watt and the rest of the gang return for the latest 天然ジェミニ Touhou arrange CD.



みこぺろ - Couverture

2014/08/17(Sun) 東 ヨ 45a
1000 Yen



ちえP's best of album includes 2 whole disks of a lot of lovely Vocaloid tracks, and a re-recording of a previously released ななひら track too! They will also sell a small number of copies of  "little birds flying over the stars", which is also available on bandcamp!



Innocent Key - いのたま

2014/08/16(Sat) シ-23a  魂音泉, シ-23b Innocent Key
1000 Yen




More Innocent Key means more ココ!





Dessert Logic LAB

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ56b
Free

A new member, 結月ゆかり, has joined Desesrt Logic LAB, and to celebrate, they're releasing a free CD with her singing one of their previous songs. Listen here!



めろめろんブックス - HOME 萌えっ娘だらけの水泳大会

2014/08/17(Sun) 東H-48b (HNU(ハニュー))


Under the pen name "あまつかゆうゆ", Akiba-kei "Little sister" idol 桜川ひめこ is releasing her own doujinshi! Himeme is taking care of the story, while the art is brought to you by 風上旬, known for his art for Melonbooks. (Thus the circle name, Meromeron Books!)




MilkyHoneyMoon - にゃんこのきもち

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ-08b



真優, who you may know from her many collaborations with のみこ, is releasing this cute new CD at C86. Though there's only 2 tracks in the preview, there will be 4 tracks on the CD, though that could be including instrumental versions. And did you know her previous releases are available on itunes for those fans around the world?  (By the way, you can probably find her collaboration CDs with のみこ at her table too!)



C-CLAYS - 番ヒノ翼

2014/08/16(Sat) 東シ-20a



Denpa fans check out track 3 of this KanColle CD!





Halozy - TOHO R&B HOUSE Party Vol.3

2014/08/16(Sat)  シ-25ab (DiGITAL WiNG)
 1000 Yen



3rd in the series, featuring the lovely ななひら on track 3! Track 8 featuring nachi is also quite cute!



DiGiTAL WiNG - デジウィ DREAM

2014/08/16(Sat)  シ-25ab (DiGITAL WiNG)




Another Touhou arrange album featuring a track with ななひら! It's as simple as that!



556ミリメートル - invincible - perfect beautiful girls

2014/08/16(Sat)  ヒ-48b
1000 Yen



You thought I was done with Touhou CDs with a single ななひら track? Well, you were kind of right!! This one has TWO ななひら tracks! Gotcha!





COOL&CREATE - ラララライブドリーマー

2014/08/17(Sun) 東シ-88a
1000 Yen


Another fun and wild release from C&C! ARM contributes too!

[C86] ComicMarket 86 Coverage Part 4

MAYBE (maybe) the final blog update before Sunday! I will keep posting any other small updates to our twitter! (You can also see some CDs that were nice, but not "denpa" enough to make the cut to be featured on an entry on the site at our twitter.) Hope to see you there! Don't forget to check out the rest of our coverage!



ねこじゃが* - B√モア

2014/08/17(Sun) 東 ル 15b
1000 Yen
 

Nekojaga's 2nd album was supposed to be released at the last M3.. Fans lined up until the very last minute (literally) hoping that one of the circle members would bring the CD in time to sell even a few copies, but in the end, they didn't make it in time and not a single CD was sold. So now, here's your chance, assuming nothing goes wrong this time!



おんがくのじかんっ! - ぷりんあらもーど

2014/08/17(Sun) リ-10b
500 Yen


Ongaku no Jikan! is serving up a drama CD this time, with one song. No samples of the song, but you can hear some samples of the cute voice work of some familiar ladies on the site.

ぷりん:きゃらめる
くりむ:鳴紗
ちえり:さとうみるく
ここあ:ちょこ



PICO+ - 初恋♡L.C.M.

2014/08/17(Sun) ル-26a
500 Yen



The first release for the new unit "PICO+" is quite promising! The member line up is まめこ, なっちゃん, はるく, and ふずき. Especially track 6 is sounding awesome!



OVERSPHERE - 曜女~曜日を擬人化したらこうなった~

2014/08/17(Sun) 東ル40a
1000 Yen

NOTE: Due to the CDs not arriving from the manufacturer in time, this CD won't be released at C86 after all. Instead it will be released at M3 autumn or C87.

A lovely line up of vocalists and composers on this "days of the week gijinka" themed release. Denpa song regular 木下いちご joins Nimo, ぷちぇも, 笑兵衛, 柘紅実, こりすもも, なゆの, and 屋久谷拓哉, plus compositions and arrangements by OdiakeS. Crossfade is here!




BLENHEIM - ヒステリックシンデレラ

2014/08/17(Sun) 東レ23a


a.k.a.dRESS's personal circle returns with a new release. 3 new tracks, 2 of which are vocal, plus instrumental versions of those vocals. One track has vocals from 佐倉紗織. while the other is provided by good ol 初音ミク.



VerAll - まじかる☆がーる

2014/08/17(Sun) 東2-P20a (studio zero)
800 Yen



That first track!! That first track!!



くるる幼稚園  - きゅ

2014/08/17(Sun) 東ロ08b
1000 Yen


Positively cute release from niconama broadcaster くるる!! Quick, listen to the crossfade!!



小宮真央 - recollection

2014/08/17(Sun) 西う-27b (ECCESS)
1000 Yen



Classic denpa song singer 小宮真央 provides vocals on this game vocal song collection. Not very denpa overall, but check out the last track!





PacoProject - ぱこぷろのうたVol.1

2014/08/17(Sun) 西か-26b (Also available at モ-56a(音メイド) and ね-17b(櫻羽女学院演劇部))



Vocal song collection for the wacky PacaPlus series, where your girlfriend is transformed into an alpaca. (And apparently there's a capybara somewhere in one of the games too!) By the way, if you didn't know, Sekai Project is releasing the game in English on Steam too! (In the meantime, and English version from the circle themselves is available on DLsite too, but supposedly the translation isn't so great, so you may want to wait for the Steam release.)




C.H.S - 異聞伝承アラカルト

2014/08/17(Sun) 東シ-76b
1000 yen



t+pazolite brings us another awesome release, and denpa fans can rejoice as リズナ is featured somewhat also! (C.H.S. has another release, Raise Blaze in Fiction, featuring かめりあ and more too!)



MOSAIC.WAV - ローレグエンジェル夏到来!

2014/08/15(Fri)  西2あ-15a (柏木商店)
1500 Yen




What's the point of me writing this now?? Friday is already over!! I had thought it was in the commercial area... Nooo....



MOSAIC.WAV - MUSIC FOR RIDING!

2014/08/15(Fri) ~ 2014/08/17(Sun)西4F企業ブース No.512 Russell
1300 Yen






For all otaku bike riders out there, here's some tunes to listen to while you ride on your trusty ita-chari. Some nice vocals by Kayapi too!

Some bonuses and goods this time too: For buying the first edition of MUSIC FOR RIDING!, you get a CD with some alternate lyrics versions of the tracks. (Not sure of the availability of this outside of C86, but it's safe to say you'll at least get it if you buy the CD at C86.)

They are also offering an event-only MOSAIC.WAV guitar pick! Only available as a set of 4 characters for 2000 yen. AND if you buy the CD and the guitar pick, you get these bike LED reflectors (also usable as keychains) which are drawn by み~こ herself!






Studio 10colors - 10colors songs

2014/08/15(Fri) い-27b

木下いちご and others team up for this unofficial 放課後アトリエといろ image song collection. Yet another release that was out on Friday and I didn't write about it in time! I'm sorry!!

Finally, a technically non Comike release...



まじかるノワるん☆です×3っ! (Single Edit.) / everyday magic

Tora no Ana stores / mail order only
463 Yen
2014/08/17 Limited to 111 copies (Sold out)


Denpa master vocalist ななひら and denpa master composer ARM team up for this CD released on the 3rd day of C86, but you can't get it there! And it's sold out on Tora no Ana's site too! At least the "Single Edit." in the title implies that an album or other kind of version will be released later....

Thursday, August 14, 2014

[C86] ComicMarket 86 Coverage Part 3

The coverage continues!
Don't forget to check out Clix's list too!



twinkle - ラブラブ☆ツインキュア

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ-04b
500 Yen




The twin twinkles take on a PreCure inspired CD and sound great as always! The songs are even listed as OP and ED to the imaginary Love Love TwinCure anime. Love the henshin sound effects! The last track is a lovely solo song from ちょこ: chokolate◆症候群! Can't wait for this release!



33.turbo - 電波de休日電波 de BEST

2014/08/17(Sun) 東4 リ・07a
500 & 600 yen, or both for 1000 yen.




Not one but TWO releases from 33.turbo! The first is an all new release, 電波de休日, all about spending your holidays denpa style. 4 tracks, and one bonus track. I think we all know what kind of bonus track to expect from these guys by now!



The next release from 33.turbo is 電波 de BEST! For those who are new to this circle and looking for an introduction, here's a great start. And of course, all completionist fans will need it too. There are no entirely new tracks, but "いまいち萌えないうた" has not been released on CD previously - only on nico nico douga. (You can learn about Imaichi Moenai Ko here.) We congratulate 33.turbo on their many years releasing original denpa music, and look forward to whatever they come up with next!



らぶり→Cune☆ - Starlight Summer

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ-03b
500 Yen


Lovely Cune brings us 6 lovely tracks! Keep your eyes (and ears) on this circle!





しろぷろ×クレバスランプ - SHIROPRO SOUND BIBLE 2

2014/08/17(Sun) 東シ52ab
1500 yen



A 2 disk set with drama tracks and 7 songs. Denpa fan's eyes will immediately go to ななひら's name on the line up. She has a solo track and a duet, and the sound great! Plus 2 group songs with all the members.

 




第二生徒会室 - HANOFIORE

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ-02a



This release from 第二生徒会室 is a bit cute, and a bit cool! And that cover art is a bit dangerous!!




おでんぱ☆スタジオ - ♥チキンナゲット(黴)

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ07-b
300 Yen (200 yen with coupon)


Still no crossfade, so this release is still somewhat wrapped in mystery... But apparently it's about moldy chicken nuggets. Chicken or kiken? (Kiken means "danger".) This has the potential to be one of their most surreal releases yet. Only one song this time around.



こいけまさ屋 - Future KISSING

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ06b




In a surprise move, 小池雅也 of ULTRA-PRISM and UNDER17 fame, has started his own personal circle for doujin releases! (It says this is his first time, but didn't he also release stuff at Comike under "4-EVER"?) Anyway, he's teaming up with ULTRA-PRISM's 月宮うさぎ. But This isn't an official ULTRA-PRISM release! At least, I don't think it is?!



茶柱工房。 - Summer Land!!!

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ-10a
800 Yen



A nice summery album, with special guests ちぃむdmp☆ featured on the 2nd track, which is composed by まろん, and they are joined by なゆ, ゆきまめ, and トーリカ・タカナシェンコ!




We have even MORE to bring you, so stay tuned!! (Just browse the C86 tag for the rest of our coverage! And of course, we are always posting on twitter too!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

[C86] ComicMarket 86 Coverage Part 2

安倍ようこ - おうたのじかん

2014/08/17(Sun) 東 リ- 13a びりけんラジオ
800 yen


We all know 安倍ようこ from her cute erogame songs, and her collaborations with おでんぱ☆スタジオ. Now she's finally releasing her own voice & song mini album! I just love the simple cute artwork and overall vibe from this release. Not to be missed!!



ばーどちゅーん - ななのさんの靴下はついてきません

2014/08/17(Sun) 東シ-76a
1500 Yen




It feels like forever since we've had a full fledged release from the legendary ばーどちゅーん...! ななのさんの靴下はついてきません。 doesn't include nanano's socks but does include 7 tracks! Some of the credits are rather ambiguously just credited to "ばーどちゅーん", but we do see KuKuDoDo on one track!



七色ビタミン - DreamingBride

2014/08/17(Sun) 東ル23b



七色ビタミン's ちな is back with a cute 3 track CD!



Innocent Key - 東方警察

2014/08/16(Sat) シ-23b
1000 yen



Innocent Key is back with another Touhou arrange album! 東方警察 features ココ, ななひら、 かめりあ, D.watt...!




picomochi! -「call me, light up」

2014/08/17(Sun) リ04b
500 yen



Cute and spacey sounds await you in the latest release from picomochi!




HC8-エイチシーエイト- - トロピカル@こみゅにけーしょん

2014/08/17(Sun) 東【ル】28a
1000 yen



2 cute summery tunes, plus a drama track make a nice 3rd single from HC8.




Spring Breeze Sound Studio - キス島作戦対策会議

2014/08/15 (Fri) 東 M-02a (Also available 2014/08/17(Sun) 東 レ-27b)
1000 Yen

がきコ and きゃらめる in particular provide super cute vocals on this KanColle CD.



To be continued....!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

[C86] ComicMarket 86 Coverage Part 1

Hi guys! It's been a while, but I'm back to feature the upcoming denpa related music releases for C86!
This entry is only the first in a series to feature what's on the way!


ALBATROSICKS: DEKKAINO


2014/08/17(Sun) 東ル-31a「アルバトロシクス」
1500 Yen

Albatrosicks triumphantly returns after 2 whole years of silence with their 10th album, "DEKKAINO". And don't forget, they're also doing a live performance on 2014/09/15! The crossfade sounds promising.... This is gonna be a big one!


栗宮まろん: Growing Up

2014/08/17(Sun) 日曜 東 ル-33a
500 Yen

Kurimiya Maron is no stranger to DnS, (At the very least, you should remember her track on HOTO-graffiti, or maybe from her teaming up with らめる for Love Live cover group ラブライバル)  but since her CDs are mostly only sold at her lives, they have been pretty hard to get a hold of... But she WILL be attending C86! Check out track 4 "Secret☆Diary!!" Word has it らめる will also be there to help sell the CD! If she brings her other CDs, make sure to check them out, in particular 追憶のフリューゲル is recommended if you already heard 仮想現実のシューティングスター.


とろみせ屋さん: とろみのうた

2014/08/17(Sun) 東リ―01b

Toromi brings us a children's music themed CD of self proclaimed denpa songs. Any Toromi CD is pretty much a must have so be sure to check it out! ベイビー・レモネード once again takes over the arrangement / composition duties on this one, with the other tracks by "the usual" あいかわらずな.


Also, although it's not a CD, any fans of Toromi's awesome music are probably also fans of her awesome artwork. She's also releasing an original manga, 「ササクレ」, so why not pick it up too?

1000 Yen


Another Puchirizm release, another set of masterpieces from our favorite composers and vocalists! On the composer line up, we've got さつき が てんこもり, U-ske, かめりあ, 柏木るざりん, まろん, and of course かたほとり.. and more! Joined by the lovely voices of kana, 片霧烈火, 桃箱, なゆ, ココ, ゆきまめ, まめこ, miko, なつき/ねこめ/ほたる( of おでんぱ☆スタジオ), and ななひら (of course!)

(Blogger has decided to not let me embed nico nico douga videos, so please check out the crossfade here.)


ポヤッチオ:でんぱschool☆

2014/08/17(Sun) シ-66b
1000 Yen



ちぃむdmp☆ is back with their 7th full album, and usual it's packed with goodness, with lots of great composers backing up this super duo. 山下航生 of double eleven uppercut, まろん, かたほとり, オワタP... and more, of course!!



Confetto:ばーさす、しちゃいました!

2014/08/17(Sun) シ-66b
1000 Yen



A deadly denpa duo that's definitely gonna leave a mark on denpa history! Composer かめりあ and vocalist ななひら provide every track on this album, with old favorites, new tracks, and remixes. Loving the album art too! What else is there to say? Get it!







チワ倉屋: チワ倉さんの子守唄

2014/08/17(Sun) 東地区 モ01a


ave;new's Sakura Saori is back with a new manga - and a new bonus CD to go along with it. It's time for the summer time adventures of her mascot, Chiwakura-san, and the manga comes bundled with a lullaby CD. Sakura Saori herself is proving the composition and arrangement too! Plus she'll also be selling a cute keychain of Chiwakura-san!