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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!

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!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

末広アンテナdebut with their first single 『ラブギガヘルツ 』


This time a veteran of the denpa song, Nanahira (ななひら), joins forces with her friend and Idol Arino Iku (有野い) to form 末広アンテナ. They debuted with their single 『ラブギガヘルツ 』. Most of you already know about Nanahira, but if you've never heard about Arino until today, here I’ve got some interesting trivia about her:

- Born in Tokyo on January 14, she studied in Osaka, graduating from the Dwango creative school.

- She’s the self-proclaimed “Karaage Idol”. She loves it (and who doesn’t) to the point of being part of the National Karaage Association and having a blog about karaage.

- She’s an internet Idol who has appeared in various internet radio and TV programs on Nico Nico Douga. Watch some of her broadcasts here (and her endearing love for karaage).

- She was a Seiyuu for various videogames including the PSP VN つくものがたり and 3DS RPG Metal Max 4.

In case this piqued your interest, you can visit her official website here.
 
But let’s talk about what we’ve got at hand, the music. This single brings 2 original songs composed by Satsuki Ga Tenkomori. Both songs play with different styles:





This is their introduction song. Closer to j-pop than Denpa, it’s a light hearted song. The real pleasure comes from the combination of Nanahira and Iku’s voice as they lovably complement each other; Nanahira’s voice tone is high so sometimes people find it too strident for their tastes. Arino’s soft and warm voice covers this issue perfectly by enveloping the sourness in Nanahira’s voice. Just to make a comparison, both singers work like a caramel flan. Nanahira’s strong caramel sweetness may put back some people but the flan-like softness and fluffiness of Iku’s voice provides an excellent base. Together, they bring to your ears a tasty treat which you can savour endlessly. Please check it out and don’t leave anything on your plates.





This is the denpa song on this single. The lyrics use the rather classic theme of denpa waves and mobile phone communication, so the music tries to convey this by giving emphasis on 2 repetitive and obsessive phrases that build up momentum with the lyrics. Furthermore, Nanahira’s voice stands out a bit more, breaking the balance described in the previous song. This in itself isn’t bad; in fact, it adds a lot more to the denpa feeling. Satsuki and the singers did a great job on this song.

I’ll be looking forward to new songs and albums from 末広アンテナin the future, especially if they bring us more stuff like the second song.


Track list:

1. ラブギガヘルツ

Lyrics and music: Satsuki ga Tenkomori / Arrange: Ooya Masaya

2. うるせえ黙れ

Lyrics and music: Satsuki ga Tenkomori / Arrange: Ooya Masaya

3. ラブギガヘルツ(y0c1e's REMIX

4. ラブギガヘルツ(OFF VOCAL

5. うるせえ黙れ(OFF VOCAL

PS: This was to be published last week but for some unseen circunstances I haven't been able to do it until now.