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!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Twitter Cluster: Best of September 2011

For better or for worse, our twitter account @denpanosekai has taken over this site for bleeding-edge denpa news delivery. Various factors are at play, but suffice to say those who use both Blogger and Twitter will agree the latter has a much snappier interface than the former. It's also pretty cool to connect with various Japanese artists, who never cease to be amazed some lowly foreigners would have any interest in their godly music. Finally, Mandi is behind a fair amount of the twitter posts while I, "denpanosekai" am in charge of blog stories, so it's a good way to share the workload.

That said, as an engineer I don't really trust twitter's ability to save messages forever and I don't appreciate how "old" tweets quickly get buried under new ones. For posterity, we will now be archiving tweets on a monthly basis. Although we have a very nice amount of twitter readers (let's go for 500!) this blog still drives a heck of a lot of traffic thanks to search engines (lots and lots of folks searching for denpa music torrents... and other weird things). At the very least, this will force us to have at least one post per month!

Note: format may change from month to month until we figure out a good way to do this.



September 3rd 2011

September 5th 2011

September 8th 2011

September 9th 2011

September 10th 2011
  • Full 「AKIBA-POP√RECOLLECTION」 tracklist revealed. CD1 "Delightful Deep Dempa-Song" CD2 "Electric Emotional Engineering"
  • CD3 is the full 「Magical Hacker☆くるくるリスク」 single! @miko2 did said it was her "special song" in our exclusive interview
  • Finally, there will be 6 new songs included on this mammoth collection! 28 tracks total for 4,725円... heckuva deal. BUY IT NOW!
  • なないずむ!』came out 2011.09.04 with 10 original songs featuring 春歌ナナ (@nanahira UTAU) (Fantastic @cametek track as usual)

September 11th 2011

September 12th 2011

September 13th 2011

September 15th 2011
  • Purchase ULTRA-PRISM's album 「ULTRA-DATE!」 from Gamers/Animate to get this WICKED alternate jacket! Aniki looks so cool!

September 16th 2011

September 17th 2011
  • @takumiP has a great introduction to the unit しゅな as well as their 1st mini-album 『らぶ*しゅないぱー』 which sounds FANTASTIC!
  • Did you like the @phasma track on 「シュミックトリガ!」? Of course you did! Check out his cool new CDR, wow!
  • Speaking of 「シュミックトリガ!」 it is now available for mail order exclusively through toranoana. Take our word for it, BUY NOW
  • Look at this man. LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME GENIUS OF A MAN! Hey @koikemasaya, can't wait for the new ULTRA-PRISM album!

September 20th 2011
  • Big interview with the girls from ゆいかおり about their first album 『Puppy』 out now! Very cute stuff, highly recommended.
  • Heads up to REDALiCE fans, he started a "major unit" w/ Masayoshi Minashima called RAMM! They already have an anime OP!
  • Blip Festival Tokyo 2011 is happening October 22+23 at Koenji High. Ridiculously awesome lineup, check out Omodaka!

September 21st 2011
  • amazon.co.jp has the 「ファミソン8BIT☆アイドルマスター BEST ALBUM + LIVE DVD」 for a cool ¥3,792 (20% off MSRP) KPLECRAFT overload!!!
  • Speaking of Kplecraft, I guess we missed the memo that they released another free album in May 2011? 「L 012」 is great!
  • More IOSYS collabs coming in Yuruyuri character song CDs volumes 7 and 8 featuring 夕野ヨシミ, void, uno, & 龍波しゅういち!
  • Amazon has 45 second samples from all tracks on 「ULTRA-DATE!」64 minutes total, wow! Can't wait until this gets home!
  • U's 2nd album 「ULTRA☆U -GALAXY-」 "Secret Disk" jacket artwork has just been revealed (thanks @mirachan_star)

September 25th 2011
  • 33.turbo will attend the upcoming fall M3 event, bringing along a new release! Details to follow hopefully soon!
  • Atobe Miu is graduating from Denpagumi.inc after their first solo concert on 25th December
  • ATTN gamers: Please add "denpanosekai" to your XBLA/PSN friends! Let's compare scores/trophies/achievements!
  • We already knew this, but @zero_shaft just re-announced that they will have a new ちびロリ CD as well as a new IDOLST@GE CD! Can't wait for M3!
  • New @odenpa_studio mini-album (5 tracks) out at M3-秋! Guest vocals from [SECRET]! Free [SECRET] for first 50 buyers!

September 28th 2011
  • Release countdown: Just 2 days!! GWAVE introduces full track list and photos of the highly anticipated ULTRA☆U -GALAXY-
  • Our buddy @moss_me made a superb mix from 12 ココ songs! You gotta love @KokoroNet and her unique voice! CHU WA CHU CHU!
  • Warning! Danger! Extremely cute full PV for ゆいかおり - PUPPY LOVE! Their "Puppy" CD is out now!

September 29th 2011

September 30th 2011

4 comments:

z411 said...

Whoa, that seems like a lot of work! Are you doing it manually?

I like this idea, I don't check Twitter very often and it's very nice to check for news here. Just some days ago I noticed there's still a way to use the RSS feed, but this will help a lot.

Great job, as always.

Pillow said...

I'm not a big fan of tweeter but I like coming here and see all sort of new "quickies" you guys post. Keep them coming! :P Song of the day is always nice.

mandichan said...

It is all done manually, both me and Denpa post on it! (Though sometimes we use a queue feature to time the today's tune posts.)

I'm glad even though you guys don't use twitter too much, you still check out our updates there. I'm a really slow writer, so twitter helps the stuff be a bit more timely... I can understand why some people don't like the site that much, but it works well for a news clip feed.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments!

電波の世界 said...

z411 and Pillow, thanks you guys. You really prove my point about twitter!

Archiving the tweets gives all these great denpa news a permanent web presence. It's also really good for Google searche results ;)