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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!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

M3-2013秋: おでんぱ☆スタジオ, PlasticGarden*, Plissh, ぷらいむまりぃ, りこ。, しなもんしゅがー, Zero-Shaft


Odenpa's back for their 9th single 「びっ栗☆秋味ふぇあ」, still sticking to their guns with their unique brand of original denpa sound. ベイビー・レモネード and ひろて~ are of course in charge of the music while the girls sing in their cutest voice about chestnuts, squirrels and gobbling up long mushrooms. Finally something the whole family can enjoy! 安倍ようこ reprises her role as マリアンヌ for the third time in a row, so there's definitely some solid chemistry with the rest of the crew. Two new tracks and a radio episode are included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:びっ栗☆秋味ふぇあ
Label:  おでんぱ☆スタジオ (A-15ab)
Price:500
Link:http://www.odenpa.jp/cd/opcd1014/




Here's an interesting openly-denpa compilation album from PlasticGarden* which matches all kinds of vocalists with top-of-the-line composers that you know and love. 塚越雄一朗 is everywhere these days, and I'm not complaining! He even provides some funky vocals here. The actual singers come from all walks of life, for example くろねこ is probably better known for her "death loli" persona. 小鳥遊まこ and 星名優子 also seem new to the genre (despite years of doujin activity) so I'm really glad to see new girls trying out this crazy denpa stuff. As for ほのか, you'll remember her for her mini-album 「HEROINES」 which I really hope gets a full-length sequel. Major kudos to らいね who not only sings on two tracks, but also wrote all lyrics and produced the album by herself! Those who enjoyed the Highend Color compilation should really be putting Parallel Honey on their shopping list, boths comps give me the same "alternative" feeling. Seven new tracks included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:Parallel Honey~キミに届ける恋のウタ!~
Label:  PlasticGarden* (P-02a)
Price:1000
Link:http://pgarden.futene.net/parallel/




We've been remiss in our Plissh coverage up until now, with the ゆるゆる unit already on to its 4th CD 「Pretty&Sugger」. Previous releases include the 2011 debut mini-album 「mocomoco」, then 「merry go round」 and finally 「Be Happy」 which came out a year ago. 日向ももこ and りこ。 provide vocals and most lyrics, while their staffer selection usually revolves around regulars such as 後方一気, しの and RitsMatt. It's good positive music to be sure, check it out if you need a bit of a kick in your life! Five new tracks included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:Pretty&Sugger
Label:  Zero-Shaft (A-02ab)
Price:500
Link:http://plissh.webcrow.jp/P&S/




A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... before 愛原圭織 joined forces with 桃箱 on a quest for sexy loli denpa: there was ぷらいむまりぃ. It was good... and it will continue to be good, for 愛原圭織 and 真野綾 have reunited after a hiatus of more than 3 years in order to release the fifth ぷらいむまりぃ mini-album 「おとめちっく×あわー」. Contrarily to ちぃむdmp☆, this is more on the sweet pop tip, with just a bit of rock and electro elements thrown in for good measure. If you're just catching up, you'll be happy to know that their three previous releases will all be sold at M3, they held up pretty well over the years too. It's nice to see that some composers such as やまみのり have stayed by their side since day one. Four new tracks included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:おとめちっく×あわー
Label:  ぷらいむまりぃ (O-02a)
Price:500
Link:http://aya.2-d.jp/pm_oxh/




Little りこ。 has worked so hard over the years and her efforts have finally paid off! She's about to take us on a cosmic trip to her private universe on 「星屑のポルテ」, her first full-vocal album. Now you've heard her endearing little voice on various Zero-Shaft albums and of course as one half of Plissh, but this is something a little more personal as she wrote most lyrics herself and planned the whole thing custom-made. There's a few slower tunes so if you're into tender ballads you'll be pleased, but there's more than enough snappier songs for the rest of us. Ten new tracks included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:星屑のポルテ
Label:  Zero-Shaft (A-02ab)
Price:1000
Link:http://witsofficial.webcrow.jp/porte/




Third single from "soft denpa" starlet しなもんしゅがー☆ 「Magical Pumpkin Night」. Just in time for a lovely and mysterious Halloween night! Three new tracks included.

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:Magical Pumpkin Night
Label:  しなもんしゅがー☆ (F-18b)
Price:300
Link:http://shinamonsugar.web.fc2.com/2013M3aki.html




日向ももこ and ななひら are the two latest stars in Zero-Shaft's "Princess Vocal Collection" series! 日向ももこ goes for a more laid-back approach while ななひら is spunky as ever with a banging 榊原ゆい cover. Four tracks per disc (one original, one drama, a cover and an instrumental).

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:Princess Vocal Collection #6: 日向ももこ, #7: ななひら
Label:  Zero-Shaft (A-02ab)
Price:500 (each)
Link:http://zero-shaft.com/princess/

Monday, October 21, 2013

M3-2013秋: ななひら&桃箱 mini-album 「もーっと☆ちっちゃいのっ!」


Just six months ago, Lady ななひら and her good friend 桃箱 teamed up for yet another side project, uniting their perpetualoli personalities and releasing the (now sold-out) mini-album 「ちっちゃいのっ!」. Nothing fancy here, just a good old mix of moe/denpa/drama tracks with the main selling point being the two girls' world-famous beautiful, cute and sexy voices! This second volume 「もーっと☆ちっちゃいのっ!」 starts with the same base recipe and improves upon it by giving us more of everything!

  1. かくれんぼごっこ(/ω\)
  2. Ping pong Girl's
  3. らびゅ!青春ロケット
  4. えんどれす☆冒険Day!
  5. ラブ♥ふぁくとりー
  6. ワンダフル オブ ザ・ワールド - ticktack -
  7. ある日のももなな (drama)
  8. ももななラジオ☆ (drama)
  9. ごろごろにゃんこ (drama)
  10. 3分間数えるだけ☆ (drama)



There's a pretty good selection of composers here, most of whom have contributed to ななひら or ちぃむdmp☆ albums in the past. Of course Master かたほとり will follow these girls to the depths of hell, he's always had appropriate tunes for them and this is no exception. ねぎとろ and ニゴロウ have also previously pitched in and they both provide sweet and entertaining tracks. 塚越雄一朗 (NanosizeMir) delivers yet another stunningly professional track full of unpredictable moments, I just can't wait to hear the full version!

The major surprise is CHEEBOW whom I've been following since his fantastic caramel paradox album, good to see him on board as he's a pretty good fit. まろん is the other odd man out, but he adheres to the theme just fine! His solo album 「Be Happy!」 reminds me of P*Light's style, but then again he also entirely composed the decidedly denpa 塩りんご single in December 2012, so keep an eye on this guy!

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:もーっと☆ちっちゃいのっ!
Label:  ポヤッチオ (A-13ab)
Price:1000
Link:http://confetto.chu.jp/chibi2/

Sunday, October 20, 2013

M3-2013秋: ななひら best album「プチリズム7♭」


Lady ななひら actively started contributing to the doujin music scene sometime in 2008, which really isn't that long ago. Still, she's come a long way these past five years and it's absolutely not surprising that ポヤッチオ would already release a best-of album featuring 14 of her very best hits, especially from the プチリズム series. She's appeared on every single album, even the first one which had a bit of everything. This compilation does feature 3 new tracks, which bumps up the total to 17. Whether you're a new fan, or you supported her since day one, there's something for everyone on 「プチリズム7♭」!
  1. 恋に恋してメリーゴーランド
  2. sweet summer day
  3. かるあみるく☆せんせーしょん 7th mix
  4. 絶対的!夢はSUPERアイドル
  5. Love & KiSS
  6. Cookin'CookieS
  7. わがままな子は好きですか
  8. 爆発!ラブパニック
  9. きょう、あす、あさっぷ!
  10. A杯
  11. 萌えっと・めいど
  12. オムライスのうた
  13. ふっくらふわあまけーき
  14. 飛び出せ!Sweet Sweet Magic☆
  15. Right Now!
  16. 月夜とたいやきと池の鯉
  17. ナナプラス+
nana(sevencolors) opens this best-of with a brand new track, highly energetic with a slight hint of makina (or maybe I'm going crazy). Another "new" song would be 「かるあみるく☆せんせーしょん 7th mix」 which Master かたほとり actually composed back in 2009. This guy totally has a never-ending supply of vocaloid denpa songs just waiting to be remixed with real singers! The other new song would be 「わがままな子は好きですか」. Same story here, cute Rin song which came out in 2010 on VL-SCRAMBLE, yet another perfect track for Lady ななひら!

All of the other tracks have been discussed at some point or another in our previous プチリズム coverage, but I will say that I'm glad to see 「絶対的!夢はSUPERアイドル」 featured again, because that song is killer! Do note that this was originally a SHAKING PINK song, but she goes it alone on this one. Otherwise, this compilation makes me (sadly) realize that neither きくお nor さつきがてんこもり have written new ななひら songs in some time. What gives, guys?

Doujincore Import Info (deadline Oct 24th 8AM PST)
Title:プチリズム7♭
Label:  ポヤッチオ (A-13ab)
Price:1000
Link:http://www.orc2000.com/cd/petit7.html