Nov. 21st, 2010

Because I keep talking about UTATTEMITA and UTAITE and NICO NICO DOUGA in my LJ/DW, I figured I should write what it's about and give a wide view on what to expect from it. Also, since Noey-san said she wanted samples. So here?

My current fandom is about utaite (singers) or to be more specific, amateur singers who upload covers of their songs in the Youtube-like Japanese site Nico Nico Douga. What makes this fandom interesting is the tons of genre, people, meme and other fandoms that you can encounter in it. This fandom has no bounds, is continuously growing, has lots of stories and projects and will be forever adding new people each day for you to discover. While this fandom is mostly Japanese, there are non-Japanese people who are also considered "utaite". To avoid confusion, I only refer to singers as utaite when they upload covers in Nico Nico Douga.

At present, amateur singers in Nico Nico Douga, which we prefer calling utaite, mostly cover Vocaloid songs. Vocaloid is another story in itself, so for now you may read Wiki's boring explanation of it. Basically, people (producers) make songs (either covers of existing songs or originals) using Vocaloid and upload it in Nico Nico Douga. Then, utaite take those songs and make covers of them, just like what they do with anime, game and mainstream songs.

Anway, here is my personal list of people and songs you should check out as a newbie to the utattemita fandom. I actually made one like this a year ago, but I guess it's time to mix new songs with classic ones so here I go again XD. All the people and songs here are my personal preferences. Some people have their own. Who knows, you might discover someone else along the way and get hooked on him/her XD. Please consider this just as a guide or as a sample list, not as a representative of the whole utattemita fandom.

This is just the list + group dl link for those who just want to download and go off on their own. More explanation + individual links under the cut.

tracklist
Download Folder
(4 zip files)

Note: I got a little carried away. There are 50 songs in this post.

the nitty gritty details under the cut )

And those are literally my favorite songs in Nico Nico Douga---not really XD. Sorry for the length but I tried covering all possible genre and voice types. I really took it easy on the crack songs because I don't want to break new people's brains so early.

If the file is too big for you to download, I suggest reading the list and listen to the songs that pique your interest. Then you can move on from there :).

Also, on a personal note to Noey-san, since I wrote this with her in mind, here are some of our peers' favorite singers:
Nikki : Clear, Tourai, Choucho, Seriyu
Len: Asamaru, Wotamin
Lyn: Nodoame, Tourai
Luna: Gero (specifically XD)
Yama: Valshe (I didn't know! XD)

Despite the length of this primer, I hope it helps? ;w; If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I would write more, but there are tons I have already written in [community profile] ofurotaimu. Just look at the first post in the comm and the tags.

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