News Vocaloid Producer Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) Tops Weekly Album Sales
posted on 2013-06-03 20:15 EDT
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P), a producer who uses Vocaloid vocal synthesis software for his music, has sold about 76,000 copies of his latest album Mekaku City Records to top Oricon's album sales chart for the May 26-June 2 week. It is the first time that one of his works has ever ranked #1 on Oricon's charts.
Like many Vocaloid composers, Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) gained fans by posting his songs on Niconico and other video streaming sites. Two other albums by producers popularized on Niconico — 2010's EXIT TUNES Presents Vocalogenesis feat. Hatsune Miku compilation and 2011's EXIT TUNES Presents Vocalonexus feat. Hatsune Miku compilation — also topped Oricon's weekly charts. However, Mekaku City Records is the first album by a solo Vocaloid producer to accomplish this feat.
In addition, Mekaku City Days, an earlier album by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P), leapt from #124 to #34 on the latest weekly chart. He released Mekaku City Days in May of 2012 and Mekaku City Records on May 29 of this year. His first single "Children Record" also moved up from #177 to #86 on the Oricon singles chart, long after its August 2012 debut.
The CD single for "Children Record" announced last year that an anime adaptation of the composer's Kagerō Project is launching. His "Kagerō Days" song and other tracks have already inspired both light novels and manga. He is producing "Ai o Utae" (Sing About Love), the human singer Luna Haruna's ending theme song for the Monogatari Series Second Season anime.
Besides the song "Children Record," Mekaku City Records includes "Yobanashi Deceive" and other songs with vocals by the Vocaloid IA. Below is one of the tracks, "Ayano no Kōfuku Riron" ("Ayano's Theory of Happiness"):
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Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web