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Every Saturday, a ranking video showing the top 30 ranked Vocaloid songs on [http://www.nicovideo.jp Nico Nico Douga] is uploaded to the site. Narration is done by the Ranking navigator, Naho (奈帆). If there is any important information regarding rankings, it is announced by her manager, Ran.
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The '''Weekly VOCALOID Ranking''' (週刊VOCALOIDランキング ''Shuukan VOCALOID Ranking''), sometimes shortened to '''Vocaran''' (ぼからん), is a ranking of most popular VOCALOID songs from the past week using statistics from [[Niconico]]'s metrics. It is currently "hosted" by the Ranking navigator, Naho (''奈帆'').
   
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==History & Evolution==
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Originally titled ''Weekly Miku Miku Ranking'', the first video was uploaded October 9, 2007. It only featured 26 ranked videos, at the scoring was slightly different (My Lists were worth 10 points and comments were worth 1.0 points). The top song was [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1097445 "Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru"] with 254,349 points, more than triple the score of the next highest video.
   
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On November 13, 2007, the 6th video adopted the ''Weekly VOCALOID Ranking'' name and introduced a male silhouette as narrator/host.
   
== How the ranking works ==
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For the 2008 season (introduced on week 14 on January 8) the comment modifier was introduced. In the 39th episode on July 1, Naho assumed her current role as the main host, and the Weekly Pickup began as a regular feature.
   
Each video receives points based on views, comments, and MyList activity, the latter two being weighted before making the final total. To make the weighted comment score, the raw comment score is multiplied by a number equal to (view score + MyList score)/raw total. The weighted MyList score is achieved by simply multiplying the raw MyList score by 20. The grand total of the view score, weighted comment score, and weighted MyList score is what determines each week's ranking.
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For the 2009 Season (starting with episode 67), there was an update to the graphics used for the video, especially title and segment graphics.
   
While varying from week to week, around 100 songs qualify for each week's program, but only 30 are featured in the countdown. These videos receive about 20 seconds of airtime each with the top 3 getting even more (typically up to the first chorus). It is not uncommon for the top entries to have over 100,000 points.
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For the 2010 season (starting at #119 on January 11), the comment modifier became "Modifier A" and a new My List modifier was added as "Modifier B." Again, graphics and presentation were updated.
   
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For the 2012 season (starting at #205 on August 17), the ''Weekly UTAU Ranking'' was incorporated, after 11th position. The video adopted the ''Weekly VOCALOID & UTAU Ranking ''name, and both Naho and A-san host the video.
   
== Ranking No. 87 ==
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For the 2020 season (starting at #640 on January 8), the video adopted the ''Weekly VOCAL Character & UTAU Ranking ''name, with the VOCALOID portion additionally covering other vocal synthesisers such as Sharpkey, Synthesizer V, CeVIO, and musicalized speech software.
   
Week: 21. 24 May - 30th May 2009
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==Current Episode Format==
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Each episode follows a similar format.
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<gallery type="slideshow" widths="350" crop="false" position="right">
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Weakly vocaloid ranking 0.jpg|Naho-chan explaining
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WeeklyVOCARAN_update_4.png|All VOCALOIDs page
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WeeklyVOCARAN_update_2.png|A song moving from 15 position to 21
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WeeklyVOCARAN_update_3.png|A new song in the ranking
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Weakly vocaloid ranking 4.jpg|Below the Top 30
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Weakly vocaloid ranking 5.jpg|Example of previous ranking title
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Vocaran update 2.png|Current ranking title
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WeeklyVOCARAN_update_5.png|Example of the UTAU ranking title
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</gallery>
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#Safety Warning
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#Introduction and explanation of the rules and points system
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#Videos ranked 20 to 11 (counted up)
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#Weekly Pickup song
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#Videos ranked 10 to 4
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#This Week in History (currently the Top 5 from approximately the same time one year ago)
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#3rd, 2nd, and Top ranked videos
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#Videos rank 21 and below(counted down)
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#Sign-off
   
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7222796 NicoVideo broadcast]
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===Song Combos===
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Humorously unique to the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking, song combos occur when two or more consecutively-ranked songs sound incredibly alike (which stems from the fact that they are remakes and/or remixes of each other). The effect is that there would be a seamless transition between ranks, without the title ticker in-between. This can sometimes break the regular format of certain segments.
   
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtQMThEcAo Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhXmHGzUAKE B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvf4cUiU5A C]
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'''Most Recent Combo:'''
   
:10. 【Hatsune Miku】 Another Tune 【Original song】 // [[Tawashi-P]]
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[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm28432795 Weekly VOCALOID Ranking #441] - 少年と魔法のロボット "The Boy and the Magical Robot" [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm28356654 Fukase version] and [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21919571 GUMI version]
: 9. "Chirping Girl" /Megurine Luka full ver. // [[Lamaze-P]]
 
: 8. 【Megurine Luka】 one more kiss 【A Luka Original song】 // [[OSTER-project]]
 
: 7. magnet 【A Megurine Luka & Hatsune Miku Original song】 // Minato ([[Ryuusei-P]])
 
: 6. 【40 meter Hatsune Miku】 Enormous girl 【Original Song】 // [[40meter-P]]
 
: 5. 【Hatsune Miku】 I tried to make her sing "The Tofu Song" 【Burgerburger BGM】 // Masuhiro-P
 
: 4. 【TOHO】 Chiruno's mathematics class // eiki'
 
: 3. 【4 year old Rin, Len, Miku and Luka】 World is mine 【They did hard】 // Kefir-P
 
: 2. "Megurine Luka" A crimson leaf 【Original song and PV】 // [[Kurousa-P]]
 
: 1. 【A Hatsune Miku Original song】 Hello Planet 【Dot PV attached】 // [[Sasakure-P]]
 
   
== Ranking No. 88 ==
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==Qualifying==
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In order to be considered for placement, a song or video must be original and cannot be explicit in nature. "Original" is loosely defined as "no direct copy/pasting from another video." Covers, remixes, and full versions of older songs are eligible for the ranking.
   
Week: 22. 31 May - 6th June 2009
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Additionally, it must meet standards based on the official RSS Rankings.
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*It must be in the Top 1000 for all category in either of the 3 key metrics
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*It must be in the Top 100 in the VOCALOID, Ongaku (音楽), or Ensoushitemita (演奏してみた) categories in either of the 3 metrics
   
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7290042 NicoVideo broadcast]
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==How points are calculated==
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Each video is awarded points based on the 3 key metrics on Niconico: Views, Comments, and MyList appearances. The calculation used for the 2010 season is
   
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1he6yXrVjk Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YafvWJ-dBw B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0DPuKuCGPE C]
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*View + Comment * Modifier A + Mylist * Modifier B
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*Modifier A: (View + Mylist) / (View + Comment + Mylist) (rounded to 2 decimal places)
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*Modifier B: (Mylist/View*100)*2, max. 40 (rounded to 2 decimal places)
   
:10. 【Megurine Luka】 Double Lariat 【Original】 // [[Agoaniki-P]]
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Until this season, the example was a video that received 10,000 hits, 5,000 comments, and 500 My List adds. Applying that to the new system, Modifier A is found by adding hits and My Lists (in this case 10,500) and dividing that sum by the total amount of metrics (15,500) which ends up being 0.67. Modifier B is finding the ratio of Mylists per view (500/10,000), and multiplying that by 200, resulting in a value of 10.
: 9. 【Hatsune Miku】 LightSong Hoyuki ODA Delight 【Remix】 // [[Hanasoumen-P]]
 
: 8. Hatsune Miku Original song "Melt" // [[ryo]]
 
: 7. Megurine Luka Original song - Crystalline // [[Seiko-P]]
 
: 6. magnet 【A Megurine Luka & Hatsune Miku Original song】 // Minato ([[Ryuusei-P]])
 
: 5. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 4. "Megurine Luka" A crimson leaf 【Original song and PV】 // [[Kurousa-P]]
 
: 3. 【A Hatsune Miku Original song】 Hello Planet 【Dot PV attached】 // [[Sasakure-P]]
 
: 2. 【Kamui Gakupo, KAITO and Kagamine Len】 "Imitation Black" Original song // [[natsu-P]]
 
: 1. Kagamine Rin Original song "Meltdown(Hard-R.K.Mix)" // [[cosMo(Bousou-P)]]
 
   
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This means the videos final score is 10,000+(5,000*0.67)+(500*10)=18,350 points.
   
== Ranking No. 89 ==
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There is a limit that is imposed on the number of points that the My List metric can contribute to the total score. It is equal to 5x the number of hits. In the previous example, the My List Limit would be 10,000*5=50,000 points. This is to avoid skewed or faked My List data.
   
Week: 23. 7th June 2009 - 13th June 2009
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===Scoring Controversies===
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The scoring system is not perfect and has been subject to problems. Early on in Vocaran's history, comments had equal weighting as views. Fans of the song "''[[卑怯戦隊うろたんだー (Hikyō Sentai Urotander)|Hikyou Sentai Urotander]]''" exploited this by filling the comment box with spam. To combat this, the comment modifier was added in the winter of 2007-2008.
   
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7356788 NicoVideo broadcast]
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In the summer of 2009, another controversy emerged concerning [[iroha(sasaki)|iroha's]] "''[[炉心融解 (Roshin Yuukai)|Roshin Yuukai]]''": In order to keep the song in the various ranking engines NND has, including WVR, users created dummy accounts and added to the song to the accounts' Mylists, boosting the song's score. Iroha's requests to stop fell on deaf ears, so the producer pulled the song from NND and had a different user ([[Nagimiso.SYS]]) upload it. Because of WVR's rules concerning plagiarism, the re-uploaded "Meltdown" does not qualify for any of the VOCALOID Rankings.
   
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQN942DwIEk Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_GGnk-8B74 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwFqtuskx4g C]
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==How Videos are Featured==
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If a video makes the Top 30 (or is the selected pickup song), it is given approximately 20 seconds of air time in a shrunken picture. On the right side of the screen is the videos rank this week and last and its score in detail. At the bottom is the title of the video with the upload date, URL to original video and uploader's username below that.
   
:10. Hatsune Miku singing the original "Black★Rock Shooter" // [[ryo]] ([[supercell]])
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If the video makes the top 3, the information described above is only shown briefly, as the video eventually takes up the full screen. These videos are given much more air time, normally enough to feature the beginning of the song all the way up to the end of the first chorus.
: 9. 【A Hatsune Miku Original song】 Hello Planet 【Dot PV attached】 // [[Sasakure-P]]
 
: 8. Hatsune Miku Original song "echo" // [[Re:nG]]
 
: 7. 【Kamui Gakupo, KAITO and Kagamine Len】 "Imitation Black" Original song // [[natsu-P]]
 
: 6. "The seven colors of Nico Nico Douga" with VOCALOID young group // Stain-P
 
: 5. 【Megurine Luka】 Tower 【Original song】 // [[Eshijanai-KEI]]
 
: 4. "Megurine Luka" A crimson leaf 【Original song and PV】 // [[Kurousa-P]]
 
: 3. magnet 【A Megurine Luka & Hatsune Miku Original song】 // Minato ([[Ryuusei-P]])
 
: 2. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 1. Kagamine Rin Original song "空想庭園依存症" // [[cosMo(Bousou-P)]]
 
   
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If a video fails to make the Top 30, but still meets the qualifications to be ranked, it is shown at the end of the program. Four videos are listed at a time, featuring only a thumbnail image of the video, along with the title, upload date, URL, and detailed score. There are typically around 100 videos that qualify for rankings each week.
   
== Ranking No. 90 ==
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==VOCALOID Ranking Specials==
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Instead of highlighting the best songs from a single week, these multi-part specials count down the all-time most popular VOCALOID songs. There have been specials in December 2007, September 2008, and April 2009. All videos that have qualified for at least one ranking show are eligible for the specials.
   
Week: 24. 14th June 2009 - 20th June 2009
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==Current Episodes==
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List of episodes can be seen on the official [https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/983487/mylist niconico MyList.]
   
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7422397 Nicovideo broadcast] (New revision)
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==Other Rankings==
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Although not as popular as the weekly VOCALOID ranking, there are others as well, each with their own categories. It has similar layouts with the VOCALOID ranking, the only difference are the categories.
   
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ASpLS_3imE Yotube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_HpT6w9B18 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqVOu7O0ZY C] (Old revision)
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==External links==
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*<s>[http://www.geocities.jp/vocaran_link/ Weekly VOCALOID Ranking Summary] - The VocaRan homepage</s> {{Deadlink}}
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*<s>[http://www.projectdiva.de/ranking/ Weekly VOCALOID Ranking] - ProjectDIVA.de </s>{{Deadlink}}
   
:10. Hatsune Miku Original song "Melt" // [[ryo]]
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==Navigation==
: 9. 【Kagamine Rin】 Hello Nostradamus 【Original song】 // [[Capmira-P]]
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{{Music directory}}
: 8. 【Hatsune Miku】 Lost story 【Original】 // [[Yuyoyuppe]]
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[[Category:Glossary]]
: 7. magnet 【A Megurine Luka & Hatsune Miku Original song】 // Minato ([[Ryuusei-P]])
 
: 6. "Megurine Luka" A crimson leaf 【Original song and PV】 // [[Kurousa-P]]
 
: 5. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 4. 【Hatsune Miku】 Melt, come // Sakotsu-P (Redcard-P)
 
: 3. 【Hatsune Miku】 Miracle Paint <!--only able to partialy translate--> // Kitazima
 
: 2. Hatsune Miku Original song "blockade"<!--word does not translate well, best i could come up with-->// [[Genjitsutouhi-P]]
 
: 1. 【Hatsune Miku】 The Love Adorned Ward 【Original song】 // [[OSTER-project]]
 
 
== Ranking No. 91 ==
 
 
Week: 25. 21st June - 27th June 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7489260 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywxC3L1fTA Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTGWWKpBDO8 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozLUdPa5pI C]
 
 
:10. 【Megpoid with CV GIRLS】 DRIVE TO THE MOON 【Original song】 // U-ji
 
: 9. 【Megpoid】 One wish 【Original】 // [[SHUN]]
 
: 8. 【Gumi】 I'm sorry for you 【Megpoid Original】 // [[Fei-P]]
 
: 7. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 6. 【Hatsune Miku】 Tokyo Rock City 【Original】 // [[Ekomaru]]
 
: 5. 【VOCALOIDSxViolin】 Raw Bud 【Multi-voice orignal】 // [[uniMemo-P]]
 
: 4. Megpoid 【Original】 Megu Megu ☆ Fire Endless Night// [[samfree]]
 
: 3. 【Hatsune Miku】 moonlite bear 【Original】 // [[Akuno-P]]
 
: 2. 【KATIO】 WHITE KNIGHT 【VAMPIRDZHIJA VJEDOGONIA】 // [[Konki-P]]
 
: 1. 【Hatsune Miku】 "Dear-Remix edition" 【Original PV】 // [[Sweets(lol)-P]] (19's sound factory)
 
 
== Ranking No. 92 ==
 
 
Week: 26. 28th June - 4th July 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7560113 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_TlIxygHS8 Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4H-t6flfy8 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0920C8JU9s C]
 
 
:10. Megpoid (Gumi) Original "Liberty Heart" // [[Peperon-P]]
 
: 9. 【Hatsune Miku】 moonlite bear 【Original】 // [[Akuno-P]]
 
: 8. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 7. 【Hatsune Miku】 Piano Lesson 【PV Sketch】 // [[Furukawa-P]]
 
: 6. Megpoid 【Original】 Megu Megu ☆ Fire Endless Night// [[samfree]]
 
: 5. 【Hatsune Miku】 Tokyo Rock City 【Original】 // [[Ekomaru]]
 
: 4. 【Hatsune Miku】 Useless, just so useless☆ 【Original Song】 // [[Eroaki-P]]
 
: 3. The Vocaloids have started at CLANNAD live // [[Cocoacigarette-P]]
 
: 2. 【Gumi】 blue bird 【s.y.n.】 // [[Toku-P]]
 
: 1. 【Megurine Luka】 Just Be Friends 【Original PV】 //[[Dixie Flatline]]
 
 
== Ranking No. 93 ==
 
 
Week: 27. 5th July - 11th July 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7627005 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFzBZZuCFTE Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvnA2DcjHNA B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNI5Ka_wMN0 C]
 
 
:10. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 9. Chaining Intention [Re:form mix] 【Hatsune Miku Original】 // [[Treow]]
 
: 8. 【Hatsune Miku】 Miku Miku ni shite ageru 【Shite yan yo!】 // [[ika]]
 
: 7. 【Kagamine Len・Megurine Luka】 Pygmalion 【Original】 // [[Uta-P]]
 
: 6. 【Hatsune Miku】 The Hammer which never stops 【Original】 // Onyuu
 
: 5. The Vocaloids have started at CLANNAD live // [[Cocoacigarette-P]]
 
: 4. Megpoid Miracle∞Gumiracle 【East Vocal Cover】 // [[Haro-P]]
 
: 3. 七色のヘタリア動画 を歌わせてみた // [[axis-P]]
 
: 2. 【Megurine Luka】 Just Be Friends 【Original PV】 //[[Dixie Flatline]]
 
: 1. 【Original PV】 Cult of the Demon 【Hatsune Miku】 // [[Hachi]]
 
 
== Ranking No. 94 ==
 
 
Week: 28. 12th - 18th July 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7689468 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-gxFH90F4 Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y02mJH_ZE40 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY1q0x9eO00 C]
 
 
:10. 七色のヘタリア動画 を歌わせてみた // [[axis-P]]
 
: 9. 【Kagamine Rin】 Overwrite 【Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka】 // [[Paipan-P]]
 
: 8. 【Hatsune Miku Original】 Your own rule // [[Nagi-P]]
 
: 7. 「Romeo and Cinderella」 Original song voice: Hatsune Miku // [[doriko]]
 
: 6. 【Hatsune Miku】 Karakuriageha 【Original Song and PV】 // [[Kotsuban-P]]
 
: 5. 【Hatsune Miku】 Your voice 【Original】 // [[yoshihi]]
 
: 4. 【Hatsune Miku】 Destruction of the ocean sunfish's home 【Original Song】 // IenoUradeManbougaShinderu-P (家の裏でマンボウが死んでるP)<!-- Its the same as the title, but i can't work out the Romaji for the Kanji. -->
 
: 3. 【Megurine Luka】 Just Be Friends 【Original PV】 //[[Dixie Flatline]]
 
: 2. 【Megpoid Original Song】 Our 16-bit War 【Accompanying PV】 // [[Sasakure-P]]
 
: 1. 【Original PV】 Cult of the Demon 【Hatsune Miku】 // [[Hachi]]
 
 
== Ranking No. 95 ==
 
 
Week: 29. 19th - 25th July 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7763470 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwX6BJUS7-U Yotube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKIloDlpKDM B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZd2wbncAQs C]
 
 
:10. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 9. 【Hatsune Miku】 Karakuriageha 【Original Song and PV】 // [[Kotsuban-P]]
 
: 8. 【Kagamine Rin】 Glare 【Original Song】 // Baru-P
 
: 7. Hatsune Miku Original Song 「Overheat!」 // AETA
 
: 6. 【Miku Original】 Grotesque Girl's Romance Exhibitionsit 【Stalker】 // Mateguriita-P
 
: 5. [Hatsune Miku] Words of Love [Original Song] // DECO*27
 
: 4. 【Megurine Luka】 Just Be Friends 【Original PV】 //[[Dixie Flatline]]
 
: 3. 【Kamui Gakupo】 「Paranoid Doll」 Original Song 【PV Attached】 // [[Natsu-P]]
 
: 2. 【Original PV】 Cult of the Demon 【Hatsune Miku】 // Hate
 
: 1. 【Megurine Luka】 filozofio -Другой- 【Original】 // Pondorisuto-P
 
 
 
== Ranking No. 96 ==
 
 
Week: 30. 26th July - 1st August 2009
 
 
[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7830930 Nicovideo broadcast]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnkgDz-DV5M Youtube broadcast A] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXXRfK2T1v8 B] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rHW9Hx4qts C]
 
 
:10. 【Meiko - Megurine Luka】 Two Colors 【Original】 // Shigotoshite-P/Bitawan-P
 
: 9. 【Kamui Gakupo】 「Paranoid Doll」 Original Song 【PV Attached】 // [[Natsu-P]]
 
: 8. Gumi - Kagamine Rin Original 「Always and Forever」 // Beberon-P
 
: 7. 【Kagamine Rin】 Meltdown 【Original】 // [[Iroha(sasaki)]]
 
: 6. 【Megurine Luka】 Just Be Friends 【Original PV】 //[[Dixie Flatline]]
 
: 5. 【Original PV】 Cult of the Demon 【Hatsune Miku】 // Hate
 
: 4. 【Hatsune Miku】 Bottom of a Broken Heart 【Original Song】 // DECO*27
 
: 3. Megurine Luka - Kagamine Rin Original Song 「ANTI THE∞HOLiC」 // [[cosMo(Bousou-P)]]
 
: 2. 【Hatsune Miku】 SPiCa 【Original Song】 // Toku-P
 
: 1. 【Hatsune Miku】 Broken Fraud 【Original Song】 // Poipon-P
 
 
==See Also==
 
 
[[Weekly_Vocaloid_Ranking:Archives| Weekly Vocaloid Ranking Archives]] (for rankings over 3 months old).
 

Latest revision as of 20:05, August 19, 2020

The Weekly VOCALOID Ranking (週刊VOCALOIDランキング Shuukan VOCALOID Ranking), sometimes shortened to Vocaran (ぼからん), is a ranking of most popular VOCALOID songs from the past week using statistics from Niconico's metrics. It is currently "hosted" by the Ranking navigator, Naho (奈帆).

History & EvolutionEdit

Originally titled Weekly Miku Miku Ranking, the first video was uploaded October 9, 2007. It only featured 26 ranked videos, at the scoring was slightly different (My Lists were worth 10 points and comments were worth 1.0 points). The top song was "Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru" with 254,349 points, more than triple the score of the next highest video.

On November 13, 2007, the 6th video adopted the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking name and introduced a male silhouette as narrator/host.

For the 2008 season (introduced on week 14 on January 8) the comment modifier was introduced. In the 39th episode on July 1, Naho assumed her current role as the main host, and the Weekly Pickup began as a regular feature.

For the 2009 Season (starting with episode 67), there was an update to the graphics used for the video, especially title and segment graphics.

For the 2010 season (starting at #119 on January 11), the comment modifier became "Modifier A" and a new My List modifier was added as "Modifier B." Again, graphics and presentation were updated.

For the 2012 season (starting at #205 on August 17), the Weekly UTAU Ranking was incorporated, after 11th position. The video adopted the Weekly VOCALOID & UTAU Ranking name, and both Naho and A-san host the video.

For the 2020 season (starting at #640 on January 8), the video adopted the Weekly VOCAL Character & UTAU Ranking name, with the VOCALOID portion additionally covering other vocal synthesisers such as Sharpkey, Synthesizer V, CeVIO, and musicalized speech software.

Current Episode FormatEdit

Each episode follows a similar format.

  • Naho-chan explaining
  • All VOCALOIDs page
  • A song moving from 15 position to 21
  • A new song in the ranking
  • Below the Top 30
  • Example of previous ranking title
  • Current ranking title
  • Example of the UTAU ranking title
  1. Safety Warning
  2. Introduction and explanation of the rules and points system
  3. Videos ranked 20 to 11 (counted up)
  4. Weekly Pickup song
  5. Videos ranked 10 to 4
  6. This Week in History (currently the Top 5 from approximately the same time one year ago)
  7. 3rd, 2nd, and Top ranked videos
  8. Videos rank 21 and below(counted down)
  9. Sign-off

Song CombosEdit

Humorously unique to the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking, song combos occur when two or more consecutively-ranked songs sound incredibly alike (which stems from the fact that they are remakes and/or remixes of each other). The effect is that there would be a seamless transition between ranks, without the title ticker in-between. This can sometimes break the regular format of certain segments.

Most Recent Combo:

Weekly VOCALOID Ranking #441 - 少年と魔法のロボット "The Boy and the Magical Robot" Fukase version and GUMI version

QualifyingEdit

In order to be considered for placement, a song or video must be original and cannot be explicit in nature. "Original" is loosely defined as "no direct copy/pasting from another video." Covers, remixes, and full versions of older songs are eligible for the ranking.

Additionally, it must meet standards based on the official RSS Rankings.

  • It must be in the Top 1000 for all category in either of the 3 key metrics
  • It must be in the Top 100 in the VOCALOID, Ongaku (音楽), or Ensoushitemita (演奏してみた) categories in either of the 3 metrics

How points are calculatedEdit

Each video is awarded points based on the 3 key metrics on Niconico: Views, Comments, and MyList appearances. The calculation used for the 2010 season is

  • View + Comment * Modifier A + Mylist * Modifier B
  • Modifier A: (View + Mylist) / (View + Comment + Mylist) (rounded to 2 decimal places)
  • Modifier B: (Mylist/View*100)*2, max. 40 (rounded to 2 decimal places)

Until this season, the example was a video that received 10,000 hits, 5,000 comments, and 500 My List adds. Applying that to the new system, Modifier A is found by adding hits and My Lists (in this case 10,500) and dividing that sum by the total amount of metrics (15,500) which ends up being 0.67. Modifier B is finding the ratio of Mylists per view (500/10,000), and multiplying that by 200, resulting in a value of 10.

This means the videos final score is 10,000+(5,000*0.67)+(500*10)=18,350 points.

There is a limit that is imposed on the number of points that the My List metric can contribute to the total score. It is equal to 5x the number of hits. In the previous example, the My List Limit would be 10,000*5=50,000 points. This is to avoid skewed or faked My List data.

Scoring ControversiesEdit

The scoring system is not perfect and has been subject to problems. Early on in Vocaran's history, comments had equal weighting as views. Fans of the song "Hikyou Sentai Urotander" exploited this by filling the comment box with spam. To combat this, the comment modifier was added in the winter of 2007-2008.

In the summer of 2009, another controversy emerged concerning iroha's "Roshin Yuukai": In order to keep the song in the various ranking engines NND has, including WVR, users created dummy accounts and added to the song to the accounts' Mylists, boosting the song's score. Iroha's requests to stop fell on deaf ears, so the producer pulled the song from NND and had a different user (Nagimiso.SYS) upload it. Because of WVR's rules concerning plagiarism, the re-uploaded "Meltdown" does not qualify for any of the VOCALOID Rankings.

How Videos are FeaturedEdit

If a video makes the Top 30 (or is the selected pickup song), it is given approximately 20 seconds of air time in a shrunken picture. On the right side of the screen is the videos rank this week and last and its score in detail. At the bottom is the title of the video with the upload date, URL to original video and uploader's username below that.

If the video makes the top 3, the information described above is only shown briefly, as the video eventually takes up the full screen. These videos are given much more air time, normally enough to feature the beginning of the song all the way up to the end of the first chorus.

If a video fails to make the Top 30, but still meets the qualifications to be ranked, it is shown at the end of the program. Four videos are listed at a time, featuring only a thumbnail image of the video, along with the title, upload date, URL, and detailed score. There are typically around 100 videos that qualify for rankings each week.

VOCALOID Ranking SpecialsEdit

Instead of highlighting the best songs from a single week, these multi-part specials count down the all-time most popular VOCALOID songs. There have been specials in December 2007, September 2008, and April 2009. All videos that have qualified for at least one ranking show are eligible for the specials.

Current EpisodesEdit

List of episodes can be seen on the official niconico MyList.

Other RankingsEdit

Although not as popular as the weekly VOCALOID ranking, there are others as well, each with their own categories. It has similar layouts with the VOCALOID ranking, the only difference are the categories.

External linksEdit

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