Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints – Volume 1

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints – Volume 1

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Now I’m really tuned into some sort of paranormal investigation presentation.


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What Exactly is Ayano’s Happiness Theory?

What Exactly is Ayano’s Happiness Theory?

a Superheroes vs God Almighty piece by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have expected Ayano Tateyama to suck even worse at being happy in private.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: nostraightanswer’s specters

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: nostraightanswer’s specters

Released on May 29, 2020, specters indeed haunted me with its much shorter and darker yet mostly subdued and pensive Vocaloid-human vocal hybrid sound carrying painfully relatable sensitive themes connected to its creator’s fears, the haunting made more powerful by the electronic pop sound I find myself quite inclined to and, later on, inspired by.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Ao-chan Can’t Study!

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Ao-chan Can’t Study!

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It’s an extraordinarily pure story about ordinarily dirty people, a hilariously wholesome subversion of ridiculously hollow storytelling, and a beautifully hidden trove in annoyingly plain soil. Indeed, I now have something I can definitely call my favorite manga.


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On Fate/stay night’s faith, especially in the Heaven’s Feel route

On Fate/stay night’s faith, especially in the Heaven’s Feel route

a Superheroes vs God Almighty piece by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

With the Heaven’s Feel route, Fate/stay night is quite a shining jewel in a franchise that makes a big mess out of Christianity and develops pieces like, say, that bizarre Prisma spin-off.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: nostraightanswer’s SYNTECH 0

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: nostraightanswer’s SYNTECH 0

As I further re-evaluate my sense of what it means to make good art, I’d like to express my appreciation for the double album version of Lupin’s debut lyrical album, a version which now stars both Vocaloid and human singing, and my opinion on how important it is to the Vocaloid scene, especially for the Anglophone and pop-oriented parts of it.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Nald Tabuzo’s Black Blood

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Nald Tabuzo’s Black Blood

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Published on July 2018 under Precious Pages Corporation’s Black Ink imprint, a komiks revival effort that also takes cues from Japanese popular culture, Nald Tabuzo’s Black Blood is a refreshing Filipino take on the Japanese light novel.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Mekakucity Days, Records, and Reload

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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Mekakucity Days, Records, and Reload

edited by Pat/Burrito of Feels

The defining work of Jin, a.k.a. Shizen no Teki-P, is a big multimedia mess with beautiful Vocaloid music at its very core. Its light novels and manga are a stack of supplementary flashbacks pretending to be stories, while its anime is also a big and non-sexual piece of fanservice exclusive for the established follower, but the Vocaloid music is where the actual stories are, even making all those adaptations and supplements bearable for the imagination.


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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Circus-P’s 715

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Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: Circus-P’s 715

edited by Pat/Burrito of Feels

Independently released on July 15, 2017, his twenty-second birthday, and covered by Sleppu’s drawing of Glacier, a winter-equipped child in pastel colors, it’s as if he revealed that, yes, 715 is the birth of the true Circus-P in all his vengefully scheming ringmaster glory, though with a deceptive appearance looking way more harmless than his horned and fox-eyed “Patches” persona. And no, “revelation” doesn’t sound as fitting as “birth,” as the former can’t make him sound as crazy as the latter can. Not only that, 715 is also his first completely English full-length. Has anyone in the Vocaloid scene even released an entirely English full-length before 715?


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