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bambooXZX's personal blog, mostly dedicated to song lyrics translation from Japanese to English.

2013 Stats

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Review time again. I like the format I used last year, so let’s stick with that.

In total, the blog received 137,176 views, way up from 107,358 in 2012.

01: 13659
Ooe Senri (covered by Makihara Noriyuki, Hata Motohiro, etc) – Rain
(January 22, 2012)
Kotonoha no Niwa ending theme (Hata Motohiro version)


Once again, most-viewed post of the year becomes most-viewed post ever. The song is great – I fell in love with it the moment I heard it in the trailer for Kotonoha no Niwa – but I didn’t expect it to outstrip everything else like this. First post of mine to break 10000 in a year.

02: 4265
Girls Dead Monster – Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui ver.)
(June 26, 2010)
Angel Beats! insert song
Full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O9JKb2FeMA

It climbs up one spot every year. Still feeling the feels. ;_;

03: 3880
livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Tell Your World
(January 22, 2012)
Google Chrome CM
PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJNc9KVIZE
CM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGt25mv4-2Q

Dropped down considerably from #1 in 2012, but still strong.

04: 3645
ELISA – Soba ni Iru yo
(June 12, 2013)
Kakumeiki Valvrave ending theme 2

Valvrave! For some reason, this one 4chan post that linked to me got reposted everywhere, so this one got pretty high. One thing I like about Valvrave is that it’s really good at using opening/ending themes as insert songs – it always feels perfect for the situation, and the situation in turn gives the lyrics new meaning. Marie and ‘kioku’… ;A; WHY SUNRISE

05: 3294
nano.RIPE – Esoragoto
(April 25, 2012)
Sankarea opening theme
OP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIg6lrqcilQ
PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge6fzod3avI

Up in overall views but down three spots. After repeated listening, this is still one of my favorite nano.RIPE songs, second only to maybe Yumeji.

06: 2435
Kuribayashi Minami – ZERO!!
(April 24, 2013)
Hataraku Maou-sama! opening theme
OP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TglGpI4NQ4
Full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKNh12F-gXA

Really like the synths in this one, along with pretty much everything about the song. For some reason, most of the Kuribayashi Minami songs I’ve heard never really clicked with me, but this one did.

07: 1441
T.M.Revolution x Mizuki Nana – Preserved Roses
(May 12, 2013)
Kakumeiki Valvrave opening theme 1
Full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU12L6ulSl0
OP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9As0IFYmCjA
PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zynxSanDBzg

UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ

08: 1323
Tatsuro Yamashita – Bokura no Natsu no Yume
(May 24, 2010)
Summer Wars ending theme
Full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgfWl5z-NrE

Interesting case here. Not sure why this one climbed up; there were a few random daily spikes near the end of the year. Nice, peaceful song.

09: 1233
STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Daisy
(November 23, 2013)
Kyoukai no Kanata ending theme
PV (partial): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaHx6oENn9s

Would probably be in my top anime song list for the year, if I were to make one. That triplet feel is beautiful. The lyrics were pretty hard to make out, though; I tried to translate by ear but didn’t because I knew it would be totally off.

10: 1218
Galileo Galilei – Swan
(July 13, 2011)
c/w Ano Hana opening theme
Full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUPQQonT2C4

Still hanging in there, which is curious for a non-anime song. I actually don’t listen to this song that much anymore… because it makes me too emotional. >_>

Other notes: other Valvrave ranked pretty high, but sadly, Boku ja nai (the one whose translation I feel best about) was the lowest of them. Tumblr caught wind of school food punishment’s Percentage during the year, so that got a nice boost. Ano Hana and SFP were significant draws as usual. Gekka from Hataraku Maou-sama! and Wareta Ringo from Shinsekai yori were two notable newcomers that didn’t make the top.

So, there’s the 2013 recap. More actual blogposts may follow this one, or they might not – I always decide I should, but I usually don’t, so who knows. In general, I still feel like I’m just kind of crawling along, but my overall output has improved greatly from previous slumps, so I guess I’ll be sticking around.

One thought on “2013 Stats

  1. Damn, I’m tearing up just listening to the Rain song. ;A;

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