Apr 122015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: OrangeCoffee circle focuses on jazzy, bossa nova, house and electronic touhou arranges. And if you like DDBY, you will like this circle as well. How about a cup of morning coffee, an afternoon tea or maybe evening caffellatte set? Go get you some while listening to the circle’s relaxing sound.
Official site.

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Apr 122015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: Kikuo is one of the most talented vocaloid composed on the doujin scene. He composes various electronic music that can be partially described as IDM, but it’s more unique and attractive. He also makes more recognizable tracks like dubstep and electro house sometimes. There are also albums without vocaloid vocals — the KIKUOWORLD series.
Official site. You can also buy all of his albums from bandcamp.

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Feb 282015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is an idol project of Kiriko Takemura (竹村桐子) produced by Yasutaka Nakata (中田ヤスタカ), who is also a composer and lyric-writer. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is primarily associated with eccentric Harajuku fashion. Yasutaka Nakata is really talented composer, who works with Capsule and Perfume projects as well. The music can be described as electro pop or how you like it.
Official site

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Feb 252015
 

Current version: 3.0.
Upgradable: Yes, from 2.0.

Overview: One of the most known circles established by Masayoshi Minoshima. Dance music touhou arranges (made by Masayoshi Minoshima, Nhato, Tsukasa, REDALiCE, Syrufit, t+pazolite etc) and charming female vocals by Mei Ayakura, mican*, Nachi Sakaue, nomico, 3L and many more — you can find it all here.
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Feb 232015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: Perfume is an idol group produced by Yasutaka Nakata (中田ヤスタカ), who is also a composer and lyric-writer. And you probably already know about these girls since they are one of the most popular groups in Japan at the moment. Yasutaka Nakata is really talented composer, who works with Capsule and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu projects as well. The music can be described as electro house (or electro pop, call it how you like).
Official site

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Feb 232015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: Not to be confused with Alstroemeria Records.
ALSTROeMERIA is a doujin circle created in 2010. Lily (リリィ), a soprano and choral singer, is the owner of the circle. Thanks to her talent and great compositions, ALSTROeMERIA started capturing attention right after the first album. Since the second album, Morrigan became the main composer of the circle, and later welcomed Lily to his own circle, WAVE. Lily’s singing style is greatly influenced by GUST hymmnos songs, and she even sung some songs for the Ar nosurge series lately.
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Feb 182015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: WAVE is a doujin circle led by Morrigan, multi-skilled composer and arranger. Circle works include many arrange or thematic albums such as Touhou, TYPE-MOON, Key etc. In the early ages, Morrigan was more focused on electronic music (jungle, drum’n’bass, breakcore, experimental etc), but later switched to orchestral, rock, instrumental music, and so on. He works with many vocalists like Rekka Katakiri (片霧烈火), Haruka Shimotsuki (霜月はるか), Norico Mitose, Aki Misawa (三澤秋), Chata and many more. 2011 became another turning point for the circle: a new, extremely talented vocalist Lily (リリィ) made her appearance and became a member of WAVE soon. She is a chorus and soprano singer in GUST‘s hymmnos style.
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Feb 172015
 

Current version: 2.0.
Upgradable: yes*

Overview: Diverse System is a pioneer doujin label that has been active since 2000. Originally, beatmania-related remixes were the main activity of the circle, but in the end of 2010 they received a complaint letter from KONAMI and suspended the activity. It was a turning point for the label’s life, YsK439 started recruiting various electronic composers from all over Japan (now the circle is getting work submissions from other countries as well) and decided to divide future albums genre-wise. To name a few: techno, trance, house, drum’n’bass, EDM, experimental, fusion, ambient, and so on. Thanks to the wise label policy and extremely talented composers, Diverse System became the biggest doujin label creating electronic music and is now recognized worldwide.

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Feb 152015
 

Current version: 3.0.
Upgradable: no.

Overview: “For me, writing songs is a way of expression that is very close to my true, unadorned self.”
A soprano, composer and singer-songwriter whose style is mostly inspired by neoclassical, new age and folk music. © last.fm. Haruka Shimotsuki possesses an incredibly clear, high, and beautiful voice that fits traditional instruments like a charm. She has sung hundreds of songs since 2000, either doujin or commercial, and is well-known for GUST-series (Atelier and Ar Tonelico), anime, and eroge songs. The most game- and anime-related songs (not including GUST) are positioned as a pop, though. She is a member of several projects: MW with Rekka Katakiri (片霧烈火) and kukui with myu. One of the most attractive parts of her career is a doujin collaboration with MANYO and Nao Hiyama (日山尚). They have been managing many circles: starting with Maple leaf, then arcane+しちごさん。(753), Canoue and tieLeaf, which are still active at the moment. Besides that, she has also been participating in the famous projects like Sound Horizon, Barbarian on the Groove, Voltage of Imagination, WAVE, and more to count.
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