Feb 142016
 

Current version: 3.0.
Upgradable: yes, from 2.0.
Overview: Barbarian On The Groove, or BOG, is a circle led by three members: wight, mo2 and syow (ex member – bassy). Activity of the circle is closely related with famous doujin singers like Haruka Shimotsuki, Chata, Rekka Katakiri, Marie, Kahiena and many more. Music: pop, rock, sometimes folk, relaxing or electronic tunes. In addition to the gorgeous series of original albums, they compose BGM music, as well as game songs.
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Jan 102016
 

Current version: 2.0-2.1.
Upgradable: no.

Overview: Big label, which works with well-known vocalists such as Haruka Shimotsuki, Chata, Katakiri Rekka, Aki Misawa, Chie Fukami, Noriko Mitose, Annabel and composers like onoken, bermei.inazawa, Hiroyuki Ooshima etc.
ACI, VAD, VAF are the series with mainly relaxing music. VAT series have lots of electronic tracks made by onoken. VOI is the main series, containing more poppish and rock music.
The latest works (in the 空想活劇 series) include tracks by various artists working in a wide range of genres (from kukui and butaotome to Rokugen Alice and beatmario). This label is also known for Higurashi no naku koro ni series songs.

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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 (茶太) 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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Mar 302014
 

Current version: 2.0

Upgradable: No.
Overview: Sound Horizon is a Japanese musical group with composer Revo as the leader. They call themselves the “fantasy band”, their works resemble opera but it’s focused mostly on music. All Sound Horizon albums have a story with many narrators (including famous seiyuus) and vocalists (eg Haruka Shimotsuki), you can even say that they created its own SanHora’s music world. The music varies very much from european folk to progressive rock and metal. It is lively, dramatic, catchy and artistic. In 2012, Revo began a new project called Linked Horizon, where he focuses more on music, and performed the famous Shingeki no Kyojin openings.
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Mar 272014
 

Current version: 3.0

Upgradable: No.
Overview: Four-member Japanese band, formed in 1996. The band’s unique style is formed from many genres such as gothic, symphonic metal, rock, techno, trance and other elements from electronic music, this crazy mixture creates amazing atmosphere that can blow your mind. The band started gaining its popularity in 2005-06 after releasing anime and games songs, as well as composing BGM. Main members are: Yui, band’s leader, vocalist and lyricist & Takaha Tachibana, composer and arranger.
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Feb 202014
 

 

Current version: 1.0

Upgradable: —

Overview: Primary is a rock/pop doujin circle led by singer and song writer yuiko. Most of the songs are composed by Meis Clauson, who is a master of acoustic and electric guitar. Apart from the Primary activity, yuiko sings lots of eroge songs and participate in collaborations with other circles.

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Sep 012013
 

 

Current version: 1.0.

Upgradable: -.

Overview: Angela Aki is is a japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. She lived in the US for a while and also released her first (indie) album there. Japanese debut is dated 2005. She has strong beautiful voice and amazing piano skills. Outside Japan she’s probably best known for her Final Fantasy XII final song.

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Aug 232013
 

Current version: 3.0.

Upgradable: no.

Overview: Rokugen Alice is a well-known gothic circle runned by 六弦A助 (music, lyrics) and 櫻井アンナ (vocal, lyrics). Why people like it? Anna’s vocal is something else, it fits to gothic metal/rock melodies and chorus really great. The circle mainly focuses on original music, but in its history you can find two toho albums and several separate tracks, primarily released on C-CLAYS and SYNC.ART’S circles.

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