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Macross Frontier also gets the gender bending treatment
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I would assume that any popular anime with poignant characters usually get to be gender bent by Japanese otaku who loves fiddling with audio tracks more so after the Volcaloid software has been published.  I was really amused at the Haruhi's seiyuu and Chemistry comparisons. So I wondered if there were for Macross Frontier because there were a lot of singing for this anime. 

I once again scoured Nico Nico douga for Macross Frontier Fan made videos. I happen to notice that there were alot of Fanmade videos for the OST vocal tracks that were changed in pitch. They were aiming to make Ranka and/or Sheryl have male voices and see if it will still sound good. Well, I am biased and only loaded videos whose titles said that Sheryl/Ranka would sound like one of the guys from Chemistry. And also the apparent favorite was May'n's voice being changed into a male singing voice.

I am sharing some of the videos I really found interesting.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4368362

This first one is Lion. Well, all in all, it sounds good. Many commenters said it sounds like Kpop now. I also hold that opinion. I could totally imagine a group like DBSK singing this. XD All throughout the video commenters were lightly bantering about the vocals sound like who. As for sounding like Chemistry, in some lines, it sounded like Douchin with a hoarse voice singing. ehehehe.. Well I wrote "hoarse" but it sounds good. XD My weird choice of words needs an explanation. I happen to stumble on Nico Nico once a live performance video of Chemistry. Douchin might have had the flu or a cold back then but still the performance was great. He was not sounding like his usual self but his voice came out a little sexier than normal. XDXD At some times, the vocals would sound like  Ken Hirai without going falcetto. Hehehe. Ken HIrai is a good singer but I don't like him singing in falcetto that much. Lastly, some commenters were also saying that it is like Jero  singing. If you do not know Jero, he is an American who established himself quite quickly in Japan as a solid ENKA singer. Personally, when I listen to it I do not hear Jero though. 

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3921627

This next video is Sagittarius Don't be late. I actually had the chance to listen to two versions of the modified song. One is like 7 mins long and the other is of the same length with the original. The first one got longer because the "moder" slowed down the tempo as well. What I found  amazing was that the slower version has enunciation of the words crystal clear! I am bad at hearing Nihongo especially with songs but I was amazed how clear the enunciation was. If this really just taken from the original and just slowed down a bit, that means I am just imagining the slurring of sounds that I have been hearing. Wow, May'n is such a singer that even if its quite this fast she perfectly enunciates what she is singing. As for the vocals sounding like a Japanese artist, I got to say that this one is Ken Hirai without the tendency to go falcetto all over the place.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4943776

Another one is all about What about my star at formo. This one is a bit special than the other videos because the uploader also went to the trouble of editing some screen caps and swapping bodies and hair. He actually was able to make a convincing male "Ranka" with Ai kun screencap.  The vocals on this one is definitely reminiscent of Kpop boybands!! The image of Kpop bands that go to Japan and sing in Japanese is the mental image I get when I listen to this song for quite a few times. But well the vocal histrionics is similar to what you can hear from JE bands but somehow it has a indescribable Korean color to the whole song.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3776284

Last one is Diamond Crevasse. I LOLed when I saw that one of the tags for this video was "Dont onichaan". Also another funny tag for this is the infamous "Yaranaika?". XDXDXD It is probably because of the art that the video came along with. It featured a guy whose character design is from Gundam Seed Destiny but wearing the scant tube top (tank top?) and miniskirt (micro shorts?) with suspenders Sherly is fond to wear for her concerts in the series. The guy is in a suggestive postion with his midrift exposed to world and his hips thrust forward. WAHAHAHA.. Anyways, this sounds like Douchin a bit more than any other videos I saw available. Well you can also say he also sounds like a subdued Ken Hirai whose whispering. WAHAHAHA..

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