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This page outlines the guidelines for a song page on the Vocaloid Wiki. Everyone is encouraged to create new song articles, but be sure to familiarize yourself with this page first!

Direct any issues, problems, suggestions or gripes with this page here.

Note: DO NOT use machine romaji translators for Japanese romaji lyrics. Machines often misread kanji words, confuse conjugations with particles and are negligent to consonant change in compound words. Our aim is to build a reliable source, not a fandom.

Katakana romaji transliteration: It's becoming a trend to transliterate katakana words into capital letters in vocaloid fandom, but you don't have to spell all katakana words in capital letters. It's a grammatical rule to spell foreign-oriented words in katakana. For example, coffee becomes コーヒー and this common noun doesn't have to be in capital letters. If you are not sure of the difference between adopted words and emphasized words, don't use capital letters.

Review the blog guide, Song Translating and Mistranslating by Damesukekun.

IntroductionEdit

Please put some effort into making new song pages; make it more than just an image and lyrics. Having at least one derivative present is also recommended. If a page is still not fully completed, place {{MusicWIP}} at the top of a page to indicate that it's not quite done.

Song pages with no usable content (blank, poorly formatted, or otherwise) will be deleted unless a {{MusicWIP}} sign is present and someone is working to develop the article. You are encouraged to sandbox the article until you feel the page is of good quality.

Song pages created by a producer or staff member involved with the song will be deleted. For more information, please see the policies for page creation.

General layoutEdit

These are examples of the basic structure of a song page, and can be used to build a new article. Replace and amend sections as necessary (for example, please don't leave "VOCALOID" / "VOCALOID name" and remove "Nico Nico Pedia" if your song doesn't have a Nico Nico Pedia page).

{{Song box 2
  |color     = ; color:#
  |image     = Producer VOCALOID name-タイトル.jpg
  |title     = "'''タイトル'''"
* Romaji: Taitoru
* English: Title
* Official English: Title
  |date      = Month Date, Year
  |views     = {{v|nn|}}
  |singers   = [[VOCALOID]]
  |producers = [[Producer]] (music, lyrics)
* [[Producer]] (illust)
  |links     = {{l|nn|}}
* {{l|yt||reprint}}
}}

==Background==

==Succeeding versions==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Lyrics==
{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Japanese'' (日本語歌詞)
! align=left |''Romaji'' (ローマ字)
|-
|いろはにほへと
|iro ha nihoheto
|-
|ちりぬるを
|chirinuru wo
|-
|
|
|-
|
|
|-
|<br />
|-
|
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|-
|
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|-
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|-
|
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|}

==Derivatives==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Other media appearances==
===Games===
{{Game list
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = }}

==External links==
* [http://example.com Link name]

{{External/Article}}
* [http://www5.atwiki.jp/hmiku/pages/000.html 初音ミク Wiki]
* [http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%83%86%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88 Nico Nico Pedia]
* [http://vocadb.net/S/000 VocaDB]

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:Japanese songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID]]

{{Song box 2
  |color     = ; color:#
  |image     = Producer VOCALOID name-標題.jpg
  |title     = "'''標題'''"
* Simplified Chinese: 标题
* Pinyin: Biāotí
* English: Title
* Official English: Title
  |date      = Month Date, Year
  |views     = {{v|bb|}}
  |singers   = [[VOCALOID]]
  |producers = [[Producer]] (music, lyrics)
* [[Producer]] (illust)
  |links     = {{l|bb|}}
* {{l|yt||reprint}}
}}


==Background==

==Succeeding versions==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Lyrics==
{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Chinese'' (中文歌詞)
! align=left |''Pinyin'' (拼音)
┌──────────────────────┐
│↑ Traditional Chinese │
│         OR           │
│↓ Simplified Chinese  │
└──────────────────────┘
! align=left |''Chinese'' (中文歌词)
! align=left |''Pinyin'' (拼音)
|-
|中文例文甲
|zhongwen liwen jia
|-
|中文例文乙
|zhongwen liwen yi
|-
|
|
|-
|
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|-
|<br />
|-
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|-
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|-
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|-
|
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|}

==Derivatives==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Other media appearances==
===Games===
{{Game list
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = }}

==External links==
* [http://example.com Link name]

{{External/Article}}
* [http://zh.moegirl.org/%E5%8D%83%E5%B9%B4%E9%A3%9F%E8%B0%B1%E9%A2%82 Moegirlpedia]
* [http://vocadb.net/S/000 VocaDB]

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:Chinese songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID]]

{{Song box 2
  |color     = ; color:#
  |image     = Producer VOCALOID name-타이틀.jpg
  |title     = "'''타이틀'''"
* Romaja: Taiteul
* English: Title
* Official English: Title
  |date      = Month Date, Year
  |views     = {{v|yt|}}
  |singers   = [[VOCALOID name]]
  |producers = [[Producer]] (music, lyrics)
* [[Producer]] (illust)
  |links     = {{l|yt|}}
}}

==Background==

==Succeeding versions==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Lyrics==
{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Korean'' (한국어 가사)
! align=left |''Romaja'' (로마자)
|-
|한국어 예문 A
|han-gugeo yemun A
|-
|한국어 예문 B
|han-gugeo yemun B
|-
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|-
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|-
|<br />
|-
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|-
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|-
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|}

==Derivatives==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Other media appearances==
===Games===
{{Game list
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = }}

==External links==
* [http://example.com Link name]

{{External/Article}}
* [http://vocadb.net/S/000 VocaDB]

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:Korean songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID]]

{{Song box 2
  |color     = ; color:#
  |image     = Producer VOCALOID name-Title.jpg
  |title     = "'''Title'''"
  |date      = Month Date, Year
  |views     = {{v|yt|}}
  |singers   = [[VOCALOID]]
  |producers = [[Producer]] (music, lyrics)
* [[Producer]] (illust)
  |links     = {{l|yt|}}
}}

==Background==

==Succeeding versions==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Lyrics==
{{Lyrics|Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit}}

==Derivatives==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Other media appearances==
===Games===
{{Game list
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = }}

==External links==
* [http://example.com Link name]

{{External/Article}}
* [http://vocadb.net/S/000 VocaDB]

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:English songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID]]

{{Song box 2
  |color     = ; color:#
  |image     = Producer VOCALOID name-Título.jpg
  |title     = "'''Título'''"
* English: Title
  |date      = Month Date, Year
  |views     = {{v|yt|}}
  |singers   = [[VOCALOID]]
  |producers = [[Producer]] (music, lyrics)
* [[Producer]] (illust)
  |links     = {{l|yt|}}
}}

==Background==

==Succeeding versions==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Lyrics==
{{Lyrics|Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit}}

==Derivatives==
{{Derivatives |nnd_id = |yt_id = |etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = 
|description = 
|color = }}

{{clr}}

==Other media appearances==
===Games===
{{Game list
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = }}

==External links==
* [http://example.com Link name]

{{External/Article}}
* [http://vocadb.net/S/000 VocaDB]

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:Spanish songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID]]

Song titlesEdit

Page namingEdit

Songs with titles in the Latin alphabet (the alphabet that English, Spanish, and many other languages use) keep their names for page naming.

Songs in non-Latin alphabets or scripts have the original title followed by romanization (not English!) in parentheses.

Words of foreign origin (usually from English) are kept in the origin language (again, usually English) during romanization.

Translated titles can go in the song box of a page.

RedirectsEdit

For the convenience of people using the search bar or linking to a song page from a another page, it's recommended that you create a redirect. The Vocaloid Wiki creates redirects from English titles and romanized titles.

The templates {{R from English}} ("redirect from an English title to a PLACEHOLDER language-title"), {{R from Romanization}} ("redirect from a romanized title to a PLACEHOLDER language-title"), and {{R from Altname}} ("redirect from an alternative name") help keep track of these and sort them out into the category Redirected song titles; please don't forget to add them!

Song boxEdit

The {{Song box 2}} is a template that condenses and summarizes the basic information of the song and links to external websites.

{{Song box 2
  |color     = white; color:#47C2D1
  |image     = ika - みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】.png
  |title     = "'''みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】'''"
* Romaji: Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪ (Shite Yan yo)
* English: I'll Make you Miku Miku-ed♪
* Official English: I'll Miku-Miku You♪ (For Reals)
  |date      = September 20, 2007
  |views     = {{v|nn|12,399,500}}
  |singers   = [[Hatsune Miku]]
  |producers = [[ika]] (music, lyrics, video)
* [[Official VOCALOID illustrators#KEI|KEI]] (illustration)
  |links     = {{l|nn|sm1097445}}
* {{l|yt|-N5XNRNhdcA|reprint}}
}}


  • |color = See Help:Color / Template:Vcolor
    The background and text/border color, formatted as butchered CSS. The background color comes first, then ; color: and the text/border color. See the Color Guide for more. Values listed here are also accepted.
    |color = white; color:black
    |color = #FFF; color:#000
    |color = #FFFFFF; color:#000000
    |color = rgb(255,255,255); color:rgb(0,0,0)
    |color = cyberdiva


  • |image =
    The name of an image on the wiki that illustrates the song. See here for help on how to upload an image to the Vocaloid Wiki. It's recommended that you name your images descriptively; Default (2).jpg isn't exactly the most helpful file name out there.
    |image = World Is Mine.jpg
    |image = Sasakure.UK - Hello, Planet.jpg


  • |title =
    This is where you list a song's titles. You can include translated and romanized titles here. An English translation of the song's name is highly encouraged, but if you can't find an English title please don't use Google Translate! Not including one is fine. For Chinese titles, adding the simplified and traditional Chinese titles of a song is obligatory if it varies from the original title.
    |title = "'''ECHO'''"
    |title = "'''モザイクロール'''" *Official English: Mozaik Role
    |title = "'''恋は戦争'''" *Romaji: Koi wa Sensou *Official English: EAGER LOVE REVENGE *English: Love is War
    |title = "'''梦之雨'''" *Traditional Chinese: 夢之雨 *Pinyin: Mèng zhī Yǔ *English: Rain of Dreams
    |title = "'''Суддя'''" *Romanization: Suddya *Official Russian: Судья *Official English: The Judge


  • |date =
    The upload dates of a song's video. Only the upload dates of official uploads are included. If a song has no upload date (has not been uploaded), like Star Story, then use |date = none to hide the grey bar where upload date is presented.
    |date = January 1, 2009
    |date = July 15, 2010 (NND) & January 19, 2014 (YT)
    |date = none


  • |views = See {{V}} / {{v|abc|12,345|comments}}
    The amount of views that a song has on a website. The value is always rounded down. Only the view counts of official uploads are included. If a song's view count is indeterminable, like Tremolo Fly, then use |views = none. Otherwise, the page will be automatically marked as having a formatting issue.
    |views = {{v|abc|540,900+}}
    |views = {{v|nn|6,676,040+}} (NND) and {{v|yt|39,000+}} (YT)
    |views = none


  • |singers =
    This is where you list who is featured in a song.
    |singers = [[Hatsune Miku]]
    |singers = [[Kagamine Len]] *<small>[[Kagamine Rin]] (chorus)</small>
    • A singer with less important or prominent roles in a song (for example, chorus) can be displayed with smaller text by wrapping their name in <small> </small>. This is optional.
    |singers = [[IA]], [[Aoki Lapis]], Hakaine Maiko *[[Taishi]] (rap)
    • (<br /> Or * creates a line break. Think of it as the enter key on your keyboard.)
    • Besides [[Category:Songs featuring Hatsune Miku]], we also have categories for songs with multiple singers; see Category:Japanese songs for an example listing of the Japanese versions of these categories.


  • |producers =
    This is where you list who participated in the creation of a song and its video.
    |producers = [[kemu]] (music, lyrics) *[[hatsuko]] (illustration) *[[ke-sanβ]] (video)
    |producers = [[Hobonichi-P]]
    • If only one person did all aspects of a song and video, listing what they did is optional.


  • |links = See {{L}} / {{l|abc|12345|comments}}


This lets you link to external websites where someone can enjoy a song. Pay attention to the underlined number/text of each link.

And please note that Vocaloid Wiki does not link to uploads by an unrecommended translator. (This applies to all pages.)

  • |5s =
    5sing
    http://5sing.kugou.com/fc/4238325.html|5s = fc/4238325

  • |ac =
    AcFun
    http://www.acfun.tv/v/ac1894348

  • |bb =
    bilibili
    http://www.bilibili.com/video/av1796256/|bb = 1796256
    • The av is not relevant.

  • |mz =
    muzie
    http://www.muzie.ne.jp/songs/296368|mz = 296368

  • |nn = or |nnd =
    Niconico Video
    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11398357|nn = sm11398357
    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm20024034|nn = nm20024034

  • |pp =
    piapro
    http://piapro.jp/t/KToM|pp = KToM
    • If you encounter a link like http://piapro.jp/content/es7uj48x6bvcbtgy, clicking on "シェアする" reveals a link usable in the song box.


  • |sc =
    SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.com/porter-robinson/sad-machine|sc = porter-robinson/sad-machine
  • |sc em =
    https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149151252|sc em = 149151252
    • How to obtain. Click on a Song → Share → Embed → WordPress code. Copy the track number at the end of the URL.

  • |tm =
    TmBox
    http://tmbox.net/pl/97505|tm = 97505

  • |vm =
    vimeo
    https://vimeo.com/39758142|vm = 39758142

  • |db =
    VocaDB
    http://vocadb.net/S/23578

  • |yt =
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ|yt = dQw4w9WgXcQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odjy0CHW9XI&index=7&list=PL3AA6739B91333AFB|yt = Odjy0CHW9XI

  • |etc =
    Any other website that doesn't have a specialised parameter. Formatted as standard MediaWiki wikitext.
    |etc = [http://music.a8.com/view/50742043 A8 Broadcast]


  • |links = See {{L}} / {{l|abc|12345|comments}}
    This allows comments to appear after a link in case something special about the link needs to be noted. For example, it's good to note that the YouTube video is not an official upload and has English subtitles ([yt] YouTube (reprint, subbed)) or that a particular official upload is unavailable ([nn] Niconico (deleted)).

BackgroundEdit

The background provides information about the song that is more indepth than what is described by the song box. Topics include:

  • Comments the producer of the song has made (such as may be found in the video description of the upload or the author's Nico Nico My List comment). See below for more.
  • What albums this song appears on
  • Ranking in the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking
  • The plot to the song. If the songs is part of a series, a link to the series is encouraged.
  • The genre of the song; instruments featured in the song; song tempo and mood
  • Information about the PV
  • Controversies or issues regarding the song
  • A link to the featured VOCALOID's relevant "songs featuring page" (if the song is in the page)
  • Album-exclusive versions or derivatives, such as remixes (a simple mention is fine; links to unauthorized YouTube uploads are forbidden.)

These points are suggestions, and are all optional. If there is any other information that you consider relevant, it can be added here. Please remember to be objective and unbiased; don't state personal opinions within the article. For instance, don't say "this is an awesome song" or "the producer is a jerk". Keep opinions in the comments.

QuotesEdit

It is common, and often beneficial, to include a direct quote in a song article via the {{Cquote}} template. Please only quote persons who directly participated in the creative process surrounding the song, particularly the producer, lyricist, or illustrator. Please also provide the source of the quote (normally the video upload or the author's blog/website); this can be done either via the template's |source= parameter or with a <ref> tag. Lastly, please keep the quote reasonably short, normally four lines or under. If more space needed, it is probably a better idea to paraphrase the information and put it in another area of the Background section.

Preceding and succeeding versionsEdit

This section is for official later versions of the song. This means versions done by the same author or versions officially associated with the author. Use the {{Derivatives}} template for this section. Songs / videos that go to the Succeeding versions include:

  • Remix / remasters of the song
  • Append / demo versions of the song
  • Producer's self covers
  • Promotional Videos (a common example is Exit Tunes' PVs; usually, they would upload a short PV of the song featured in their album)
  • Official concert footage of songs; the videos endorsed by Crypton are listed here. No other concert footage apart from those videos may be linked to on the Vocaloid Wiki.

LyricsEdit

Translation is an art; interpretation and translation can vary, especially when a song includes wordplay or complex metaphors. For this reason, lyrics translations that have not been approved or written by the song's producer are not included. Unofficial English translations belong on the Vocaloid Lyrics Wiki.

If the lyrics are not written in the Latin alphabet (the alphabet that English, Spanish, and many other languages use), adding the romanization of the lyrics is obligatory. However, please note that many online "Japanese to romanization" converters can be as inaccurate as those Chinese-to-English machine translations that you make fun of, so please take care and proofread what you get. Many sets of kanji can have multiple readings and meanings.

  • 見物 kenbutsu means "sightseeing" and 見物 mimono means "spectacle".
  • sora means "sky" and 空 kara or kuu means "empty/emptiness".
  • as an honorific is kun and 君 as a pronoun is kimi.
  • 二人 is almost never ni nin.
  • 何か is pronounced either nanika or nanka, and 何も nanimo or nanmo.

Machine translators cannot read the context and make the correct choice. See this as an example of why one should always check lyrics.

In addition, many compound words are affected by rendaku or consonant change.

  • kao (face) becomes gao when following another word. 泣き顔 naki+kao (crying face) becomes nakigao

Computer software is negligent to consonant changes in compound words, so it makes wrong transliterations.

It is also worth noting that while Mandarin to pinyin converters are more accurate, 誰/谁 is typically sung as shéi, not shuí, and names may be romanized improperly (luò tiān yī instead of Luò Tiānyī).

  • dōu means "all", "even" or "already", and 都 means "city".
  • zhòng means "heavy", and 重 chóng means "again".

Korean transliteration also needs a caution. ㅅ siot as a final consonant often becomes t, not s.

  • 못하다 (cannot do) is mot-ha-da, not mos-ha-da.
  • 바닷가 (coast) is ba-dat-ka, not ba-das-ka.

English lyricsEdit

  • English lyrics are relatively simple.

{{Lyrics|I am left with nothing here
Empty handed in the rain
The people we once were got
Lost in the hurricane

I was the lightning
You were the sound that followed me
The storm is coming
Streets are flooding but I can’t leave}}

I am left with nothing here
Empty handed in the rain
The people we once were got
Lost in the hurricane

I was the lightning
You were the sound that followed me
The storm is coming
Streets are flooding but I can’t leave

Romanized lyricsEdit

  • Vocaloid Wiki uses a table layout to present lyrics that have romanization. The original lyrics are on the left and the romanization is on the right.

{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Japanese'' (日本語歌詞)
! align=left |''Romaji'' (ローマ字)
|-
|空にカガヤく星のカケラ
|sora ni kagayaku hoshi no kakera
|-
|集めてつくるヒカリの指輪
|atsumete tsukuru hikari no yubiwa
|-
|永久(とわ)の約束 願いをこめて
|towa no yakusoku  negai o komete
|-
|受け止めてほしい あなたへの気持ちを
|uketomete hoshii  anata e no kimochi o
|}

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
空にカガヤく星のカケラ sora ni kagayaku hoshi no kakera
集めてつくるヒカリの指輪 atsumete tsukuru hikari no yubiwa
永久(とわ)の約束 願いをこめて towa no yakusoku negai o komete
受け止めてほしい あなたへの気持ちを uketomete hoshii anata e no kimochi o

Spaces between versesEdit

  • Spaces between verses are created by placing an HTML <br /> tag in a table row.

{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Japanese'' (日本語歌詞)
! align=left |''Romaji'' (ローマ字)
|-
|空にカガヤく星のカケラ
|sora ni kagayaku hoshi no kakera
|-
|集めてつくるヒカリの指輪
|atsumete tsukuru hikari no yubiwa
|-
|<br />
|-
|永久(とわ)の約束 願いをこめて
|towa no yakusoku  negai o komete
|-
|受け止めてほしい あなたへの気持ちを
|uketomete hoshii  anata e no kimochi o
|}

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
空にカガヤく星のカケラ sora ni kagayaku hoshi no kakera
集めてつくるヒカリの指輪 atsumete tsukuru hikari no yubiwa

永久(とわ)の約束 願いをこめて towa no yakusoku negai o komete
受け止めてほしい あなたへの気持ちを uketomete hoshii anata e no kimochi o

Lyrics with an official translationEdit

  • An official English translation can be added to the right of the romanization. (Remember, it has to be official!)

{| style="width:100%"
! align=left |''Japanese'' (日本語歌詞)
! align=left |''Romaji'' (ローマ字)
! align=left |''Official English'' (公式英訳)
|-
|モノクロの街の中で 一人で歩いていった
|Monokuro no machi no jyuu de hitori de aruiteitta
|I walked alone through a city of monochrome
|-
|太陽が届かないところへ
|Taiyou ga todokanai tokoro e
|Towards a place where no sunlight would reach
|-
|何を探していった?
|Nani wo sagashiteitta
|What was it I was searching for?
|}

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字) Official English (公式英訳)
モノクロの街の中で 一人で歩いていった Monokuro no machi no jyuu de hitori de aruiteitta I walked alone through a city of monochrome
太陽が届かないところへ Taiyou ga todokanai tokoro e Towards a place where no sunlight would reach
何を探していった? Nani wo sagashiteitta What was it I was searching for?

Shared lyricsEdit

  • Sometimes an editor may choose to style a set of lines differently because they are part of the chorus or bridge, or simply because they are extremely special. For more, see here. Remember that this styling is optional, not mandatory.

Lyrics with multiple singersEdit

  • Color-coding can be used to indicate who is singing what lines. A good example can be seen here.

DerivativesEdit

This section is for derivatives of the song. These include remixes, arrangements, fanmade PVs, dance PVs, covers, and spin-offs. Derivatives are presented with the {{Derivatives}} template, created specifically for this purpose. Below its the source code and a brief use of the template.

Any derivative listed must show some effort, either in the tuning or in the video. It may not be perfect, but it should be obvious the derivative author did his/her best with it. So basically, if a derivative is really, obviously low-quality, do not list it. Additionally, official games PVs and concert footage should not be included in this section, and album-exclusive derivatives should simply be mentioned in the article's Background section. Like the song page creation policy, this section is reserved for contributors of Vocaloid Wiki. Producers and other staff members involved with the derivative cannot add their own works to Derivative section. This prevents personal bias and self-promotion.

In order to prevent the layout from going odd, place {{clr}} at the very end of the Derivatives section. (This is not needed if you are using {{Derivatives tabber}}, in which case {{clr}} is added for you.)

==Derivatives==

{{Derivatives|thumb = 
|nnd_id = |nnd_comment = 
|yt_id = |yt_comment = 
|bb_id = |bb_comment = 
|pp_id = |pp_comment = 
|sc_id = |sc_comment = 
|etc = 
|singer = |author = |category = 
|title = |romaji (english) = 
|description = 
|color = #; color:#;}}
  • title (necessary): The title of the derivative. For example, "Piko's Cover", or "Glider's Fanmade PV", etc. The romaji (english) is available if the original derivative's title is specific.
  • nnd_id (optional; depending on where the derivative is uploaded): A Niconico reprint / link to the derivative.
  • pp_id or piapro_id: (optional; depending on where the derivative is uploaded): A PiaPro reprint / link to the derivative.
  • yt_id (optional; depending on where the derivative is uploaded): A YouTube reprint / link to the derivative.
  • bb_id (optional; depending on where the derivative is uploaded): A bilibili reprint / link to the derivative.
  • sc_id (optional; depending on where the derivative is uploaded): A SoundCloud reprint / link to the derivative.
  • etc: Et cetera parameter, appears at the bottom of the mentioned broadcast links. Can be used for whatever suits the editor; is invisible when not in use.
  • _comment: These parameters allow a written note at the right of the broadcast's link.
  • singer (optional; depending on the type of derivative): The singers in the derivative.
  • author (necessary): The uploader / producer / illustrator of the derivative.
  • category (necessary): There are several groups to the derivative. Some of the groups include: Chorus, VOCALOID cover, Human cover, Hand-drawn PV, MMD PV, Cosplay PV, -Project DIVA- extend PV, Arrangement, etc.
  • description (optional): A brief explanation explaining the derivative.
  • color (optional): The color to the header / title in the template. See the Color Guide page for help.

Derivatives tabberEdit

For pages with more than a few derivatives, tabs need to be utilized. Of course, there's a special template for this: {{Derivatives tabber}}. Just put the derivatives in the proper categories and voila!

{{Derivatives tabber
  |vocaloid = 
  |utau = 
  |human = 
  |arrangement = 
  |dance = 
  |fanmadepv = 
  |spinoff = 
  |other = 
}}

About Other media appearancesEdit

This is the place for listing (in prose form) a song's concert appearances and appearances in/as any novels, manga, sheet music collections, plays, etc.

Do not include offsite links to concert videos, as they are highly prone to deletion for copyright infringement. Additionally, please do not use the Derivatives template in this section.

About the Game listEdit

Game appearances should be listed in {{Game list}}, along with URLs to the relevant Nico and/or YouTube footage.

{{Game list
| color = <background color>; color: <font color> 
| game1   = <Title of game> 
| nnd_id1 = <Niconico ID> 
| yt_id1  = <YouTube ID>
| url1    = <Full URL> <The URL's name> }}

More parameters:

{{Game list|color = (See Help:Color)
|game1 = |nnd_id1 = |yt_id1 = |url1 = 
|game2 = |nnd_id2 = |yt_id2 = |url2 = 
|game3 = |nnd_id3 = |yt_id3 = 
|game4 = |nnd_id4 = |yt_id4 = 
|game5 = |nnd_id5 = |yt_id5 = 
|game6 = |nnd_id6 = |yt_id6 = 
|game7 = |nnd_id7 = |yt_id7 = 
|game8 = |nnd_id8 = |yt_id8 = 
|game9 = |nnd_id9 = |yt_id9 = 
|game10 = |nnd_id10 = |yt_id10 = 
|game11 = |nnd_id11 = |yt_id11 = 
|game12 = |nnd_id12 = |yt_id12 = 
|game13 = |nnd_id13 = |yt_id13 = 
|game14 = |nnd_id14 = |yt_id14 = 
|game15 = |nnd_id15 = |yt_id15 = 
|game16 = |nnd_id16 = |yt_id16 = }}

With Niconico and YouTube, you will not needs to include the full URLs, just the identifiers. Nico's will generally start with nm or sm followed by a random string of numbers/letters, while YouTube's will just be the string of numbers/letters that follow watch?v=.

About TriviaEdit

Although they are present on some pages, Trivia sections are discouraged. Most of the time their information can be included in the background section. There are special cases, however, where a Trivia section is necessary, such as "ダブルラリアット (Double Lariat)".

About the GalleryEdit

You can use the following template {{Gallery}} or <gallery>file</gallery>

This section is for displaying relevant images related to the song. Notice that fanart is forbidden in this section, whether if it's related to the song or not (the image must be official or have some degree of validity). Some valid options for this sections are:

  • Promotional artwork or images done by the persons who participated in the song.
  • If the song is featured anywhere in a Project Diva game, the modules for the song.
  • If the song is featured anywhere in a concert, the concert costumes.
  • If the illustrator of the song has made any work / doujinshi, a cover of the song.
  • If the song has related merchandising like figurines.
  • If the song has images related to the previous cases, like the concept arts that inspired a particular Project Diva's module, or a image that inspired a particular figurine.

Remember, these points are mainly guides; and are all optional.

About the External linksEdit

The External links section lists relevant links to the song. Try to keep the links as simple as possible; see Wikipedia:External links#External links section.

A song's external links section can have any or all of four possible sections: Official, Articles, Lyrics, and Downloads.

{{External/Official}}
*[<LINK> Link name]
*[<LINK> Link name]

{{External/Article}}
*[<LINK> Link name]
*[<LINK> Link name]

{{External/Lyrics}}
*[<LINK> Link name]
*[<LINK> Link name]

{{External/Downloads}}
*[<LINK> Link name]
*[<LINK> Link name]
  • Official is for links to the song's website or webpage, relevant entries from author's blog, official uploads of illustrations used in the video (normally on Pixiv or deviantArt), and the like.
  • Lyrics is for song lyric webpages. These are often on translators' or romaji converters' blogs, although AnimeLyrics stands out as having many lyric entries for many Vocaloid songs.
  • Downloads is for links to off-vocals, karaoke versions, sheet music, and whatnot. Official MP3 downloads may also be listed here, but ABSOLUTELY NO linking to illegal MP3 downloads is permitted. If a song was released as a single, you can link to purchase sites in this section, but don't link to purchase sites for entire albums.


CategorizingEdit

All song pages must be in a category.

These are the primarily used categories.

[[Category:Original songs]]
[[Category:language songs]]
[[Category:Songs featuring VOCALOID voicebank]]
Here are some other categories that certain song articles may be eligible for.
[[Category:Song featured in Concert]]
[[Category:Song featured in Game]]
[[Category:Partially bilingual songs]]
[[Category:Bilingual songs]]


Additionally, depending of the view count and site of the original upload, the song may be eligible for one or more of the categories listed at Category:Notable songs by website. Categories in Category:Collaborative songs may also be applicable.

What to do nextEdit

So, now you have a completed song page. Congratulations! There are a few more things you need to do, though, to make the song page easier to find. Besides, after all that work, you probably want to show your new article off anyway!

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