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KAT-TUN – Rescue

March 9, 2009

Omg the PV is amazing!

I reeeeally think KAT-TUN are one of the best Japanese bands out there, plainly because they get all the best songs (I’m more of a NEWS fan actually but they get worse releases and much less…where are they?!?)

If only they weren’t releasing a single the same time as Tohoshinki as i would be very tempted to buy it otherwise!
Speaking of that, i’m totally all for Tohoshinki winning the oricon battle…………….yet i believe it would proper piss KAT-TUN off to lose to foreigners lol.
But yeah, i really get the impression that Avex didn’t even bother trying with their ‘survivor’ single and PV.
I mean…KAT-TUN’s single, although i hate to admit it..leaves you with goosebumps! It really made me think of how much time and thought they must have put into the song and PV that it emphasises how little Tohoshinki did. I understand they release singles like every two months..but remind me again..why do they do that?

Ah….

I guess we’ll see on the 11th March……

Btw..i hope Berryz Koubou – Dakishimete Dakishitmete gets number three……..or even better..does amazingly well and beats them all by getting a number one 😉 now that would make me fall off my chair with surprise!

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I don’t know..

March 9, 2009

I prefer Berryz Koubou’s Dakishimete Dakishimete much much more. It’s twice as good! Unlucky C-ute!

If any of you listen to Radio 1, you may be aware of ‘changing tracks’
It’s basically where people submit stories of themselves where they are going through a difficult/big experience/change in their life and they say if there’s a song which represents this/is significant etc.

Okay, well recently i’ve read ‘confessions of a teenage amnesiac’ if you haven’t read it i may give away a part of the plot so you may not want to read…..

In it she gets together with a guy called James yeah? Who basically becomes depressed and goes to an institute…and then when he is better, the girl, Naomi and him have gone from being in love, to not even friends…
Well the story on changing tracks today was a guy who was in love with a girl, but then she became anorexic and had to go to an institute…and they’ve also gone from being in love to not being together anymore once she got better.

I think that is so sad! I don’t even think there’s a point to this post, just that it’s really sad!
Haha.

I should be doing coursework…….

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Btw, in responce to Aibon’s scandal…LOL! She’s a proper rebel innit..
I find it amazing how unbelievably different her and Nono are now. They couldn’t be even more different. How were they ever friends? I reckon that they fought a lot back in the day lol.

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Clothes for sale

March 9, 2009

I’d like to take this opportunity to say: Please buy my clothes on ebay! xD

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They are all brand new with tags, i really need to sell them because i neeeed the money! (Esp if i want to go to Sweden to see Buono!)

Here’s the link: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/arj256

Thanks.

🙂

If this also persuades, i saw this link where Chinami Tokunaga from C-ute has the same top (in a slightly different colour, but the same top nonetheless as the one i’m selling!!!!)

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Pretty nifty eh?

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Seung Ri is like that already?!

March 7, 2009

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I just had to post this…

Big Bang’s album ‘Remember’ has been labelled as being harmful to teens because of the suggestive lyrics in Seung Ri’s solo song ‘Strong Baby’ so they have decided to put a lovely shiny sticker on it so that only people over 19 can buy it.

So hang on? Doesn’t this mean Seung Ri can’t even buy his own album either?!

Ah how amusing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Or is this one of those, “well with his Korean age he’s about 30 years older..” things?)

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A catch up..

March 6, 2009

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Haha am i psychic?
The weekly oricon ranking for Aragaki Yui’s “piece” issssssssss…number seven!
I’ve been so busy that i haven’t had chance to check any of the daily rankings, so i had no idea how well or bad it’s done. But for some strange reason it popped up in my dream, where it got a number seven of all numbers! Haha & when i was awake i was trying to convince myself that she would have obviously done better than that…but apparently not 😦
But then again does she actually do promotion? I never see her on all the other music programs the artists appear on? Who knows..

In other news, Morning Musume reached number 3 in the weekly charts last week for “Naichau Kamo!” I was hoping for a number 2, and they were sooo close behind (around 2000 copies between them and Acid Black Cherry who were at number 2) But at least this shows us that Morning Musume are still going pretty strong and they aren’t going anywhere! (hopefully) 🙂
They have another single scheduled already too. YAY!

Arihara Kanna from C-ute has been announced on the Hello!Project site to have hallux valgus and is on hiatus to spend time with her johnnys boyfriend recover. This means she won’t be taking part in their upcoming tour in April or their new single, “bye bye”
Ah i have a bad feeling about this? It’s really sad..get better soon! (Don’t worry i won’t make any bye bye puns…)

About the Tohoshinki VS KAT-TUN oricon ‘battle’………ahhhh all i can say is if you really love Tohoshinki, then buy their single ‘survivor’ as it’s possibly the only way that they will win! Even if it’s the only single you ever buy from them..i would love for them to beat KAT-TUN it would be amazing…
I have been thinking…are the fans of KAT-TUN also fans of Tohoshinki? Like is this a bit of a behind the scenes handshake, so that fans of KAT-TUN will think, “ah Tohoshinki? I may as well buy this too…” at the same time they’re buying KAT-TUN’s single, so that Tohoshinki’s sales will rise to the amounts johnny’s do?
But then again….i can imagine KAT-TUN/Johnny fans being proper loyal and not wanting to betray their beloved. Once again, who knows?
I still think that the Japanese music industry is really corrupted, but that’s another debate for another time…

(Release date is 11th March)

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CDJapan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition Jacket B

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HMV Japan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition Jacket B

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Buono! is going to Sweden?!

March 6, 2009

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Buono! will be performing at the Japan Expo in Sweden on the 24th May.

From Hello!Online

Buono!’s performance at the biggest J-pop/Culture event in North Europe, Stockholm Japan Expo 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden!

Stockholm Japan Expo 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Date: 22.5-24.5
Buono! will appear on 24th of May.

*Place: FRYSHUSET, Stockholm

Organization: New Nippon Productions

Ticket: 400SEK

Contact info: festival@japanexpo.se
*The contact is for mails in English only.
*Furthermore, you can find more details about ticket purchase and the event at the official page (in English)

Stockholm Japan Expo 2009 Official site
http://www.japanexpo.se/index.php?id=1

Wow i completely didn’t expect that. Really unexpected. Exciting though. Even though i live pretty far away.
I guess this means that C-ute and Berryz Koubou won’t be going anywhere then?
But anyway..hmm…Stockholm…
I am going to try and persuade my brother to go there with me, if he says yes then i’ll probably go…if i can get it cheap! So far the flights are £50, the tickets are around £30?
Hmmmm…..

So what’s Stockholm like? And how hard is Swedish to learn? o.O
If it isn’t going to be in England why isn’t it in Germany instead? At least then i can argue it will help with my German…haha..

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Piece – Limited Edition Type B

February 19, 2009

I really like the cover for the ‘Limited Edition Type B’ for Aragaki Yui’s new single that i keep going on about – ‘piece’
This is the cover which Studio Ghibli’s Yoshiyuki Momose composed the art for. They also directed the music video.

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Ah i wish i were richer so i could buy all editions, *sigh* It’s so cool that they all link together…so tempting..

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I loved the jigsaw idea very much, but i think i prefered the swirly colour things on the covers a lot more than i did on the PV. They looked a little bit strange in the animated version too. You could totally tell the ‘animation person’ was from Studio Ghibli though, as it really reminded me of so many of their films! ❤

The theme apparently for this PV is “a girl wishing to reach out to people.” I can definately see Yui as this type of person anyway. I remember Haruma Miura once saying that he can “sense there is sometimes loneliness and anxiety in her expressions” which makes me realise that behind her beaming carefree smile, she’s an insecure person who’s still trying her best, through any troubles that may come her way, in order to give happiness to everyone. This makes me appreciate her even more because she’s showing shy people can be just as successful as more confident people. I’m glad she’s famous, she’s a very good role model for people as she emphasises how anything is possible. That is why i think her message to people is more than just her pretty face, but showing that not all celebrity’s are of the stereotype and talentless.
It does make me wonder though what she really thinks of people always commenting on her looks. As in, how aware is she of it? Does it make her worry about her looks even more thinking that she has a lot to do to keep up her reputation? That kind of pressure must be tough. Though i must admit, it’s kind of hard imagining her to have those kind of thoughts!! (I am naive and imagine her to be having ‘let’s go and play with the butterflies’ kind of thoughts..)

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Credits: Anime News Network.