Death Note 37! the end! Ah *spoilers* he's dead. It was a beautifully animated series; a manga worth reading and an anime worth watching. Can't say I'd watch it again, but would recommend it to any anime fan. Near wasn't too interesting at the end or anywhere in between. I guess it's a manipulative story in that regard; engrossed by only Light no matter how deranged he is. There were minor differences in the ending between the manga and anime such as Mikami's demise. I kinda think the animators wanted more sympathy for Light and to stick in a sappy sunset ending and thus, the sunset and Snow White music..and the ghost of old L. ~8/10 rating~ for the anime series. Anyway, Death Note is available online to d/l for $2 an episode for the non-pirating people.
Katteni-Shiyagare + Mika Nakashima's cover of Cole Porter's You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To is riddled with engrish, but is pleasant enough. The PV features the band and Mika in a stage setting with Mika as a puppet. If that is actually her under the makeup, she's a decent dancer and performer.
Porno Graffitti's new single, Link, is used for a Subaru CM. What's with Sony artists and Subaru?? The actual PV is simply a black and white video of the band playing...watch the CM instead.
Also listened to Koike Teppei's new album, pieces. Both him and his music make me feel like an old lady because I want to pinch his little cheeks and pat his head and moosh his face. dl? His music sounds very little brother-like and cute, but also formulaic. Still, wanna squeeze him and bite his nose.