Tiger and Bunny 20! So fond of the clue-less hero. Maverick uses his memory-altering power to get Kotetsu out of the way. I hope Kotetsu's daughter gets to help save him.

Ao no Exorcist 18! Konekomaru is possessed. Rin saves him. This is an example of an anime full of promise slowly going down the drain.

Couple PVs for this season's anime themes:
Puffy's Sweet Drops PV - opening to Usagi Drop features that typical Japanese humor.
Fiction Junction's stone cold PV - opening to Sacred Seven features the group standing around posing their arms like Celine Dion.
Tiger and Bunny 20! So fond of the clue-less hero. Maverick uses his memory-altering power to get Kotetsu out of the way. I hope Kotetsu's daughter gets to help save him.

Ao no Exorcist 18! Konekomaru is possessed. Rin saves him. This is an example of an anime full of promise slowly going down the drain.

Couple PVs for this season's anime themes:
Puffy's Sweet Drops PV - opening to Usagi Drop features that typical Japanese humor.
Fiction Junction's stone cold PV - opening to Sacred Seven features the group standing around posing their arms like Celine Dion.
Amuro Namie's Unusual PV featuring Yamapi who is growing up so nicely has to be more interesting than the collaboration with Lil Wayne, right? Her Best Collaboration album is coming out in a couple weeks. :)

Other random asian pop musings...
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I like how the cover of Gackt's 'YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz' DVD has a photo of him stealing KFC's Colonel Sanders. I also enjoy that the title of the tour was printed on the cross over his concert stage. I don't get the words and symbol. Colonel Sanders x Jesus? What does it mean?

Looking forward to supercell's 'Today Is A Beautiful Day' album next week. The Perfect Day PV features some mysterious girl-love anime story.

Also, CN Blue's first full (not-mini) album, First Step, will be out in a couple weeks, too.
Amuro Namie's Unusual PV featuring Yamapi who is growing up so nicely has to be more interesting than the collaboration with Lil Wayne, right? Her Best Collaboration album is coming out in a couple weeks. :)

Other random asian pop musings...
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I like how the cover of Gackt's 'YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz' DVD has a photo of him stealing KFC's Colonel Sanders. I also enjoy that the title of the tour was printed on the cross over his concert stage. I don't get the words and symbol. Colonel Sanders x Jesus? What does it mean?

Looking forward to supercell's 'Today Is A Beautiful Day' album next week. The Perfect Day PV features some mysterious girl-love anime story.

Also, CN Blue's first full (not-mini) album, First Step, will be out in a couple weeks, too.
VAMP's new PV, Devil Side, is out and well, sounds like typical, club-written, engrishy VAMPS...another year and Laruku will be back together...can't wait.
VAMP's new PV, Devil Side, is out and well, sounds like typical, club-written, engrishy VAMPS...another year and Laruku will be back together...can't wait.
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Shiroi Haru 4! Haruo gets ->this<- close to figuring out the baker's dark, terrible secret. The fanservice girl figured it out already. (Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kaqueski for pointing out the soft-sub location)

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Atashinchi no Danshi 6! The brothers find their inheritance...sort of. It's only episode 6 so of course, nothing was revealed outside of the fact that their father was an arse and that Fuu is one, too. The hardgay 'cameo' was kinda creepy.

I thought that Production I.G. might do something interesting for their version of Oasis' Falling Down PV, buuuut it is just the Higurashi no Eden opening lengthened without the anime characters. Well, the anime character silhouettes are still there.
VAMPS' Evanescent PV - reminds me of a mild version Season's Call without the catchy riffs.
Ken's S PV - Still has a very Laruku sound, but also starting to sound like 80's big hair hard rock. He definitely looks more comfortable on film than he did when he first went solo. I kinda like the song.
Tommy Heavenly6's Leaving You PV and Wait for Me There PV - both new PVs from a very prolific artist. And the February6 version and again. Somewhat fun songs, but eh, rather have one really great song than 4 mediocre ones.

And awesome! Kay Nielson's concepts for The Little Mermaid. (Kay like Fay...a guy)

Nuts

Mar. 18th, 2009 10:36 pm
Not liking the new Yahoo chat thing. It keeps popping up the contact request even though I said 'confirm'. Where's the opt-out option?

I like when Jpop artists mix their otaku personality with music.
Gackt's Journey Through the Decade PV features him versus Kamen Rider. It's the new theme song, too.
Namie Amuro's Dr. PV is a lovely animated story about a girl traveling back in time.

And a ton of new anime websites opened.
Eden of the East - looks like the MUST-SEE show this spring. The PV features a naked man in front of the White House with policemen pulling guns out on him...haha. Chika Umino with the character designs? Ya!
Bakemonogatari - is an anime based on novels by NisiOisin, so it should be quite interesting...well Shaft is also involved. PV at youtube since the homepage is annoying. This'll be a summer series.
Kobato - something sugary sweet for the fall


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Minami-ke Okaeri 11! is Kana-centric and delightfully sweet. I like her demented way of thinking (peppers in a bath for warm hospitality) and how she manipulated situations in her favor.
The VAMPS youtube channel is made of fail. They only have a 17 second clip of their new PV while 10 other users have the full version of 'I Gotta Kick Start Now'. Trouble (a cover of Shampoo's song) is their c/w song. At 40, I think this is his mid-life crisis music. Ok, it's not that bad...both songs are cute enough.
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Soul Eater 44! Love how stylish the animation is. The episode itself well, if you like Medusa blabbing on and on and on about how she's so great, then maybe the episode was entertaining.

And here's the real PV for Uverworld's 99/100 Damashi no Tetsu. The first PV was perfectly ok, but hey whatever...still like the song. In the new PV he has one of those Emeco chairs that [livejournal.com profile] bumbybear mentioned.

Thursday

Feb. 12th, 2009 08:10 am
Uverworld's new pre-PV, 99/100 Damashi no Testu, is rockin'. I guess the real PV is airing soon? New album, Awakeve, comes out next week..can't wait.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin's 200th birthday? long-lost twins, I'm sure.
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Kuroshitsuji 5! the end of Jack the Ripper was sad.

Soul Eater 32! The excalibur song amuses me.

Gackt's Jesus PV and song are both a touch corny. Maybe I should just be thankful he is releasing something new, and is not singing with the stuffy-nose-voice anymore. Here's his wife's Jesus Christ song. It's less corny, but would probably be better if not for the engrish.
Ah ha! the new opening for Soul Eater starts with episode 31. The opening is a little darker than the first amd features some of the other students which coincides with the developing story. The song well, reminds me of her Gundam 00 song which is nothing extraordinary, but fun rock music.
Tommy Heavenly6's Papermoon PV is also out. I like watching her PVs since she always plays out a wacky role. In this one, she kinda plays Maka from Soul Eater as Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ.

Uverworld's new PV, Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi, is out, too. This is the song used for Gundam 00 S2. It's a nice song, but I like their previous anime song, Gekidou from D. Grayman a lot more. Gekidou had a more unusual composition. They usually don't do anything special with their videos outside of featuring themselves rockin' out, so eh, the new PV isn't too wow.

I never gave much credence to the Hyde x Gackt fanworks, but after seeing the photos from the VAMP's Halloween concert..huh, so Hyde's a bride and Gackt's in uniform. Anyway, Gackt has a new single, Jesus, coming out. His musical decisions seem to be influenced by Hyde once again.
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Angela Aki's Tegami ~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~ : There's also an illustrated version and animated version PV. Both were illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. The illustrated version has a boy while the animated version has a girl. The watercolors look a little nicer than the animation.

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KOH+'s Saiai : Written for the Galileo movie. Wish Kou Shibasaki looked a little more enthused about singing in her videos and live performances, but I still like the song.
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Natsume Yuujinchou 7! I thought the little gay kitsune boy from xxxHolic was cute, but this little kitsune girl is even more so. (edit) ACK! thought my listening comprehension was getting better, but I missed the fact that SHE was a BOY!!! I guess the whole white hat and girly outfits threw me off. I don't think I could ever get tired of this show. It's so pleasant.

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Nabari no Ou 20! The prettiness of the animation almost makes up for the uselessness of the story so far. But just when you think nothing is happening, the last 5 minutes stir things up. Since the manga hasn't actually revealed much, it'll be interesting to see what the writers invent to finish up this series.

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L'Arc~en~Ciel's Nexus/4 PV has them jamming on the ledge of a skyscaper. The PV has some nice landscape shots and the song is a typical laruku summer tune. I'm glad their next single will not have any P'unk songs. ^___^
Apparently, the powers that be want me to wait forever. Wait for the 4-6 weeks processing time, wait for a form that 'got lost in the mail', wait for processing of form which got sent to the bottom of the stack, wait for the state to have their meeting, wait for the state website to be fixed. That's okay. 3 pieces of paper might be really hard for morons to process. Simple website fixes might also be really hard for morons. (Not gonna chance submitting credit card info through a messed up site though). I'll wait around watching the Olympics...or scan the heck out of Newtype.

L'Arc~en~Ciel's Shine PV is a cgi mess of a video. I guess there are some pretty parts, but there are too many different visual styles mixing in. The woman looks like a giant next to Hyde..okay, she actually looks like Hyde in a dress with all that cgi. Words with "th" should really be avoided by Japanese singers. Anyway, the song is great. Liked it in Seirei no Moribito and like the full-version even more.

Osen 9! is about katsuobushi. Big business is driving specialty mom and pop shops into debt. Big businessman has katsuobushi angst.
The opening ceremonies were so beautiful. Wish they'd rerun it again..or wish I had the foresight to tape it. Maybe it is because I stream alot of videos, but it seemed like there was a commercial break every five minutes. *grrr*

And some commercial-less entertainment...
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Suga Shikao's Kono Yubi Tomare PV features the Wonka glasses and dancing again! Love the intro and song. Love the dancing. Love the crab pose. His new album, Funkholic, sounds like it should be pretty good. King of Funk, yes?

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Antique 6! An old boyfriend visits Ono. Oh no. :P
Apparently the creatures under the bridge are logging onto the code geass community. *rolls eyes*

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Anyway, I don't write about manga that much, but this week's xxxHolic splash is really pretty. The composition has the simple cleverness and detail that reminds me of why I like CLAMP.

It's been awhile since I've surfed for PV's. Here's a few new ones with likable songs.
Porno Graffitti's Gift: strayed from listening to their music the past couple years, but I like this song and PV. It's the theme song to 'Flying Rabbits', a movie about a women's basketball team.
Chemistry's Life Goes On: This is the theme song to Antique Bakery. It's not something I'd seek out, but through watching the anime, it has grown on me. The PV features some really bad fashion.
Love's Oddray: Nakamura Fukiko was the vocalist of 'Core of Soul', but is now 'Love', a solo artist. She has a kind and mature voice. Her first single, Garakuta Light, is a pleasant song, too.

and an oldie, Cherry Filter's Neukeobba: have to admit that a whole album of her singing so roughly makes my ears hurt, but her vocals are good for the times when you want to whack something.

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Natsume no Yuujinchou 5! In this episode Totoro manhandles Natsume, and is apparently some sort of masochist. Adorable episode. Go watch!
First it was Pokemon, now, it's the ugly 2012 Olympic logo that's causing epileptic fits. (don't watch if you suffer from that)

And while on a browsing spree for new manga, found a yaoi Batman manga by the talented Mamahara Ellie.
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Love her straightforward drawing style, top-model bishies and her boy-love parodies. It's not really 'Batman'; it's Deep Black. He comes complete with butler, young charge, black cape and smart suit. There are 4 chapters floating around the net, but within those chapters, Deep Black already seduced a bad guy/thief into bed. The mangaka isn't known for explicit yaoi so it's mostly work-safe...if reading manga was work-safe. The head bad guy is a eye-patch wearing vampire...mmm, sounds familiar. It's a simple, cute manga and which is currently printing in Chara.

And
Namie Amuro's new PV, Hide & Seek, is out. I think her music is growing on me.

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