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Currently Listening – Boyfriend [Hitomi no Melody]

I have been flooding this blog with music posts lately, neh? Sorry about that. As I said in earlier posts, I have been freelancing and I need music to soothe my mind.

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I feel like I dug gold with the latest album. I know Boyfriend is a KPOP group from Starship Entertainment (same company as k.Will and Sistar), but nothing else. I don’t listen to their KPOP albums.

I randomly downloaded this song just because it is in Japanese. I had a great time with Orange Caramel’s Japanese album so I thought another Japanese album from a Kpop group would not be so bad. I was right.

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The melody is so great. This is so Japanese. Feels so much like spring actually!

Listen to it here! Check out the MV below.

I am listening to a whole lot of music now. I might have some Jrock for you guys tomorrow!

Andy :3

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Currently Listening: Ai Otsuka’s Renai Shashin

So, this is a really, really, really old song, like 2005 old.

This is a live version because I cannot find a PV for this (or I’m just too lazy), but this version is better than the song itself. Ai Otsuka really is a great singer! She is one of my favorite JPOP singers. My favorite song of Ai is Sakuranbo and Planetarium (Hana Yori Dango OST).

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Lyrics

aoao to shita yozora no shita de
anata ga miteta ushiro koi sugata

tokiori miseru mujaki na negao
atashi ga miteta koishii sugata

donna hitotoki mo subete
wasurenai you ni
muchuu de shattaa kiru atashi no kokoro wa
setsunai shiawase datta

tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada sore dake de yokatta noni

ame furu toki no kawashi ta kisu wa
tsunagarete yuku futari no sugata

isshou ni mou nai kono kimochi
umaku ienai kedo
anata ni deatte atashi no mainichi wa
kirakira to kagayaita yo

tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
anata ga kureta shiawase yo

tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada kimi wo aishiteru
tada sore dake de yokatta no ni

chiisana heya ni kazararete iru
futari no egao renai shashin

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I knew the song way back in 2008, but I did not know she sang this for the movie Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru. I recently watched the movie (review coming up), and I was bawling at the end. Real tear-jerker, man.

Going back to work! Shigoto! ╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮

Andy :3

Project 52: Otaku Girl (Episode 2)

Let me begin by saying that for this episode I might have done too much. If my calculations are correct, I should have finished at least three episode’s worth of materials. I finished a full 15-volume manga, an 11-episode series, various anime episodes and some JPOP and anime songs. I am now becoming more and more of an Otaku Girl. I think I just need some video games to complete the package.

If you did not know, my inspiration is Konata-chan.

Image from http://thestateofhappiness.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/happy-birthday-konata/

Episode 2 Stuff:

  1. MANGA: Spiral

  2. DRAMA: Ouran High School Host Club Live Action

  3. ANIME: Aoi Bungaku

  4. SONG/VIDEO: Movin’ (Bleach) & We Never Give Up (Kis-My-Ft2)

MANGA

Image from http://lovelyduckie.com/?p=2941

I was hunting my usual download site for some manga, when I clicked this tag for Mystery mangas. I wanted really short mangas so I downloaded Spiral. For some reason, I was not interested at first because it was like Detective Conan, which is a really popular mystery anime. However, unlike Detective Conan the mystery is not solved in every volume. In fact, the story just moves around one big mystery and with sub-mysteries connected to it.

The twist at the last volume was also very intense, and I would have never thought about it. Actually I would’ve have. I kind of have a knack for analyzing mystery stories, and I kind of guessed a little rightl about some things. It was a pretty decent manga I think, especially since I spent the entire day yesterday reading it and ended up sleeping in the wee hours of the morning just to finish the last volume.

THE VERDICT: RECOMMENDED  IF YOU LIKE MYSTERY SUSPENSE.

DRAMA

Image from http://mangamarket.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/ouran-high-school-host-club-to-get-live-action-film/

I first encountered Ouran when I watched the entire anime series (which has I think around 26 episodes). I finished the live action version in one go today. I love love love the anime, so it was also no surprise that I love the live action version as well.

I did not like the actors who played the characters as much, and I think there might be more suitable actors in appearance, but for the acting part, I think they all suited their characters well. It is a really fun series, and the set-up is a rich high school.

Image from http://alezaomar.blogspot.com/2011/08/previously-i-did-promised-to-write-on.html

The main character Haruhi is a scholar at the school who had to pretend to be a guy in order to be a host, so that she could pay her debt of eight million yen. She broke the vase of the Host Club. She met friends in the host club and they go on funny adventures.

The only thing I did not really like about the live action is the fact that there were only 11 episodes. It was such a short time for such a long anime series. I would’ve wanted to see how they would interpret some of the anime versions.

THE VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I am hearing rumors of a possible movie, and I am waiting patiently for that.

ANIME

Image from http://animeyume.com/blog/2009/11/27/aoi-bungaku-kokoro-thoughts-and-novel-comparison/

I watched a pretty decent amount of anime this week, but I can’t seem to remember all of them. They were mostly from Animax and I think this includes several episodes of Bleach and Tales of the Abyss (which I have yet to download) so I can freaking start the series because I failed to meet the 7:30 pm schedule everyday.

This week’s anime is pretty dark. I searched for a mystery anime (can you now conclude that I love the mystery genre?) and I downloaded Aoi Bungaku because it has very few episodes. I have yet to finish all, and so as far as I have watched, this is a boring anime for someone who does not like dark anime, and I was surprised that it even has a little Ecchi (adult, lewd content). It is full of symbolisms, and is so confusing especially if you do not know anything about the Japanese literature history.

I will tell you my verdict if I ever get to finish this anime. I like the dark and symbolic anime thing, but if I get even more confused, I might not actually finish this anime at all.

UPDATE (23 Jan 2012): I don’t like this at all. Did not download other eps. There are better anime in the world.. 

JPOP/ANIME SONG

Someone posted this song on Facebook the other day. I saw the word “Bleach” so I opened it. I love songs from Bleach because they always seem very catchy and interesting, and this song is no exception. Take a look at Takacha’s Movin’

Anyway, I have two favorites this week, and the other one is not anime-related. This JPOP song We Never Give Up is from Kis-My-Ft2. I love the melody and the meaning of the song. I did study Japanese for a year so even if I don’t fully understand it, I was still able to pick up the meaning of the song. Judging from my constant anime and manga obsession, I should be good in Japanese after about 6-7 years of doing this everyday. (*sincerely hoping*)

That’s it for this week. See you guys in Episode Three!

Andy-chan :3

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