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anime review: shirobako episode 1

Posted in anime, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on January 19, 2016

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so usually when people rave and recommend anime on their blogs i usually brush it off and ignore that persons recommendations with the assumption that their taste in anime iscomplete shit. for some reason i didn’t do that yesterday and actually checked this out. genshiken was shit and so is this.  in  the middle of it i was thikning hmmm i’d rather watch anime giga or tlak/variety shows or interviews with seiyuu /anime director people, geinin, tv talent etc etc. I think that would be more interesting, informational, and most of all efficient.

i’ve mentioned before on my blog i’m sure that there are tell-tale signs that an anime is shit and this anime had those but for some reason i still watched the episode till the end though very distracted with my smartphone towards the end. i fast-forwarded here and there like the annoying car driving scenes. for me personally, the most interesting part of episode 1 is the part where the girl is listening to the voice actresses chit-chatting on the radio because it reminds me of japnaese talk/vairety shows which  i love plus they didn’t talk at a snail’s pace. i geniunely found that to be the most interesting part of the episode.

anyways here’s some tell-tale signs that the anime is not wroth watching:

the scene where the girl meets that other woman who is well endowed and at one point they use a strange camera angle to emphasize how big are tits are. it’s just so unnecssary and it doesn’t fit the anime and it’s just been OVER-DONE so many f’in times in anime. they did other stuff to emphasize her tits but it’s jut like… why don’t you use that energy and effort and time on improving the damn DIALOGUE.

all the characters are shit… all the characters look exactly the same minus hair color or style.  the first 5 minutes was like…. they all look the same. i cannot remember their names. i also roll my eyes at their names lol. it remiinded me of k-on… which i’ve never seen but i would assume it would be a very boring anime.

the blonde girl who works in the anime company… i was shaking my head with a resounding no. empty moe is just pointless.  i think it’s cheap throwing in some random archetype design blahblahb… it made me barf.

every time they introduced anime stafff…. and then then character opened his/her moiuth .  i kept saying to myself THIS IS SO BORING. his voice is SO BORING and is what i predicted.  i was thinking yep this guy has the boring voice, this guy has the cool guy voice, uh huh just don’t even bother making them tlak… it’s so mundane and makes me wonder what’s the point of making this anime.

no one seems to have a personality. so BLAND

 

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the show is  very bland. all the dialogue is so boring in every way. the delivery, content, emotion are all lacking. my biggest problem with the dialogue is that it is frivolous.

the show feels very contrived, fake, and draggy. there was a part where one of the anime worker preson says omg x is isn’t done=. do you know what this means?that means x can’t y or blahblahblah. and that means y can’t x blahblaha. i think he kept repeating that multiple times after saying that. it’s such an unnatural way to talk. it feels like some kind of shitty anime worker trainer video with bad acting where they act out situations where shit goes wrong and explain the implications of that. half the dialogue is like this. it’s so stilted and unnatural. i felt really uncomfortable watching it from the fakeness. also watching the characters “freak out” about the “problems” was just irritating and trivial and “how gives a shit” ” get the fuck over it”. usually if I’m into the anime i’ll be interested in how they solve it and feel excitement or thrill or whatever but here i’m lke let me fastfoward 5 minutes to see how they resolve it. it’s so draggy and TEDIOUS.

i  was reading ove rmy previous posts on slayers next, iron leaguer,  battle athlets victory. and i must say my sentiments are so so different towards this anime compared to those. i cannot watch shit.

another anime i will check out due to that blog is shigatsu no uso because he just had to say it was like welcome to the nhk! I recommend this anime highly to anyone who likes anime or hates it.  but then he said it turns to shit so he recommends not watching it. i just want to check it out and see if iget the welcome to the nhk vibe or welcome to nhk leves of greatness or addictiveness.  i have no problem skipping episodes, fast-forwarding, dropping,,,, so i don’t feel pressured to waste x hours of my life 😀 k.

no pictures of anime here bigecause quite frakly they all look the same. plus i ain’t wasting time screenshotting shit.

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Iphone application recommendation!  (it is free) for insomnia/napping/sleeping

Posted in iphone, review, sleep by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on June 20, 2014

It has nothing to do with Japanese though technically you could say it does indirectly. Pretty much anything relates to anything indirectly. If I were to go hardcore with this post and change it to recommendations it would be long.

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So I recommend an application called SleepEasily. (it is ALSO ON ANDROID) I’ve tried pretty much allllllllllll the sleeping applications whether it’s the ones that make “noise” “music” “hypnosis” “binaural beats” etc (plesae tell me if there’s anything I haven’t heard of. I must say the iphone canNOT mimic the fan sound. you need a real fan. some of the “calming” sounds was noise to me that made it harder to fall asleep. the 7days application sounds so promising and amazing but it was noise to me that i did’nt want to listne to lol. I gave up after 3 days and it didn’t help me sleep or fall asleep whatsoever but I felt more rested despite sleeping little so I tihnk it was completely placebo effect lol. as much as i wanted to believe that it’ll work me and my life will change drastically in a positive direction after 7 days…… it did not.

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so after wading through all the crap this is the application that works for me you could say. there is limitations to it like it doesn’t work EVERY TIME but the success rate is high enough that I want to recommend it. I’ve tried other hypnosis ones and some of them I gave them too much of a chance. sometimes you can tell from the way the person’s talkng or their “techniques” that this hypnosis is not going to work on you. I listened to one where the person kept doing this ECHO effect and it wast lame and was counterproductive to me. I listened to another one where the person explains more about hypnosis and what all that jazz that I don’t want to listen to OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Even listening to it once is tedious. Some of the other hypnosis don’t let you fast-forward or don’t allow you to use certain options that are absolutely necessary (there was one that would not let you turn off the WAKE UP alarm at the end of the hypnosis so I didn’t even bother trying that application). they all want you to buy the full version.

this application has a full version and i use the FREE version. the upside is you can ad the volume and the fastforward the crap in the beginning. the downside to the free version is that at the end of the hypnosis the lady says if you like this get the full version blahblbha advertisement bs at a voice that’s much louder and less soothing than the last 30 minutes or so. So if by some chance I didn’t fall asleep by that time or I’m at a state where I’m about to fall asleep she’ll wake me up. So far “the being woken up when i was about fall asleep by that advertisement ” occured once. So usually she’ll knock me out before that I don’t get bothered by that. It definitely depends on the individual so I recommend trying this application if you need help “learning” how to relax and clear your head and fall asleep. one of my biggest problems is clearing my head and getting myself to stop thinking about all these little thing that are inconsequential at this very moment of me trying to fall asleep…. Also sometimes I have a hard time falling asleep and i lie there and it seems so wasteful and boring. Sometimes I can tell that I feel extra alert and I can tell it’ll be harder to to fall asleep than usualy. at those times sometimes this application helps, other times it doesn’t.

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my BIGGEST problem with sleeping is the early morning awakenings and I relaly don’t think I have depression. This application helps like I said most of the time. before I really had no idea what to do because i feel like shit and i feel exhausted but I cannot asleep / i don’t feel sleepy. of course this application doesn’t make you sleepy but only helps get relaxed which may lead to sleepinesss which seems impossible sometimes because I feel so awake. there were many times before I found this applicatoin where I tried to fall back asleep and wasted 2 hours in this “not asleep” state (this state is hard to explain but basically it’s not SLEEPING so i don’t get REST ) where I “wake up” / “wake up to a realization ” of feeling like shit and really exhausted. my eyes were especially totaled. they feel fine now but we’ll see.

so I use for 3 things which is napping, falling sleep (if I feel like I need it), and falling back asleep (it lessens the time to fall back aslseep)

if you google segmented sleep or early morning whatever sleep crap they’ll be like oh after 20 minutes or if you really feel awake then go read a book or do whatever activity in lighting that is dim blahblahblah but I prefer using this app over that for sure. throw out another suggestion. I do not plan on buying the full version. I don’t like spending money.

AND BTW I know that in the hypnosis she says some strange, silly things but you know give it a chance and don’t perserverate on that. have an open, unjudgemental mind and see if it works if you have my problem. if it doesn’t, try out other hypnosis people. and other btw I love the sounds effects towards end where I’m about to fall asleep. that sound is really soothing and I’m trained to fall asleep with that sound. something about it is so soothing and by listening to this over and over I’ve conditioned myself to react to that sound like that.

an old entry i didn’t post till now~

Posted in Japanese, japanese tv, rant, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on February 22, 2014

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another spotting of incorrect japanese from japanese tv.
ご安心してください . It was in a very emotional letter somebody wrote to someone.

I heard it and I was like hmmm… because it’s usually o/go NOUN THING kudasai.
it’s either YOU FOREGO  the o/go and do te-kudasai or you do the o/go + te-kudasai
(omg somebody on the link put the same equation that i mentioned just now )

and so I was totally right!
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Japanes tv is a great source for learning japanes. sometimes there is incorrect japanese like this… just gotta follow your japnaese 勘 KAN and look up what seems suspicious lol. on the other hand, for all you know it might be 100% correct but just feels strange because your japanese isn’t good enough.

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As of now I’m watching legal high and hanzawa naoki (with them japanese subs) and i’m having fun watching them. i like legal high more than hanzawa and i could predict that even before watching either shows just because… it’s more of a comedy/fun show than hanzawa. i was reading hamsapsukebe’s thoughts on hanzawa about how he hated the overacting and everything. I personally don’t mind it YET… i agree it’s a little over especially the sexual/power harassment committing onee-guy with the tax department. what i really hate about OVER-ACTING is the crying, yelling, pausing, really “fake” acting i see in j-dramas so i don’t really mind the “overacting” in hanzawa. i think it just adds to fun of watching it lol. though the overacting that stood out to me was ueto aya lol.  it feels like she’s doing an exaggerated impression of japanese housewives or something lol. i’m on episode 3 and i don’t believe that she’s married to hanzawa. i don’t know if it’s her acting, the scenes they’ve had, the lines they wrote but i just don’t “believe” it. it just doesn’t feel like it. I will see if this issue will be resolved by the end of the show~ my own personal dilemma. So I love the main actor for both dramas. I didn’t know they were the same. sakai masato has A REALLY UNIQUE voice (I almost thought onee at first but i’m used to it now and i love listening to it…!! f abe hiroshi lol. i don’t get people why people like him so much. he talks numbly something sometimes and i can’t understand it which pisses me off. i like people who talk more clearly lol)  and when i found out he is with kanno miho i was just happy for them. they seem like such a cute couple. I surprised to see a johnny in the hanzawa drama. i sorta thought from his enunciation of words that realistically that character would’ve never landed the job in the bank. it’s just not very good especially in a work place… in society as a functioning adult. i’m not sure if that’s part of the acting or just the way he talks. i remember seeing him in heiwa shouwa jikuu kuukan batoru in 2008/9… what a long time ago. fun show<3

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legal high episode 1 thoughts: very few but nonetheless thoughts

I sorta wish they casted someone besides aragaki yui. she fits the role and everything and there’s obviously worse actresses who cannot act out of a paper bag yet they’re being pushed and pushed by agencies. her acting is lacking and it’s noticeable in certain scenes. if they casted who is amazing at acting the scenes would be so much better. casting is hard since you have to get somebody who fits, who can act, and has chemistry with the other actor.   i distinctly remember one line in the first episode where i thought her delivery was weak. that’s really strange in my opinion considering how many takes dramas and movies do. it was the line she says right before she was leaving komikado’s house when he was threatening her with charging her a large sum of money lol. one problem is it doesn’t come out as smoothly as it should ( sounds like she’s saying a line in a drama… and her tongue is not moving as well as it should) and the other thing is  the emotional aspect. it could sound stronger in her anger or annoyance.
I thought it was so funny when komikado was talking with gaijin ccent/intonation since he’s learning mandarin. there’s a bunch of scenes in this drama where komikado talks mad fast when he insults mayuzumi… it’s so fast i’m better off just listening to him than reading the japanese subs lol.
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for slayers. i’m done. i’ll post up my stuff for try, revolution, evolution-r later in the slayers next post (I don’t want to write about try, evo, and revo unless i completely empty out my thoughts which will be long and i don’t want to use my time like that lol… i’ll just paste my partial thoughts on MAL). try and revolution have subs on kitsunekko. some of the stuff i got aren’t in the subs such as scenes where there’s overlapping talking and the subs chose to only cover the louder people or for no apparent reason. if you watch revo, evo with a light mind-set to try to watch it for fun or enjoy it for what it is maybe you can. there’s definitely parts that old fans may find offensive or just irritated… ie ignore character’s character or personality or abilities etc.  i found it interesting to read a japanese person’s blog about their thoughts about each episode for evolution while watching it (sometimes it got spoilerly so i waited till i finished episodes to read when i noticed that)…. they have some really interesting analysis and thoughts connecting evolution to the slayers world or the past seasons and what’s going on slayers evolution and sorta trying to explain some scenes how they seem more “thought-out” than they seem or maybe the person just analyzes and watches critically to the point that despite the fact the show or episode or the scene was carelessly put-together the person can think of reasons or possible excuses as to why it makes sense. i honestly wouldn’t know if the people who made the episodes were thinking deeply about everything or just were careless and us slayers fans just trying to make sense of it till it makes sense lol. most of the english bloggers are pretty useless they don’t seem to understand slayers much lol…. it’s just very shallow with  understanding the events in the episodes. they just take it face-value or even less because they really don’t understand/ see what’s going on especially episode 13. to be honest my thoughts on episode 13 while i was watching it were the same as the english bloggers like yawn, same shit again but now that iread the japanese blogs i have a completely different understanding of that episode. at times like this i’m glad i read japanese~ i’m so surprised nobody bitches about the BGM in slayers revo and evo. at most the english community is just like oh they’re recycling. what i and the japanese bloggers are thinking is the BGM DOES NOT MATCH, THE BGM IS SPECIFIC TO THIS SCENE,E THAT BGM IS frikin’ special/holy and can only be used with this season or that episode tec etc and to use it for this frivolous scene in revo or evo is damn insulting… i wished they made all new bgm or at least do 90/10 of new bgm to old bgm, not the other way around. i really want to read the light novels!!! i read that the novels are split into 2 parts, part 1 and part 2 and the anime only covered part 1 and part 2 is really dark and there’s no zel or amelia. i would love to see more slayers anime~ with story from that. now it’s like 5 years from slayers evo or revo and it’s a miracle that they made revo and evo in the first place. i just want to know what else happens and i know that the anime and the novels are pretty different. revo was so iffy and upon checking original slayers characters of course pokota  and ozel and the jaconda are exclusive to the anime. zuuma is in the original novels but they changed him so he was probably cooler in the novel… in the anime he was just… shallow? i just didn’t get much from him with this character or his motivations, everything pretty much. pokoa is so annoying. he’s the epitome of the anime character i never want to see ever especially in slayers. i do not like annoying kid character in anime that are hard-headed, self-centered, and say the same thing over and over, has only one purpose in life despite whatever happens or whatever is revealed. it’s just too contrived and forced imo. i honestly don’t believe children are like that (as in that stupid and simple-minded) i felt really pissed for zel whenver pokota just keep going on and on and nobody bitch-slapped him . pokota just does not match slayers with the looks and the personality.

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Confessions KOKUHAKU BOOK + MOVIE

Posted in j-movie, Japanese, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on December 29, 2013

https://i2.wp.com/img69.imageshack.us/img69/8770/qstw.th.jpg Wow! So I realized even more how amazing the movie adaptation is after reading the book.  When I watched the movie it was really good and it almost made it seem as if making a good book into a good movie is almost effortless. omg the screenwriter and the director is the same person 中島哲也

Firstly my views on book -> movie transition is that it shouldn’t be exactly the same (add in dialogue, take away boring crap, tell it in a different way, rearrange scenes/dialogue/events,… make changes because movies aren’t books (i wasn’t surprised when i was forced t see the unger games 2 ansd saw that it sucked just as much the first one if not more when i heard that it’s closer to the book. making a movie just like the book doesn’t mean shit since movies AREN’T BOOKS. and that trilogy is just hopeless since the books suck so how can a decent result). too much dialogue/narration is a problem). it takes away the point of the movie because it’ll be damn boring to watch for people who read the book and for the people who didn’t read it. the movie is so good. it’s enjoyable for people who read it (to see all the differences/add-ons/ and just seeing it movie-form) and for people who never read it. For confessions, I really appreciated the way the director/screenwriter arranged stuff and changed stuff. Like the monologue in the book are long and he did not put every frikin’ sentence of the monologue into the script and sometimes he even added stuff after cutting stuff. I loved the way he arranged stuff (I’m only saying this because i’ve had to sit through ridiculously long movies that accomplish NOTHING ie that awful 9/11 movie about killing saddam hussein). For example that last part with shuuya’s confession on the “blog” was set up in a way that he showed 2 possibilities. The thing with confessions and monologues is that they’re all subjective so the characters aren’t necessarily only saying true things… there may be lies etc in there.  I appreciated the add-in of the big scene at the cafe which is not in the book or at least not in that form…  I feel like going through the list of the japanese acamdemy awrads and check out the movies that interest me…. i hope they’re not as rigged as messed up as ours like jennifer lawrence winning best actress is just a complete slap in the face to all the other actresses who actually deserve it.  her acting is okay… nothing special but her acting was AWFUL in silver linings playbook. the script of that movie was AWFUL and i’m sure better acting would make that seem less obvious but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s shit. 豚に真珠 ! But anyways reading the book made me appreciate movie-making and book to movie adaptions more! since they can be really good if the writer puts in effort which does not happen with harry potter etc etc.

If you like the movie (like is not the right word… if the movie was interesting to you), I recommend the book. some stuff I didn’t pick up from the movie or didn’t understand were clarified with the book. it could be because i’m not a “critical” “adroit” movie watcher or maybe i would’ve noticed upon re-watching etc.. you definitely learn about what’s going on with the characters more since monologues are long and movies can only contain so much dialogue before it turns to shit. I personally like the writing style and i would read other books by the author for that reason. it’s very compatible with me and i read every syllable. for writers that i don’t really particularly like I have to either just read the dialogue or skim-read even more or just go to the last chapter or just read the summary-ending on line or just stop reading al together lol.  higashino keigo is no…. but for some reason the last 100 pages were more readable.

Recommendation for Japanese talk/variety

Posted in akb48, Japanese, japanese tv, language learning, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on January 3, 2013

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I decided to write this post bc of a bunch of comments that were made on my post about ariyoshi’s show with the tokyo university guy and the AV star by me and another person lol. i just remember him saying yeah i know about the ame talk and the honma dekka…. i highly RECOMMEND BOTH.  (  so sad about kaneko 😦 ) what else! I know that not a lot of people are into talk/variety shows or have a really warped/prejudiced/narrow-view on talk/variety shows because there is a lot of variety in variety/talk shows as well as among the episodes of one talk/varietiy show. also there is the availability with vids getting removed off the streaming sites and ordering it is probably really pricey plus who wants to order something they never seen. so anyways i’m writing this for my limited audience. niche is good 🙂 though in japan  it’s hardly niche..

so first i’m gonna reiterate some information about japanese talk/variety shows JUST SO you don’t miss out on good stuff but you know at the same time don’t waste your time trying to like something you don’t like or trying to find something you find utterly boring/pointless as interesting because of x reason.

What I LOVE about it is…the interesting talk, the deep talk, hilarious talk etc etc. basically intersting talking! hence TALK/variety show!  ALSO like i said before withthe previous post, i hate how korean talk/variety shows are so noisy or poorly edited (compared to japaense), really obnoxious and just … just not think of the viewers. IT’S LIKE NO I DON’T GIVE A SHIT THAT B-LIST CELEBS ARE PLAYING SOME GAME THAT  I CAN PLAY WITH MY FRIENDS… hence i hate 1 night 2 days/running man etc etc (it’s not funnny at all to me… it’s just one of those things like i find big bang theory stupid and not funny as well asmodern family as well as new girl. i don’t care how many damn awards you throw at it. it does’nt change its suckiness) . but like i said in my previous post, my…. relatives find it fun to watch and that it doesn’t require much thinking. i can understand the second part but i will nevr comprehend the first part just bc of my love towards japaense shows.

so that is why I am recommending these shows and for the record I do not like recommending anything that’s embarrassing. in other words, people who go crazy over __ and like recommends it and then you watch it and your response either ends up being zzz…. wtf, this crap is average/mediocre/below-average/complete shit or…. it’s good but not that good. Like recently I read the book  children (chirudoren) by isakarou something something and that book has…. REALLY high reviews amazon like 4.5 starss high… from what I could tell from his writing style from my brief reading in bookoff… his writing style is compatible with me so i gave him a shot. and to give a shot with an author, i usually choose an award-winnning book. sothis was did win an award. but for me this book is like 3/5 or 2.5/5 … it’s just nichijou-kei. I like certain aspects/parts about it but overall i do not see why it’s 4/5 or 5/5. for tanpenshuu … hana no manma and natsu no anthology were more enjoyable and interesting for me (those are like 4/5 or 4.5/5… hana no manma is AWESOME) so that’s why i have to rate his book lower bc all i can do is compare to books i’ve read thus far. BUT from the amazon reviews, some people said they loved his other book ___ and was disappointed with this one b.c. of the popularity/hype so i will try to chceck out his other books as well  in the future provided book-off puts his books in the dollar section lol.

So basically I personally don’t like recommending anything unless i really find it totally awesomely fun and i have some amount of confidence that the person who  i recommend it to won’t respond back with uh… it’s nothing special.. I feel like just the word recommendation sorta holds the nuance that out of all the __ I watched I felt ___ is the most entertaining/worth watching. OF COURSE there’s also personal taste differences but you know i just described in this post what I love about japanese talk/variety show. so i tihnk you should know whether or not there’s a chance in hell if you find what I find interesting/awesome also interesting/awesome. however, with this post i will probably end up doing the opposite of what i just said because the nature of variety/talk shows/tv is just is what it is.  lol.

so the thing with talk/vaerity shows, at lesat for me, is let’s say i find one i really like but then there’s some parts of the show I REALLY find boring no matter what or some of the kikaku (it could span the whole ep or half the ep, who knows) is just really crappy and uninteresting but there’s also episodes that make me laugh out loud from beginning to end. So if I GAVE UP on haneru no tobira after seeing the 100en shop bit I would hav eNEVER watched the episode with the bakuro (where the cast tell their biggest secret.  of course the cast are all geinin so it’s hilarious shit). I’m not saying I sat through the 100 en shop big. what i did was fsat-forward the show to see if tehre’s any part worth wathcing and i found out there is.

just a tip … i find idol shows easier to understand and to be more everyday conversation if reinforcing common/japanese vocabulary is important to you. ie arahsi, akb48. but the thing is even though it’s  easy to understand and reinforcing in that way it’s still funny and enjoyable to watch.   but by all means don’t limit yourself to idol shows just bc they’re easier because those geinin are frickin’ hilarious.

So I’m just going to talk about  a bunch of japnaese talk/variety shows that i like. plesae take into consideration what i said before about duddy episodes, segments, etcc. don’t scream bullshit till you fast-forward lol.

竹山のやりたい100のこと ~ザキヤマ&河本のイジリ旅~ – wow I caught this on youtube and I love it. koumoto’s laugh is to die for and zakiyama is awesome. it was so funny in ep 4 when zakiyama was like if you just say yaritai yaritari w.o. the yaritakunai it becomes realllllllly vulgar. I’m definitely gonna check out other eps. i don’t know if i want to recommend this show but I personalllly LOVE It. the takeyama ijiri on london hearts is so funny too the yakusha thing… lol. I wonder if the show was filmed before the whole mess with koumoto’s mom or if the show ended after that ended. but anyways i hope there’s many eps. I would recommend checking it out if you’re in the loop with geinin and you love the takeyama ijiri on london hearts.

ブラマヨとゆかいな仲間たち アツアツっ! – so I’ve been loving this show ever since it aired. it completely is what I love about japanese talk/vairety show with the geinin. so the show is called blahblahblah atsuatsu bc they gotta talk PASSIONATELY about whatever. and geinin are really good at speaking/telling stories. it’s hosted by black mayonnaise which is definitely one of the top tier conbis in japanese now. I like both of them but yoshida is pretty twisted….  so there’s a lot of interesting stories  and both parties are good at talking so it’s enjoyable and fun to watch . So the host are like A+ tier as far as geinin are concerned.  it’s a shinya show (airs at midnight?) so they don’t have limits… you know how  if a  gets the prized golden hour for its airing they have to keep it g or pg which might sorta limit/hamper the people who are on the show with their creativity. that is not to say that this show is only full of shimo-neta stuff…. what ‘m saying is they don’t have to deal with those kind of restrictions or pressure to please the broad audience as opposed to whatever audience. so i’m finally catching up with this show and watching eps i havnet seen yet.  so one i saw recently was with jarujaru (I love this conbi) and they talked about the whole m-1 granpri (guranpuri… what is this word in english lol) grandpre?  debacle (I personally liked their manzai but now i get why everyone was so pissed at them) and why did what they did… it was awesome finding out the back story. i actually watched that m-1 grnpuri bc jarujaru wasin it and i wanted to see who was most funy. ps. i found the winner not FUNNY but at least they didn’t become popular after winning. I prefer punk bubu over owarai meshi ( the winners) that year. the winners talked about a bird-person or something.. basically it was dumb and not funny. I’ve seen the m-granpri before and i don’t find all the people funny and i don’t agree with the judges but there are funny ones in there.

for watching download off clubbox or search with name of show and douga or name of show on youku or on tudou.
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ひみつの嵐ちゃん!– i like it a lot. the older eps anyway from 2009 and back? The easy to understand  ( compared to others ) but still funny. Not sure if it’s as fun for guys… i dont think it is. the ones airing now a days with the share house is boring..

はねるのトびら  – 暴露 – that ep was awesome 🙂 that episode you should definitely watch. i loved the bakuro one about suzuki because it was so harash and real. i hate suzuki too man…

ゴットダン - there’s sorashi tai and a whole other kikaku but this show can be crude lol. so yeah… thre’a lot of kikaku so see if any interest you.  I love this shwo somtimes ie マジ歌選手権…. omg i love some of the songs for reals. and it’s so funnnnnnny!! I laugh out loud while i watch that. If I had milk in my mouth like the judges i would have to clean up my house. i thought the title was GODDAMN b.c. the show is crude sometimes.. turns out it’s GOD TONGUE . i found out from clubbox lol. so sorry it’s ゴッドタン, my miss lol. バカヤロウ徒競走 IS INTERESTING too.

有田とマツコと男と女  – some of it is interesting and hilarious but some of it is okay. artita and matsuko is an interesting combination i thought and it does work…. I like the part with the gaikokujin of course. i would skip the part about ippatsu ya because they were famous for a brief amount of time in the 80s or 70s or some shit.

speaking of matsuko + someome. matsuko and ariyoshi’s ikari shintou is okay. at first i had mad expecatations bc it was matsuko and ariyoshi. the funny thing is even they talked about it on the show… i know that people expect both of us to be all pissed and be yelling and spitting poison out of our mouths but we’re just normal people lol. it’s just okay….. I don’t know if it got better or anything. BUT I do have eps on my que for certain eps because it came up on the news (entertainment news) that they talked something that seemed really interesitng.
akbingo  – i only watch interesting kikaku episodes ie i do not watch the episode the burger shop, flour, stupid games that have no meaningful conversation etc. i like interesting talk. I also like let’s DANSO lol.

くだまき八兵衛X  –  I lovethis show. they talk about interesting stuff  and there’s also shimo-neta lol ie ep with the av joyuu.  the ep about goukon was pretty funny.

さしこのくせに – i loved this show. i don’t know why but i jjust loved it. they had an episode with kaidan which was awesome. i am a fan of sashihara so if you aren’t a fan of her i don’ tknow how fun it’ll be.
red theater – there are some awesome konto on this show. this show as well as three theater features konto with a set and props and costumes. some kontos arent as funny but once you find one that’s hilarious, you can also anticipate that they’ll do variations of that konto with different settings etc. I think the show was really popular?
平和昭和時間空間バトル – this was one of my first shows/introductions to talk variety shows. they had some fun games. they compare showa and heisei. there were idol boys that were 13/14 so i was hoping it would be easier lol but they sitll have 14 years on me with the japanese. there was a geinnnin here i realllllly liked on this show he’s the one that’s in his 30s.
有吉AKB共和国  – the editing on this show is good. i find this show pretty funny/entertaining/awesome. I am a little bit of a fan of akb48 but not that huge. i first watched bc of ariyoshi of course. i don’t want to strongly recommend ittttt but i personally really enjoyed watching some of the eps.  the country song that kojiharu sang will always be in my heart lol  国歌. they have a lot of kikaku too so choose the one that looks interesting if you want to check it out.

ame talk  アメトーーク!  – only geinin come on the show for talking so it’s awesome (one of the reasons why i’m just likein LOVE with japanese tv and i just have to compare this show to korean tv sometimes because it’s so much better). find a themed ep that interests you and try it out. i loved hitomishiri geinin, evangelion geinin. sometimes, they’ll do it on sometihng i have no idea what it is like some anime i’ve never seen but it’ll still be hliairous.
やりすぎ都市伝説 – i found this really interesting at first … this kikaku for this show but then for some other eps, i didn’t find it that interesting. i know this show has other kikaku too
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matsumoto hitoshi! he has like an empire of talk shows. I like yurusenai hanashi and zotto suru hanashi the most. i do like suberanashi hanashi but for some of them i don’t find it that suberanai actually lol. but some suberanai hanashi are awesome and i laugh out loud together.  As far as i can tell his shows are mainstream? or at lesat popular? at leas tmore popular than current anime lol.

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ホンマでっか!?  – educational? maybe. there was drama with kadokura and his blog and leaving the show which was hilarious. they also have nayami soudan corner which might be useful if you have the same problem.

arashi no shukudai-kun  – this show is pretty gooooooood. it ended a couple years ago but i wish they didnt’ end it bc arashi ni shiyagare just sucksssssssss. they keep saying gouka gouka or have all this crap going on to make it all gouka gouka (fancy ‘smancy) but it is boring. i’ve been meaning to watch the ep with chutoriaru just bc they’re interesting but it could end up being boring 😦 FUN TALK/VARIETY. find the guests you like and watch.
リンカーン 持病でガッテン – I wrote about this before i beleive. i don’t like lincoln in general. i don’t find the the thing wit hthe quiet library funnyy . but there are eps /kikakus that are interesting ie jibyou de gatten  so   iguess i do like the show. THE Nuigurumi ep was so cute and funny too. maybe it was the cuteness and the contrast with scary hamada

akb48 bimyo-  I like this show it’s funny. there’s some konto that don’t work but most of them work imo and there’s parts that are subbed with the konto (which is rare since they usually don’t for konto) so in that way i l ove it.. there’s a lot of i can’t catch it but if i did i would’ve understand it with konto/manzai/etc. not sure if i would recommend to non-akb fan but i like it. I would recommend to anyone who likes conto bangumi!!

HANSEIKAI 反省会 with ariyoshi -sensei! –  I like this show. the b-kyuu. the b-movie quality about it is just hilarious. they do have big people on it too. it’s just silly and serious and all this stuff at the same time. it’s an awesome  show. i love the stuff ariyoshi confesses in the beginning of the show.

情熱大陸 – jounetsu tairiku – i’d say watch an example with a celebrity that you like or are interested in. It’s a documentary or documentary-like program! i definitely gotta watch danimitsu’s, kuriyama chiaki, whoever else that’s been on this show that i like/interested in.

TABIZARU 旅猿 – this show I really like. I personally HATE 1 night 2 days and other shows like that on korean tv  since they are boring as HELL and the editing or post-editing/effects are so obnoxious and lame  but I love this show. I don’t know why. so far i saw the one in tsukiji with kasuga and tko. It’s just funny and the ordinariness is what’s funny about it…. i can’t explain it too well. I personallyy really enjoyed it. I was caught by the tittle which was kai gai dorama mimakuri. that caught me and i’m glad I watched it.  maybe it’s the geinin.

新堂本兄弟 – this show rocks. I don’t like the new set-up as much as the old set-up? I would recommend it to beginners because you can find a guest who you really like/care about and watch and laugh. it’s subed a lot so you can definitely learn from it and most of the time it’s everyday/common japanese  but it’s still hilarious!  people don’t have to use difficult/obscure words or whatever to be funny. simple is funny too.

gachigase – this show i wouldn’t really recommend. i mean if you’re a japaenese talk/variety show virgin lol then you might find it rather intetrseting or you really like akb48. it’s just a quiz show and like i said i love interesting talking and that’s not relaly this show’s focus.  i saw some eps that interested me like the ep about the korean women and plastic surgery.

pikaru no teiri – this is the new “red theater”. not really. it was interesting how on london hearts they were treating it like the new red theater. i haven’t seen enough pikaru no teiri to really give all the deets. but iLOVE LOVE LOVE bibaru and rui. it’s basically very homosexual and very funny. i think their acting is pretty goood. the casting is just perfection lol. there’s other conto on this show that i like but some are just fail….. (that dried up desert grass thing rolling across the desert) ビバリルイ nm. bibari and rui. but it’s so funny. go watch it.  they also have  part where they talk with the guest which is interesting. oh and i forgot to mention shiratori. sometimes it’s hilarious, hsometimes ifeel bad for watanabe naomi. i think the funniest part about the shiratori konto is the part (I don’t know if they shoot it multiple times or just once ) where they show a cast member that is unable to hold in their laughter (is that on purpose that they showed us that? but ANYWAYS it makes it more funny)

nakayoshi terebi  – some of the eps are intersting. so 3 groups of people from 3 diff countries just debate about stuff. i think out of the combinations korean/chinese/japanesae is most interesting. some of the eps are not. you can tell whether or not the topic they talk about will interest you or not.  it has a variety touch so it’s not just serious debating/talking with the facts the whole time through. i like other shows better than this one

arashi ni shiyagare — no…. just no. arashi shows aren’t THIS BORING.

ザ!世界仰天ニュース – exactly as the title says.I was thinking since the footage shows white people did the production made the reenactment themselves or if they took the footage from another tv show (america or uerope somewhere) …

FOR SOME this show’s enjoyment sorta goes down b.c. of the reenactment because they take longer  to tell the story than they need to. I enjoy the reenactment but that aspect kills it forme so i gotta be doing something while i watch the show otherwise i don’t watch this show. I like the talking aspect of talk/variety shows more so this show doesn’t do much for me? yeah the mysteries are interesting it’s just… they could tell more if they cut down on the reenactment… plus they hvae a part where the people do their talk which may or may not be intersting and honestly geinin are like the BEST when it comes to interesting tlaking. if you find it interesting, watch. i presonally would rather watch something else.

it’s like the strange stories they show on TLC. love how there’a  show where they only show interesitng stories . there’s probably a show like this in korean but i wouldn’t know what it’s called and i don’t like watching these kinds of shows without my kanji soo eh. lol.

ほこxたて hmm this show is average to me?i would have to fast-forward or do something while  watching to watch it.  by all means the concept is interesting and i love taka and toshi. it’s just other shows have more to offer me than this show fo rme. it’s totally recommendable to beginners of japanese and beginners of talk/variety shows.

TBS「イチハチ」 – I loved this show! so sad it got cancelled b.c. somebody lied on the show lol.

basically they have crazy people on this show and they discuss HILARIOUS episodes of their craziness (most people don’t… really have their preferences etc etc) like people that are obessed with being clean, who are really lazy, have very unbalanced diets, etc etc. they have top -class geinin on the side so the enjoyment level is high high high. really funny. !!

ある特殊なテーマに当てはまる1億分の8人(8組)をスタジオに招き、“彼らならでは”のメリ ットや問題、悩みを、クイズを通して掘り起こしていくトークバラエティ。

 testsuko no heya – i don’t find ithis show interesting. she has the guiness world record. great for her but the show is eh.  oshare rizumu, merenge on kimochi more interesting…. the clips they showed on ame talk wwere hilarious as well as those eps but tetsuko’s room ain’t that intetersein.

ブラマヨの世紀の和解SHOW – i don’t know if this show has a lot of eps. the ep with ariyoshi was hilarious. he was brilliant as always . i saw another ep which wasn’t as good but  the concept is interesting.

fukaii hanashi– deep… Stuff 🙂 I wonder who they replaced the mc with. so they tell a DEEP MEANINGFul story in one  minute. it usually is. you learn stuff… there’s different themes so DEFINITELy check it out an ep with the theme that interests. highly recommend!

ジャック10 – I liked this show but like the vids on youku need passwords? wtf. but anyways there’s eps on clubbo!! it’s like doyagao as far as i remember. people teach really USEFUL/handy information. junior is on the show.

コレってアリですか? –  i loved the show in the begining.. towards the mid it felt like they ran out and the re-enactments got too ridiculous/unrealistic but then I saw a later ep that is good. I think you can tell whether or not the episode (segments of th eshow)  holds something of interest to you depending on what situations they cover. O-DO-RI- is in this and so is bananman….  I like those 2 conbis. especially shitara-san! if you don’t know what korette aridesuka MEANS then go watch the show and find out.

shabekuri – this is why i love geinin. just check out an ep with a celebrity you care about or know. if that ep ends up being boring, then watch another one lol. i like ita lot and i didn’t know how amazing this show could get till i watched a really amazing episode.  + highly recommend.

london hearts – i don’t like some of the kikaku like when they rank geinin i want to sleep with or i want to go out etc etc. i love the ariyoshi shinro soudan and the   ura de konna koto yattemashita and some of the kakeduke au. i notice the kakedukeau got boring. if you want to watch agood with the kakedukau watch the one with michishige and ariyoshi the one when ariyoshi crashes their kakuduke. + highly recommend.

also they have dokkiri shows (IE うわ! 騙された大賞, 爆問パニックフェイス!, etc etc ) , kae-uta shows (替え歌 they change the lyrics and sing it regarding their problem/ etc etc and it’s funnyt), monomane shows ( omg the new monomane with maeda atsuko is so funnnnnnnnnny… 私のことが嫌いでもAKBのことは嫌いにならないでください) she’s got the annoying nasally voice down!、 怪談 – these are awesomeeeee very scary sometimes.

there’s a lot more shows .. some i do not remember what show it is or what it was called plus i’m behind so i don’t know if there’s some new hilarious show.  and no  i don’t need recommendation bc i’m really super behind lol. these shows air week ly!!

2NE1 – I love you && you & I JAPANESE

Posted in Japanese, jpop, korean, language learning, music, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on July 28, 2012

I love the lyrics for iu’s you and i. The lyrics are very japanese so in that sense i like it. I honestly don’t even know what the song is about in korean.. I know what she’s singing (the lyrics) but i never thought of the whole concept/point of the song.  but anyways it’s probably diff for the japanese v.

時間に隠された秘密 胸が軋んだ痛み
この気持ちはなぁに?choa 背中押すのだぁれ?choa 解けない魔法

瞳 閉じたら 迷い込んだ迷路
私はここにいる tick-tack響く運命の音
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で 巡り逢えると

お願いちょっとだけ待ってて 追いかけて行くから
長い針はあなた choa 短いのはだぁれ choa 重なる瞬間

瞳 閉じたら 迷い込んだ迷路
私はここにいる tick-tack響く運命の音
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で 巡り逢えると

何もかも 忘れちゃうのかな?
そうじゃないでしょ? 変わらないでしょ?
この気持ちが愛?

昨日の夢で また会いましょう

午前零時の 鐘が急かすけど あきらめたりしない
どこまでも 探すから きっと
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で どちらがはぐれたって
名前 呼び合えば 巡り逢えると

I like the part where they kept the ai part.

kono kimochi ai which was 그래 기묘했던 아이 in the korean version

ai = love

ai = child

I Thought it was okay for them to leave in the joa part though they romajied it to choa which i don’t know why they don’t do that since that’s not what she’s saying.

IT’s so unfortunate that she has to say the word himitsu but she can’t say  tsu in it. the word has to be himitsu….. eh maybe it’s cuter this way lol… it worked for kara.

for 2NE1 . firstly I enjoyed simon and martina’s video on that on KPOP MUSIC MONDAYS. it was funny as always. when i first heard the 2ne1 song I didn’t think much of it that it was no lonely or it hurts BUT upon listening to the song again after watching the kpop music monday video it grew on me. So I do like it.  I AGREE WITH THEM That the mouthes don’t match the song on the video. I’m thinking maybe it’s because they’re also releasing a japanese version so maybe it matches perfectly in the japanese version? i mean we won’t know till that comes but anyhoos. and from what i heard frmo that one minute thing on the news everyone’s pronunciation is iffy as always. I mean if they actually live in japan/spend time there i don’t see why their pronounciationa and intonation won’t improve. especially CL was put in a weird position. she went on shabekuri -007 with the other 2ne1 girls.

and so they know she lived in japan for 7 years or some other number but she’s not that good with speaking since she went to international school so like at this one ppart the shabekuri person said to her 長いこと and that threw her off and then she didn’t understand him. this happened to me before too NOT In real life though. tokui said on a show umai koto iku うまいこといく and I found that sentence/grammar to be intersting becasue I never came across it or heard it previously but I got the meaning. I just thought oh so you can use it like this or you can say this ooh.  but anyways after she was like looking all puzzled the shabekuri sorta acted pissed off at her (maybe for reals or maybe for tv or maybe they’re a little irritated that she didn’t understand since SHE DID live there all those years)  but all in all it’s tv so I think they just reacted like that since it’s tv. and I sorta agree with them.

anyways I like the song. IT has lots of different parts to it and i enjoy all of them except the last part with the rap/noise thing.. no thank you.

THe lyrics seem very japaense so i like it for that… I heard something something sasete which made go ahhh 🙂 in a good way.

UPDATE THE full japanese version is out and as far as i can tell the mouths don’t match here either lol.  in fact it’s the same thing just with japanaese audio?  that’s sad.. it doesn’t match either version.

on the same vein as iu i like that on 2:40 it’s te de and it matches eheh eheheh that follows.

지금 날 잡아줘요
늦기 전에 eh eheheh
WE CAN’T GO WRONG, BRING IT BACK

捕まえて愛をその手で eh eh eh

concerning their japanese….
it’s so bad. i don’t understand  why it’s so bad. like for tomenaide yo they keep stressing the wrong part.
tomenaiDEyo. did they really rush? i’m sure they have japanese singer/producer somebody there to tell them you should say it like this… on a fundamental level it should be like THIS since that’s how it is in JAPANESE.  Like for that SNSD thing time machine I found that video of hiro who actually had a part in helping the girls record the song( i later found out). so maybe the girls did take cues from his example and that’s what it turned out to be… though there’s still intonation issues it’s better than if they did it WITHOUT him?

But seriously some of the stuff is so fixable yet they didn’t…. it’s very raw as far as the japanese being off.

maybe it’s really noticeable with this song because it doesn’t have “”filter ” on the voice

when CL says shittou it sounds like she’s saying shit in english and adding on to on top of it.  It just sounds off (the intonation is opposite of what it should be) and it just kills the emotional whatever impact of the song. and to be honest I know that in japnaese there’s a lot of “shit” like the verb “shiru” going to te-form to shitte or just kanji compound verbs in general when the first kanji’s reading is “shitsu” but I NEVER Associate it with the english word SHIT. just sayin…. that’s unusual.

and yes there are parts i don’t understand just from listening to it.  i mean that’s to be expected with any kpop star just becaseu sometimes the lyrics are really f****ed with the english injected in ie boa’s songs or they’re not used t o japaense at all.

it sounds like the only time they use japnaese is to sing for the japanese single/album in other words $$$.

I guess the only thing I can wish is that they get better with their japanese. like i said before with time machine if it’s off… it’s off and it kills the emotional thing. at least they started with a korean version. as far as i know time machine is only in japanese.

well I HOPE CREAMVISIONJP or some really good japaense singer covers this song or something so it sounds more discernible.

she did a nice cover of lonely (the japanese versioN) so i can listen to it without cringing at the intonation/

anyways I’mmma listen to the korean version unless cream covers it. speaking of which,  loved the yg on air thing reeased 8-1-2012!

With that performance I finally noticed dara’s voice. she has a really interesting voice too. I never noticed till now. and i love how the guy playing the guitar is that child prodigy or whatever from the youtube. he’s so hot and old now lol.

Um Music Review. Let’s say disappointment!!!!!!!! But i’ll also include the tracks ireally liked.

Posted in indie, Japanese, music, review by choronghi.WORDPRESS.COM on September 16, 2011

I really was looking forward to it since like I said  I haven’t listened/downloaded to” new” music in a  while.

Makino yui’s 3rd album
Her first 2 albums are at least 4/5 stars… you can tell she is going beyond just being a seiyuu. You know there are those cookie-cut-out songs that seiyuu sing that nobody listens to incessently to except for otaku. She is a music student (or maybe WAS at this point.. graduted) and so you could tell that and whatnot on her albums. because of that ONE SONG I give the 3rd album like 1.5/5 stars. it’s really horrid…. I’m doing this because I loved her first 2 albms s omuch and this is a huge disappointment. I know she can do better than this.

this 3rd album is absolutely boring. it stops at seiyuu or something. it’s not enough (i’m sure the anime of the anime songs tha tare included are probably not that goood… judging from the songs cause the songs from NHK were pretty kickass right?). the only song that intrigues is the jazzy song merry go round. then again I listened to it a bunch of times and it’s wearing down…I dled the single to see the difference and i like the album version better. the single version is more cookie-cutter/boring.

edit: Now i’m feeling crepuscular rays too 😉

omgs no wonder I like it. so makino wrote and composed the song and henkyoku which i think means producer is by none other than saitou neko.

and if you want to know what crepuscular means… go to google image!

I also like saki e nows!

Tokyo Jihen  – OkAY IT WAS TOO SOON. It is the worst tokyo jihen album… I personally don’t feel it. Yes it does have sore ha natteiru and onna no ko wa dare demo which are great but like they already released a single for those so i’m sure fans feel ripped off if they bought the single and the album.

I am a… i don’t know what kind of otkyo jihen fan i am but i don’t like the noisy side/screechy side (know what i mean right..

I Like dopmainto. && denki no nai toshi a lot….

Also I figured out that tenkoku e youkoso is in japanese. the other is tenkoku e youkoso is english. I like this song too and I have no idea what genre it is. somebody tell me.

the rest are in english and i like it when shiina sings in japanese…  I mean shiina’ english isn’t bad BAD (when she sang if you kiss-ED me now for onna no ko wa daredemo… tat killed it for me. like it would’ve been near perfection if she just pronounced that as kissed me now… though i couldn’t understand her other english that clearly either… LIke I had to read the japanese subs on the sides in MV to be like oh she’s saying ___) but i just prefer her singing in japnaese cause you know the lyrics are really interestin g but you know her english lyrics are pretty damn good too…. it’s so much better than any mainstream american top 40 song. and she doesn’t even speak english? (right?). The crappy mainstream song that I’m thinking of as i write this is obviously the black eyed peas losers. they’re so lazzy and shitty and talentles and fuckin ruinin music. they make noise 🙂 let’s say let’s do it a million times and it’s gonna be good night a million times. f’in retarded much? . and you know how japanese song lyrics can be really boring.

SCHOOL FOOD PUNISHMENT. alrighty this is BORING> I like RPG and that’s it? and even so that’s a single so i already heard it. I loved them during the indie and I personally felt they hit their peak with that album that had the song KILLER but as of now they are boring as hell and the album before the one released this year had bad lyrics (it was really boring lyrics)… I was listening and i was like wow these lyrics are boring are they 100% jpop now?

I really doubt I like ay song besides RPG but perhaps with more listneing i’ll find other songs I like??

EDIT:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE 1:48 part. of  free quiet

oh wiat up, I like free quiet and the not equal sign song  ≠  loll.  I love the 1:48 part of free quiet It’s like they put some effect on it and I love how it betrays how I think that part’ll play out.

how does one type out not equal sign with japanese ime keyboard thing. . I would imagine it might be possible.

息吹【イブキ】 = from that akb48 song lool.

Lamp’s NEWEST ALBUM I love love love love 君が泣くなら。I love the part where the girl sings kiete shimau (that rhytm or whatever or how that rhytm is off? I love THAT). as far as the other songs are concerned i wouldn’t know yet I only heard them once and I hear kimi ga nakuara at least 100 times now. I love it. But I’ll figure out if i like the rest later. EDIT: I did and I do like it. Not sure if i like them as much as i liked the previous albums though.

EDIT: I was in some mood today while iwas listening to the album but for some reason all the songs sounded amazing…. so yes I love LAMP as always!

I LOVE the instrumental/sounds they arranged in the last minute of the song that has the word madobe in it. it’s  A LONG song title. I love it when subtlte crap grabs me

KURIYAMA CHIAKI – CIRCUS I loved the shiina ringo produced songs from the singles. I wasn’t sure if tehre was going to be any songs worth listening to on the album but I loved the first track. The lyrics are interesting and it’s just reallllly goood. It makes me interested in the band that wrote the song for chiaki but I remembe trying that band out before and it was just noisy?

rin to shite shigure– newest album by them. so before I didn’t like them that much before because they were just screamy and all that but then I loved LOVED one song which is f kanshoku. Like it is screamy but it’s nice… I feel it. It was one of those eye-opening moments that wow screamy stuff can be good. I like several songs but one that particularly stands out for me at this point in time is replica this song is PURE catharsis. I don’t know how to explain it but I relaly like it and I hope the band releases new albums in the future.

ALI PROJECT newest album QUEENDOM is really really boring and tired and all that. I don’t have a single song that I feel. It just feels tired. That’s all. I’m sure I haven’t heard all the tracks yet but I just have a feeling there is none that will resonate with me. but we’ll see. Wait just a minute…. checked out the songs this person recommended and i no longer think what i wrote 🙂

ジルデコ4~ugly Beauty jill decoy association – hmm I LOVE squall. I don’t think I like this album as much as the  other ones. I have to listen more and figure out if there’s any other songs I really like.  and I don’t like it when they sing in english cause i can’t undertand her lol. I also like doresu wo kiru mae ni.

KARASU’s new album hmmm  – kanshou keisei kibun wa ikagadesuka? so far one song sorta stands out to me. couple songs ar eboring. I guess i’ll have to listen to it and find out. Right now there’s one song but I don’t know the title.

EDIT So I got around listening to all the tracks and I must say I like all the songs.I liked kumorinaki watashi the most at first, then i realized the amazingsness that is koko ni aru and haru. and then i gensochou grew on me. lastly, ressha… I skipped this song many many times because I didn’t like the beginning of the song. I listened to it all the finally after I found out this song was used a theme song for some japanese rdama. (it’s not primetime drama though) and it’s actually quite nice but it’s the probably the song I like the least but by all means I LOVE 5 out of 6 songs so this album is like a 5 stars out of 5 or 4.9 out of 5 or something. this is why i feel distraught when i see 5 stars reviews over shit that should not evevn be called music. .;

totally recommend this band to everyone  just because I LOVE ’em and he’s good at singing/screaming and his voice is unique… you know those japanese bands that are typical have those vocalists that voice you don’t really like. Their music composition? whatever you call it is nice and it’s a lot of catharsis with the screaming. I just love how they set up each song with the hook and that other shit. Lyrics are good too. Yeah if you hate those japanese bands that are mad typical and boring espcially with the lyrics ie the major bands ie ikimono gakari! 😦 they sold outttttttttt. but i’m sure they made enough to cover up the suffering they had during the indie days cause i don’t know how much $ people make during the indie days but i’m sure it’s not much. It’s SUCH A SHAME. I finally got to listen to one of their indie albums because people uploaded it after they got popular so in that way i’m glad that they got popular but i’m sad because they’ll nver make anything near that level ever again. for example, karakuri is just amazzing… the emotion and the lyrics are just soo goood. now a days their songs have super boring/recycled feel to them and i don’t feel that much emotion in her voice, the melody is either really predictable throughout the whole song or it’s just so boring I can’t even keep listening. ANYWAYS I noticed that on one of the albums they released after they sold out/jumped the shark etc there actually were good songs like kuchizuke... but I found out that’s because they wrote/released that song on their indie album (maybe their first one?)…. SO I’m just gonna cmpare the two when i get the chance. Im sure the second version, the newer one, is better with the sound quality and the editing or the producing or whatever. but what will be different will be the way she sings like emotion. They also have another amazing song that they redid and somebody wrote somewhere the original is so much version but Idisagree with the person. the original version was not as well as mixed or recorded…. like the instruments are too loud to the point that it’s hard to hear her voice so I like the newer version better but maybe the emotion is better on the first one just because that was before they made it and they were really struggling/working hard.

BIRD- I got 2 of their albums which was like interesting. I only listened to one album but it’s so good and I LOVE the girl’s voice. I espcaally love track 3 which is called sora no hitomi or the other way around. Also love track 2. I hate track 4 because it’s a rap in like english or something.

OFF-TOPIC: immortal song! Sad that hyorin won’t be on anymore but she did a gooood job for her last perfomance. From the way they did it  ithink it’s just hyorin and not the show ending (the season). i ONLY WACHED comments for the performances that were good as always. you knowthat’s how AKATT works… you do what you LIKE.  from watching the show up to now… I learned a bunch of words (made cards for them) and it was good reviewing the verb conjugation that is in luke park.  It doesn’t take too much effort. I’m just aware of verb conjugations and i just recognize when i see it and then i get more and more familiarized like verbs that have ㄹ have differnt conjugation as opposed to other stuff but when I See it I understand what they’re saying and i see what conjugation they did so… it’s just passive yet not yet passive since I’m being conscious of the fact that they just used a word with r and they conjugated like _. it seems more efficient and less  effort-ending in the long run  as opposed practicing conjugations by myself for no reason except to learn conjugating myself…… sorta like learningt o write hirgana and katakna. you really don’t need to drill this crap. what’s the point? just read. and if you still cna’t write it from just memory after reading a lot then read MORE. by all means stroke order but don’t waste time rdilling to be able to write hiragana/katkaana unless you live in japan and you have to know NOW. cause in the overall look of things. it’s a waste of time… you’re better off dedicating that to reading… like singing along to lyrcs etc etc. it’s mroe fun and efficient right?

EDIT: I saw more clips of the episode and basically that was everyone’s last episode lol. techinically it’s not thohgh cause later on they had the ep where all the people who won at 1 point came back.