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After their performance of "I'm proud" and "I Believe", Kahara approached Komuro and said "Komuro-san, I'm sorry for causing you trouble all this time. (Tomo) will be able to look forward and walk on. Thank you for everything up to now. I really had a lot of fun today. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.", and covered her face with her left hand as she extended her right hand for a handshake. Komuro grabbed that hand, said something which made Kahara smile and say "Arigato gozaimasu!" once again. Komuro then released her hand and left Kahara who still had her head lowered. Kahara was left alone on the TV screen, and still seemed to carry some sort of sadness within.
Komuro produced Kahara from 1995. He provided support for Kahara both professionally and privately, and turned her into a star; but they went separate ways in 1998. Kahara didn't take this too well, and even attempted suicide at one point.
Title: Tegomass no Seishun (Tegomass Youth)
Release date: 22nd January 2014
This is the first Tegomass album in 2 years, after Tegomass no Mahou released in 2011. It's a collection of nostalgic and refreshing music. The album includes two single songs "Sayonara ni Sayonara" and "Neko Chudoku" as well as songs provided by popular artists such as The Gospellers and DEPAPEPE. Features Seiji Kameda as an arranger.
The limited edition comes with 28-page booklet and a DVD including a Music Clip + Making + Interview of "Hikari" (Light). The regular edition comes with a 16-page booklet and 2 bonus tracks. One of those two bonus songs "Tsuki no Tomodachi" (Friend of the Moon) is written by Tegomass. Lyrics written by Masuda Takahisa, music composed by Tegoshi Yuya and arrangement by Chino Yoshihiko (Tegomass band master).
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This means a new Tegomass tour too
Summary: Nino is a normal high school student. What would happened when one of his best friends became a cardcaptor?
A/N: If you are familiar with Cadcaptor Sakura, you will realized that this is based on Cadcaptor Sakura. I always love Toya (Sakura's brother) and think that he is a bit like Nino while Ohchan is like Yukito (Sakura's crush). This time, it will be from Ohchan's POV. Hope that you will okay will the change. And, English is not my first language so forgive me for any mistakes.
I'm in the possession of all the "C no Arashi" and "G no Arashi" episodes and I've noticed for a very long time, that while the taijiprojectsub community is still active, Becky has long since left the fandom (it's been almost two years).
I know a lot of us still have the files because we downloaded them back in the day, but I also know that a lot of people didn't get that chance anymore or - in some cases - lost those files through accidents etc.
I was wondering the following: I would love to reupload the episodes.
But since I don't want to do so without talking to Becky first, I was wondering if anyone had any means to get in contact with her?
This is her incredible hard work and I don't feel okay with just sharing and posting it up on the internet without her expressed approval.
Fuji TV's 2013 FNS Kayousai shown on the 4th got an average of 18.8% (Video research, Kanto region).
It recorded a high of 23.4% during Arashi's "Endless Game".
Producer Shin Kikuchi comments:
"I am relieved that we have recorded the highest ratings for a music program on a commercial channel this year. I have been involved since Kahara-san and Komuro-san met for the first time, and I truly believe that their reunion here after 15 years was remarkable. And then there was Mitani-san who immediately shattered that atmosphere, it was really funny. I am also grateful that each SMAP member was able to collaborate individually, as well as to pitcher Masahiro Tanaka who came in response to my invitation during our conversation on Bokura no Ongaku. We'll do our best again next year."
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Former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi will be releasing a new single titled "little" on February 5.
This marks her first single after she graduated from AKB48 in August, and it is also her 5th solo single.
For this single, Itano wrote the lyrics for the title track, and it is the first time for her to do so, though she has written the lyrics for her single's coupling tracks before.It is said that the song has a strong message and melody.
According to Itano, "All of us have a weak and shadowy part. I wrote about the human frailty by referring to my own. I put a positive message into the lyrics that 'even if something difficult or disappointing happen, you can change it to your strength'."
The single will also contain "BRIGHTER", the song used for Itano's starring CM, as well as 2 other coupling tracks.
We’re perpetually jealous of anime characters. Being figments of someone’s imagination, anime protagonists are universally muscular, never have to diet, have awesome super powers and pretty much don’t have to give a single thought to our pathetic real person laws and social norms, so it’s unsurprising that many fans find some of their favorite anime characters to be both sexy and highly dateable.
A recent Tokyo Otaku Mode Survey posed the question to both men and women of 100 countries which anime characters they’d most like to date, with some surprising, and some not-so-surprising, results.
First, let’s look at male respondents’ top ten anime ladies:
10) Mio Akiyama – K-On
Just squeaking in at the number ten spots is K-On‘s cute but decidedly underage musician.
9) Kuroneko – Ore no Imoto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can’t be This Cute)
We hope none of you out there actually have dreams of dating your own little sister.
8) Lucy Heartfilia – Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail‘s main female protagonist made the list, although she’d probably be upset about being beaten out by a lesser character.
7) Rias Gremory – High School D x D
The picture pretty much explains how she made the list:
6) Holo – Spice and Wolf
This cute character might have made the list because she is literally a deity and who doesn’t want to try dating a god?
5) Elza Scarlet – Fairy Tail
Elza Scarlet of Fairy Tail fame takes the number five spot, possibly because she’s not reluctant at all to fight in a bikini.
4) Nami – One Piece
One Piece‘s Nami ranked number four for almost exactly the same reasons as Nico Robin.
3) Hyouga Hinata – Naruto
Naruto‘s Hyouga Hinata grabbed the number three spot despite disturbingly having no pupils – a major turnoff in real life.
2) Nico Robin – One Piece
One Piece‘s Nico Robin came in at number two, almost certainly because of her enormous, erm… assets and bad girl attitude. Here she is showing fans plenty of what she has to offer.3
1) Asuna – Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online‘s Asuna took the coveted top spot among male fans, possibly for her penchant for showing a lot of skin and also knowing how to wield a badass sword – weapon-bearing women being a common fetish among male anime geeks.
A considerable number of ladies also responded to the survey, ranking their most dateable male anime characters. Unsurprisingly, the list of favorite male characters is a little more nuanced and is much more Google surfing at work-friendly, although the list is still mostly populated by stereotypical badass heroes:
10) Kakashi Hatake – Naruto
Rounding out the list of male characters is Naruto‘s apathetic but secretly kind-hearted Kakashi.
9) Portgas D. Ace – One Piece
Sexy pirate Portgas D. Ace gave Zoro a run for his money. We guess it’s hard to compete with a guy that can kill you with a sword he holds in his mouth.
8) Roronoa Zoro – One Piece
This One Piece protag is a shoo-in for the list, albeit placing surprisingly low even with his three sword technique.
7) Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto
Naruto’s socially withdrawn ninja placed number seven this year, despite being motivated primarily by the desire to kill his own brother.
6) Inuyasha – Inuyasha
The titular character of the old-school series stands the test of time at number six.
5) Makoto Tachibana – Free!
Apparently the exception to the rule, nice guy Makoto Tachibana finishes well ahead of his meaner rivals at number five.
4) Zero Kiryu – Vampire Knight
Vampire hunter Zero Kiryu graces the number four spot.
3) Sebastian Michaelis - Black Butler
The demonic anti-hero of the Black Butler series grabs the number three slot with his dashingly handsome looks but slightly sadistic personality.
2) Takui Usumi – Maid Sama!
This girl’s manga character reaches the number two spot with his perfect hair and slightly disheveled appearance.
1) Levi – Attack on Titan
The year’s most popular anime unsurprisingly occupies the top spot with abrasive clean freak Levi. Fun fact: Attack on Titan‘s creator apparently uses real-life personalities as inspiration for the terrifying giant antagonists, including actual terrifying giant Brock Lesnar.
Disney XD has a new Japanese-style game show called “Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong,” and not unlike many foreign media outlets who have tried to recreate a Japanese theme in their variety TV shows, the trailer of Disney’s new Oriental-themed output seems to be full of particularly uninformed generalizations about Japanese pop culture and lifestyle in general. When the Japanese do it themselves, it looks normal. But there’s just something that feels inherently wrong when Americans, or whoever else for that matter, tries to imitate it.
The television show’s trailer features what most Westerners think the most known Japanese cultural elements are, and these include a Japanese man in an outrageously loud outfit, sumo wrestlers, ninjas, and a gong that is featured all throughout the show, it seems. We submit that being inspired by the Japanese culture is actually flattering for the Asian country, but there are ways to execute that inspiration in such a way that it doesn’t come out as just plain ignorant. Unfortunately, the latter is what comes out in Disney’s new show. Japanizi, as Angry Asian Man puts it, is “mostly built on the premise that Japanese people/television/culture are weird! And wacky!” It seems that this stereotype runs through the whole show, and it demeaning to the core. The idea that is espoused by the show is that Japanese pop culture is outlandishly crazy – as opposed to normal Western pop culture.
There have been as of now a number of voices speaking out against Disney’s Japanizi. The Atlantic’s Patrick St. Michele points out that the “Japanese game show culture” represented by the show hasn’t been prominent in the large cultural landscape of Japan for roughly 15 years now. And, even then when the “weird” shows were popular, plenty of Japanese people were shocked by them. “The show claims to double as an introduction to the Japanese language and Japanese culture, and as a means to spread that language and culture far and wide,” writes St. Michele. “It’s too bad it’ll also be spreading a woefully outdated stereotype.”
Author : Jadey
Pairing (s): Ohno Satoshi/Ninomiya Kazunari
Rating : PG
Genre : Friendship. Romance. Angst.
Disclaimer : fiction, yo!
Word count : around 1800 words
Chapter Summary : His fingers itched to reach out, to smooth the hair off of Nino’s forehead but to do that he’d have to let Nino go – he would if he wasn’t too scared of the possibility of being pushed away.
Note : I don’t know how this ended up so freaking melodramatic. Ugh, sorry. For the lovelies, & and
( He was able to at least coax Nino to leave the dark corner he had literally threw himself in, hands tender yet firm on their hold around Nino’s waist. He didn’t want to let go even after he had managed to put Nino into bed, crawling in next to Nino when the younger one all but curled himself into a tiny ball once he’s safely tucked under the sheets, quiet and shaking. )
Winter driving can be pretty treacherous, and you can never be too careful when it comes to traversing snowy and ice-covered roads. The same can be said for mysterious videos or images lurking on the internet. I’m sure we’ve all learned the hard way after one of those horrifying faces pops out of a purported magic-eye picture or photo of a smiling baby.
If you scare easily, however, you might not want to watch the following video, which reminds Japanese drivers that it’s about time to fit winter tires, or else risk coming face to face with something rather nasty.
When you live in a country for long enough, it’s easy to forget the things that set it apart and really make it special. In largely homogenous societies, like that of Japan, it’s easy to take daily amenities for granted without ever stopping to consider that commonplace objects are unique to the culture and perhaps novel to people of other nations.
A recent book released by Earth Star Entertainment aims to give the people of Japan a fresh perspective on their island nation, as well as celebrate the many things that it has to offer to the world. The book’s title translates to What if Japan Disappeared: Japan’s Ability to Support the World, and from the few short excerpts we’ve seen, it’s obvious that Japan thinks quite highly of its contributions to the world’s economy, entertainment, and food options.
The rest of the cast includes:
- Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura
- Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
- Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
- Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani
- Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta
- Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio
- Kazufumi Miyazawa as Toshimichi Ōkubo
- Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Hirobumi Itō
- Kaito Ōyagi as Yahiko Myōjin
- Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata
- Ryōsuke Miura as Chō Sawagejō
The blog on Satoh's official website additionally posted on Wednesday that the staff are currently filming the final scene for both films. The blog also posted a new image of Satoh as Kenshin.
The two new films, which will cover the Kyoto arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki's original historical action manga, will be titled Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend). The films are slated to open next summer.
In addition to the two new films, Keishi Ōtomo directed the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, which opened in Japan last August. The first film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December.
Woman’s Weekly recently reported that Nishikido Ryo and Aragaki Yui have broke-up just before “Pocky Day”. The two were rumored to be in relationship last March.
Sources say that the 8-month relationship finally ended because the two has little time to meet because of the prying public eye after their “neighborhood love” was exposed.
The two co-star in Fuji TV’s “Zenkai Girl” last year and their relationship progressed by summer. Many fans of Aragaki were reportedly disappointed because their “scandal virgin” idol got associated with a Johnny’s playboy.
At the time when their relationship was exposed, many Jani wotas bashed Aragaki for being “boring” and that the relationship won’t be long before it’s over.
Nishikido and Aragaki were last seen together in October for “Kusanagi Tsuyoshi no ganbatta taishō” to promote their respective dramas that are currently airing this Fall. The said guesting caused quite an uproar among Jani wotas even though the two didn’t interact during the show.
Dan Rei and SMAP's Inagaki Goro will be working together in the upcoming FujiTV Winter 2014 drama "Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu" (The Greeting of Assistant Inspect Fukuie) which will be shown in the Tuesdays 9pm timeslot. This is the first leading role for Dan in a private network drama and she will be playing a police detective in it. Her role as Assistant Inspect Fukuie is a person who gets largely ignored by the people around her but has strong deduction abilities to discover things often not noticed by others which helps her to solve cases. Fukuie also has a habit of asking countless questions to solve her doubts and doesn't listen to her superior's orders. In contrast, Inagaki's role as Ishimatsu, an inspector and Fukuie's superior, works in the exact opposite manner from Fukuie because he sticks to the book and is upset with Fukuie hogging the limelight by solving cases in unconventional ways and snatching his chances to shine. Co-stars also include Emoto Tokio who plays a technician from the forensics department and always gets put into difficult situations by Fukuie's weird demands.
Dan commented that it is a refreshing idea to play a woman working in the midst of men as her roles to date are mostly of women suffering in silence or career women which she hardly has any experience to speak of. As such, she is happy to be able to play a not-so-ordinary female detective to start the new year. As for Inagaki, he said that he became very interested in the role after reading the script and thought that this was a very different type of police detective story.
Source: Crank In, doramaworld