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#631 Meikochi

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:56 PM

I quite like it as well !
Was I the only one to think that the group's name had an underlying message haha ?



#632 Ap2000

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:58 PM

コンシャスTHOUGHTS - Kimochi, a damn chill tune:
https://www.youtube....h?v=XMinJbPKfng



#633 Mizura

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  • ANGERME

Posted 30 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=vVacOaFbrdE

 

Necronomidol released a new MV. It's basically an NES game and very cool.



#634 Sakebi

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  • Juice=Juice

Posted 20 July 2016 - 02:55 PM

Idol Renaissance just dropped one of the best MVs for the year (best overall for me)

https://vimeo.com/175556172



#635 WonderBuono

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  • モーニング娘。

Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:18 AM

Do you ever see an audition that you would totally do if you fit the age requirement?

I don't care if I would never make it into a group like this, I just like the idea of being able to try.

And you don't have to be able to speak Japanese so that's a plus.

 

In any case, this sounds like it could be an interesting group, and I usually like most avex artists. Hope they get to debut.

 

http://avex-audition.jp/fewaudition/



#636 JPope

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:04 AM

Do you ever see an audition that you would totally do if you fit the age requirement?

I don't care if I would never make it into a group like this, I just like the idea of being able to try.

And you don't have to be able to speak Japanese so that's a plus.

 

In any case, this sounds like it could be an interesting group, and I usually like most avex artists. Hope they get to debut.

 

http://avex-audition.jp/fewaudition/

 

Ballsy concept for Japan. 



#637 kira

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  • カントリー・ガールズ

Posted 13 August 2016 - 04:25 PM

SMAP is going to disband at the end of the year.

 

There'd been rumors going around for some time, but it's official now.



#638 Mizura

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  • ANGERME

Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:43 PM

http://www.homicidol...ypo-nor-a-joke/

Apprently Donald Trump idols are a thing now. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about this.

#639 aine

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  • 名無しさん‮

Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:12 PM

Metallica - Hardwired

Metallica popped out a new song and no one told me. :hmph: Not really ground-breaking, but I'm kinda digging it. You could easily put it as an album opener instead of Fight Fire With Fire or Battery and it wouldn't sound out of place there.


Apprently Donald Trump idols are a thing now. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about this.

Get used to it and enjoy the ride living in the age of memes. :cool:

#640 WonderBuono

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  • モーニング娘。

Posted 01 September 2016 - 05:35 AM

Wa-suta (The World Standard) is back with "Kanzen Naru Idol" ("The Perfect Idol") and I still don't know why I love them but I just do; and that vocal on "goji oki" is mesmerizing.



#641 aine

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:44 PM

Metallica - Hardwired


Making of video. H!P groups get them, so why not Metallica. :lol:

And I totally called this song being the album opener which they confirm in the video. :cool:

#642 WonderBuono

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:48 AM

If you haven't been listening to callme, you've been missing out. New album releasing September 28.

Are there any other current examples of self-produced idols?



#643 JPope

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:17 AM

If you haven't been listening to callme, you've been missing out. New album releasing September 28.

Are there any other current examples of self-produced idols?

 

I'm liking this group a lot. And when WB says "self produced", it's not an exaggeration. The members (all formerly of Dorothy Little Happy) compose the music, lyrics and choreography. The leader, Ruuna, was apparently inspired to become an idol by watching Morning Musume as a kid. She also mentions Perfume as an influence, which is obvious in their stylish fashion sense and, to a lesser extent, their music. I like that their music references Perfume's sound without aping it. It's pretty catchy stuff, and definitely a step above most idol music, IMO.



#644 aine

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:40 AM

If you haven't been listening to callme, you've been missing out. New album releasing September 28.


If I didn't know better I could have sworn that this was a K-pop song and MV. But I knew because:

a) they sing in Japanese, and
b) they're occasionally off by 0.1s in their choreo :lol:

#645 yuzu

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  • FRUIT UNITY

Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:14 PM

Panic! at the Disco's newest video for LA Devotee is perfect in so many ways.  Starring Will Byers from Stranger Things.

 

https://youtu.be/r5dNcKTcnPA



#646 Sakebi

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  • Juice=Juice

Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

2016 is the year of idol MVs.

Maneki Kecha - time machine



#647 Mizura

Mizura
  • ANGERME

Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YjYPtiZlgQs

 

You'll Melt More! released a "choose your own adventure" kind of MV in a 360 video. It's pretty cool. The one I linked here is the english version.



#648 showraniy

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  • ANGERME

Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:57 PM

I'm kind of surprised we don't have an Utada Hikaru thread here! Oh well, I just wanted to say my quick thoughts on her new album, Fantôme, since I'm supposed to be doing homework, oops.

 

It's not her best ever, but it's a solid album. I really hated Hanataba wo Kimi ni ("A Bouquet of Flowers for You") at first, but reading the lyric translation and realizing it's about her mother, it became a confusingly beautiful track of hopefulness, hopelessness, and sadness. All in all, I think that describes the whole album well. And Boukyaku ("Forgotten") is one of the most depressing tracks I've ever heard from one of the darkest places a singer-songwriter has ever been before. It's written in stream of consciousness with nothing but images and fleeting moments of drunken, dark depression while wishing to die. I think it was definitely Hikaru's worst moment while grieving her mother.

 

Manatsu no Tooriame ("Midsummer Shower") is my vote for the most beautiful track on the album dealing with her grief though. Where "Boukyaku" is her darkest and "Hanataba" her lightest, "Manatsu" is the middle ground where she experiences grief and sadness, but with more time to process what that means to her and where she would like to move away from it.

 

With all that said, I'm glad that not all tracks are about her mother (from what most fans are able to tell), but the standout tracks are almost all the ones about grief, and that's really pulled out some beautiful moments for Hikaru. I'm happy with Fantôme, even if I was initially dreading its release because I thought it would be a very depressing album. It's depressing, but also really beautiful and poignant IMO.

 

Now back to homework, whee!



#649 Shoujo Q

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 12:04 PM

I've been without my Japanese music for a few months now as my computer is still busted and I don't want to add it to my laptop since it's a cheap-o version. So I went on a hunt for a decent radio station online. I found this free Jpop radio the other day and they have a website as well as an app(Jpop)(J-Idol App) [They have them in the other App stores but I didn't link them.) They play all sorts of music. Lots of H!P as well as other idol groups and Jpop acts. Check them out. :)

 

 



#650 Mizura

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  • ANGERME

Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:55 AM

Since people have expressed some interest in Yanakoto Sotto Mute because of Nadeshiko being a part of the group, some of you might be interested in their second release, which is free to download on ototoy  through November 25th. Ototoy seems to be fine with non-Japanese people making accounts on there and have english registration available.



#651 WonderBuono

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 05:24 AM

Whyyy did it take me so long (earlier this year) to discover Daichi Miura? Just about everything I've heard from him so far is so good, and his dancing is superb. I feel like I need to buy all his CDs to catch up now...



#652 Madara

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  • ANGERME

Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:38 PM

An article on Google and A.I. in The New York Times has this line, referring to something that happened in early November:

 

"As dawn broke over Tokyo, Google Translate was the No. 1 trend on Japanese twitter, just above some cult anime series and the long-awaited new single from a girl-idol supergroup."

 

Anyone here know which anime series and which idol group single were trending on Japanese twitter in early November?

 

Thanks.

 



#653 aine

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:53 PM

Anyone here know which anime series and which idol group single were trending on Japanese twitter in early November?


Top Trends in Japan on 1st November 2016

I skimmed through the whole November, but I didn't notice any mention of Google or A.I. Unless either of them were written in kanji. And I don't know how reliable that site is anyway, I thought what you see in Twitter trending box is presonalised to you.

I don't really follow anime or this many other idol group so I can't even make an educated guess. For the latter, an uneducated guess would be AKB48's "High Tension" single, released on November 16th (also apparently a graduation single for one of A-team members). I don't know what other girl idol group could really pull enough numbers to trend.

For anime, here's a list of Fall 2016 series. I think I saw Gundam mentioned in the first site I linked, so it's probably that, but again that's an uneducated guess. The only other series in this season that truly deserves the "cult" label would be Time Bokan 24 (think Yattaman).

#654 Madara

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  • ANGERME

Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:15 PM

 

Anyone here know which anime series and which idol group single were trending on Japanese twitter in early November?


Top Trends in Japan on 1st November 2016

I skimmed through the whole November, but I didn't notice any mention of Google or A.I. Unless either of them were written in kanji. And I don't know how reliable that site is anyway, I thought what you see in Twitter trending box is presonalised to you.

I don't really follow anime or this many other idol group so I can't even make an educated guess. For the latter, an uneducated guess would be AKB48's "High Tension" single, released on November 16th (also apparently a graduation single for one of A-team members). I don't know what other girl idol group could really pull enough numbers to trend.

For anime, here's a list of Fall 2016 series. I think I saw Gundam mentioned in the first site I linked, so it's probably that, but again that's an uneducated guess. The only other series in this season that truly deserves the "cult" label would be Time Bokan 24 (think Yattaman).

 

 

Thanks, Aine. On FB, they think it's AKB48 also. As for the anime, one respondent suggested "Yuri!!! on Ice."

 

I'm astounded by that list of series. No wonder I'm way behind on current anime. I've given up all hope of ever catching up.

 

There is a new Pokémon series (Sun and Moon) and I wonder when it will show up in the U.S. on Cartoon Network.

 

Thanks for that link. Worth perusing just to at least familiarize myself with current series, even if I'm unlikely to watch any except for Pokémon.

 



#655 aine

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 01:58 AM

Thanks, Aine. On FB, they think it's AKB48 also. As for the anime, one respondent suggested "Yuri!!! on Ice."
 
I'm astounded by that list of series. No wonder I'm way behind on current anime. I've given up all hope of ever catching up.


My Must-Watch list of anime goes back to the early 90's. The up-side of that is that I get to watch a lot of series from Back When Anime Was Good[tm]. The down-side is that I miss out on the hype of watching the newest stuff, but it's not really that much to miss out on.

I did watch two recent series just as they aired though, Macross Delta and Ace Attorney. One was just all right, the other was one of the biggest disappointments in my whole anime-watching history. Guess which one was which.

And the "Yuri!!! on Ice" must have been joking (very poorly too), Gundam and Time Bokan are the only two series this season that deserve any "cult" recognition.

#656 Madara

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  • ANGERME

Posted 18 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

Another FB friend found the Twitter feed and insists that the group in question is Nogizaka 46. But she didn't i.d. the anime.

 



#657 Madara

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  • ANGERME

Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:20 PM

 

Thanks, Aine. On FB, they think it's AKB48 also. As for the anime, one respondent suggested "Yuri!!! on Ice."
 
I'm astounded by that list of series. No wonder I'm way behind on current anime. I've given up all hope of ever catching up.


My Must-Watch list of anime goes back to the early 90's. The up-side of that is that I get to watch a lot of series from Back When Anime Was Good[tm]. The down-side is that I miss out on the hype of watching the newest stuff, but it's not really that much to miss out on.

I did watch two recent series just as they aired though, Macross Delta and Ace Attorney. One was just all right, the other was one of the biggest disappointments in my whole anime-watching history. Guess which one was which.

And the "Yuri!!! on Ice" must have been joking (very poorly too), Gundam and Time Bokan are the only two series this season that deserve any "cult" recognition.

 

 

My daughter confirmed that "Yuri!!! on Ice" is indeed a new cult hit that's all the rage.

 



#658 aine

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:53 AM

My daughter confirmed that "Yuri!!! on Ice" is indeed a new cult hit that's all the rage.


Popular (often ironically) != cult.

Both Gundam and Time Bokan are classic series going back to the 70's that have massive following and have raised at least a couple of generations of anime fans in Japan and in the West. "Yuri on Ice" is just the latest fad.

#659 Ap2000

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:37 AM

Popular (often ironically) != cult.


I'd even say it's the opposite.

#660 Madara

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  • ANGERME

Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:14 PM

 

My daughter confirmed that "Yuri!!! on Ice" is indeed a new cult hit that's all the rage.


Popular (often ironically) != cult.

Both Gundam and Time Bokan are classic series going back to the 70's that have massive following and have raised at least a couple of generations of anime fans in Japan and in the West. "Yuri on Ice" is just the latest fad.

 

 

Yeah, but the latest fad is the one that's going to be trending on Twitter. The demographic that loves Gundam and Time Bokan are not the Twitter demographic.