Majisuka Gakuen 2 Ep8

My copies of Everyday Kachuusha arrived last week, and I was able to vote last night. Go go Sayaka!

I’m really interested in how Nezumi really feels about Centre. Centre has been very clear about how she feels about Nezumi. She loves her. It’s not totally clear if that’s as a friend or as a lover: naturally, two underage idols can’t be shown to be in a lesbian relationship, but obviously the wota want to imagine the girl-on-girl shenanigans, so it’s being left vague.
As for Nezumi, she acts the caring friend to Centre’s face, then turns around and schemes and plots behind her back. At this point, the scheming is helping Centre, but I want to know what will happen if Centre suddenly stands in Nezumi’s way. Will she be so keen to help her friend then?

June 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

I want the Eyeshield 21 artbook

[Incomplete] Scans of the artbook appeared on MT a few nights ago, and since I think Yusuke Murata is one of the best artists in Jump, naturally I downloaded it. I really, really wish it would be released here, but I doubt it. In general, if an artbook is released here for a series I read, I buy it. Even if I don’t think the artwork is particularly great, like Naruto. It’s a shame ES21 isn’t so popular internationally, because I really love it, it’s definitely better than most Jump sport mangas. I have up to volume 33 on my bookshelf right now. I’ve paused collecting them though, since to be honest the final arc is a complete letdown and I’m in no rush to buy it. I’ll wait till the series is complete and get them all together.
Speaking of artbooks, I checked my bookshelf last night – I have like 5 Code Geass artbooks. jfc.

Anyway, I just want to spam some of the best illustrations from the book.

May 31, 2011 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Majisuka Gakuen 2 Ep7

It’s weird, I consider Tomochin my oshimen, but really it should be Sayaka, considering how damn excited I get over her.

May 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Majisuka Gakuen 2 Ep 6

Haha wow only remebered I hadn’t posted this when Mayuyu updated her blog saying Ep7 broadcasts tonight.

Okabe came running up to make sure Gekikara was ok.
No sign of Acchan.
Hina <- not impressed.

May 28, 2011 at 12:55 am Leave a comment

Ultimate K-pop Intro Post

This is a post I’ve thought of making for a while. Just somewhere to direct my friends when I start talking about kpop.

First, a brief history of Korean pop. Pop music as you or I would know it only really became big in Korea in the late eighties, early nineties. It revolved around idol groups and the occaisional soloist, and indeed still does, with rock and indie artists struggling to gain a footing (unless they become band-idols, such as FTIsland.) Popular groups included g.o.d, H.O.T, Shinhwa, Fin.K.L, Sechskies, and Seo Taiji and the Boys. Although these bands were popular in Korea, there was never much of an international following.
Then along came the internet.
Most of the groups popular in international kpop fandom are later groups, from 2003 onwards. And since this is a guide for international fandom, I’ll focus on groups relevant to international fandom.

Idol groups are basically mass-produced pop groups or soloists. Idols start as trainees (equivelent to Johnny Juniors, H!P Eggs, 48 Kenkyuusei, etc) under production companies, where they are taught to sing, dance, MC, act, model, etc. Then if they are talented, lucky and hard-working enough, they will debut as part of a unit, alongside other trainees, or is they’re especially good, as a solo performer. The activities idols do vary from group to group. DBSK are famous for their singing skills, Super Junior do a lot of variety shows, Big Bang are known for writing and producing their own music, etc etc. Most groups include a member who’s a main vocalist, a main dancer, a rapper, and someone conventionally beautiful.

I mentioned production companies. The Big 3 are SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment. SM is the biggest, and the most popular and ‘mainstream’ idols come from it. YG is known for being very into hip-hop and R’n’B in the early days, and only recently started producing idol groups. JYP is generally solid and ambitious. Both YG and JYP are headed by ex-idols.
Of course there are also tonnes of smaller companies, but none have the prestige and power of the big 3. (Although Cube is looking very respectable these days.)

So, lets introduce some idols.

May 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm 5 comments

Majisuka Gakuen 2 Ep5

You will regret those words Comeback!

May 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Majusuka Gakuen 2 Ep4

Insert fangirl squeal here.

May 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm 1 comment

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