witchblade: (Candy Candy)
I'm such a video quality whore that even it takes me a long time, I'll grab the nice TS quality over at JPS *___* Good thing, I recently "cleaned" my HDD allowing some space to download this. I promised at [livejournal.com profile] ongaku_bangumi that I will re-encode and upload the AVI converted file. I'm still keeping my promise so yeah I hope those guys can still wait. Me and my friend were discussing that uploaders now in JPS got lazier in encoding and just throw in TS files. But then beggars can't be choosy and they can't please everyone. ^^;;

witchblade: (Hopelessly in love with you XD)
It's time again for Japanese year-end music shows! Haha these strings of music specials make the year end exciting. xD It's been my 5th time (ever since I got really addicted to Japanese stuff) to faithfully watch year-end specials. So I guess it's a tradition to write something about it. Beware that I'm really a poor reviewer. I may have some big lapses about the grammar, poor choices of words and biasness xP


In comparison from last year's show
  • The show seemed shorter and compressed. I know that Japanese music specials rarely shows performances in full but this year's Best Hit Kayousai seemed shorter than last year's show.
  • Eh? No double performances for the winners of Best New Artist and Grand Prix :P
  • 360 degrees stage
  • Better costumes!
  • I don't remember that much but I think this year's Best Hit Kayousai don't give the actual "award" for Gold Artists winners. If I remember right they gave the Gold Artists' winners during previous years some kind of a plaque.
  • The camera shots are worst!!!


To the show proper )

Anyway, nothing related to Best Hit Kayousai, but I just listened to EXILE's new album and I hate to admit that the album s*cks big time. I guess for me who loves R&B that much. It is a lame attempt to bring back the old EXILE style T_____T
witchblade: (Takahiro <3)
I managed to get the DVD-rip of this tour the other day. To sum it all, this tour had the flashiest and tackiest stage design and costumes. What's with the moving stage platforms??? I'm not quite satisfied with the playlist like the lack of songs from Entertainment Best / EXILE LOVE. I can't wait for the DVD with the album because of Fireworks performance *___*

Anyway, here is the quick review (because I feel very lazy)

The Monster! )

Have you watched EXILE's new PV??? Seems like these guys are getting more budget for their PVs. ROFL! @ EXILE Police Badge. This is really a total reminisce of Tokyo DOGS



Anyway, lately my free time was dedicated to fansubbing. I joined [info]ao_no_michi the other week and finished subbing 2 videos with them (soon with my 3rd one). So if you have time, check them out. Although the video don't have the original style that I put though ^^;; Also, [info]exsub is getting some more translators. Haha I'm praying that the big projects will continue and be released at least before 2009 ends.

Lalala... woot I'm on leave again. <3

witchblade: (Chocolate Shake <3)
Sorry my reviews are coming late. ><

I'll join the league of posting their favorites/dislikes for 2008 fandom.

2008 Fandom in Summary )

Few may agree, most will disagree.. XD

witchblade: (Default)
It's another year again of year end shows. Continuing my yearly traditions of watching and randomly commenting with the performances, I'm writing again another non-sense stuff for this year XD

It starts with Best Hit Kayousai.... )
The show was decent though.. I can't wait for FNS Kayousai, it was my last year's favorite year end show. I hope it will be a blast :D
witchblade: (Takahiro EXsamurai)
After being rejuvenated, here I come again with another year-end special review (haha I can't help with my inclination of watching long shows like these) (I watched this at 1 am then had a sleep again and watched the other half a while ago)

As an introduction to everyone, Japan Record Award is recognized as Japanese equivalent to Grammy Awards. The songs were selected by a panel of judges who will receive the Gold Prize and Special Awards (before the event) and during the event, which is usually at December 30 every year, they will choose one winner for Grand Prix, Best Singer/Vocal Performance and Best New Artist.


As another year end special ended, we are looking forward to 2008's music year.

I'm just pissed off that when I need to download GBs worth of files my BT download is so slow
witchblade: (Hachimitsu to Ferris Wheel)
Although many people say that 2007 is like a boring year for Jpop/Kpop music, I still think that there are a lot of good things that were released this year. This will be a very long entry! LOL




These are all based on my personal opinions so yeah I might be biased xD

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This might be an off-topic. But for NEWS x EXILE fans, do you all remember the Hey3x Special where Yamapi and Takahiro had a talk? EXsub really wanted to pick up that project (especially me) but there is already a group who picked that up so yeah we can't make it as a project. But don't worry, our translator, Lena already had the translated the talk for us and well I'll just tell here everyone what they talked about (Please credit makira of EXsub when taking out this translation outside of my blog)

Host: Yamapi's question to EXILE's Takahiro: "What is the wrong thing I did to you?"
Yamapi: Before Takahiro joined EXILE, I already met and was introduced to him. Takahiro said to me that, "maybe I'm going to join EXILE" (see Takahiro has been long eye-ing to be in EXILE) In the beginning, he greeted me nicely, but when we met in some other music shows, he was kinda unreactive/cold (ignored him)
Hama-chan: That's not right! Maybe EXILE made him to act that way!
Takahiro: No, it's not, It was at the bar when we met and I didn't expect him (Yamapi) to remember me.
Hama-chan: Sakaba?? Are you some kind of enka singer? (Sakaba is like a lounge for enka)
-laughs-
Takahiro: At a work place, I didn't want to be all friendly to him because he'll maybe think, "Man, that guy is really too touchy" and well I treated him with modesty instead", If you like you can join us to our, (this part is kinda blurry) sushi party or something like that
Hama-chan: Isn't it weird?!?? "Sushi party" I hate you EXILE!!!!! (in implying that he wasn't invited by Takahiro to join them)

- END -

I think after this talk and some nice hang-out, Yamapi and Takahiro are friends now :D
witchblade: (Kiss Under the Tree)
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!

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I really love collaborations. It's so good to see your favorite artists singing with each other and more or less the output is really good


All of the songs in this list have download links (most are audio rips, some are video links), if these won't work, just leave a comment and I'll be more than happy to upload these songs for you :D
witchblade: (Nomiya's feelings)
Woohoo finally I have finished watching this 4 hour show. LOL with shows like this even, I always have to start watching at the beginning to end and not just randomly skipping some perfs (well this thing applies most of the time)

LOL I have to download again this show, as my first video source was the CB version. I want a HQ so haha I'll download hikkichan's version (hmmm, I just read that Japan will enforce again laws for uploading and downloading >__> Bleah!!! Why don't they accept that things like that are inevitable!! *hides from JASRAC lol xD*)


Kinda off topic to MSSL but waiiiiiiiii I just read that Shota Shimizu will release his debut single on February next year!!!!! ZOMG!! I have been waiting for him to debut! (This is way overdue though) For those who don't know him, he was the duet partner of Kato Miliyah in their version of Celine Dion's song, I'm your Angel (Tribute to Celine Dion album) and he was the featuring artist in Dohzi-T's single, One Love. I really love his voice. I'm so happy that he will finally release something on his own. I just learned that he is just 18 years old! Wow he is so young... (Oh if you think of him as an idol just simply don't. LOL he don't have that looks but he got that talent that I'm looking for in a singer) 
witchblade: (Takahiro EXsamurai)
Woohoo I have received my album and I finished listening and watching the DVDs. I never had a high expectation for EXILE LOVE as this was supposed to be for Valentines Day next year ^___^;;

And now for my little review ^^

Warning: If you don't want to get spoiled, simply don't read this ^___~


Isn't my avatar so cute???? *____* Congratulations for the 300++K sales as of now *O*

LOL I'm really so sleepy now haha... *O* But this thing really kept me awake and I'm thinking of rewatching this DVD soon...
witchblade: (Default)
My body really feels so sore after that drinking session + swimming into the pool with a melting ice temperature. I guess me and my cousin were really so insane to swim in this month when the pool's water has a very cold temperature and not just for minutes but for hours! XD I hope I can really make it tomorrow *sigh*

Anyway, I've watched some clips from NTV Best Artist. This year's Best Artist was kinda disappointing T____T


EXILE never failed to pull out some surprise as their latest album debuted at number 1 spot with first day sales of 213K. Yeah that's right, 213K for first day. It is the 2nd highest first day sales for this year. (The first was Mr.Children's HOME album) (But anyway, this is not counted for 2007 Oricon year, as this week is 2008 Oricon year's first week of charts) Sugoi ne???? Omedetou!!!! I haven't listened to the album as I am waiting for my own copy to arrive. I hope that it will arrive on Friday. I guess this the great compensation of what happened to NTV Best Artists.

I've read on some news that BoA will quit showbiz for quite some time. I guess she really needs some break as she is becoming burned out with her 7 years of doing same things. She already reached her limit for it. Good Luck for her and I hope when she comes back she'll release some kick ass songs.

T___T I hope my cousin won't show up this midnight and ask about another round of some drinks.. Waaahh let me rest for tonight...

P.S. It was just me who gave a semi-failure rating to Clazziquai's new remix album. But this is just what I honestly feel about it. Hahaha It will really take a lot of time before that one will grow on me.
witchblade: (Default)
I just finished watching FNS Kayousai 2007. Wow that was one enjoyable show!!! I love their dual stage. The first stage is the one with all the instruments (piano, strings, drums, wind instruments) and backups and the second stage is a regular one. In between those stages is the banquet hall where all the guests were sitting. I think this is one show that don't have a regular audience as their audience are the performers themselves. I love their Bokura no Ongaku style of music arrangement (yeah the lounge-fy one) and the fact that most artists perform full version of their songs *_______*


Waaaahhhh T____T Why did Clazziquai Project will release their remix album on an unexpected date. Although, it's a remix album but almost half of the songs are new ones *sigh* If ever HMV will have a pre-order link on or before December 10, then it's a sign that I should buy it. But if not, I will wait for another Korean album to purchase on YA.

I'm really so bankrupt now *sigh*
witchblade: (Default)
Yay! My DVD finally arrived!!! *O* I've been anticipating this one since July 21 (yeap the date of the concert)! Without biasness, this concert is one of the best concerts I've seen for this year and really enjoyed. This was a 3 hour concert but I felt that it is still not enough with all the hype XD. Where else can you see a lot of big singers in one concert: of course in a m-flo concert! *O* Plus I really love how genki the audience are even though they are of fans of different artists, they are still hyper party people.



So what are we waiting for??? Let's go now to the concert review!

witchblade: (Takahiro Rain)
This is supposedly my entry yesterday but my internet screwed up so I failed to post this yesterday

Yay! I received my dvd the other day and finished watching it :D Without biasness, I can say that this is one of the biggest production tours for this year. The concert was a visually appealing one. So definitely this is one tour, one shouldn't miss watching.




The DVD, poster and a free magazine from CDjapan

And to save everyone's friends page for my over long entry,


LOL sorry for the crappy review XD I'll do better with m-flo's one. EXILE's concert was just so good beyond words ^___^;;

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