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クルミクロニクル (Curumi Chronicle) releases a new free song

クルミクロニクル released a new song yesterday called VOICE (ft.USAGI DISCO) in celebration of her one year anniversary this Saturday.

You can download it here: http://t.co/q9SduHfImQ

pw: 0405

Haven’t gave it a good listen, but the one listen I did give it I thought it was excellent.

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D-topia has a new R&B group Ready Candy Camp (レディーキャンディーキャンプ)

Members:

Akane Ando 生年月日:

Born: January 24, 1988

Hometown: Nagona, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_AKANEShe RT’ed and followed me on twitter so yeah I like her automatically, haha ~Thanks Akane (^_^)/

Azusa Kamizuka:

Born: May 2, 1989

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_AZUSA

 

Emi Shiina:

Born: July 7, 1985

Hometown: Saitama, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_EMI(Emi also RT’d me ^_^)

Kana Minamida:

Born: March 22, 1998

Hometown: Shizouka, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_KANA

Chizuru Taira:

Born: January 1, 1991

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_CHIZURU

Mari Kanzaki:

Born: January 27, 1992

Hometown: Chiba, Japan

Twitter account: @RCC_MARI

D-topia has been known to invest in R&B projects like Kaze. But now they are debuting a R&B six member group called Ready Candy Camp (R.C.C)! They have apparently already came out with an cover album download on Itunes「セツナ系泣き歌R&B~BEST 50LOVERS COUNT DOWN ~」and ranked 6th in album downloads (Japan only) and other rankings.

Now with D-topia RCC has debut with the new album

『R&B Candy Camp -BEST COUNTDOWN 40 DJ MIX EDITION-』

『R&B Candy Camp -BEST COUNTDOWN 40 DJ MIX EDITION-』

DJ mixed album with covers of songs by Koda Kumi and BENI.(This album is only advertised for Japan.)

Well who knows how this project will go? I really don’t think they’ll make it to where their stuff will be sold outside of Japan.

We’ll just have to wait and see. Keeping my eye on them.

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The Best of Saori@destiny online interviews~

I’ve gathered up all of the very best  interviews done by Saori@destiny over the internet and translated it to English. What I’ve taken away from doing this compilation of Q&A’s is some things I’ve already known, some I really didn’t know that kind of surprised me about her, and well some of her answers were just plan humorous. I’ve tried to put this all in this short 18-20 questionnaire. Hope you enjoy the answers of Saori@destiny. A couple of the questions here are from the last of her interviews with Aira Mitsuki.

Saori@background~

First, please talk about your first interaction with music.

Saori@destiny: I guess when I started to learn how to play the piano as a kid. I later went to a music program to continue my studies.

Does your name have a  special meaning?

Saori@destiny: The name ” Saori@destiny” was founded by my producer (Terukado) with the help of my longtime fans.

What artist did you like growing up?

Saori@destiny: I really liked Namie Amuro-san! I listened to “SWEET19 BLUES” and “Don’t Wanna Cry” a lot. I also bought her first CD  “Your My Sunshine”.

Your background seems to be somewhat of a mystery. Can you tell us something about your hometown, and what it was like growing up there?

Saori@destiny: My hometown is the countryside of Japan, which I have strong feelings for. Also, I used to swim a lot when I was a kid. I spent more time in the water than the ground growing up.

Saori@live thoughts~

Do you like live performances Saori-san?

Saori@destiny: It is one of my favorite things to do as an artist!

Do you look at the audience faces in live performances?

Saori@destiny: I so look! (laughs)… I look into the eyes of the people that look bored those are the people that stand out to me (laughs)

If you had to describe your style of music how would you?

Saori@destiny: I think my style of music changes all of the time. I experiment with different genres while working on new music.

Saori@lyrics~

Saori, what inspired you to write the lyrics of “Ethnic Planet Survivor”?

Saori@destiny: My producer  said he wanted the lyrics of this song to be realistic of a young teen. So I formed together stories of friends and fictional characters I’ve read about in mangas and novels.

The lyrics are very dark. ( Talking about Ethnic Planet Survivor lyrics)

Saori@destiny: I was and am very aware of the lyrics and it’s impact.

Saori@Christmas

What Christmas song would you recommend when you’re spending Christmas alone?

Saori@destiny: Happy X-mas – John Lennon & Yoko Ono. I love John Lennon and his music!

What Christmas song would you recommend when you’re celebrating Christmas with everyone?

Saori@destiny: All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey. I get excited  by the bright melody in the song. It sinks in that it’s Christmas every time I hear it.

What song off of your “WORLD WILD 2010” project would you recommend for Christmas?

Saori@destiny: Um, maybe “Lonely Lonely Lonely” (laughs) especially if you are alone (laughs) This song was also recorded on Christmas Eve.

Domestic Domain Project

How did you work on your latest album “Domestic Domain” and feel a musical evolution from your previous projects?

Saori@destiny: I had a hard time with creating the right tones in my voice, and I spent a lot of time working on it for this project. This time I experimented with Hip-hop and Rap for the first time. I think there are a lot more different sounds in this album than my previous projects.

Last of her interviews

Saori@destiny, what do you like the most about the music and personality of Aira Mitsuki?

Saori@destiny: Aira-chan is a person I can count on even if she is younger than me. Aira is very charming. She is able to sing in both cute and cool voices.

If you were to choose a song from “Park of the Safari” what would it be?

Saori@destiny: I also choose “WOWTOWN”. (Aira also picked the same song!) I love the song and I love to perform it live.

Saori@ending Thing we wish could actually happen

We’d love to see you perform in the U.S sometime. Any plans for the future?

Saori@destiny: Unfortunately, I have no plans at this time. But I will try my best to have live performances in the U.S sometime in the future.

Do you have a final message to all of your fans?

Saori@destiny: Yes. I am very happy that people who live overseas take interest in my music. Even though I’m working in Japan only, I hope to meet all of my fans overseas sometime in the future.

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My opinion of the anime Oniisama e…

Rating: 9 out of 10

I love 90’s anime. I promise this will not have any major spoilers. This anime was tragedy, romance, yuri, a slice of life, and drama. So much to take in right? I warn you guys to read this than reading the wiki page of Oniisama e… it tells half the story. I think too much is being revealed there. Besides the plot.

In the beginning, it started off confusing. I didn’t get much that was going on. Of course, the main character Nanako Misonoo was attending an all girls high school with her best friend Tomoko. She meets so many characters at once in just the first episode, so it’s really just a lot to take in. I really don’t want to get into all of the characters, because any little thing can just spoil the anime. The tragedy in this anime is like “you know it’s going to happen” still it’s so sad, because of the aftermath. There are characters here you’re going to hate in the beginning, but once you get the full story you will start to understand why they are the way they are. I can’t really discuss the romance in the anime, because it’s a spoiler.Let’s just say say it has a hint of yuri. The drama in this anime is on-going, it never ends.

Here’s my opinion of all the characters without any spoiling being involved.

Nanako Misonoo who is the main character that I mentioned. Also, she narrators the anime. Everyone that that has seen the anime thinks Nanako is extremely annoying and is the typical “weak character” that draws herself into drama, and allows people to talk to her any kind of way. I didn’t get this from her. I liked Nanako. Although she wasn’t my favorite, I did appreciate her as a main character. I didn’t like that she would fall for the tricks that people would throw at her. It would put rifts in her life relationships, and I do believe that she would allow that. In Nanako defense, I don’t think she allowed people to all out bully her. There were many times in this anime where she would definitely would stand up for what she believed in. It was just so many against her… I don’t know what people wanted her character to do. She is a very sensitive character, and I don’t think it’s cliche that she’s “weak” remember the manga was published in the 1970’s so no I don’t think it was “typical”.

Tomoko as you know, is Nanako’s best friend from her childhood. I love Tomoko! Just because she’s the only comedic relief in this anime. It get’s to be too much drama, and I can really appreciate a character like her. The one knock that I have on her would be that she wasn’t enough comedic relief for me. She had a lot of serious moments and conflicts with her best friend Nanako. I always felt sort of bad for her sometimes, because I felt like she was being a way better friend to Nanako, it wasn’t reciprocated.

Rei Asaka or Saint-Just is what I know her by. She’s a part of the “Magnificent Three”. Which caused me to think is this going to be another Ouran High anime plot with girls? I was way off. I can’t reveal too much about her. Just know you might be very confused or thrown off with this girl. You will wonder why she is so crazy and taking drugs. Once you figure out what she has gone through, you will get why she’s the way she is, you’ll start to like her a lot. Throughout the anime she would get annoying to me. Nanako allows her to talk down to her., though there is a reason why. She’s extremly musically talented, and deep into French literature  The conflicting relationship with her and Fukiko is something you will not understand until the very end of the anime.

Mariko is the character you would want to throw your shoe at. But again, once you see what she has gone through you’ll understand her more as a character. I hated her so much in the beginning. Then I found myself feeling sympathy for her, or pity. She’s not lovable but she is very relatable. Mariko’s a very pretty girl, so I thought she was going to be completely conceited, she never came off that way to me. Her biggest goal is to become a part of the Sorority. But is that what she really wants? Will she find herself?

Kaoru Orihara aka Prince Kaoru is hands down my absolute favorite character! She’s also one of the “Magnificent Three”. She’s the star of the basketball team. She’s best friends with Saint-Justice or Rei is what she calls her. She has a disease that she must deal with. You will find out later on what it is. I love her spirit and how genuine she is. I love how she feels about Fukiko and how she stands up for her friends till the end. Also, she doesn’t like what the Sorority stands for… Yes! I’m thinking finally someone that thinks differently. Her strong personality is very likable.

Fukiko Ichinomiya aka Miya-sama is the last of the “Magnificent Three”, the head of the Student body and leader of the Sorority. Like I said, there’s an unexplained tension between Miya-sama and Rei. Later on in the anime, you will find out why. I really never was crazy for Miya-sama she came off the way I thought Mariko would come off as. Though you find out later on that Miya-sama is very sensitive and really deep inside she has a good heart. She just really doesn’t know how to express herself at all.

The other characters I don’t really want to get into, because if I do I feel like I will spill some beans of the story.  Her “Oniisama” the guy she’s writing to is Tankehiko, that’s all I’m saying.

Overall, this was a pretty good anime. I liked the anime ending though, I kind of wish there was another season. (like every anime I liked)

I highly recommend! Please watch it!

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Make you smile – LIL “Translated English lyrics”

 

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Here’s the lyrics to “Make you smile” their recent album L2

I wanna stare at you and say I love you
I wanna smile at you and say It’s all right
to make your daily life shine

I had a gut feeling that love affair is a bother
because It’s like a manual which told me to do this or that
But stange thing occurred to me
I have a natural emotion
It just make me feel natural
I’m concerned about you everyday

Everyone is weak
Everyone has a something can’t talk with others
Everyone has tough times

But I wanna stare at you and say I love you
I wanna smile at you and say It’s all right
to make your daily life shine
No matter how much I stare at you and love you
it makes no sense if you haven’t a good smile
It’s not a lie
I just wanna tell you my love right now
tell you right now
I wish your smile

You never say that’s impossible
You never say complain
You are trying too hard
Can you hear me?
Why don’t you talk to me?
I’m the only one who can understand your weak point

Everyone has tough times
Everyone wanna run away
Everyone can’t see the future ahead
Everyone feels fear
Everyone feels like crying
Honestly I wanna depend on someone and being beloved

But I wanna stare at you and say I love you with smiling
I wanna understand you more than anybody
I always look for small happiness such as your smile
I just wanna tell you my love right now
tell you right now
I wish your smile

I just want to tell you my love
I wanna see your smile now baby
I just want to tell you my love
I wanna hold you tight everyday

credit to AlexIguchi

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D-topia’s new idol group Happy Super Generation shows off some moves

I love some indie Japanese idol, but not really a fan of this group. Really it might be because of everything surrounding D-topia. I feel like I can’t enjoy them, because of the circumstances. D-topia has been sketchy lately… trying to sweep the retirement of Saori@destiny under the rug, and Aira Mitsuki seems to be caught in the crossed fire. The rumor is everyone that Aira and Saori has worked with or was produced by quit too. This personally makes me very angry with the D-topia Entertainment label as a fan. Fans can’t move on without closure. So I think that it’s too bad for the girls in Happy Super Generation, because they probably won’t be supported. They seem like nice cute girls. I feel sorry for them. D-topia is not a genuine record label. D-topia’s just going make a little money off of them underground with no real promo, and dump them for the next young upcoming project. Maybe this is how the Japanese music business is now, I’m not sure?

I do really appreciate the cute dances, and everything.

I can’t find any real opinions to quote…

What do you guys think?