AKB48-Themed Asks@1 day ago with 210 notes
#boredom #bored on weekends
As confused and diverse as the interests I represent/enjoy. Loves word play and opinion though.
Despite being a fan of K/J-Pop girl groups, I in no way find them flawless. I blame them for dulling out music, I blame them for making me sink into fandom and taking me on emotional roller coasters. (hint, hint sarcasm)
I however, do not blame them for boldly using their fame to raise awareness for a worthy cause or two.
Thanks to their willingness to raise the profile of the Ice Bucket challenge regionally, and other high profile happenings within Japan/Korea, fans indirectly show a greater understanding of problems that the world grapples with, or even affection for strangers in another country, the only common ground with which we have are the Idols we follow.
Granted, some of these fans might just be hopping on a bandwagon, but any form of support, even in the short-term is so greatly appreciated, and hopefully could spur others on to take on a more concentrated effort.
TL/DR: Idols doing good, and inspiring fans to do good also in the name of their idols, is… you guessed it, a good thing.@1 week ago with 9 notes
Granted, they have taken the members out of the Studio and to a bungee jumping point, but not a bad thing.
There is less time wasted on having to fit too many people in the broadcast time, or comedy duos that I do not find that funny.
Plus we get members to cheer on! Woot!@2 weeks ago
So my sister in some ways did go from being able to recognise most K-pop artistes to recognising some of my J-pop interests, notably AKB48.
The back story: She does enjoy SNSD, and asks me about their recent progress, including giving me an opinion or two on their latest single. But I have never been able to translate that interest into Japanese content.
Thanks to “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” though, she’s able to recognise three girls, and always ask me to play that song when I am watching any AKB48 concert. Granted, its just Oshima Yuko (whom she calls the one that acts), Sashihara Rino (whom she calls the funny and kinda pretty one) and Watanabe Mayu (whom she calls the even better looking one, like a sunshine girl)
Still all these nonsensical descriptions are an improvement over plain indifference. Now, if I could get her to care about Morning Musume, stop calling Perfume “annoying digital noise”, and take an interest in my oshi, I would have succeeded in greater terms.@5 days ago with 5 notes
So I finally do have material to talk about, which in this case is the release of AKB48’s latest. Kokoro no Placard.
So why would I start off with a B-side review, and not even the Undergirls at that? Because this was the first song that caught my attention, and there are a fair amount of people I like among these ranks.
So here goes the video review, with some personal commentary and observations.
On another note, I do thank the guy who watermarked the videos for providing me with a file that can be viewed on my Mac. I am not so tech inclined to the point to rip blu-rays/DVDs that I own.
So the video opens with the
girls stuntmen on bikes.