Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Viva La Scandal Party!

Because I have found my new favorite music video and must share it with the is DJ OZMA's 「六本木ツンデレラ」 (Roppongi tsunderera). Anyway, the single's up for download right now on iTunes Japan or any other way you do your downloading.

I would just like to say, I want to find a harem of men dancing for me...especially a harem of Host Club men...even better a harem of HOST men LED by DJ OZMA...and to find them dancing and singing in me. OOH, and then they randomly run through the forest. That's always nice, isn't it, a bunch of men in tux's and suits running through the forest with giant bottles of alcohol. What could be a better combo? Nothing. That's for sure, unless I'm running through the forest with them...with my own giant bottle of booze...with DJ OZMA. Like an airplane. Showering me with alcohol, and champagne towers! nice. Okay...I can dream. So then they start to bow....thats nice...But I especially like when DJ OZMA takes that deep breath as he prepares to "bring it"...ahha "double time" with the arm movements...and the thrusting, the water drenching...the Irish jigs, and the aerobics. OOh. So they can explain just what the Roppongi Cinderella means to them. And the dudes are like, "Sure, we'll break these wooden boards for you, and do these Irish jigs for you...look thumbs up!" And she's like "Yeah, look at my face I'm so happy! Man I wish these dudes would lift me up..." And low-and-behold they lift her up and throw her around. And then I think, oh dear she's going to open her eyes and they are not going to be there! But she opens her eyes and DJ OZMA is there! Oh, so cute! I love this music video! My favorite. LOVE IT TOO! LOOOVE IT!
OK. If you're still reading congratulations. You just survived everything that I was thinking in my head as I was watching this video, minus the "not suitable for children under the age of 18" thoughts. You're welcome.

Oh, I've also made it my life's mission, to try and hoard as much moneys as possible and get myself to a host club (a nice one with the best looking men in the window)...what fun would that be! AHHAHA! Ah, I dream big folks. You should too!

Let's Sing Along!!:






古町 片町 北陸バーニングラブ



Check out DJ OZMA's site here.

Monday, March 24, 2008

「ホームレス中学生」映画! Homeless Movie !

Today it was announced that the uber successful best selling novel ホームレス中学生 (homuresu chugakusei/Homeless Jr. High Student) by the popular comedian 田村裕 (Tamura Hiroshi) will be made into a feature length film, starring 小池徹平 (Koike Teppei) from "KIDS" and「ラブ★コン」(Love Complex).

In the novel 田村 tells of his experience as a poverty stricken Jr. High student who found himself living in a park and the constant struggles that he faced daily. It's a fabulous book that sold over 2 million copies and is sure to make a compelling movie as well.

You can pick up a copy of the book at Amazon Japan, Kinokuniya or any other fine Japanese book retailer near you.

Here's a pic of the now infamous park that 田村 stayed at and will actually be the filming location: まきふん公園 (Makifun Koen) [left] and a picture of 田村裕 [right].

And finally a picture of 小池徹平, if you don't know who he is.

Here's a little something for you...because I like yah.

I like how most the audience consists of women for some reason...makes me laugh.

( ・(ェ)・)ノボンジュール

Friday, March 7, 2008

Neglect, New Dramas, Music and Love.

Ah yes, feel the neglect. I have been neglecting my duties, shame on me. But, now I have lovely things for you. Upcoming dramas, new music releases and of course, plenty of love to go around. So without further ado, let the debauchery ensue.

This spring drama season looks, well, slightly jumbled. There doesn't seem to be a trend like winter. Winter seemed aimed towards the younger generation, with dramas like ハチミツとクローバー (Honey and Clover), 1ポンドの福音 (1 Pound Gospel), 貧乏男子/ボンビーメン (Binbo Danshi/BonbiiMen), even 薔薇のない花屋 (Bara no nai hanaya). So this season is very eclectic.

Here is a preview, of some, not all (as I have taken the liberty of sorting all the crappy ones out in're welcome) of spring 2008 dramas.

Probably the most anticipated spring drama: ごくせん3

Who:仲間由紀惠 Nakama Yukie, in her 3rd season of Gokusen, it looks like 3rd seasons are a charm for 仲間, (remember Trick was 3 seasons as well, folks). The boys pimped out for this season you ask? 28 "fresh" names...三浦春馬 (Miuri Haruma) ring a bell? Yeah, me either...Wanna know why no one knows him, he's not Johnny's. Case and point. He was, in 貧乏男子 from last season, so I guess we gotta give him that. What a sad world. You're not known until you've been molested by Johnny. Next is, 高木雄也 (Takaki Yuya) I think he is supposed to be this season's 亀梨 (Kamenashi)? Ha. Anyway, he's part of Johnny's, (hehe, that made me giggle)...I don't know him, but apparently he's in Hey! Say! Jump! The lamest named group to KAT-TUN...maybe worse than KAT-TUN...I dunno...I haven't decided. Moving, on...石黒英雄 (Ishiguro Hideo), now although he probably hasn't been fondled by Johnny, he was in ごくせん 2, 1ポンドの福音 (from last season) and for those of you who watch "Kamen Rider Den-O", he was in that...apparently...yeah. Go whats-his-face. Next are two members from the group B.A.D, I didn't know such a group existed. But it does. Hm. That's just a bad name, lmao. I'm funny. 桐山照史 (Kiriyama Akito) and 中間淳太 (Nakama Junta), they are Jr.'s and you know what that means, extra gropage by The John. And finally some other dude who has been in absolutely nothing but ごくせん3, 三浦翔平 (Miura Shohei), who has also not had the pleasure of being groped by Johnny. In addition to those fine, strapping 6 young men, 22 other boys will fill the screen. You can view them here.
What's it about: Have you been living in a cave? No, I bet you haven't. It's about a gangster teacher (from a highly feared and recognized yakuza family) who teaches delinquent students, via lessons about life and friendship. Ahh, so sweet. She's a bad ass teacher and the show's extremely hilarious. So watch it.
Rating: I am watching and so can you! I dunno about the new cast, no one can top 松潤(Matsu Jun) season 1, but whatever. I'll give these "noobs" a chance. So go watch it.
Important info: It airs April 19th at 9:00 (21:00) on NTV (Nippon Television). You can check the official site out here. If you need to catch up on seasons one and two, watch them at crunchyroll.

猟奇的な彼女 (りょうきてきなかのじょ)- My Sassy Girl
Yes. It's the same one. The Korean movie was such a hit, not only in its home country, but a mega hit in Japan too. They have taken the liberty, used all their creative skills and remade it into a drama.
Who: 草彅剛 (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) from SMAP...need I say more. If I do, then shame on you. 田中麗奈 (Tanaka Rena), she's been in, ゲゲゲの鬼太郎(Gegege no Kitarou) and ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 2 (2008), she was also in NIN x NIN (did anyone else see this besides me...'cause I think I'm the only one).
Rating: Well, "My Sassy Girl" is a great movie. The problem is 剛 (Tsuyoshi) , I have never seen him in a drama that I liked, ever. I think this is going to be ill cast. On top of that, the original was very upbeat and young. 剛 may be just 34, and for people like Kimutaku, age isn't a factor. But 剛 looks so old. So old. And he always plays such a wussy, downbeat, pathetic, character. So, I don't know that it is going to work well in this. I know they have to rotate the SMAP "kids", pimp them out with the seasons, but ugh. He's my least favorite. I'll probably watch to see the damage. Hopefully it won't be cringe worthy. It'll get the ratings, don't get me wrong, it has a SMAP guy in it and it's "My Sassy Girl"...but will it live up to its predecessor...I don't think so.
Important Information: You can catch 猟奇的な彼女 on TBS at 9:00 (21:00) starting in April. The official website is here. You can watch the original "My Sassy Girl", free, on crunchyroll or buy it on ebay, yesasia, cdjapan, among other places. So, check it out, it's worth it.

Just to clarify my point about 剛 being old...and the original cast being young and vibrant. Here are some comparison photos.

The first two are the original cast members, the green one...剛. So unflattering. That's just how he looks. Just...ugh.

ROOKIES - Based on the popular manga by 森田 まさのり.

Who: 佐藤隆太 (Sato Ryuta), he's been in a lot of stuff, I never know his name, but I always know the face. He's been in 歌姫 (Utahime), バンビーノ! (Bambino!) and a bunch of other dramas along with a few movies. 市原隼人 (Ichiharu Hayato), he's been in a few things, probably he's most notable for his role in Water Boys 2. 小出恵介 (Koide Keisuke), he was in Nodame and the special, he was the afro dude, and ごくせん2...among a string of other things...I think he's creepy looking and at some points very orange. 城田優 (Shirota Yu) a half Japanese half Spanish dude, wow some diversity...*cough*. I've never heard of him, he was in the Prince of Tennis Movie, wow. Probably 'cause he looks Anyway...there are more peeps, but I'm gonna stop. You can check the whole roster here.
What its about: Alright, honestly it reminds me of ごくせん- baseball style, but without the yakuza influence. It's about a teacher who tries to help some delinquent students straighten out by getting them to join a baseball team. Will it work, will the students learn the value of friendship and teamwork? Will they change their punk-ass ways? Tune in to find out!
Rating: Although it may not be the most unique premise and we all know how its going to end and what is going to happen in every single episode...these are so predictable, I'll give it a watch.
Translation: I'll watch it once, get frustrated, tell myself I can make dramas way better than this crap, demand my money back. Realize I didn't pay for it, and go back to watching it two months later.
Important Information: You can check this out Saturday on TBS at 8:00 (20:00) beginning in April, the official site is here. You can get the manga via Kinokunya, Amazon Japan or any other Japanese book retailer.

バッテリー (Battery)


This! What is this!? Girl? Boy? IS? (If anyone knows this reference (IS) props to you!). 中山優馬 (Nakama Yuma) that's what it is.
What it's about: Who cares, the only reason I posted this is to post that picture, 'cause I thought it was a girl! I never get mixed up! I swear that looks like a 11 year old girl! But, then I saw it's in...surprise, Johnny's. Spooky. Anyway, it's not even just that picture, I did research folks, every single picture he's in, he looks like a chick! If you can find one where IS looks like a boy... and you can convince send it to me. You'll get my undying devotion... and a post on our blog...not to mention...mad props...Haha. Okay.
Rating: I'm not gonna watch it. And if your wondering, it's actually about baseball.

絶対彼氏 (Zettai Kareshi)

Who: 速水もこみち (Hayami Mokomichi), so cute. He's been in a bunch of dramas. He was in 働きマン (Hataraki Man), ごくせん2, 女帝 (Jotei), 電車男 (Densha Otoko) and many other dramas. 相武紗季 (Aibu Saki), I've never heard of her, but she was in Water Boys, season 1. 水嶋ヒロ (Mizushima Hiro) he's cute too, he was in 私たちの教科書 (Watashitachi no kyokasho), which in my opinion was an underrated drama.
What it's about: I am so excited for this drama. It's based on the manga of the same name by 渡瀬 悠宇 (Watase Yu). I loved the manga, it's one of my favorites, so I can't wait for the drama. So basically I think it's a chicks version of Chobits. If you don't know what Chobits is, it's a dude's version of 絶対彼氏. It's about a girl (Riko) , who wants to find love. So naturally, she buys the absolute perfect boyfriend, except he's a robot. There's a love triangle, between Riko, the robot boyfriend (Night) and Riko's neighbor (Soshi), it's wonderful.
Rating: Oh, I'll be watching. You should too. Watch!
Important Information: You shall watch 絶対彼氏 beginning April 8th at 9:00 (21:00) on Fuji TV. The official site is here. If you wanna check out the manga, it's available in both Japanese and English. So you can get the English at your fine local book retailer thanks to VIZ media. It's called Absolute boyfriend. You can get the Japanese from Kinokuniya, Amazon Japan or any other fine Japanese book retailer. I highly recommend you do so, both versions are wonderful. So go read folks, show the world you're literate.

Okay, so now that we have established the decent dramas, and the "IS" drama. The returning dramas are: 渡る世間は鬼ばかり 9! Crap, 9 seasons! 7人の女弁護士 2 and 篤姫 (Atsuhime) one of the highest ranking dramas of last season, it's actually really interesting, so I recommend checking it out. 篤姫 is on NHK, sundays at 9:00 (21:00). You can download the first season at D-Addicts - via torrent.


Who: 木村拓哉 (Kimura Takuya), if you don't know who he is...start knowing him. 深津絵里 (Fukatsu Eri), she's been in a lot of movies and dramas, just nothing I'm familiar with...she was in "Saiyuuki", the drama and the movie, if you saw those; if not, I don't blame you. The recently wed 阿部寛 (Abe Hiroshi)! Yay! Everything he's been in is fabulous. He's probably best known for "Trick" or "Dragon Zakura". He is wonderful, lights up the screen folks. I could seriously write a whole series of posts dedicated to 阿部寛 dramas...maybe I will. 寺尾聰 (Terao Akira), he's really famous, so I know his face well, but not what he's been in. He was in "Casshern" and "Ran", a few other samurai movies and some dramas I didn't see. And finally, 加藤ローサ (Kato Rosa), I love her. She was in 女帝 (Jotei). So, the cast is amazing, uber huge and can definitely hold their own against someone like キムタク (kimutaku).
What it's about: キムタク is an elementary school teacher who gets mixed up in politics because of his family and winds up as Prime Minister of Japan. I think it's going to be top in the ratings and be widely accepted among audiences.
Rating: So, they are puting キムタクin yet another sort of dark "human drama" role. With the success of his last award-winning drama 華麗なる一族 (karei naru ichizoku), why wouldn't they? 華麗なる一族 was like nothing キムタク had ever done before, it showed off his matured acting skills and was a clear transition from the normal "fluffy" feel-good dramas he has been accustomed to in the past. "Change", I hope, will bring the same impact. It has an outstanding cast and the script was obviously written for キムタク, I don't think we can go wrong here. I definitely look forward to watching it.
Additional Info: Madonna will be gracing "Change" with an opening theme song from her new album "Hard Candy" set for release in the U.S. 4.28, the song is titled "Miles Away" and was co-written by Justin Timberlake.
Important Information: "Change" begins Monday, April 21st at 9:00 (21:00) on Fuji TV. You can check out the official site here. And apparently it's a HUGE thing that Madonna is doing the intro, it's making news right and left. You can read an article about it here (one of the many, Google it). It's talking about how Madonna met キムタク on the set of SMAP x SMAP (SMAP Bistro) and producers of the show "Change" asked Madonna to do a song for it, they didn't thing she would do it, she liked the story...said read away (Japanese).

ALRIGHT! Dramas are looking eclectic, but exciting. Let's move onto some music.

So, last week Asian Kung-Fu Generation Released their 4th full length album ワールド ワールド ワールド(World World World). Okay, being a huge fan of AKFG, I have to say, I am a little disappointed. Their last album rocked. It has to be one of my favorite CD's of all time...not to mention the one before that. ワールド ワールド ワールド just seems to fall a little flat. It has their trademark sound, but not their normal passion. Their songs sound generic and aren't as catchy or heartfelt as their previous albums. This isn't to say that there aren't any good songs on the album. But unlike their previous CD's, where you could enjoy the whole album and love every song, ワールド ワールド ワールド, I maybe like 3 songs...and I really had to try. So, I have graced you with my favorites on the side panel of the blog, enjoy them.
Rating: C. It lacks their normal impact...just download your favorites.
If you want to buy it, you can get it at CDjapan, yesasia, among other places.

Here is a preview of 宇多田ヒカルの "Fight The Blues", from her new album "Heart Station", dropping 3.19. I think the album is going to be really awesome.

浜崎あゆみ (Hamasaki Ayumi) is set to release a new single "Mirrorcle World". And no, that isn't a spelling error. Play on words, I assume. Clever. Anyway. It's set for release 4.8 with two new songs, "Mirrocle World", "Life" and a 10th anniversary addition of "Depend on You". You can get a preview of "Mirrorcle World" here on her new PV for Lumix cameras.

Here are a few recommended downloads:
BoA - Be With You
SMAP - そのまま
中島美嘉 - SAKURA~花霞~
いきものがかり - 花は桜 君は美し

And lastly don't forget to pick up a copy of クローズ Zero available 4.18. So go get it. 'Cause I want it. You can get it here.

For your viewing pleasure.

I'm bigger than a frog too. Yay.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Let's Talk Music!

There's some great music coming out! I am so excited for the new and upcoming singles/albums! So, let's talk some music!

宇多田ヒカル(Utada Hikaru) has a new single coming out 2.20 followed by an album 3.19!
The single is called "HEART STATION/Stay Gold" and here is the TV spot for it:

Cute! I love Pon Pon Kumachan!

Her album drops 3.19 and is simply titled "HEART STATION"

Here is the PV for HEART STATION straight from Hiki's official site:

You can also listen to Stay Gold here.
*I am highly anticipating this album! I give HEART STATION/Stay Gold **** <--- (4 stars) 最高!すごくいいシングルだね!アルバムを楽しみに!

次 :Next

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION! I am very excited about their upcoming album: ワールドワールドワールド(World World World)! Which drops 3.05! Yay! Buy it! However, you have tunes to listen to while you wait! Their single, 転がる岩、君に朝が降る, just came out (2.06).
The single includes two tracks:
01: 転がる岩、君に朝が降る
02: 江ノ島エスカー

Both are phenomenal, classic AKFG songs! For a taste here is the PV of

While I was watching it, I was the seed going to sprout? Will it grow! And then, sidetracked by the boringness, I got to you know who makes excellent music videos...L'arc. Oh, back to the music video. Will it grow, OMG this is taking forever! Great song, bad video! His mouth is so huge, it doesn't look like he has any teeth at times, maybe he's toothless, that's gross. OH, OH! It's sprouting! Then, two leaves! TWO miserable little sprouty leaves....SIGH. That was sad. So anticlimactic. Not their best video, usually I like them too. Great song, great lyrics, sad disappointing, ADD causing-video.

But nevertheless BUY THEIR ALBUM 3.05!

次 :Next

Here's a picker-upper! ケツメイシ:出会いのかけら

The single comes complete with three songs:
01: 出会いのかけら
02: あなたに会えてよかった

03: 都会の夜

Here is the PV for 出会いのかけら:



Orange Range..."君station" single drops 3.05. For your viewing pleasure here is the PV:

I am unimpressed. I don't care for it, the song or the video. Maybe it will grow on me?

LASTLY - For laughs:

The beginning was like WTF is going on? And made me want to throw up. Please don't stroke that...and for the love of *grasp head* don't lick anything...ugh. Then the music video was like are they trying to be hard rockish? Punkish? What is going on? They are caressing themselves, their mics, 亀梨 (kamenashi) needs to stop licking himself. Oh my god! 3:00 into it we have a beat boxer! Holy crap! LMAO! *covers eyes*... Alright. So. This is what I think. Stick your tongues back in your mouth! Or I am going to cut them least their singing would improve. I wish that little red lightning that was flashing everywhere would electrocute them all! So they would shut the hell up! How annoying was that song. No. I correct myself. How annoying were they! KAT-TUN. Okay. *breathe*. I think it's even funnier the second time.

If your a masochist (shame on you), their (KAT-TUN) single is called "LIPS" and it came out 2.06.

If you've stuck with me this far. I have some more news. Yahoo is in the midst of its Yahoo! Music Award 2007 and you can vote! But hurry, all voting ends 2.18. What this is, is Yahoo! Japan gives its music awards to the best of the best (arguably so) voted by the users (that would be you) so get voting. The categories are as follows: Best Male Artist男性, Best Female Artist女性, Best Groupグルプ, Best Photogenic Artistフォトジェニック (I think this is hilarious, it's like high school), Best Western Artist洋楽 (which means American Artist, they are all crap...I had a hard time voting for this one), Best Newcomerニューカマー, Best Artworkアートワーク, and Best Collaborationコラボレーション. So VOTE! If you don't know who to vote for let me tell you.

Best Male Artist: DJ OZMA
Best Female Artist: 宇多田ヒカル(Utada Hikaru)
Best Group: L'Arc en Ciel
Best Photogenic: DJ OZMA (He so is...look at him with his afro..and he's gold. +1 for being gold, man! +10000000 for being Gold all over *wink wink nudge nudge* we like to be classy here on Mochi Balls) Plus, he's the only dude in his category, props OZMA. He's already his own personal trophy. He's already a winner.
Best Western Artist: I choose this goat because I think it can sing the best.
Best Newcomer: ONE OK ROCK. If UVERworld and Orange Range had some dirty one night stand with a rock group, this would be their nasty love child. ONE OK ROCK = one, okay rock group.
Best Artwork: Smashing Pumpkins-Zeitgeist
Best Collaboration: Winding Road - 絢香×コブクロ

Okay so, if you want to vote go here. All you have to do is select your fav from each category and click vote (投票する) at the bottom of each page. Have fun and vote wisely!

( ´ ▽ ` )ノ Cheers.

Monday, January 14, 2008

ごくせん 3! Gokusen Rumors True? I put my mad skills to the test.

There have been rumors that there will be a third season of the 日本テレビ系ドラマ「ごくせん」 (Nippon Television drama "gokusen"), and being the wonderful person that I am, I have confirmed these rumors to be (drum roll please), true. The new season of ごくせん will be airing early April. So, yay! It will of course star 仲間由紀恵 and a new class of students. We have much to look forward to. You can check out some sites that confirm the wonderfulness: the official site and here.

So, if you haven't checked out ごくせん yet, now is your chance, you have till April to watch the first 2 seasons and the special. If dramas aren't your thing (even though they should be) ごくせん has an anime and a manga to check out, both have been translated for your viewing and/or reading pleasure. You can watch the drama via the ever fabulous crunchyroll or the old fashioned way and pay cash for it like you would a high dollar prostitute and buy it off eBay, or, for the real thing, from cdjapan. You can watch the anime the same and check the manga out at your local book retailer! So jump on the bandwagon folks and do what everyone else is doing. Be cool.

That's about all I have to say. Here is a clip to keep you company. Because, as you guessed it...I love ya!

(^ _ ^)/~~サヨナラ

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Recommendations!

It's that time of the year again and as we all know it's the gift giving time. So, I have taken it upon my glorious self to help you do your shopping, whether it be for yourself or for someone else. Here are some of my favorite manga, dramas, movies and CD's to help you please everyone on your list!

Okay, let's start with my favorite manga right now!

砂時計(すなどけい)/sunadokei by: 芦原妃名子 (あしはらひなこ)

Now, I usually don't like shojo manga, but I have to say, this is by far one of the best stories I have ever read. The manga is 10 volumes total and just recently finished. The story is about a girl named Uekusa Ann who moves with her mother from Tokyo to a rural town in the middle of nowhere after her parents divorce. She feels out of place until she meets a boy named Daigo and the two become best friends. However, a tragedy occurs that changes Ann's life forever...the manga is great...there's romance and friendship...real life hardships and situations. It's not the average shojo manga, which is why I'm so drawn to it. So check it out! You can get it at your local Kinokuniya or at Amazon Japan.

For those of you who cannot read the Japanese, never fear, the English translation will be available January 1st for your viewing pleasure! Check it out here!

Another great choice, shojo style is:
僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ/boku no hatsukoi wo kimi ni sasagu by: 青木琴美(あおきことみ)

Okay, so another extremely popular manga. What is wrong with me? I know, I know. But check it out! The art might turn you off at first, but you can move past it quick, I swear...(they have really creepily big eyes...). So the story goes like this, two kids grow up together, one is really sick. They meet in the hospital and make a promise to each other - On their 20th birthday they will get married. The only problem is, will the sick boy make it to his 20th birthday?! OMG folks, it's so sad! The story chronicles their childhood and schooldays...narrated by them both, with flashbacks and sad little blurbs...its so wonderful! Oh so good! You think it would be predictable, but I find myself reading uncontrollably. It's still going and there are 9 volumes out as of right now. So go to either Kinokuniya or Amazon Japan to check it out.
*Unfortunately if you don't read Japanese you are out of luck on this one. It hasn't been translated as of yet. But keep your hopes up. One day. You could always practice your Japanese. Check it out anyway!

Not into the shojo? It'sk ! I got you covered-Let's try one of these!
*ピュ〜と吹く!ジャガー by: うすた 京介
Want one of the funniest comics ever! Ever wonder what a comic about a dude who plays the recorder would be about...check this out! The best gag comic ever...featured in Shonen Jump!

*銀魂 by: 空知英秋 GIN TAMA by: Sorachi Hideaki - A comic about...uh...what is it about? It's funny...check it out. I think it has aliens and giant dogs...samurai? It's also features in Shonen Jump and it was turned into an Anime. So it must be good...*cough*.
- This one is available in English ! Yay! So, go to your local fine book retailers and buy buy buy!

Finally a quick list of manga to check out! (Trust me..muahahah)
Reborn (English Available)
D.Gray Man (English Available)
ヴァンパイア騎士/Vampire Knight (English Available)
B.O.D.Y (English Available)
CROWS!!!! <--- I added the !!!!!! weee 絶対彼氏/Absolute Boyfriend (English Available) Ouran Host High School (English Available) 花とみつばち Flowers and Bees (English Available) Death Note (I guess it should go on the list...English Available of course)

CD of the season a must have!!!
L'arc ~en~ Ciel's KISS

It's beautiful...although the cover looks like an amateur rip of of AKFG's CD covers (which is sad since L'arc's CD covers are usually really pretty!) but's whats on the inside that counts...and dude...L'arc made it count. This has to be their best album since...ray! There isn't one song on here that I dislike. So go get it! It makes a great gift!

Here's the track list:

1. SEVENTH HEAVEN (5:01) <日本テレビ系「スポーツうるぐす」テーマソング>
2. Pretty girl (3:17)
3. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM (4:16) <スバル New レガシィ CMソング>
4. 砂時計 (4:35)
5. spiral (4:01)
6. ALONE EN LA VIDA (5:12)
8. 海辺 (4:33)
9. THE BLACK ROSE (3:38)
10. Link -KISS Mix- (4:46) <「劇場版 鋼の錬金術師 シャンバラを征く者」オープニングテーマ>
11. 雪の足跡 (4:46)
12. Hurry Xmas (4:49)

The best dramas for gifts:

Long Vacation - a classic...always makes a great gift

Nodame Cantabile

花より男子/hana yori dango

*For the best prices try eBay...or otherwise go to yesasia or Cdjapan for the best deals!

And finally, you want the best movie to get your special someone...try these:

大停電のよるに - Daiteiten no yoru ni

"Daiteiden no Yoru ni" is the latest film from director Takashi Minamoto. Inspired by the August 13, 2003 blackout across New York City, Minamoto presents an original tale about the Christmas that neon-tinted Tokyo went dark! Amidst this backdrop characters struggle to find their own place, help each other, and fall in love. It is a really great movie. English SUBS!

ゲゲゲの鬼太郎/Gegege no Kitaro

Japanese DVD release of the film adaptation of legendary manga and anime series "Gegege no Kitaro" starring Eiji Wentz, Mao Inoue, Reina Tanaka, Yo Oizumi, Kanpei Hazama, Koyuki, and more! Kitaro lives his life in Gegege Forest with his father the eyeball and his ghoulish friends! One day he receives a letter with news that threatens to shake both the spirit world and the world of the humans. When a human boy ends up with tremendous power and evil spirits attack, Kitaro manages to save him. Now the real trouble begins! YAY! Fun for any fan! English Subs!!

Some more movies:
Nana (Eng. Subs)
Sakuran (English Subs)
Maiko Haaaan!!! (English subs)

Once again go to or for more info!

So, check all these wondrous wonders out! And have yourself a merry little X'mas! Or whatever it is your celebrate!

懐かしいよね!...Merry X'SMAP! メリクリみんな!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just some news...

Abe Hiroshi is getting married!

Omg! What news! Abe Hiroshi (43) is engaged to a woman 15 years his junior. Congratulations. But for some reason it makes me kind of sad he's taken...not that I ever really wanted him for myself...but all the same...

Tetsu is geting married!

Tetsu (38) from L'arc en Ciel is also getting married to Sakai Ayana (22), a talent/model. Also, makes me a little sad...think I had a crush on him at one point...not marriage/stalker crush...but still. Oh, and he beat Abe, his chick is 16 years younger than him! Go Tetsu! おめでとう!Dude, that's younger than me, yo! Not by much...but still! I'm old...I'm going to go curl up in the corner, rock back and forth and die a little inside.

So much marriage.

And finally, they are making a ヤッターマン or "Yatterman" ( will someone tell me how they got yattERman out of yattAman?) movie...a live action movie...starring 櫻井翔 (Sakurai Sho) from 嵐 (Arashi)! For all of you who don't know what a Yatterman is, it is's about a hero who fights crime with a ball in a cup...that's right folks, a ball in a cup...You just toss the ball, catch it in the cup, dump it out of the cup, toss it, and catch it in the cup again. The ball is on a string and attached to the cup, so there's no worry if you don't catch the ball in the cup. And clean up is as easy as catching a ball, in a cup. So, why spend another day not catching a ball in a cup when you can be catching a ball-in-a-cup?...But, "Oh, no!" you say. "Aw, I missed the cup." Hey, but its okay...because there's a string attached to the cup!...Yeah...seriously...a hero who fights crime with a a
Here's Yatterman!


Oh boy!

Yattaman sounds better....hmmph.