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Sunday, January 29th, 2017
2:45 pm - Arashi



I've enjoyed Arashi for just over a year now. I stumbled across the band while searching for Haruma Miura clips (my bae :D) and came across Vs Arashi TV show. The five guys in the band made me laugh for hours, watching episode after episode of VSA, trying to find any videos that were subtitled. I ended up googling the band to learn more about them and read that they had multiple variety shows that I had never heard of. I immediately went on the hunt for any content I could find. I've collected a few episodes of Arashi ni Shiyagare and Himitsu no Arashi chan (thanks to online subbing communities who rock my proverbial socks) and a couple concert DVD's. After watching The Digitalian concert I was in love with their music and tried to find as many of the albums as I could. I'm still missing a few of them but they quickly became a new obsession for me.

Because of this new found love I have for them I might do a review for all things Arashi, including albums, TV shows and concert DVD. Having this project to look forward to makes me happy and excited. I might make an Arashi tag quiz thingie but I don't really have that many friends who even know who they are. I've seen most of the concert DVD's but I'm always looking for more subtitled episodes and pictures. I keep going back and forth between the members, trying to pick my favourite but I can't decide. I showed my mother an episode of HNA and she immediately took a liking to Jun Matsumoto. She can't remember his name most of the time and just calls him “my boy” but she has some pretty strong competition out there.



current mood: creative

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Saturday, January 28th, 2017
9:23 pm - Rurouni Kenshin

When I was 14/15 years old I went with a friend to a local nerd store that carried a variety of anime and manga. (VHS bitches!). It was a small collection of content compared to how much the big stores in the city carry but still, it was like a holy oasis for anime lovers in my small town. It was there that I first encountered Rurouni Kenshin. While browsing through some of the collection I happened across a tape with the first three episodes on it. The plot was right up my alley and I enjoyed the art style so I thought I'd rent it and give it a try. What follows could only be described as love at first sight. I was hooked! I returned to the store the next day and rented the other two VHS's that were available and begin binge watching the series over and over again. Mind you I only had access to 10 episodes in total (this was before the convenience of the interwebs) but I rewatched them over and over again, forcing any acquaintance to give it a watch. When the store decided to sell off its old stock I was lucky enough to grab those three tapes and still have them to this day.

So with the love of the anime I was both excited and nervous about watching the live action film that came out in 2012 featuring a wide selection of actors I had never heard of but one in particular would be a new obsession.

Himura Kenshin aka Battousai played by Takeru Satoh

Hhhnnnggh!! He was brilliant. I'm so happy! It was another “Love at first sight” moment for me. And then when he let the darker side of him loose and started to become the Battousai... I knew this would be one of my favourite movies EVER. He made the movie for me.

The fight scenes were amazing. I'm SO impressed with how much effort they made to stay faithful to the anime and mangas. There are three movies that cover almost 90 episodes of the anime so yeah, a lot of stuff was left out but the main plot was so loyal to the original storyline that I really can't complain. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind reading subtitles unless you're fluent in Japanese.



current mood: nostalgic

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
8:46 pm - Life has kicked me in the proverbial nuts

I've had a rough year and not much good has come from it but I promised myself that I would try to concentrate on the good things in life. Be more positive and all that self help bullshit. One good thing that has happened this past year is that I rediscovered my love for Japanese drama's. I'm not sure why I stopped watching dramas or animes but it gradually happened and the love faded.

But, oh boy, is it back with a vengeance.

So I'm going to use this journal for my rants and ravings about things that I love.I've had a rough year and not much good has come from it but I promised myself that I would try to concentrate on the good things in life. Be more positive and all that self help bullshit. One good thing that has happened this past year is that I rediscovered my love for Japanese drama's. I'm not sure why I stopped watching dramas or animes but it gradually happened and the love faded.

But, oh boy, is it back with a vengeance.

So I'm going to use this journal for my rants and ravings about things that I love.  So all of my past journal entries are set to private and I shall concentrate on the new things in life instead of looking to the past.



current mood: annoyed

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