From epic to humorous to breezy to cryptic to a gigantic penis to heartfelt….Family48’s♥ latest single headlined by “Bokutachi wa tatakawanai” will take you into a whirlwind of visuals and emotions and as always with AKProductions you just know that no expense will be spared!
Released late last month on the 20th, this now their 40th single release coincides with the the equally awaited and most epic event known as AKB48’s Sousenkyo or General Elections which is now in its final days of voting. So with each single you purchase you’ll receive a voting ticket which has a unique code which then can be entered onto the official voting site where you may place your vote(s) on whomever your heart so desires~* ^^. So just yesterday after many debates with myself I finally did visit the site and place my four votes and it really wasn’t easy choosing whom to vote for as for one Family48 is a gigantic place perhaps even overfilled with way too many amazingly talented and adorable idols♥ from which you’ve most likely favorited more than a few girls and secondly with a known gist of the probable top vote getters should one’s votes further their possible dominance or instead should you vote to boost the rankings of your other many many favorites? Of course the mindless and yet heart backed decision would have been to simply vote for my Oshi~♥ Mayuyu♥ like four times in a row but like last year I decided to instead spread the love just tinny bit further and so I ended up voting for Paruru, Kitarie and well……of course Mayuyu twice Σ(￣◇￣*)！Ricchan would have been a toss up between herself and Kitarie however I was surprised not to see her anywhere on the official voting site and it wasn’t until afterward that I learned that she had opted out of this year’s General Election =/. The reasoning goes without question and yet while I’ve been totally out of the loop of AKLife for some months now I have to wonder if a particular song/music video herein is actually sending a very real message as to Ricchan’s future?? But more on that when we arrive at said song =).
~AKB48’s “Bokutachi wa tatakawanai” single can be ordered @ Cdjapan~
~AKB48 “Bokutachi wa tatakawanai” (mv)~
Hmm….? So the synopsis here goes something like: A long time ago in a galaxy far far away AKB’s Secret Angelic~Fashion Runway show goes under a shocking attack by the dark dark forces of ATOW whom wield fierce weaponry including explosive projectiles and deadly light sabers alike =O! (BTW place wings on the Girls48 and it instantly transforms any party into a heavenly and yet sexy eye- O-O -candy bliss filled time…(^q^)!) Now in the deadly aftermath we witness a ransacked Tatooine where Paruru Skywalker suddenly awakens to the voice of her master and best girlfriend Mayu Wan Kenobi in her mind whom induces in Paruru a lemon-peel scowl and rage like never seen before (・д・`*)！！！No wait. That lemon-peel part…we’ve already witnessed on news stands and television sets nationwide for quite some time now =P and it’s really like Paruru’s BRAND which I’m strangely now both accustomed and attracted to where one can only guess what’s emotionally occurring inside or perhaps it’s something as simple as…..
Seriously though how incredible is this MV!! The fight choreography and training the girls all had to battle through with mesmerizing results!! I particularly love how the various dance scenes seamlessly act as a somewhat “calm” between all of the butt-kicking and light sabering that’s going on with an octane leveled vengeance and bonus points for wardrobes all around whether they’re being worn on the Victoria’s Secret AKANGEL’s Secret runway, awesome dance sets or the desert plains of Tatooine =)! And it’s not just coincidence that Paruru happens to be headlining the awesomeness here as this mv itself acts as a PR campaign of sorts for her (except there are no special interest groups and shady donations to speak of =)!)…as we’re on the cusp of electing the Senbatsu Overlords to rule over the galaxy for another annual term, coincidence?….I think not! Oh okay so I’m a ‘tad’ ‘bit’ biased is all and maaaaaaybe just a bit too open minded is all…(^q^)!
Also note how Paruru’s♥ hairstyle itself has a starring role here as well as hers is in deep contrast to her fellow surrounding group mates as in no bangs vs. lots of bangs…okay so she does indeed have bangs however she not being banged up here so to speak =P! I personally adore her bang~less (today’s made-up word!) look very much as it then allows her big and gorgeous almond shaped eyes to shine~*~~* even more than usual!
And yet to further this conspiracy of galactic proportions, you know how in the ‘future’ everyone will be wearing the same exact outfit so that we can appear to be organized and uniform in mind to aliens and any other unearthly beings we will be meeting?..well just think about the Big Bangs Theory as in how the whole bangs look is overwhelmingly worn by idols and how that’s a ‘perfect’ =P analogy to the whole wearing the same outfit idea of the future ＼(^o^)／ ☆！！、see how it all comes full circle! BTW I’ve worn bangs for the better part of the past two decades so guilty as charged!! I am properly prepared for the future =).
..do you now think me even weirder than before,
..you know to have such wandering observations and thoughts?
Maybe I shouldn’t share every single thought that pops into my head at any given moment of the day/night….
And speaking of Mayu~”Wan”~Kenobi♥, you do remember the legendary Jedi Master Master of Dog Whisperers right?
~Mayu “Wan” (sometimes “Wan Wan”) Kenobi♥~
See what I did there? Japanese have a spoken sound for just about everything in nature to animals like from the rain “za~za~za!” to doggies with “Wan~Wan!” Yes I am a dork and a card carrying one at that….we’re talking like ~certified~!!!!!!! (。ーωー。)笑！
And before we move on just one more thought on Paruru’s performance in “Bokutachi wa tatakawanai” ….you did notice what she ‘clearly’ has in common with acting great Robert De Niro right?
How Paruru can ‘say so much’ without uttering a single word, like with just one look two full pages of dialogue just went by with complete silence….okay so it’s perhaps just a single emotion being emulated without words herein you know stemming from being completely pissed that her runway show was totally destroyed, “Sasshi not being made” along with that guy getting zapped and all right in front of her, you know he was kinda cute! =)
BTW here’s my special Paruru~♥ emoticon:
Pretty good huh! =)
~Selection 16 “Summer side” (mv)~
Fun and breezy, that’s the vibe with “Summer side” with a mv which emulates that to a tee and while the song itself may be a bit ‘generic’ in tone the accompanying visuals here surely make up for any of that sentiment I’m sure! What’s also a refreshing surprise is that the girls aren’t going all mizugi on us for this one, you know with a title like “Summer side” and all it would have actually been very much expected…I hear summer and I immediately think let’s get nearly naked as much as allowed by law=)! Kudos for the adorable wardrobes all around which at times actually made me think slumber party rather…..nothing too deep here but still a truly enjoyable song and visual ^^. ps. and if for nothing else at all, just to see a particular someone here getting very girly with Miichan is well worth the price of admission =).
~TentouMuchu! “Danshi wa kenkyuu taishou” (mv)~
Here’s our first version exclusive mv as “Danshi wa kenkyuu taishou” only appears on type A’s DVD. Was it just me or did that whole experiment thingy look sort of like a gigantic dancing penis ↑↑↑ ?? Sort of a sneaky way of creating idol porn don’tcha think! =O So by utilizing the girls’ genki~(ness) & heart our research object should me like a man right? Well look at this thingy…it’s got the soldiers helmet just about right minus the face being there of course otherwise your man’s an alien my friend just you know…(^q^)! A friend once told me that ‘you can look down and see breasts anytime!’ and I say you can look down and see your thingy* anytime…so touche (。ーωー。)笑！Oh and this song is really one of those sweetly whimsical numbers where the vocals and melody just make you wanna say something like… きゃぁーっっっヾ(＾∇＾)！～！～！～！
And just when this cute mv ends I’m like WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! Did you see what that gigantic penis thing did after he collapsed while the girls were surrounding him?? It exploded with a milky looking splish~splash (・д・`*)！！！Okay maybe it was just vapors however I was already in the mindset that it was a gigantic penis, so sorry my fault =P.
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t ever play with a gigantic dancing penis thing ever! …_〆(・∀・＠)
Although he did last* for more than a minute I think which is better than some regular sized penises =).
~DendenMuchu! “Kafuka to DendenMuchu!” (mv)~
Type B’s DVD is the exclusive home to the mv by DendenMuchu! The storybook theme is a nice touch and this one is pure fantasy fun which comes with a bit of magic, a sleeping beauty, thy forbidden fruit in gigantic form, a rain dance and the promise of more + to come =). The visuals and wardrobes are enchanting no doubt and yet I found this particular song to be a sort of a middle of the road type of song as it didn’t quite allure me into multiple plays and a want to add to my ipod playlists, still it’s cute no doubt and vocally it’s done very well but hmm….
~AKB48 Team 8 “Yogoreteiru shinjitsu” (mv)~
Well the truth, the whole dirty truth about this mv is that it’s completely cryptic!!!! Think dark like Ueto Aya’s awesome mv for “Message” with the added touch of monochrome shots, some of the very BEST dance choreography this single offers!!….as well as dynamic editing magic which creates a distinctly eerie aura all around and wallah!..you’ve got one amazing music video which you can’t take your eyes or ears off of as the song too is pretty great!! Okay so it’s not quite “Mulholland Drive” and thankfully so as as David Lynch really managed to creep and well confuse the heck out of me back then and then it became sort of pretentious as there were additional film meaning clues written right onto the DVD’s chapter card as he just KNEW that no one of this planet would understand what they’d just watched (*>ω<)！！～！！So watch Team 8’s visual project here and replay as necessary while I go check the CD cases liner notes for some hidden clues (。ーωー。)笑！
~AKB48 “Barebare bushi” (mv)~
NOW here’s easily my most favorite mv of this entire single!!!!!!!
As a matter of fact type D’s DVD includes not one but two exclusive music video tracks and they’re both favorites~♥ by far rivaling even the title song’s “Star Wars” mv which opens this post!! “Barebare bushi” captures the television age of yesteryear perfectly with sets and wardrobes all the while injecting its entirety with an arousing sense of humor and an amazingly fun and candid enka song!!!! Whether it be Mayuyu as the poor dear mother, Yukirin as the Grandma or the likes of Paruru as one of the children it’s fun hijinks galore with toupee mishaps, culinary misfortunes and even a bit of toy sharing or lack there of =P. Even the filming is of a hazy sort of color for the sake of old times and oh Yes! the salarymen of course are most prominently represented with some of the giddiest choreography yet! And you gotta love how each key family member or AKGirl if you will, gets their very own verse to represent the genre with each an also most unique take on the humor of yesteryear films….this one’s pure joy~*~~* and (sigh*…) Mayuyu looks so darling here in her role and I even think I spied a smile of sorts from the adorable and possibly misunderstood Paruru~♥ =D.
~AKB48 “Kimi no dai ni shou” (mv)~
Remember about eight and a half hours ago (actually that’s the time it’s taken to write, upload, edit, cap, and weird you out to this point! =P….) I had mentioned an mv featuring dear Ricchan♥. Well the final mv of the set which as aforementioned is also exclusive to type D’s DVD is about as heartwarming as music videos come~♥. A moving recollection of memories brought to life with the premise of a single book and how the bonding of friendships and hard work have all led to the realization of one’s dream~* and furthermore the future. To reiterate I’ve been most absent on the daily happenings of Family48 so perhaps my reading into this video is misguided or is it? I mean it’s clearly depicting Ricchan pondering and then going through a great and wonderful transition in her life and career which means life after AKB♥. And so with that is it purely fictional or is it simply reality? Ricchan’s graduating? The dreadful attack from May of last year still very fresh in mind as that sort of sick action doesn’t fade ever really =(. Also Ricchan’s notable absence from this years Sousenkyo…..so is it art emulating life or simply life emulating art~? ^^ In any case what an absolutely gorgeous song ♪～♪ ～♡~^^。
A fabulous post. Tempting to play the videos, but managed to hold back as my copies are still in the post and that would be a bit like opening your Christmas presents a couple of days before Santa actually delivers them. This looks such a fun collection of songs, with another rooftop dance sequence to add to the collection, and ‘Kimi no dai ni shou’ looks wonderful. I too have been a bit out of the AKB loop of late, although my iPod is almost exclusively AKB/SKE at the moment (Sakamoto Maaya’s amazing singing is on there too), and I probably watch at least one mv every day.
You’ve definitely got willpower!! I think we spoke about this before but I’m exactly the same where I’ll refrain my hardest to not watch any new mvs until my copies arrive, of course much easier said than done but so true how it does really make getting the releases that much more special! Just hope you’ll share a few thoughts here when your copies do arrive….it’s really a pretty awesome single with so much variety in so many senses ^^.
Just linking the songs you sent me…. also hoping that you’ve received your latest AKB48 singles??…. as I know you’ve been holding back hearing/watching them until their arrival =). Just curious of your thoughts….
U~n definitely has a wonderfully colorful anime aura about it and you’ve composed some very catchy movements here from verse to chorus and bridge. I love the instrumentation too with the flute playing a perfect melody above the constantly moving piano. Hmm I hadn’t noticed the distortion you’d mentioned…. I’m thinking GarageBand somehow made a glitch? As a whole it’s much like a jazzy piece too, a memorable contemporary styled piece! Like I’ve been telling you, you’re an amazing composer and this piece further attests to just that ^^!
You’ve also mentioned an album titled “Lucy” with a pv bringing the imagination of Mayuyu as a Labrador however there is no link at message’s end….?
Also liked the Sakamato Maaya song you sent, her voice is no doubt very powerful and that track very very energized!! And I know we both love folk songs very much…very cool that she traveled all the way to Ireland to record!
“Haven” is very melancholy in flavor and has even a tone of haunting premonition if that makes any sense at all. I would liken this song for a dramatic movie scene where things are transpiring quickly in a dark way. Haha I probably most likely have a very different image of this song’s meaning but that’s what immediately popped into mind when I first played it, another very well composed and memorable piece!
You’d written: ”日本語を少し話すことができます”、a perfect way to express that you do speak some Japanese, sometimes the order of things can be different but this is totally right =). Haha no you didn’t order pizza from me…btw I’ve never made really good pizza lol just a warning =P! Un Tanimura Yumi’s Feel Mie is most awesome!! I can totally understand getting hooked on any of her concerts and Tanimura Yumi really got us to meet when you were searching for her discography =)! That’ll always be a very fond memory! I don’t get many fans inquiring about her so that was the best of wonderful surprises and and she’s really one of the most incredible artists…amazing how she began really idol like in her youth =)….growing into this immense all around musician and talent and of course voice for the ages!
I hadn’t gotten into watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine although I hear nothing but great reviews about it. “Cowboy Bebop” oh that’s a very popular anime!! I’d recommend the original Tenchi Muyo! series as a fun no holds barred and just hilarious anime…that’d be my go to anime for a good time anytime. But it has to be the original series and not any of the spin offs or movies which I thought weren’t any where near as awesome. I’m still going retro with my t.v. watching…..still watching my way through “Chuck” which I’m totally in love with!!!! A friend recommended the show “Cheers”…have you heard of it. I was like a baby when it aired so I hadn’t but am giving it a try and so far I’m liking it very MUCH!! Witty humor and fun characters which are quite diverse and it didn’t take very long for its opening theme song to get stuck in my head….. I think permanently now! And it’s a good thing =).
Hi there! Thank you for listening. First thing I did today was to listen carefully to Drivetime on GarageBand and see if I could sort out the fuzziness I was hearing. I managed to locate a short piano phrase that was clashing with something else and now have it played by tremolo guitar! The rest of the fuzz was probably laptop speaker, as it sounded ok through headphones, and a lot bassier, of course. Thank you for liking Haven too. Interesting you mention the haunting premonition, as the photo I was inspired by was a screen cap I took from StreetView of rebuilding work on the Tohoku coast. StreetView has been using a boat in that area to document the various ongoing projects. It’s weird to be out at sea, but no danger of getting seasick.
‘Bokutachi wa tatakawanai’ CDs arrived yesterday! I love it. The main pv is pretty violent, and I guess they had to be very careful not to repeat what happened with ‘Beginner’, even though it’s fantasy violence. The gore reminded me very much of the fantastic ‘Show Fight’ pv, which takes place in a boxing ring and has lots of slow motion scrunched faces and wounds. The song itself is strong and really draws you in. I have been reading negative comments about Paruru’s dancing, but it seemed okay to me. People forget that idols aren’t required to be brilliant performers; that’s not what AKB is about. I like all the b-sides. My favourite is ‘Kegareteiru shinjitsu’. It has a Nogi46 b-side feel to it, and I love the pv. The dancing’s a bit ragged in places, but again, that doesn’t matter as the energy sweeps you along. I do enjoy a rooftop pv, one of the finest being SKE48’s ‘Kataokoi Finally’. ‘Kimi no Dainishou’ is such a beautiful ballad, isn’t it. BTW what does dendenmu actually mean. I guess denden is one of those onomatopoeic words the Japanese love? Chu means kiss, right? Anyway, Dendenmu Chu is a fun subunit and I hope there are more songs from them. This one reminded me of HKT48, especially the pv. This release pretty much a showcase for the newer generation anyway. And yet again I’m puzzled why Naanya only rolled in 75th in the election… As for ‘Danshi wa kenkyuutaishou’, that made me laugh a lot. The girls-as-scientists set-up reminded me of the wonderful: http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/SKE48—Banana-Kakumei/2898f4c030f819692642cdef90c884f8
‘Cheers’ is amazing. It starts off fun but then just gets better and better. I missed a lot of episodes as I was away at and didn’t have a TV. I caught the reruns, though. Actually, I really ought to buy a couple of seasons. I loved all the characters, especially Frasier and Lilith. Great theme song, too. I only watched one episode of Chuck. I must rectify that. And if you have any spare time, I highly recommend Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which just gets better and better. Andre Braugher’s character is especially funny.
Thank you again for this post. Oh, I forgot to mention one gripe about the release: why no extra footage on the DVDs? I felt it was a bit mean just to have the one song aside from the two repeated main ones. I know there are extra songs on the CDs, but the DVDs are a major attraction, and we’re usually treated to a few more goodies than this. Maybe next month there’ll be more…
In the above, I missed out ‘college’, in the ‘away at’ sentence explaining why I missed Cheers the first time round. Plus I spent most evenings down the pub and would have been incapable of concentrating on a programme, let alone turning on a TV in the first place. (‘Why are there two ‘on’ switches? And why are the two screens moving round and round like that.? Oh, I don’t feel too good…”). Ah, the folly of youth…
Hiya♡ Philip! I apologize so much as I’ll respond to you properly tomorrow. Just had a bit of a rough day… some x-rays and some new medications but not to create any worry it’s a best case scenario (relieved) truly =). You wrote such an awesome comment here, will talk to you tomorrow ^^.
Haha you’ve perfectly described an evening of having a bit too much LOL….happily I’ve long learned of my limits as it’s never a good thing for a girl to fall asleep in strange places or anywhere which isn’t home right =).
Hopefully these photo links will work… Here’s more of that Llama Monster:
Wonderful to see that even the gigantic penis gets some much needed time off when the cameras aren’t rolling =P. I particularly love the photo of him at the vending machine, I wonder if he’s looking for a condom vending machine as surely they must exist!!…sorry about that thought! =)
The GarageBand program is amazing in how you can specify every instrument that way and experiment with various sounds…. can’t go wrong with a tremolo guitar for sure!! I do have a wild imagination so that’s to blame for my premonition aura of “Haven” xD. I really can feel it though as it’s totally movie music!
Un perfectly said about idols I totally agree and happily I haven’t encountered any negativity surrounding Paruru’s dancing =). I thought she did amazing as the perfect center for this song and really it was so tailor made for her with all of the emotions and action scenes in the styles in which they were directed and filmed. She oddly appears to be nearly in agony while singing though…. or should I say she’s being Paruru rather there? =) Hmm did I totally read that title wrong? xD Team 8’s song and video are awesome!!! I loved the darkness all around with some very cool editing magic which is very movie like and YES it has I think the very best dance choreography on this single with the rooftop location being so dynamic!!! Un “Ricchan’s” song here is so well done and beautiful and memorable and it does beg the question about her immediate future…?? I mean it’s literally like a graduation song for her in every possible way…. I do hope~* she’s not graduating though I would totally understand as the trauma she’s been through is something you just don’t ever get over ever =(. Sad that she wasn’t even in this year’s election too =(. Hmm…. okay so the whole giant penis thought may just have been me as no one’s agreed yet =P!… but it’s the very first thing that came to mind really!…..AkiP subtle in creating secret idol-porn* =P! Un I love your comparison here too….love that song title as well…. anything with banana =).
Un we usually do get more extras…. still an all around amazing release and perhaps I fear they may have spent a bit too much on production and post production with such lavish mvs I wonder?
Ohhhh you know Cheers!!! =D I am so in love with this show right now….. I’m marathoning it on weekends every chance that I get! The characters are so well written with great dialogue and storylines…just so much fun to watch! Coach currently is one of my faves!!!! He’s soooooooooooo funny!! Okay I’m going to get Brooklyn Nine-Nine… btw Cheers is available as a complete set and pretty well priced to =).
Coach eventually gets replaced by Woody Harrelson. I think I preferred Coach just that little bit more. I’m sure you’ll love Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’ll refund your money should you not like it! As I said, it just gets better and better. I’ll definitely look into the set of Cheers. Next on the list of must-haves is Elementary season 3, which is released in September. It’s an amazing show with superb performances by Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Have you ever watched Taxi? I never watched many episodes. When it was shown over here it was in the graveyard slot and my parents didn’t have a VCR. I keep meaning to watch that from the start one day. BTW, are you a Game of Thrones fan? My friends are completely addicted and keep urging me to watch from the start. Perhaps one day I will. I’m feeling quite lazy at the moment, and prefer to watch things that don’t have ten zillion characters in it.
Paruru’s been doing some really interesting fashion shoots of late. I’ve seen a couple of them on Tumblr: if you didn’t know it was her, you wouldn’t know it was her, if that makes sense. Her hair and make-up have been really heavily worked on. As with many of the AKB members, she’s amazing at selling fashion. I don’t know if they receive modelling lessons, or if it’s intuitive, but they are so professional. Actually, when I think about MoMusu members I’ve seen being photographed, they seem to know exactly how to hold an expression, however fleetingly, certain it will work perfectly for the camera. Paruru must be the AKB member who polarises fans the most. Personally I don’t see what there’s not to like and admire. She’s a great character and totally individual in terms of idol-dom.
As for the giant penis. I can see the similarity, yes. But the creature is also a kind of nightmare llama: long neck with the little head and a fringe. It’s Mayuyu’s nightmare llama made flesh.
I will add the link for my revised ‘Drivetime’ here:
The tremolo guitar occurs round about 3m40s. I’ll probably remove the earlier version in a few days.
Wimbledon is about to commence, and a heatwave (with thunderstorms) is predicted for next week: it should reach the high 80 degrees in London as hot air wafts up from Spain. I won’t even attempt to predict the finalists…
You know that guy looked familiar on the outer box…. but then he has hair here =P. Sounds like an odd transition if he’s going to replace the Coach character with the obvious dynamic here being their vast age difference… a lot of Coach’s charm~* I take it is how they play with humor regarding his age and memory and stuff like that in pure fun =). Haha no need to refund as I’m positive it’s going to be great! Remember we have such similar tastes in just about everything so far =)!! What’s awesome is that the complete set of Cheers was so so cheap relatively speaking at just under $60!!
Is there a separate Amazon Europe? Or something like that or can you order directly from the U.S. store? Although I know shipping hurts the MOST always! =/
Oh no I’ve not head of Taxi before but just looked it up….. not sure about it but it sure has nice reviews! AH Game of Thrones is filled with naked people doing naked things* quite often =O….. oddly enough my Mom likes this show but I’ve not gotten into it and I sometimes ask her if she knows that she’s watching porn at times LOL whenever it’s on =P! I know fans swear it’s the absolute best!!!! I do love the medieval period shows very much and even the fantasy aspect even more with dragons and creatures and such…. guess that’s why I loved The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies so MUCH!!
So true about Paruru being most polarizing with some either loving or not so much loving her…. it’s quite difficult to get a grasp on and besides I don’t like reading the trolling and negative stuff which is blurted out by those whose social media hideaways makes them forget about her being a person with feelings too and just how desensitized we’ve become with social media is not a good thing at all. Much too easy for a troll hiding behind a keyboard to write nasty things, things one wouldn’t dare say to another person’s face =(. Anyway I’m getting way off course here sorry!
OH and about that GIANT dancing PENIS LOL…. I had to laugh when I first saw it but then again my imagination is stranger than most =). Love that visual of Mayuyu vs. The Nightmare Llama!! =O
….almost up to three minutes and 40 seconds….. again I really love this piece of yours!~! Contemporary pop/jazzy piece with a pleasing aura about it and having the flute play the lead throughout is just perfect ~*.
Oh dear…. heatwave? and thunderstorms?? =( Only centre court has a roof doesn’t it? The early round coverage begins I think at like 1 in the morning or so =( ….I may only catch the semis and finals on the weekend I’m afraid…. although if possible I’d so love to watch more! Serina and Djokovic LOL that’s me not going out on any limb whatsoever =P. They’re both just so dominant and now with Nadal looking like his body has broken down a bit too much over the years… I mean how he lost at Roland Garros was shocking!!! He had lost like just a single match there prior or something equally astonishing. And Murray of course will be the crowd favorite~♥ …. would love to see him win again!~!
There is a separate Amazon for UK and Europe, which I mainly use. The same for eBay, although weirdly there’s no ‘add to cart’ facility for overseas orders, which is where the US site comes in handy, because I can use that for requesting postage etc for multiple purchases. I’ve ordered season 1 of Cheers, rather than the boxed set as it means I have funds left to order some items from Masa. (Masa has the Sakai Noriko DVD box, which I hope to get one day…) Woody Harrelson’s character is quite different from Coach. He’s not particularly bright, which is the source of much humour. I’ve just remembered watching the final episode. It was shown here round about the same time as the final M.A.S.H. if memory serves correct. I was never a fan of that show, although I did watch it sometimes.
Hope you can get to see something of Wimbledon’s first week. It’s always interestingwhen a major player gets knocked out in their first match. That used to happen to Graf, if I remember, depending on the condition of her sinuses.
So great now we’ll be watching Cheers “together” and I actually just finished season 1 yesterday. …quite the season finale they had and I can totally see how this series continued for so long…great dialogue and characters!! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is in my next order…. I’ll be adding a bit more for free shipping. Not sure how I’m going to feel about the Coach to Woody Harrelson character change =/…. Coach is such an endearing character for the show.
I can’t imagine how any fan could part with any part of their Sakai Noriko collection, I know I never could and especially this DVD box set I could never part with it!!
Speaking of the legendary Graf!!…. Serina is in the middle of attempting to accomplish something Graf most recently did that being a true calendar Grand Slam. Hopefully the weekend coverage is on a delay or rebroadcast as it’s on so early here… 1 am =/.
I forgot to ask: have you ever watched ‘Frasier’? It loses steam a little after the first 3 seasons, but the dialogue is every bit as nimble and perfectly timed as ‘Cheers’. For once, a spin-off that was every bit as good as the original show. Which makes me think of ‘Joey’… I gave it a try, but away from his Friends, Joey was not particularly interesting. I’m so glad there wasn’t a series called ‘Chandler’…
As for Paruru, here’s some lovely photos from Majisuka Gakuen 4 booklet: http://saltuaface.tumblr.com/post/122934976764/majisuka-gakuen-4-photo-booklet-scan-by-la-mela Now that’s a nice smile she has.
Drama box set booklet? Makes you wonder why Paruru doesn’t smile more often during her gravure photo shoots… really great candid production photos, thank you for linking!
Haha! Oh no Joey was an I’ll advised series as great as Friends was… BTW I recently saw David Schwimmer doing an interview and boy does he look great!!!! Hmm had not heard of Frasier before, I don’t recognize the characters so I’m guessing they’ll appear in a soon to be seen episode/ season…. just beginning season 2 this weekend.
I’ve just checked and Frasier first appears in season 3, so you’ll have that to look forward to. His wife Lilith was funny funny: a forerunner to Amy from Big Bang Theory. The show Frasier started off really well but became patchy after season 3. There were still lots of great episodes, but also some dud episodes. A lot of shows are like that, though. There was a recent and much better show than Joey, with Mat LeBlanc playing himself, called ‘Episodes’, about a pair of Brits writing a show in America. BTW, the UK weather hit 36.7C yesterday, so hotter than Hawaii. Not good to be playing tennis in that sort of heat, though. Or even watching it.
It’s been very warm here too reaching 90 on some days which I know isn’t scorching hot and yet with no trade winds and high humidity it’s pretty awful. You can actually feel the moisture in the air sometimes and just sitting you sweat relentlessly.
Will be looking forward to the Amy type character in Lilith!! Sounds like a fun character already!! I’ve been working a lot of overtime lately but it will end this week so I should get back to posting soon as there’s so much to get to!!
AHHHH, your votes! I was curious who you would vote for, though I kind of already knew that your oshi would get some votes, naturally. You made some great choices with the votes. And by the end of tomorrow, the sousenkyo will be over and we’ll know who has won and… and… man, I can’t wait! I want Tani Marika to win and also Yukirin! And Mayuyu! And Sasshi! AHHH!
Also, your evaluation of the new MVS for AKB and their songs is simply incredible! I always wondered how long it takes you to write up these epic posts. I agree with you, too, Paruru owns in her center position and still somehow can say so much without saying anything, just with her looks, you know? I love that about her, much like you do. Also, Sasshi and Jurina are SMOKING hawt in the video! Gotta say, I enjoyed your Star Wars references too, especially since I’m a card carrying certified Star Wars Dork lol. Wait… now that I think about it… maybe AKB should just come out with their OWN Star Wars trilogy? I mean, why not? They certainly have the money and the means to do it? Now, the question is, who would play Luke and who would play Darth Vader, in the AKB version of Episodes, 4,5, and 6? That’s something to think about. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU, and with all the girls at the Sousenkyo tomorrow!
A~h I’m happy you agree with my choices albeit I’m positive your votes are very different =)! In my fantasy world I’d have Mayuyu & Paruru go 1~2 in the Senbatsu order =D as unlikely as that sounds. Could you imagine if Paruru’s~♥ melancholy expression became the face of the idol universe for an entire year!!!! It’d be something in which fans and aliens alike would be talking about for years to come!! BTW I believe in aliens, do you? I think they built the pyramids and were playing their brand of Lego when they created Stonehenge =)! Un Paruru was outstanding as the center in the headlining song and besides the acting how about all of that incredible fight choreography all of the girls had to train and rehearse for! At times she looks as if she’s in agony while just singing…it’s really something there happening. I just got a flashback there of De Niro when he was sitting at the bar and the camera was panning in on him fixated and he just has this look which alters a bit and just enough that you just know what’s ticking…Goodfellas is such an amazing film and I just love the style in which it’s narrated taking your throughout this entirely intriguing story…oh and the music of those eras!!…just great too!
Ohhh you’ve been dork-certified too?? =) That requires many friends and family reminding one on an almost daily basis based on things you do naturally….stating your heightened level of dorkiness =P. Hmm….well AkiP would have to be Darth P just so that one night he can say to Sasshi that he is her father!!!! =O Well I do have Paruru Skywalker here and Princess Leia would have to be Princess Mayuyu~♥ just so that she can make out with Paruru Skywalker you know before they learn that they are siblings =P!! You gotta love Lucas for creating that universal ick! factor for all of us LOL!~!
Hell M.B.Sensational videos very enjoyable.AKB48 are exceptional singers.Jalal
Hi Jalal, happy you enjoyed the artistry of AKB48…they surely are awesome!! =)
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Hello M.B.You Yourself have an awesome style to represent your guests., the stars of Japan.Jalal
Hi Jalal! Just me having fun with sharing my interests and passions here =). You have a heart filled with poetry, humility and much respect & love~♡… much thanks and love to you ^^!
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Thank you and the feeling is mutual.With respect jalal
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