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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Erika Toda!... Yuko Oshima... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Masami Nagasawa!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!

Also these days(mid-2017) have many posts for Korean actresses, dramas and films that are worth checking out as over the years have become a much bigger fan of Korean dramas versus the ones from Japan.

Few tidbits.... have no idea why the background color constantly changes, think Blogger keeps doing it.
New item on the right is the 'Featured Post of the Day', will be putting some fabulous oldie posts which some of you may have missed the first time around, all will be at least one year old.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Nao Kanzaki: Sorry for this recent gap in posts...

.... but once again having computer issues though this time it's much more serious. Probably can't get more serious in the fact that the computer for the most part is deceased. Could see this coming for a few months now and have mentioned it a few times here, Sunday that day finally came.
 What's surprising is that the hard drive is okay, seems everything else on the computer has the problems. So guess the next thing on my list or should I say first thing is getting a replacement one, really would rather not but sadly all of our lives these days are centered around technology.
 Would like to hear from some of you who may have some suggestions on a new laptop, is there a certain brand or whatever that has worked out the best for you? And on the other hand are there laptops I should avoid, would rather not have Windows again but think the options after that OS are quite slim. If you can drop me a comment would really appreciate it, no access at home but can check back here via work or at the library.
 My one other worry is about the hard drive, it's fine but is it possible to transfer things over to a new laptop if it's not installed in the previous laptop? Sorry for the bad news but there's quite a few of you who I suspect have been visiting here for a while and didn't want you to think I've given up here or left you high and dry. Won't give an exact date on the return, hopefully it'll be soon but can't start taking days off work or other activities just because of this major problem.

Friday, March 25, 2016

C-ute: 29th single promo pics and info


 C-ute's 29th major single is coming out on April 20th, the A-side is titled "Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou" which means Why do people fight? The other two songs on the single are titled "Summer Wind" and "Jinsei wa Step!" aka Life is Step! Most of the other very popular J-Pop groups such as AKB and Nogi have put out singles this month plus SKE's next one comes out on March 30th.
 Mention that as it might help out sales for the single with no major competitors releasing a one around the April 20th date. The group's singles usually end up being in the top five for it's first week out, they sell an okay amount but it'd be nice if they could eventually step up the sales a little bit such as breaking the 100,000 copies sold mark.
 This post gave me a good idea is to perhaps devote one for the group's other singles. Have quite a few pics for most of them such as the covers, cards and other promo materials so think that'll be a series starting real soon. Will just go back to their 2010 single "Campus Life" which is the song that got me hooked on them, think the members may have been a bit too young on the singles prior to that one. Will be working backwards so the first post will be featuring single #28 "Atigatou~Mugen no Yell", won't be starting the series for about a week though.


 The gals are really looking grown up on the single's cover and promo pics. It's only natural them looking grownup as they're now all in their 20's and four of the members hit that mark a few years back. There is a short PV out for 'Naze Hito', haven't listened to it yet and probably won't as it's less than 2 minutes long. Will wait until the full version is released before listening to it, will post it here when it comes out which should be very soon.
 Lot of early promo pics already for the single, have heard there's also going to be a few events for the single at the end of April. The single comes in three editions or four as you can buy all three of them in a boxed set. The deluxe editions come with some lottery cards where some lucky winners will get a chance to attend one of those promo events.
 Even more promo pics here for the single to end this post off and for a change have switched the order of the pics. Don't know if anyone has noticed but always have posted in order of my fave members, will have the order like my mind usually is and have them mixed up. Not a huge amount of pics for each member, sure more will be released as it's still 3+ weeks until April 20th, in order there's Airi, Mai, Maimi, Saki and Chisato













C-ute- "Monster" tour cards and pics #2



 Know I need to start posting about other things then C-ute and Nogi, lately though there's been very little to post about my other faves so guess in a way it's good to have them to post about. Part one featured just Maimi and Saki along with some group pics but have the other three members here for this post.
 The "Monster" tour took place in the Autumn of 2014 as the group was promoting their "The Future" single. It was a double A sided single, first post had the song just mentioned but this time around after the pics have the other hit song on the single "I Miss You".
 Berryz Kobo played at a few of their performances, the group's done a few split singles with them plus Airi is in both groups, you'' see them in a few pics below. She leads off today's pics and is followed by Chisato and Mai, after the individual pics have some more group cards along with some concert ones and of course don't forget to check out the video.
 PS- Don't think it's a record for total pics but this post came awful close to topping whatever that mark may be.