A little while back, I asked y'all which dinosaur was the most like today’s capybara, and the results are IN:
Psittacosaurus is the clear winner in terms of suggestions (6 plus one “basal ceratopsian” that I’m going to assume is also psittacosaurus)
Protoceratops was the runner up, being a smallish, fairly well known ceratopsian, though of course it was neither aquatic nor a symbol of peace and unity (if we take into account that one infamous fossil)
Third place goes to basal/aquatic anklyosaurs, which I interpreted as Liaoningosaurus, and is probably physically and semi-aquatically one of the best matches
I also got 3 suggestions for kunbarrasaurus/minmi (searches for minmi initially turned up a Japanese musician and confused the heck out of me)
Honorable mention goes to the the heterodontasaurus chupacapra (a misread of capybara)
Thescalosaurus, A small, possibly semi aquatic ornithopod
And the non-dinosaur squad: jospehoartsia, a small synapsid, and my lizard

pirran-p  asked:

Can you suggest better names for club leaders? Those are SO stupid i'm literally dying, and you are very good in it. I adore the names you gave for rivals <3

Ask and you shall receive

*cracks knuckles*

Geiju Tsuka, which literally just means artist.

First name: Shun (俊). 俊 means ‘talented’, which befits a young painter.

Last name: Hiroshige (広重) 広 means ‘wide’ and ‘重’ means heaviness. This is also the name of famous ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige.

Therefore Shun Hiroshige (広重 俊)

Gema Taku, which is basically ‘game otaku’ in a Japanese accent.

First name: Shigeru (茂) which means ‘to be luxuriant, abundant’. This is the first name of game designer Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo fame. I think it’s a nice shoutout to the famous game producer.

Last name: Kōzuki (上月). This is the last name of the founder of Konami, Kagemasa Kozuki.

Therefore: Shigeru Kōzuki (上月 茂)

Uekiya Engeika HOOOOOO BOY. Her name is, you guessed it, gardener gardener. It’s moon moon all over again.

First name: Sayuri (百合), which means ‘small lily’. It’s a cute name for someone who is into gardening. It’s also different from names with the prefix ‘hana’, which means flower. There’s already a Hanako in the game, so I didn’t want to add another Hana-.

Last name: Tanaka (田中), which means ‘dweller in the rice paddy/field’. Uekiya spends a lot of time around fields since she’s a gardener.

Therefore: Sayuri Tanaka (田中 百合)

Miyuji Shan, which is ‘musician’ in Japanese. It looks so butchered it doesn’t even look Japanese.

First name: Kotone (琴音), which means ‘sound of a harp’. Harp is a stringed instrument, and the guitar is a string instrument. Furthermore, Miyuji was a quiet, mousy girl before her sudden transformation, mirroring the soft sound of a harp. Or perhaps Setsuko (節子), which means ‘child of melody, verse’. Miyuji is a musician.

Last Name: Yoshiki (佳樹). This is the name of the leader of X Japan (a Japanese heavy metal band). Miyuji is a total rocker, so this would be a shout out to him.

Therefore: Kotone Yoshiki (佳樹 琴音) or Setsuko Yoshiki (佳樹 節子)

Fureddo Jonzu… I actually cringed when I saw this. It’s not a smart pun. It’s just dumb. You also have to consider that voice actors will actually be saying these names, and it’s just gonna be laughable.

First name: Toshio (俊雄), which means ‘sagacious, hero’. Fred Fureddo is described as a natural born leader, and will become a heroic sleuth should the school atmosphere fall too low.

Last name: Taniyama (谷山). Why Taniyama, you ask? Because Kisho Taniyama is the current Japanese voice actor of Fred Jones, the character Fred Fureddo is ‘inspired’ by.

Therefore: Toshio Taniyama (谷山 俊雄)

Kaga Kusha. This means ‘scientist’.

First name: Hiroshi (浩), which means ‘prosperous’. He certainly has a prosperous future! This is also the first name of Hiroshi Ishiguro, the director of Intelligent Robotics Laboratory. It was this group that created Actroid, an android.

Last name: Yokoyama (横山), which means ‘mountain to the side’. This is the surname of Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who is thought to have started the mecha anime genre through his works, Tetsujin 28 and Giant Robo.

Therefore: Hiroshi Yokoyama

Band of the Week: BAND-MAID


Photo courtesy of BAND-MAID website


BAND-MAID is an all-girl Japanese rock band formed in Tokyo in 2013. The band dresses as maids, the idea coming from Miku, who was working at a maid café when she decided to create the band. She noticed the contrast between the cute maid outfits she wore for work and the harder rock music she listened to on the way home, and wanted to play with the contrast between the two. They’ve been slowly gaining recognition and played their first oversea “service” (what they call their shows) last year in 2016 in Seattle, USA.

Sound Like

BAND-MAID’s hard rock and pop metal sounds can be compared to bands like The Pretty Reckless and Babymetal.  


BAND-MAID has released four albums since it’s start, beginning with MAID IN JAPAN, New Beginning, Brand New MAID, and most recently Just Bring It, which was released on January 17th of this year. They have also released two singles, 愛と情熱のマタドール (Love, Passion, Matador) and YOLO. Only MAID IN JAPAN and Love, Passion Matador can be found on Spotify, and these as well as New Beginning can be found on iTunes.

Photo courtesy of Tktk photography


BAND-MAID is made up of five members, Miku (小鳩 ミク), Saiki (彩姫), Kanami (遠乃 歌波), Akane (廣瀬 茜), and Misa (ミサ). Saiki and Miku both do vocals, while Miku also plays guitar with Kanami. Akane plays the drums and Misa is on bass.

How Are They Diverse?

BAND-MAID is made up of all female Japanese musicians, and in a rock scene dominated by white men, the addition of an Asian female rock group is certainly necessary. The Asian music scene is dominated by pop groups, so the heavier rock sound BAND-MAID has isn’t as common. Their music is also a nice turn from a Eurocentric pop culture, coming neither from Europe or another western country, and sung mostly in Japanese, with only the occasional line in English.


【Twitter/Ryutaro Arimura】

Pictures shared by Ryutaro-san via Twitter. They show him on the observation platform of Mount Inasa, which he visited during Plastic Tree stay in Nagasaki for their live show on April 22nd.

Mount Inasa (稲佐山/Inasa-yama) is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to Nagasaki’s city center.

The summit can be reached by ropeway, bus or car and offers great views over the city. In fact, the night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views besides the views from Mount Hakodate and Mount Rokko.

On the 3rd pic, we can see Ryutaro behind a cardboard stand-up of Taro Hakase ((葉加瀬 太郎), who is a renowned Japanese musician specialised in playing the violine and composing. Hakase-san also composed a song called Nagasaki Yakyoku (長崎夜曲/Nagasaki Serenade) which can be found on the album ‘JOY OF LIFE’.

Sources: 1 2 3 4


TERU Twitter Update - Kyungsoo Baseball Jersey Feature

@TE_RUR_ET: (Went to) EXO concert, it was an enjoyable time〜(о´∀`о) I met all of the members and took a commemorative photo! All of the members are cheerful and bright friends, and to watch them tell their fans that they’ll meet them in the Tokyo Dome again next year also got me extremely excited! The nine members, together with their smiles and the promise (to their fans) to meet again (at the Tokyo Dome) is extremely dazzling.

P.S. Teruhiko Kobashi (stage name TERU), is a Japanese singer and musician. He is the vocalist of rock band GLAY (since 1988), for which he was initially the drummer. GLAY is one of the top ten best selling artists of all time in Japan.

Cr: @TE_RUR_ET (2016.12.01)
Chi Trans: weibo @nacho_都暻秀资源博
Eng Trans: twitter @enthralleddd
In partnership with: IG @channel930112


Atsushi Sakurai (櫻井 敦司 Sakurai Atsushi, born March 7, 1966 in Fujioka, Gunma) is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter. He has been the vocalist of the rock band Buck-Tick since 1985, previously being their drummer from 1983. He released the solo album Ai no Wakusei in 2004 and was also a member of Schwein alongside Hisashi Imai (Buck-Tick), Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM) and Raymond Watts. In 2015, he formed a solo project called The Mortal.

Happy birthday you devil <3


Plasticzooms “Highway” w/ Hideki Matsutake & Michiko London

New retro science fiction music video by the Japanese band Plasticzooms with legendary Japanese electronic musician Hideki Matsutake and fashion by legendary Japanese designer Michiko Koshino. Sounds so 1980s!