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More of The Last Guardian arrived today…or in this case The Great Man-Eating Eagle Toriko! After beating the game back in December, I knew I had to get the JP release along with the soundtrack. I picked both of these up from Amazon.co.jp when I noticed the game price had dropped rather significantly. I paid nearly full retail for the OST but for me personally it was more than worth it!

Honestly..if the price drops anymore, I would recommend the first print JP release for the Brutus booklet alone. The Fumito Ueda Material Book is an amazing piece to have. Brutus is my favorite JP magazine - so to have their style and presentation showcase one of my favorite Japanese VG Directors/Designers is a perfect marriage.

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ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴍᴇ ᴍᴇᴍᴇ: Bands Edition [6/11] | Favorite Music Video (1/?)
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

“The video’s very much from inside someone’s brain. From this perspective it’s kind of Alex Turner’s brain […] I’m very conscious of female rights, and I feel quite strongly about feminism. So I’ve never wanted to create a piece of work that would de-humanise females. But at the same time, there’s a lot of fun with embracing the look of the human body. It’s fun to animate with. I wanted to embrace that everyone is sexy in their own way, including eagles and hotrod cars.”  -  David Wilson, director

dailymotion

The road to completion of SEIMEI: (partial translation by me)
1) choreography
2) costume
3) music edit
4) expressing the Japanese way

1) Choreography – by Shae-Lynn Bourne
She watched the movie and did research. Talking to Yuzu in the rink,
Shae: “Seimei’s power comes from his mind.  His facial expression does not change. He does not have to do anything physically. So you have to show quietness, stillness, but you’re still strong. (turns and facing backwards)… and this is such a nice change.”

That day, they were doing the steps to go with the beat of the Japanese taiko drums. Actually this part is based on one scene in the movie ‘Onmyouji’. It is the climax of the story, the fight between Abeno Seimei and Douson.

Shae-Lynn to reporter: “Seimei never fights with weapons. He fights with his mind….. He has to use his mind but he always wins. Good always prevails. His mind is more powerful. I want to show that character in Yuzu’s skating.”

Yuzu: “There is a lot of taiko in the music. Before this, I have not had a programme where I had to show strength of power.  It is rather unique and has the Shae-Lynn style of choreography.  I think it has become something very good.”

2) Costume
It is modelled on the 'kariginu’ worn during the Heian period. From the design to the sewing, in all the little details, Hanyu gave his requests and modifications were made many times.

3) Music edit
Using his personal computer, he worked on it full-scale for the first time this season.
(In the car, listening to the music with his laptop)
Yuzu: This part is long. Maybe a difference of 0.8 seconds.
Reporter:  Does 0.8 second change the ease (of the performance) for you?  
Yuzu:  Yes, it is different.

Narrator: To make a space of 0.8 second before a jump, the speed of the music was adjusted.  The fact is, this very slight space makes a big difference to the ease of the jump. The adjustment was made in the middle of the performance. It is after the most difficult jump;  between the 2 combination jumps.  This is exactly where the speed was adjusted. (10:50)
Even to one-tenth of a second, Hanyu is fastidious about doing it right.  He made adjustments repeatedly day by day as the music was completed.

4) Expression of the Japanese style
He had a talk with Kyogen performer, Mansai Nomura-san.
Y: This season, it’s 'Onmyoji’ and the name of my programme is SEIMEI.
M: Is it Abe no Seimei and also 'seimei’ meaning life?
Y: Yes, that’s right.
M: Just as I thought. ^^
(the rest of their talk has been translated previously.)

How did the world see Hanyu’s 'SEIMEI’?

Choreographer Jeremy Ten: “I am not Japanese but I understood what he was trying to convey. When I watched his performance, I felt something.”

Journalist Tatiana: “His new programme is so interesting. I think because he chose a Japanese theme and unique Japanese music. There are some movements that are distinct to the Japanese culture.”

End of video:

1) Scene from rehearsal of finale for gala exhibition at 2015 Skate Canada.
Yuzu does a spread-eagle into quad toe loop. Oda-san says to do a quad toe immediately after a spread-eagle is extremely difficult.

2) Scene from 2011 Cup of China.
Matsuoka-san said Yuzu was in 4th place at that competition but after the gala finale was over, he just came out and did a quad in front of everyone and then a 'victory pose’ and looked like all his regrets were forgotten.
Oda-san said when he saw that beautiful quad in 2011, he thought, “Ah.. really, his era has come.”
Arakawa-san said he constantly wants to challenge his own limits, like trying new kinds of quads, and he will do it in any kind of place.

(My translation. Some parts are summarised. The part at Seimei Shrine has been translated in a previous post.)

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My Top Ten Favorite Alexei Yagudin Programs and Where to Watch Them:
#8 THE PRINCE OF ROSE  (EX 1998-1999)

This must be one of the first exhibition programs that Tarasova made for Yagudin, and as with Circus, you can kind of see Tarasova trying to beat into Yagudin’s head and body the basics of what it means to convey the intent of a program to his audience and the methods with which to do so. In Circus she taught him mime, and with this program she’s saying “Show me your EMOOOOOTIONS for this rose, how do you FEEEEEL right now, convince me you’re in LOOOOOOVE.” I know that sounds like I’m making fun of it, but I think it works great and probably laid some of the foundation for Yagudin becoming able to convey intent with a look in his eyes or the wave of a hand.

It’s also a very beautiful program. I particularly love the bit at 1:15 where he does three toe-loops as he skates in a circle, and the beautiful combination spin he does at the center of the rink at 2:40, which he follows up with two more flying sit spins. It’s a composition you’d never see in a competitive program, and it fits perfectly with the repetitive yet evocative music. In my mind this program rivals Lambiel making love to a rose, but I just love watching Yagudin do eagles and spirals, so I might be biased… If you want to see a fresh-faced Yagudin doing a type of program people usually didn’t expect of him, this is the one to watch.

Recommended performances:

Demigods in school headcannons

Percy: Sucks at everything except marine biology, mythology and sports.
Barley passes because of help from Annabeth.

Annabeth: Aces everything. EVERYTHING.
Helps Percy with his homework after her homework and self study.
(Percy insists that she’s cheating because it’s not allowed to learn a chapter before the teacher starts it.)

Jason: Captain of the football team, but is still awesome in studies, especially ancient history and Latin.

Piper:
Teaches the French teachers how to speak in proper French.

Frank: Leader of the nature club, also captain of the school in wrestling and quarter-back in the football team.

Hazel: Out-of-time quite girl who likes staying in the library.
The mean girls still can’t believe Frank is her boyfriend.

Leo: The class clown, popular in the whole school for setting up a video camera in the staff room and principle’s office to tape their reactions to his time-to-time surprises.

Nico: Lonely kid who can be seen at the back of the class listening to music.
Sometimes he nods of in class and can be heard saying things like, “I will” then giggles.

Reyna: Leader of the leadership group and magazine editor.
Is always seen at the window looking at the Eagles, sometimes they come and gently perch themselves on her shoulder.

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Lana Del Rey in music videos + Ultraviolence
I was telling [Dan Auerbach] that I was really interested in… that my heart was in jazz, and my mind and my roots were in jazz and that I wanted to make a record that was sort of this mix of beautiful jazz undertones and a West Coast fusion, kind of inspired by the Eagles and the Beach Boys and this sort of Laurel Canyon revival thing that was happening in the ’70s.

‘TWICE’ JYP Upcoming Girl Group 9 Members‘ (Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese) Profiles

Official Instagram: Twicetagram

1) Na Yeon

Birth Name: Im Nayeon (임나연)
Stage Name: Na Yeon (나연)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Digesting choreography
Languages Spoken: Korean
Birthday: 1995 / 09 / 22
Horoscope: Virgo
Nationality: Korean
Birth Place/Hometown: South Korea
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Watching movies and dramas
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Girls Girls Girls”, miss A - “Only You”, Jun. K - “No Love”, and SanE - “Please Don’t Go”, CF Model: “Smart School Look”, “Nintendo Wii Just Dance 2”, and “Teen Nature”, Drama: KBS “Dream High 2
Fun Facts: Join JYP as a trainee on 2010.


2) Jung Yeon

Birth Name: Yoo Jungyeon (유정연)
Stage Name: Jung Yeon (정연)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Imitating members, writing Impressions
Languages Spoken: Korean
Birthday: 1996 / 11 / 01
Horoscope: Scorpio
Nationality: Korean
Birth Place/Hometown: Suwon, South Korea
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Playing hand phone games
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Girls Girls Girls”, and miss A - “Only You
Fun Facts: Gong Seung Yeon (actress)’s younger sister.


3) Momo

Birth Name: Hirai Momo (平井桃)
Stage Name: Momo (모모)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Dancing; can do wave using only her stomach
Languages Spoken: Japanese, and Korean
Birthday: 1996 / 11 / 09
Horoscope: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese
Birth Place/Hometown: Japan
Blood Type:
Hobbies: Looking at pictures of food when on a diet.
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Stop stop it”, miss A - “Only You”, Junho (2PM) - “Feel”, and Wooyoung (2PM) - “R.O.S.E (Japanese Ver.)”
Fun Facts: Dancing Queen of the group, started dancing since the age of 2.


4) Sana

Birth Name: Minatozaki Sana (湊崎紗夏)
Stage Name: Sana (사나)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty:
Languages Spoken: Japanese (Kansai-ben), and Korean
Birthday: 1996 / 12 / 29
Horoscope: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
Birth Place/Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Calligraphy
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “A”, Junho (2PM) - “Feel
Fun Facts: Join JYP as a trainee on 2012, dancing to SNSD - “Mr. Taxi” in the dance competition.


5) Jihyo

Birth Name: Park Jisoo (박지수)
Stage Name: Jihyo (지효)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Singing trot
Languages Spoken: Korean
Birthday: 1997 / 02 / 01
Horoscope: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean
Birth Place/Hometown: South Korea
Blood Type: O
Hobbies:
Activities:
Fun Facts: A trainee girl for 10 years


6) Mina

Birth Name: Myoui/Miyoi Mina (名井南)
Stage Name: Mina (미나)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Ballet (11 years of experience)
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese, and Korean
Birthday: 1997 / 03 / 24
Horoscope: Aries
Nationality: Japanese-American
Birth Place/Hometown:
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Finding good restaurants on the internet
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Stop stop it”, miss A - “Only You”, Junho (2PM) - “Feel”, and Wooyoung (2PM) - “R.O.S.E (Japanese Ver.)”
Fun Facts: Love ketchup; been eating food with ketchup since she was very young.


7) Da Hyun

Birth Name: Kim Dahyun (김다현)
Stage Name: Da Hyun (다현)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Dancing, Rapping, Playing piano
Languages Spoken: Korean
Birthday: 1998 / 05 / 28
Horoscope: Gemini
Nationality: Korean
Birth Place/Hometown: South Korea
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Like silent atmosphere; “I like being with people but when I am alone, I can feel a sense of happiness.”
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Stop stop it”, and Wooyoung (2PM) - “R.O.S.E (Japanese Ver.)”
Fun Facts: Known for her “Eagle Dance” in mnet “SIXTEEN”


8) Chae Young

Birth Name: Son Chaeyoung (손채영)
Stage Name: Chae Young (채영)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Rapping
Languages Spoken: Korean
Birthday: 1999 / 04 / 23
Horoscope: Taurus
Nationality: Korean
Birth Place/Hometown: South Korea
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Graffiti, drawing, track & field
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Stop stop it”, and miss A - “Only You
Fun Facts:


9) Tzuyu

Birth Name: Chou Tzuyu (周子瑜)
Stage Name: Tzuyu (쯔위)
Nickname:
Group Position:
Specialty: Dancing
Languages Spoken: Chinese Mandarin, and Korean
Birthday: 1999 / 06 / 14
Horoscope: Gemini
Nationality: Taiwanese
Birth Place/Hometown: Taiwan
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Throwing ball
Activities: Music Video Appearances: GOT7 - “Stop stop it”, and miss A - “Only You
Fun Facts: She was scouted into JYP in 2012.

random things that i associate with the signs
  • aries: lipstick, dancing, blasting music, confidence, rapid talking, red
  • taurus: politics, dogs, headphones, chewing gum, tranquility, pizza
  • gemini: selfies, sleepovers, conversation, carefreeness, floral skirts, ponytails
  • cancer: cooking, tumblr, hipsters, soft beige, sunsets, breakfast
  • leo: chill, singing, sparkles, gossip, coffee, hugs
  • virgo: tea, books, 2 am, nervousness, home, tv marathons
  • libra: butterflies, bright colors, sunny days, stuffed animals, risk-taking, hidden talents
  • scorpio: pirates, sad songs, flowers, sass, revenge, stormy nights
  • sagittarius: campfires, eagles, wild laughing, adventure, mountains, kites
  • capricorn: rolly desk chairs, green tea, memes, sarcasm, running, cats
  • aquarius: video games, pastels, watercolor paints, glasses, ancient rome, chocolate
  • pisces: sleeping in, doodling, clouds, pink, freckles, poetry

When I got on the bus today, I heard a soft music box melody. I instantly started looking for a box with assassin’s logo on it and tried to use eagle vision to find it, till a few seconds later I realised I don’t have eagle vision, I was not playing Assassin’s Creed and there was no music box. Just a guy showing a video to another guy. Syndicate messed me up. Very much…

image from madeinmaysaf

I love jazz. I love Chet Baker’s documentary Let’s Get Lost, which influenced my video for “West Coast,” which Bruce Weber shot. I love Nina Simone and Billie Holiday like everybody else. I have a ’70s playlist that I listen to daily. A lot of Bob Seger, who I love. He’s probably the main person I listen to, and also the Eagles and Chris Isaak, Dennis Wilson and Brian Wilson. I like Echo and the Bunnymen, “Killing Moon”—just like single tracks.
—  Lana Del Rey
九月のパンプキン ~ Pumpkin of September
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九月のパンプキン ~ Pumpkin of September


Second boss, Ringo’s theme. According to the Touhou wiki…

Stage 2 Boss: The Orange Eagle Ravi

Ringo

Species: Moon rabbit
Ability: Capable of becoming stronger by eating dango

Amongst the members of the “Eagle Ravi” Earth investigation corps,
she has the rather leisurely position of information management.
Despite how easy her job is, it’s fairly high-ranking.

Perhaps because she’s been gathering information, she’s taken an interest in the Earth’s surface.
Her only duty is to investigate.
She’s permitted to fight, but it’s said there’s no need for her to actually win.

What an amazing ability.

When I read this song’s name in the screenshots, I was kinda expecting something fairly unmemorable and happy. I… was definitely not expecting something as cool as this. Ringo also surprised me by being more difficult than I expected right off the bat. I wasn’t sure I’d really like her design, but seeing her and Seiran as military partners is kinda rad.

Also, “Eagle Ravi”… I know the Lunarians think of the moon landing like it was a war or an attack… So they named their own expedition force the Eagle so the Eagle would land in reverse? Hmmm.

Yet another amazing track from LoLK.

you know what. 2015 gave us No Control live, wheel larrow, lairport, shitton of rbb material, harry and louis interactions, touches, laughs, ‘Harold, up for it?’, Lpueh and oioi, If I Could Fly and Home and actually the best album to be ever created Made In The A.M., Harry running around with rainbow flags, Harry’s speeches about love, Harry’s eagle tattoo, Louis’ bum tattoo and first selfie, the boys getting some kind of control over their Twitter accounts back, Larry hug and whole arena exploding, Drag Me Down music video where Louis visually comes out of Harry as the one standing behind him, the boys getting much stronger, Harry and Louis being way more themselves, Louis being more himself again, the boys being happy, the boys being able to announce a break, Harry serenading Louis during History, Harry and Louis serenading to each other during 18, wild fashion, a lot of fringe Louis, a lot of matching boyfriends, the boys speaking about the tumors, Niall saying we pay his bills not the paps, happiness and so much more. so. 2015 has been a roller coaster and I’m glad it’s ending but I’m definitely glad it happened too. :)

(video game music remix artist voice) i think i’ve got some fresh material. some exciting new takes on some songs that i thought really needed to be remixed. anyway here’s bloody tears, the duck tales moon theme, gourmet race, storm eagle, mute city, gusty garden galaxy, the r/b/y trainer battle theme, ice cap zone, one winged angel, the contra jungle theme, stickerbrush symphony, brinstar, tetris theme a, gerudo valley, the forest maze, and the entire mega man 2 soundtrack. oh, and to spice things up? u.n. owen was her

MUSIC TUNES ; WEEK ONE

each week every Wednesday im going to make a post like this, with about 15-20 new songs on it every week, you click the name of the song and it leads to where you can watch the video. people always tell me they like my music taste so i think this would be really cool!!!

(I WILL TAG THIS POST WITH TUNES SO YOU CAN SEARCH IT ON MY BLOG AND YOU WILL SEE THE NEW POSTS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS)

  1. She Gets You High - Mumm-Ra 
  2. Sing - My Chemical Romance
  3. In Too Deep - Sum41
  4. Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
  5. New Direction - Black Lips
  6. Run - Snow Patrol 
  7. Hotel California - Eagles  
  8. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  9. Walking Disasters - The Wombats
  10. Friday Im In Love - The Cure
  11. White Shadows - Coldplay
  12. Spoonman - Soundgarden
  13. Electricityscape - The Strokes 
  14. Always Where I Need To Be - The Kooks
  15. Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana

hope you like the tunes :~)