The importance of UtaPri

This was a post that I actually had planned on making before the finale of the last season when I thought, as did everyone else at the time, that Uta no Prince-Sama was going to end but an event happened recently that made me really stop and really think about it more in depth and I’m going to talk about it now.

So today is July 8th, 2015 and its been about 10 days now since the finale MLR.  Yesterday on July 7th I got to do something pretty interesting…for the first time ever I just sat and watched a live stage show with no subs so the only idea of anything that I had of what was going on was watching the expressions of the actors on the stage and that, in a way made it more enjoyable, because what I DID get was pretty damn hysterical when you really sit and think about it.  It also helps that two of the Actors in the show I knew of but that brings me back to the point of this post/article

Think about before you started watching Uta no Prince-Sama alright?  How many of you honestly knew the names of the Seiyuus before you watched it?  You might have if you went on MAL and looked up the characters and the Seiyuus ahead of time but let’s say you didn’t.  You only knew the names Cecil Aijima, Syo Kurusu, Ren Jinguji and on and on and on.  Your attachment for the characters might still be there but is it as deep as say if you KNEW the names of the people behind them?

Full Disclosure time:  When I started watched S1 of UtaPri I didn’t know who Mamoru Miyano, Kenichi Suzumura, Kishou Taniyama or ANY of the Seiyuus were.  I just knew the characters because those were the names that were ingrained in my memory and over, at the time, 13 episodes the characters left an impression on me that made me realize I had to go and continue the journey with them.  We have to keep in mind now as we continue this that I am not the target audience for the Anime or the games.  They know the audience they want and they get it!  The first volumes of the Blu-Rays and DVDs for this season are already #1 for the week so that tells you something right there and they attract who they want.  I just happen to be the 34 year old male that stumbled on a tumblr post, got his interest piqued and blogged season 1 for y’all…I didn’t know how important it was going to become at that time!

When I got to Season 2 is when I started really paying attention and not just to the characters but the music and the people performing it.  The connections that the characters make not just with the other members of  the cast but the audience because of their various backgrounds tells you that the writers knew what they were doing.  They knew in their head “Okay we got people that can’t play the games because of ‘x’ reason so we will introduce their stories in Season 1 and build on Season 2 with them and intro new characters as well” and they did and I think it helps to grow the base especially out of the country of origin but also when you hear the music and you want to find out the people that perform the songs like an Aoi Shouta or Tomoaki Maeno you got your “gateway” because of it

If the music and the characters don’t engage you then you don’t care about them and for some this isn’t just about learning about the Seiyuus BUT there is the off chance for some this might be their intro into Anime or even J-Pop.  Do we get this yet?

When I started watching the series I admit i had NO IDEA about any of the people that I mentioned and after the fact I started to do some research on the characters and the people that played them and I found out that Kenichi plays Lavi in D.Gray-Man which I am doing next month and I know that Mamoru is in the series  as well.  Kosuke was in Aldnoah Zero and Shonen Hollywood and Suwabe has been in KuroBas, BroCon and this series.

See where I’m going?

UtaPri just celebrated its 5th Anniversary and its going to have its 5th Stage in January which is clearly popular enough that they had to add another day you know?

We have reached an interesting point because yes there is turnover in the family and that is expected…virtually no one remains a fan of a show forever and if you do then that is true devotion and you should be applauded.  The thing of it is that we got new people that are discovering this show NOW and falling in love with it.  Now maybe they like it for a different reason than I and that’s to be expected.  I fell in love with the characters and the music that was performed and over time I went and researched the people behind the characters as i mentioned.  The other thing though is something that I watched today that really spurred his post

When I watched AD LIVE today and it was Mamoru and Kenichi I realized that they both had a very unique way of presenting their characters and that was really cool.  We’re so used to seeing Mamoru as a bit of a stoic in UtaPri that when he goes and does an over the top character like a Martian or whatever the hell he was in the second that it was a shock…a pleasant one but a shock nonetheless.

Mamoru is what I call a “Human Cartoon” and I mean that in the highest compliment possible.  His virtually nonstop expressions can kind of give you an idea where the story is going and they can be funny as hell to watch.  Kenichi being his “straight man” just enhances it and makes his “animations” we’ll call them pop even more because in the second one he (MM) was acting almost like a Live Action version of Tamaki Suoh who he voiced in Ouran.  It was such a pleasure to watch someone like him command the stage and the audience in his own way that I was asking myself this question:

Would I have wanted to see this had it NOT been for the “Princes of Song”?

Answer:  Probably not!

UtaPri is an important franchise and the Anime is a big part of that.  The family will continue to grow/replace the older members that fall out of it because that’s what happens.  Anyone that believes I’m overstating its importance I would like to remind you that in 1997 when I was in High School I encountered Sailor Moon after the original series ended in Japan.  Had it not been for that series I wouldn’t have fallen in love with Anime for damn near 20 years!

I’m not saying this to try and overemphasize the importance of UtaPri but I am trying to make you understand how important a series like this can be for someone just starting out.  Does it have its flaws?  Yes but no series is perfect right?

Uta no Prince-Sama in many ways if you break it down could have started for some an “Evolution” as it were and there are now 14 Princes waiting to greet you at the Entrance to a world that I never dreamed over a year ago I would be calling home and now waiting as patiently as I can for the next season with everyone else

This to me is the importance of UtaPri and if you disagree you have that right but for people like me and the people that might be starting out…its a very special series and its one that is NOT gonna be forgotten for a long time coming!

July readthru/Earnest

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A single thread in a tapestry
Through its color brightly shine
Can never see its purpose
In the pattern of the grand design
And the stone that sits on the very top
Of the mountain’s mighty face
Does it think it’s more important
Than the stones that form the base?
So how can you see what your life is worth
Or where your value lies?
You can never see through the eyes of man
You must look at your life
Look at your life through heaven’s eyes
—  The Prince of Egypt
Sweeter Than Heaven


Enzo never forgot his first mission or Niklaus, the special human he’d been set to look after and care for for so long. It was hard to do when the human never died, never aged, never changed—no that was wrong. Nik had changed over the years, Enzo had watched and seen firsthand how that had happened. It was, on some days, sad to see and on others he could still see a glimpse of the man he had grown to know as a young angel.

It wasn’t allowed for him to show himself to Ni—no Klaus, he went by Klaus now. He wasn’t allowed to show himself to Klaus again, not after his mission had ended and he’d been called back home. It hadn’t stopped him from peeking in on him from time to time over the years however and now that Heaven was in shambles from Metatron’s spell there was nothing saying he couldn’t.

That was why he was here now, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, dark eyes watching from across the room as Klaus talked up some potential meal and plotted out plans for destruction and mayhem. He was far from the man Enzo had know and yet even still there was something about him that endeared him to the angels heart.

Lifting his glass of gin he leaned back in his seat and took a sip, he could feel the press of his wings against the booth of the seat and frowned at the uncomfortablness of it. Being on Earth this time was slightly different, he still had his grace yet he was so cut off from Heaven it was just off. He reasoned with himself that that was why he was here, because Nik—no Klaus—was a remaining connection to what he’d once been. He couldn’t admit it was for any other reason, not yet.

When the shadow of a person standing in front of him fell over him Enzo growled.

“Do be a dear and move out of my—” What he hadn’t been expecting to see was Nik standing there in front of him.

(( Hello lovelies. I wanted to make this post because coming on after having a wonderful time with friends I have come to the knowledge people have reposted edits I have made (image stitches that take a good amount of time depending on the image) and I have no means of messaging the reposters. If you see this editplease don’t reblog it. It has my mikazeliscious watermark in the upper left corner.I have the post on my personal and I’ve reblogged it. A lot of image stitches for this season have been done by meand posted on my personal. I don’t know if any of you have reblogged the repost(s) but please be aware. Also be aware I think this blog reposts edits and claims them as their own. ))

… Not so cute.

Camilla: You are. You are truly important to me. So important that if,
heaven forbid, you said you were going to leave me… I think I might
rather kill you. That is how important you are to me…

Luna: Camilla-sama… You seriously are just a little bit scary…



The next time you think, “Nobody cares about me, nobody thinks about me…” remember this: #God’s Thinking About You


Blessed Guests

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.  I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’ “  Luke 14:23-24 (NIV)

Someone exclaims, “Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” (Verse 15)   Jesus continues with His parables on banquets, guests and the…

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Heaven. Hell. You.


  Extreme Unction (The Last Rites). 1846, oil on panel by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Austrian, 1793-1865. Private Collection.

  We can assume that the mother of the family or a child is on the brink of death as the priest comes with the final blessing. The father explains to his grieving children that the loved one’s soul will soon be in heaven.

  An important artist and writer of the Biedermeier period in Central Europe, Waldmüller helped bring art to the middle classes which had begun to have the money and leisure to enjoy art. 

anonymous asked:

M!A: Now the holograms have to deal with a !CorruptedHolopearl for 3 asks. Good luck B^)

|| Thank you Anon, you’ve gained an important place on Heavens. (?)

|| tfw you start speaking like a close mate


“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”  Luke 14:13-14 (NIV)

Jesus is at a banquet and He is bringing up issues where He sees people get confused.  Is it human nature to want to be seated in a seat of honor?  Is it just like us to want to be…

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